The Dartmoor Marathon - RACE Information


Go to the separate Travel & Directions and Camping & Food pages for directions and information about the venue for the event.  But please note the time of earliest arrival is 5pm Friday 1st September and that the site must be clear by midday Sunday 3rd September.


This is at the race HQ.  Registration will be open from 5pm - 10pm Friday 31st August, then 9 am - 10 am on race day.


This is in race HQ at 10 am.


Race start is 10.30am.

The Dartmoor Marathon is CUPLESS - read HERE for detail plus link to example of a perfect lightweight, folding cup to bring with you for the race.

Route Markings

This is a mixture of orange flags and our unique event arrow signage.  Marking 26 miles of Dartmoor is not an easy task!  The route follows much of the second half of the Dartmoor 50 and will be marked at junctions and confirmed after junctions but in-between times will have fewer race markings.  The goal is to ensure you get onto the right paths and take the correct turns at junctions, then with common sense run on the path you have been directed onto until the next marking/ junction!  Marking the route is a big task but something that is very important to make the event what it could be - a big race over wild ground without the need for navigating, to allow everyone to be able to take part and race it to the best of their ability and fitness will allow.  

As with all race route markings they are at the mercy of the weather, animals and passers-by not wanting to see them out on the moor.  Unfortunately these are things out of our control but we aim to mark it as late as possible to try and avoid problems and minimise the time signs are in situ before the race passes through.

The races use over 1000 markings and past feedback has included praise we had marked it better than UTMB!!!

Route Map

You will be provided with a map of the route.  This is partly so in the unlikely event of route confusion or markings being tampered with you have a back up, but more for peace of mind and the emergency kit you carry with you - we are not going to send you out onto Dartmoor without a map and compass!