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Dartmoor Traverse-The Race With No Name 2023

Drewsteignton, Exeter EX6 6QN


Saturday 15th April 2023
at 07:30 (UTC +01:00) Europe/London

End: Saturday 15th April 2023
at 19:30 (UTC +01:00) Europe/London

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About the event

Dartmoor Traverse/Race With No Name

Surface: Mixed

Difficulty: Tough

Ascent: 4,000 feet

This is a self-nav Dartmoor Traverse with a difference. This is a challenge event or a race but we'll be encouraging walkers to take part this year too.

The Dartmoor Traverse/Race With No Name follows the Two Moors Way route (western route).


This year, we have created a pairs category. Pairs must run together and prizes will be awarded to the first three pair teams to finish, men and women, as well as mixed. Pairs tickets are discounted as only one GPS tracker is needed per team. In the event of one runner retiring, the other is permitted to carry on and will be given a finishing time but can not qualify for the solo category.


This is the same as for previous years but we will include running guides to run alongside runners.


We are encouraging runners to enter this year, as a challenge rather than a race. Walkers start 1hr 30 before the runners at 7.30am.

Who is it for?

This event will appeal to runners and walkers with a sense of curiosity and adventure, who are looking for a scenic and runnable way to cross Dartmoor at any time of year. It's also ideal for the first time ultra runner and those of you who want to do a Dartmoor Crossing with excellent. support, safety crews, loads of refreshments on route with two Checkpoints (Ultra) this year and 24/7 monitoring.

Entrants need to be 20 at least to enter the Ultra, unless they do it as a challenge (walk), in which case younger entrants can do it with a guardian or parent.

This is a challenging self navigation ultra, crossing Dartmoor National Park, with minimal ascent. At the 8 mile split at Checkpoint 1 near Yardworthy farm (also the first feed station) you must take the western split, where the Two Moors Way splits in two and rejoins at the top car park above Widecombe (at the far end of Hameldown ridge) Checkpoint 2 (not in Widecombe itself) and Checkpoint 3 at Scorriton village hall car park.

There will be 3 checkpoints at Yardworthy Farm and Hameldown Ridge (on the road mini car park above Widecombe (mile 17) and at Scorriton Village Hall car park,  feed station at (mile 26). Refreshments will be available at both checkpoints 1, 2 and 3 although only water will be available at CP1.

Runners and walkers have until 4.30pm to get to Scorriton Village Hall car park, which should get you to the finish inside 12 hours.

What's included:

  • GPX files optimised for all the leading watches and devices
  • Prizes from our event sponsors
  • Well-provisioned check-points (3 in total) CP 2 and 3 will be fully stocked with food and drink.
  • Live event monitoring for friends on Strava Beacon
  • Mandatory kit checks (for your own safety and well being)
  • Sleepover and registration at Drewsteignton Village Hall (Friday night pre event). Stocked with food and drink
  • Transport to the start from Ivybridge (for a £10 booking fee)

Pick up at Checkpoints

  • Bespoke first aid team
  • Baggage drop at Scorriton Village Hall car park
  • The chance to take part in pre-event zoom navigation.
  • Parking in Ivybridge.
  • Registration at Drewsteignton Village Hall.
  • Free places to our other events, will be offered to teams who raise the highest amount for their chosen charity.

Saturday April 15th. 7.30am (walkers)/9am runners

Cut Off for walkers is 12 hours. For runners it is 10 hours. All participants must reach Scorriton Village Hall by 4.40pm, which can be done at a reasonable stroll.

Surface: Mixed

Difficulty: Tough

Ascent: 4,000 feet


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