We hope you will be able to find all the information you need regarding the DD within our micro-site. If you require any further information please email the Race Director, Roger Hayes - email@example.com who will be happy to try and help or see below for a list of FAQ that we hope you will find useful;
What is the route?
The race starts in Princetown, and follows a route passing through Dartmeet, Poundsgate, Newbridge, Ashburton, Buckland in the Moor, Widecombe in the Moor, and Postbridge, before making its way back to finish in Princetown.
You'll experience everything Dartmoor can offer, from stunning views, beautiful scenery, wild ponies, unpredictable weather and of course those infamous hills! Make no mistake, the course is not easy, it's a great way to test you both mentally and physically!
To view a map of the route see below.
Is there a race limit?
The race has a strict entry limit of 260. This is due to many of the narrow country lanes that you will run through.
Can I get a refund if I enter and cannot run?
Entry fees are non refundable or deferrable. However, we do operate a very successful reserve list, where you can contact runners wanting a place. Full details can be found on our website. All number transfers incur an admin charge of £5.00 (which is donated to charity) and must be agreed in advance by the Race Director, whose ultimate decision is final.
Is the course suitable for wheelchairs?
Sorry but the course is unsuitable for wheelchair users.
Can I wear my IPOD?
The use of IPod's/MP3 players and the like is not allowed (for obvious reasons!) anyone found wearing them will be disqualified from the race.
What support is there on course?
MET Services will be in attendance and will be working alongside the Dartmoor Radio Club. There will be 10 feeding stations on the course, 9 of which will allow you to deposit your own personal drinks prior to the start of the race.
Is there a race cut off?
The race has a cut off time of 6½ hours, this equates to an average of 12 minute miling pace. There will be 3 check points on the course, each carrying it's own cut off time, they are as follows;
13.1 miles (Ashburton) 2 hrs 38 minutes
20 miles (Ruddlestone Inn) 4 hrs
26.2 miles (Marathon) 5 hrs 15 minutes
Runners failing to make any of these check points in the time allowed will be asked to withdraw from the race. Transport will be provided back to the start/finish. Anyone choosing to continue will be treated as a pedestrian. Marshals, feeding stations and medical cover will no longer be present.
Sorry if this seems a little harsh, but we have to draw the line somewhere. Many of our club members will have been on the go long before the start of the race, and it is a lot to ask of them to be out on the moors marshalling for anything longer than 6½ hrs, in what can be, even in June, atrocious weather conditions.
What happens once I have entered?
You will be notified via email informing you if your entry has been successful. If you don't have an email address, you can check out the list of entries on our website. This is updated on a daily basis.
Will my information be passed to any other organisation?
All the information we hold obtained from you, will be for the sole use of the race. We will not pass any of it onto a third party.
Is there accommodation?
For those runners wishing to stay in Princetown and/or the surrounding area, please visit www.dartmooraccommodation.co.uk where you will find a comprehensive list of hotels and B&Bs. Alternatively call for your FREE Dartmoor Holiday Guide 01271 336134
We would advise an early booking, as rooms do fill quite quickly. For those of you wishing to camp, the Plume of Feathers (race HQ) do have a campsite, offering 75 pitches along with a toilet and shower block.
What happens after the race?
All runners will have the opportunity to have a hot drink and something to eat after they have finished the race - all FREE!
A free massage will be available after the race for anyone wishing to have one.
Prize presentation will take place at 5pm.
We will be keeping with tradition and continuing with the after race disco, there is no better way to revive those tired legs than having a good bop! The night gets underway at 7.30pm and finishes at midnight - all FREE!