Dark Dart Dash 10k, 5k, 2k & 1k
The Dart Dart Dash, now in its 7th year, is the festive spirit of the WNR Series and includes a 10K and 5k night race around the historic grounds of Dartington estate and along the banks of the River Dart.
This year we’ll be making some changes to ensure it’s Covid safe for everyone involved, including rolling starts. But fear not, this popular pre Christmas event always warms the cockles and this year will be no different. Our favourite caterers The Kitchen Table will be there to serve mulled wine, soup and warm drinks and our kid’s races are back.
Petzl have extended their sponsorship of the WNR series, so expect generous prizes. We also have prizes for Strava segments and the most inspired outfit!
Catering will be provided by our event caterers The Kitchen Table.
The Start/Finish will still be in Park Rd car park, opposite the refectory.
Series jigsaw birch wood finisher’s medal (which fit together)
Free number transfer if you are unable to run
Prizes include top of the range Petzl head torches
A range of organic cotton t shirts and branded facemasks
Dartington Hall, Dartington, Nr Totnes, Devon
By Car: From Exeter: From the M5, take the Plymouth (A38) road until the exit signposted to Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. Turn left onto the A384 and shortly after the Dartington village sign, turn left at Dartington Church and follow for 1 mile. The main car park is on the left.
From Plymouth take the A38 up to the A385 turning, signposted to Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. Then as above.
By train: The nearest rail station is Totnes (on the main Paddington/Penzance line), approximately 1½ miles from Dartington. There is a taxi rank at Totnes Station. To catch a bus from the train station, cross the main road to catch the 165 or the 88/Gold service.
By bus: 165, Totnes to Dartington Hall/Broadhempston. Stops at The Shops at Dartington and the central estate (Hall and Gardens). 88, Totnes to Newton Abbot via Ashburton and Buckfastleigh. Stops at The Shops at Dartington. Gold Bus, Torquay to Plymouth via Totnes. Stops at The Shops at Dartington.
All three services can be boarded in Totnes on Coronation Road (by the Royal Seven Stars Hotel), and opposite the train station.
By bike: The Sustrans National Cycle Route 2 path runs along the edge of the Dartington Hall estate, from Dartington village to Totnes, which intersects with the lower Dartington drive that leads uphill from Totnes to Dartington Hall. Please bring your own secure bike lock.
On foot: The Dartington Hall estate can be reached via various footpaths from all directions; it is connected to neighbouring Totnes by a path. To access it, walk through Totnes Rail Station’s main car park to the opposite end from the main road to locate the footpath to Dartington. While the whole route is pushchair-friendly, the final climb to the main estate is substantial.
Our main car parks are located near to the Hall and Gardens, and at The Shops at Dartington. Our parking fees enable us to keep the gardens free to all, and provide vital funds for on-going maintenance of the Estate’s roads, footpaths, building and grounds.
Registration for all races is at 3.00pm
Start time for 1k and 2k children's races is 4.30pm
Start time for the 10k and 5k races is 5.30pm
Cut off time for all races is 7:40pm
Age limit for 10k is 16+ yrs
Age limit for 5k is 12+ yrs
Age limit for the 2k is 8-11 yrs
Age limit for the 1k is 3-7 yrs
For the Under 8s 1k race we recommend parents run with their children. For the 2k race you are welcome to run with your kids, although in some cases you may have trouble keeping up!
We now have an optional team competition. If you don’t have a team use your club name which will also qualify for the team competition. The team’s time is the time of the first three team members to cross the line added together.
Fancy Dress is not compulsory but is encouraged for this race, and there’ll be prizes for the best costumes, including Petzl head torches for the best adult costume & best kids' costume!
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