Could the Dartmoor 50 become one of the classic ultra races in the UK? The 50 mile Ultra Trail race route is over the highest ground in southern England, and takes in most of the hill tops of Northern Dartmoor.
Dartmoor 50 winner Sarah Burns Morwoods blog of her 2018 race (8.36 CR!)
At times the running is straight forward, along high ridgelines of Granite Tors, dropping to cross streams and rivers at the valley bottom. Though it is often followed by challenging ascents back to the hill tops, there are rewards of long, hanging downhills, often taking direct lines off the hill to give the route a fell running feel, taking runners across open hillside to link up with other paths and trails, giving the Dartmoor 50 a unique feel for a trail ultra race. Read the 2016 winners blog HERE.
- 50 mile route over the highest ground of southern England
- 3100m + Total ascent taking in 34 Hill tops and Tors
- Mix of Trail and wild open hillside route
- Ascents of Yes Tor and High Willhays, the highest points in Southern England
- 5 Checkpoints with shelter, food and water
- Drop Bags at 8 and 23 miles
- Fully signed route - 1000 markings to be used in 2017 event!
- Ample car parking on site
- Camping available for Friday and Saturday
- Licensed Bar with music for afterparty on Saturday night!
When - Saturday 2nd September 2017. Race start 6 am.
Where - OCRA Pavilion, in Okehampton College grounds, EX20 1PW
Who - The Dartmoor 50 is a tough endurance challenge and with the nature of the route and location a level of self sufficiency and ability will be required to complete it. We strongly recommend participants to have done at least a marathon distance. Though we will welcome anyone who wishes to start it and try - there are no minimum entry requirements and we will support you with well stocked checkpoints at an average of 9 miles. Dogs are not allowed.
Cut Offs - The race cut-off is midnight. This gives 18 hours to complete the 50 miles meaning an average pace of 2.8mph / 22min/mile will be successful. There is one cut off point on the course, details of which are within the detailed information pages. The race cut offs have been set to allow participants to walk the whole thing and finish.
There is a mandatory kit list for the event. This and other important information is found on the Dartmoor 50 Race Information page.
Included - T shirt* for all starters, medal for all finishers. Fully signed and supported route. Event route map. Event Medics. Sweeper Runner. Bespoke Trophies for first 3 males and first 3 females. *Order a size bigger than you would normally take - the T shirts can come up slightly small.
ONLINE ENTRIES ONLY - ENTRIES CLOSE ON SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST 2018, AT 10PM.
In the event of withdrawal there is a 50% refund until 1st August. After this date there are no refunds or substitutions for this years event, places can be deferred to the next year's race at anytime.