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Dark Dart Dash 10k, 5k, 2k & 1k

Dartington Hall, Dartington, Nr Totnes, Devon

THE REFECTORY, DARTINGTON HALL TRUST, DARTINGTON, TQ9 6EE

Sat 05th December 2020

6 races

£8.97 - £20.72

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Covid Safety measures

These will comply with the Governing Body Guidelines the TRA, under the auspices of England Athletics and the ARC.

  • Hand sanitiser will be placed outside all toilets, as well as on a table. Paper toilet seat covers, one per person, will be used in toilets and portable loos
  • Signs reminding of ‘social distancing’ will be placed around the venue.
  • Seated staff will wear masks.
  • We WILL NOT be holding a race briefing. Instead runners will receive an electronic briefing with a video and description of the route.
  • For the start, we will be using a rolling start wave window split in to two one hour windows. This will be done alphabetically.
  • This event will be signed and marshalled.
  • Race chips/numbers will either sent out in the post, or ‘dipped’ in an antiseptic ‘bath’ and collected at registration.
  • There will be no prize giving ceremony.
  • Water and finisher’s medals will be located remote from the Finish to discourage social gathering (our biggest concern).
  • Spectators will not be encouraged.
  • All marshals will be given bin bags and disposable gloves. Anyone caught littering will be disqualified.

We will be signing runners back in back in when they finish their run behind the Plume of Feathers Pub . All runners will be issued with an NFC chip which will be used to sign in at the finish. They will swipe themselves in at the end and we will have a manual paperback system. We will be accounting for all of our runners with this new back-up policy. This applies to ALL runners. We will also have sweepers out on the course for all three distances.

C-19 PLAN
Wild Running Ltd has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

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.

Races

  • 10 Km

    Aged 16+

    £20.72 CLOSED
  • VIRTUAL 10 Km
    £20.72 CLOSED
  • 5 Km

    Aged 12+

    £16.45 CLOSED
  • VIRTUAL 5k
    £16.45 CLOSED
  • 1K Kids Race

    Ages 3-7

    £8.97 CLOSED
  • 2K Kids Race

    Ages 8-12

    £10.04 CLOSED

Book

  • 10 Km

    Aged 16+

    £20.72 CLOSED
  • VIRTUAL 10 Km
    £20.72 CLOSED
  • 5 Km

    Aged 12+

    £16.45 CLOSED
  • VIRTUAL 5k
    £16.45 CLOSED
  • 1K Kids Race

    Ages 3-7

    £8.97 CLOSED
  • 2K Kids Race

    Ages 8-12

    £10.04 CLOSED
Location

Dartington Hall, Dartington, Nr Totnes, Devon

How To Get There

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.

Parking

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.

Race Entry Includes:

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


Event Details

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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Location

Dartington Hall, Dartington, Nr Totnes, Devon