Something Wild Trail Running Festival 2017

Friday 8th Sept to Sunday 10th Sept

The Something Wild Trail Running Festival is a family friendly trail running event at Dartmoor National Park. It takes place at Huccaby Farm, nestled in a secluded valley and surrounded by the fabulous landscape of Dartmoor. A perfect little haven for trail runners and their families!

Race Manual with full programme is now available – www.something-wild.co.uk/2017RaceManual/

Scenic trail races for all levels

We offer various races with fantastic routes for all levels: an ultra-marathon, a marathon, a half marathon, 5K and 10K races as well as kids races.

As an additional special for non-runners, we offer the half marathon as a guided walk with qualified outdoor guide Emma Cunis (“Dartmoor’s Daughter”).

All courses include some tough climbs, enjoyable downhills and, of course, Dartmoor’s best trails and views.

Family friendly festival program

As we want this event to be a great experience for the whole family, we will be offering various children’s activities throughout the weekend.

On Sunday, we are holding kids races for those aged 3 to 11. Children aged 12 and above are welcome to take part in our 5K and 10K races.

In addition to the races, we will have a forest school, a movement school session for children and adults, a bouncy castle, a guided wild swim and an amazing natural playground for young and old.

Speaker’s Evenings

Renowned experts in the fields of trail running, fitness and physiotherapy will hold interesting talks and Q&A sessions on  Friday and Saturday evening at St. Raphael’s Chapel. Both Speakers’ Evenings start at 7.30pm and will be finished by around 9pm. If you purchase a ticket, you can use it for both Friday and Saturday.
>> Speakers’ Evenings: Itinerary & booking

Delicious food & drinks

Local caterers will provide hungry runners, their families and supporters with everything they need – from hearty dishes to sweet cakes.

This year, food is not included in the festival ticket price (which has been lowered accordingly), so food will be provided on a cash basis.

Beautiful, pristine location

Huccaby Farm is the perfect venue for trail running and camping at Dartmoor. It sits on a lovely bend of the River Dart and is located rather conveniently right on the route for our main running events.

The cow shed can house up to 400 people and will serve as our cafeteria and presentation venue. The small chapel will serve as a rather cosy venue for our speaker’s evenings. And there is even a secret cavern for our children’s forest school!

Camping and nearby accommodation

Runners, families and supporters are very welcome to camp on the fields next to Huccaby Farm. Mobile toilets and showers will be provided.

For those who do not want to camp, there are rooms available at the Forest Inn close to the festival site. Furthermore, there is accommodation at Brimpts Farm, which is less than half a mile away. Book early because the rooms tend to go early!

Besides, there are some great little B&Bs in and around Holne and Ashburton available on airbnb.

Just a quick and fulsome thank-you for a great race at Huccaby Farm this weekend. I expected and found the marathon to be a challenge for me, but it was nevertheless wonderful.

A great route through some brilliant bits of Dartmoor, but what’s more, a really welcoming festival and lovely atmosphere, mellow and friendly. I thought the venue was spot on, the food providers were all fabulous.

I’m only sorry we couldn’t hang around for speaker’s evening as I’d have loved to hear these, too.

Sean Keaney
Sean KeaneyPinhoe, Exeter

We entered last year and had a fantastic run in the half marathon, we used the race to experience the beautiful scenery of Dartmoor. We often run in Lake District and surrounding areas but loved the new experience.

So much, we have entered again! Olivia managed to win the half last year and is looking forward to running the route again as we both are.

Same as last year, Grandparents John and Olive will be looking after our now 18 month old son William.

Looking forward to this year’s event!

John & Olivia Wiggans
John & Olivia WiggansPreston, Lancashire

I absolutely loved everything about the Something Wild Trail Running Festival last year.  We stayed on the Huccabee Farm campsite – what a setting!

This was my first ever trail half marathon. I took no supplies, wore unsuitable trainers and got really hungry as the run went on. Another strong memory was the need for peanuts and at the finish I was so happy to see that Ben had a table full of them. I scoffed a lot. I’ll bring a big bag with me this year.

The evening was really cool. Great food, great beer, great music. We attended the wild swim talk in the chapel which has spurred the whole family on to seek out other wild swimming locations on Dartmoor.

I’ve been looking forward to the 2017 Something Wild Festival since the last one finished.

Hans Edwards
Hans EdwardsTotnes

Event Itinerary

Friday, 8th Sept

The site will be open from 4pm.

A field has been set aside for parking adjacent to the cow shed, opposite the farm house.

Our caterers Bamboo Cafe will be on-hand to serve teas, coffees and cake. Additionally, our honesty bar and Clive’s Pies will be available at the cow shed.

6pm – 9pm: Registration in the cow shed
6pm: Guided wild swim in a secret spot 20 minutes walk from the campsite (meet at the cow shed)
7.30pm – 9pm: Speaker’s Evening at St. Raphael’s Chapel

Saturday, 9th Sept

7am – 9am: Registration in the cow shed
7am – 12am: Breakfast Cafe (teas, coffees, artisan breads and pastries by Bamboo Cafe)

8.30am: Start of the Summit Wild Ultra
8.30am: Start of the Something Wild Trail Marathon
9.30am: Start of the Something Wild Half Marathon (+ guided walk)

10am – 11am: Movement class for children and adults with Joe Kelly
12am – 3pm:
 Lunch Cafe (honesty pies)
3pm – 5pm: Forest School

5pm – 6pm: Presentation of prizes at the cow shed
6pm – 7.30pm:
 Communal dinner (delicious meal including tagine and couscous by our caterers The Kitchen Table)
7.30pm: Speaker’s Evening at St. Raphael’s Chapel

Sunday, 10th September

8am – 9am: Registration in the cow shed
7.30am – 12am: Breakfast Cafe (teas, coffees, artisan breads and pastries by Bamboo Cafe)

9.30am: Start of the Kid’s races
10am: Start of the 10K & 5K races

10am – 12am: Forest School
11.30am: Presentation of prizes and event wrap-up at the cow shed