Dartmoor Discovery Ultra Marathon

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The Dartmoor Discovery, or DD as it's affectionately known, has gained somewhat of a cult status on the running circuit and is one of those races that runners have to have on their CV.

The 32-mile course takes you up and down some of the toughest hills that Dartmoor has to offer. 

The race has a course accuracy certificate and a Association of Running Clubs race permit No. 22/039.

9:30am Start

  • The longest single lap road ultra marathon in the UK
  • 260 race limit - sold out the previous 10 years!
  • 6 1/2 hour race cut off time
  • Personal drinks can be left at 9 of the 10 drink stations
  • Quality bespoke medal for all finishers
  • Technical t-shirt for all finishers
  • Free food at the finish
  • Free massage at the finish
  • Bag store
  • PA system
  • Free race photos
  • Bar
  • Friday night pasta party
  • Free legendary after race disco
  • Camping (tents and motorhomes)


  • £200 for new Male or Female course record
  • £25 for any new vet category course record
  • 1st 3 Males, 1st 3 Females
  • 1st & 2nd MV40,45,50,55,60, 1st MV65,70
  • 1st & 2nd FV35,40,45,50, 1st FV55,60
  • 1st Male and Female Newcomer
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male teams (3 to count)
  • 1st, 2nd Female teams (3 to count)


  • Sibelco
  • Dartmoor Brewery
  • Illsington Hotel
  • J N Lark
  • CBE South West Ltd
  • M I Plant
  • Empire Scaffold


  • Race Village; camping is available on the football pitch, just behind Race HQ
  • We also have 16 level spaces (hard standing) for motorhomes
  • There will be 24 hour access to toilets and showers on site
  • Pitches are available from Friday 10th June (2pm) until Sunday 12th June (11am) and are priced at £10 per night