Something Wild Trail Running Festival

Fri 27th to Sun 29th July 2018
Huccaby Farm, Hexworthy, Princetown, PL20 6SB

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!

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. We’ve rescheduled the races for this year to allow people to compete in the 10K on Saturday and one of the longer races on Sunday. We will be publishing the best aggregate times for the two events too. All courses include tough climbs, enjoyable downhills and, of course, Dartmoor’s best trails and views.

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 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 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 EdwardsTotnes

Event Itinerary

Friday, 27th July

The site will be open from 2pm.

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 – 7.30pm: Registration in the cow shed (This will consist of picking up race packs)
6pm: Guided wild swim in a secret spot 20 minutes walk from the campsite (meet at the cow shed). The Swim is being led by Andrew Butler and donations all be accepted for his chosen charity Ronald McDonald, which provides ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families with children in hospital.
7.30pm-9.30pm Speakers Evening in St Raphaels Chapel

  • Adam Holland, ambassador for Kids Run Free, will talk about his passion for running as many marathons as he can to raise awareness for various causes and because he loves it!
  • Patrick Devine Wright will talk about two very different runs, a multi day ultra and the The Grizzly.
  • Joe Kelly aka Barefoot Athlete will talk about moving through landscapes and try to capture what it is that makes this childlike quality appealing.

Saturday, 28th July

8am – 9.45am: Registration in the cow shed (This will consist of picking up race packs)

8am: Another chance to grab a dip with wild swim guide Andy Butler.  Guided wild swim at a secret location (meet at the cow shed)
7am – 12am: Breakfast Cafe (teas, coffees, artisan breads and pastries by Bamboo Cafe)

9.30am: Guided Wild Walk with Dartmoor’s Daughter Emma Cunis.
10am: Start of the 10K & 5K race.

10am – 12am: Forest School Session 1
12.00PM: Presentation of prizes at the cow shed
12am – 3pm: Lunch Cafe (honesty pies & honesty bar)
2.00pm: Start of the 1K & 2K Kid’s races
2.30pm: Kids prizes & medals

3pm – 5pm: Forest School Session 2

3.30-4pm: 30 to 40 mins of yoga in the cow shed with Zoe Drake. £5 donation

5pm – 7pm: Communal dinner
6- 7.45pm: Live music in the cowshed with Busta Groove

Sunday, 29th July

7am – 10.15am: Registration in the cow shed or 7am-8.15am for the marathon and ultra runners ( you just need to pick up your race pack)

7am – 12am:  Breakfast Cafe (teas, coffees, artisan breads and pastries by Bamboo Café)
8.30am: Start of the Summit Wild Ultra
8.30am: Start of the Something Wild Trail Marathon
10.30am: Start of the Something Wild Half Marathon

10am – 11am Movement class for adults and children with Joe Kelly

11am to 1.00pm: Forest School Session 3

12:15 pm First half marathon finishers expected
1.00 pm First Marathon finishers expected
1.00 pm Half Marathon prize presentation
2.00pm First Ultra finishers expected
3.00pm Marathon & Ultra presentation.

3.30-4pm: 30 to 40 mins of yoga in the cow shed with Zoe Drake. £5 donation
5.00pm Festival wraps up although there will be the option to camp on Sunday night too for anyone who wishes to.