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Race With No Name

Exeter, Devon

Drewsteignton, Devon

Sat 9th April 2022

Starting at 09:00

2 races

£45.00 - £65.00


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

Organiser's Description

Why No Name? This is for people who can’t remember the name of races because they’ve done so many!

This event will appeal to people with a sense of 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 checkpoints, and 24/7 monitoring.


  • The Race With No Name With GPS Tracker Included


    35 Mile Ultra

  • The Race With No Name


    35 Mile Ultra



  • The Race With No Name With GPS Tracker Included


    35 Mile Ultra

  • The Race With No Name


    35 Mile Ultra


What's Included

  • Bespoke medals
  • Professional first aid
  • Sweepers
  • GPS tracker (optional)
  • Transport (optional)
  • Event breakfast (optional)
  • 3 feed stations
  • Sponsors goody bag


Parking is available in the small car park behind the pub, or alongside the village hall (limited spaces only)


Registration at Drewsteignton Village Hall

Parking in Ivybridge

Course Details

The route follows the Two Moors Way for 35 miles across Dartmoor, from north to south starting at Drewsteignton village hall and ending at Ivybridge train station.


7.00am to 8.30am breakfast served at Drewsteignton Village Hall

7am to 8.45am. Registration opens at Drewsteignton village hall

8.45am Registration closes

7.00am Transport pick up Ivybridge to take you to the start in Drewsteignton. Ivybridge Train Station car park. Please
pre book.

8.50am Race Briefing at Drewsteignton Village Hall or just outside.

9.00am bags taken to drop bag locations

9.00am Start of RWNN Ultra

7pm Cut off for RWNN (10 hours)

Route Description - Drewsteignton to Ivybridge

From Drewsteignton Village Hall, you will descend in to the Teign Valley, skirting the river towards Chagford, where you will pick up signs for Frenchbeer and head towards Yardworthy farm, where the Two Moors Way splits in to an Eastern and Western section, not to be rejoined until mile 17 at Widdecombe.

Runner must take the western route. The western route will head on to the fringes of Dartmoor towards Fernworthy Reservoir (western route) and follow a cattle trod below Hameldown Ridge (western section), then on to Checkpoint 2 above Widecombe at the road junction on Hameldown ridge..Runners/walkers head back on lovely hidden river paths, past Jordan, heading for Dr Blackalls Drive and to New Bridge.

From Scorriton Checkpoint 3.(the final checkpoint is at Scorriton Village Hall): From Scorriton It’s a tough climb but you can contour round to the left of Puper’s Hill rather than going up and over the top, crossing the Avon via a clapper bridge if you’ve picked up the correct path. The run in to Ivybridge is straight forward, following the Puffer Billy trail (old tramway) all the way to Ivybridge, where the finish awaits, at the train station.

Kit List

Backpack or waist pack
Capacity to carry 1 to 2 litres of water
Survival blanket
Long sleeved pare base layer
Waterproof jacket (preferably with taped seams)
Waterproof trousers
Hat/Headcover (buff/cap)
Emergency food
Mobile phone with our Emergency numbers stored
Head torch (with spare batteries)
Bring your own map 1:25k or 1:40k recommended or this Two Moors Way route
Mobile phone (in sealed bag)
First aid kit (containing minimum of elastoplasts/moleskin layer/tweasers)

Non Mandatory
GPS watch or device
25 litre drop bag


How can I get to the Start/Finish
We will be laying on a transport from Ivybridge train station to take people to Drewsteignton Village Hall, leaving from outside the station car park (PL21 0P) at 7am.
Public toilets are available at Drewsteignton Village Hall and we are assured they will be open!

Cut Offs
The cut off time for the finish is 12 hours and we will be publishing checkpoint cut off times, which will be aimed at people who walk at a reasonable pace the whole way.
If you have purchased an A3 double sided waterproof map of the route, this will be available along with your tracker at registration at Drewsteignton Village Hall.

Otherwise we would strongly recommend an OL28 map of Dartmoor 1:25k like this one but make sure it is laminated!

