Race 2: 2020 Freedom Racing Dartmoor 50 Miler

One of the greatest kept secrets in the Ultra Calendar the Dartmoor 50. Refer to Sarah Burns 8.36hr course record set in 2017. 


This is my only planned race for 2020. Both Pete and I will be running. Plus I plan to get as many supported Ultra Freedom runners to the start line as possible. We will also be running X2 supported training days on the Moor. Refer to the calendar on the we site. 

At times the running is straight forward in the Dartmoor 50, 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.

Route map https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/646943/Dartmoor-50

  • 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. THIS RACE IS CUPLESS – see here

  • Drop Bags at 8 and 23 miles

  • Free, safe car parking on site

  • Camping available for Friday and Saturday

  • Licensed Bar with music for afterparty on Saturday night

When – Saturday 29th August 2020.  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 and give it a 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.

T-shirts – We have followed suit with many other events and are offering T shirts as an extra that you can purchase online at time of entry or by editing your entry at a later date. These are a nominal charge of £4. This is designed to ensure those getting a T shirt as part of the event really want to have one and to try and cut down any wastage from the event. We would like participants to have a T shirt to commemorate the event BUT by setting this nominal charge we hope to minimise any wasted T shirts – either by ourselves having too many printed as we do not know the exact numbers until very near the race OR by some participants not actually wanting one in the first place and them not being worn or discarded.

Cut Offs – The race cut-off is midnight.  This gives 18 hours to complete the Dartmoor 50 – 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 – Medal for all finishers- NEW Design for 2020!  Fully signed and supported route.  Event route map. Event Medical Team.   Sweeper Runner.    Bespoke Trophies for first 3 males and first 3 females.

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*Curtesy of Freedom Racing

*Please refer to the race calendar for details or contact us via the web page

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