What about dogs?
Dogs aren’t allowed for events on Dartmoor we’re afraid and the DNPA is quite strict about this.
Can I transfer my place to somebody else?
Yes up to seven days of the event/ No transfers will be allowed within 7 days of race day.

How can I transfer my ticket or change to a different event?
This link shows you how to transfer your place to someone else or move to another event. You can only do this up to seven days before the event. Navigate to My Orders, fill out the form and request a transfer. If your new event costs more than the original you will have to pay the difference. If it costs less, you won’t receive a refund.

Do I need to have run a previous ultra to enter the RWNN Ultra?
You will need to have completed at least a half marathon and we recommend that you have done some prior self navigation events.

Will the course be marked?
No but we will have three checkpoints (Yardworthy/Hameldown Ridge above Widecombe/Scorriton village hall), which will be well stocked out on the course and we will be monitoring your every move.

Will I need to navigate?
We recommend that you have done some sort self navigation events to take part, or sign up for one of our pre event recces/navigation courses. The Two Moors Way is unmarked in places, so you will need to know how to read a map and use a compass, possibly in the dark if you are walking it.

Will my kit be checked?
Yes before the start and at possibly unspecified checkpoints along the route.

Are there any UTMB points for the RWNN Race?
We are hoping to make this a qualification event and are in negotiation with the UTMB about this following their takeover.

How can I get back to the start?
We will provide transport to the start only (which you book separately for £15) to Drewsteignton Village Hall. Any other arrangements will have to be made by yourselves however.

What’s the deal with the bag drop?
You’re allowed one bag at Scorriton and one container/disposable bag for the finish. Only one sealed and disposable bag will be taken to Scorriton, because we can not guarantee it will reach you soon after or before you finish and because we will not be posting them on after the event. However if you have a support crew, you can leave food and gear with them, while the others will just go to the finish. Only one bag will be taken to the finish for when you arrive, which will all get transported to the finish line. So we suggest you compartmentalize the wet stuff from the dry and spare socks/shoes etc for Scorriton, as well as any extra food you require. There will be plenty of food available at Scorriton village hall.

Where can I stay?
We are providing overnight sleeping facilities and parking at Drewsteignton Village Hall on Friday 8th October. Warm food will be available here on the morning of the race and at Scorriton village hall in the afternoon/evening. IF YOU WANT TO STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE NEARER THE FINISH AND CATCH THE EVENT BUS NEXT DAY YOU CAN ALSO CAMP HERE but you will need to book in advance. This site has nothing to do with the event.


At Drewsteignton Village Hall on Saturday morning from 6.30am. or breakfast in a jar, given to you on the bus. The former includes acooked breakfast or porridge with bananas and raisins and honey, Toast and or bread, fruit and tea/coffee and a selection of pastries. The latter includes fruit, compote, yoghurt, oat milk and granola.

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4 reviews


·a year ago

Totally love this race! Its really tough, but also beautiful. It challenges but also rewards. Done it 3 times now and will keep doing it. Dartmoor is a spectacular landscape to run across - its safe, but also feels bleak and desolate at times. Love it! do it! x

·a year ago

I found The Race With No Name to be a really rewarding experience, with just the right level of challenge to a novice ultra runner like me. I chose it for the self-navigation aspect and really enjoyed learning navigation basics during training. The route itself is beautiful and very varied, mile after mile.

·a year ago

I chose this for my first ultra, because it’s not too long but challenging enough to be worth putting in the effort and training for. The route is beautiful, after the first mean hill, you head through the wooded Teign Valley and beside the river. Up on Dartmoor the views are amazing. It’s hilly but not too hilly! The tracking was great, our supporters loved being able to follow us all the way along.

·a year ago

This is a beautiful self-nav race, traversing North-South Dartmoor via the Two Moors Way. Dartmoor is a varied landscape, undulating and with valleys, forests, bronze age historic sites (one of which you'll run past) as well as sections of moor. As a novice ultra-runner, I found this a challenging but great experience; having the security of a professional team's oversight is great, given that the moor can be somewhat unpredictable. The RWNN seemed well-organised and the aid stations had what I needed (i.e. cake!). I ran the 2019 event and came back for more in 2021, so that probably says a lot!


Exeter, Devon


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