Join the 2018 Something Wild Trail Running Festival
This year’s Something Wild Trail Running Festival, now in its fourth year, will be held for the third consecutive year at Huccaby Farm, nestled in a more secluded valley in Hexworthy. A perfect little haven for families and first time visitors to Dartmoor.
We have chosen this spot as our tribute to trail running and our celebration of Dartmoor because it sits on a lovely bend of the River Dart and because of the facility for housing up to 400 people inside the giant cow shed, which will serve as our cafeteria and presentation venue.
Hexworthy also sits, rather conveniently, right on the route for our main running events, the ultra, marathon, half marathon and 10km and the small chapel will serve as a rather cosy venue for our speaker’s evening. It even has a secret cavern for our children’s forest school.
We aim to make it a family friendly event, so we’ll be offering children’s activities throughout Saturday, such as forest school, capture the flag and foraging workshops, as well as children’s races.
This year, food is not included (and we’ve brought down the festival ticket prices accordingly) so our caterers will be providing food on a cash basis.
The Festival Events
Events will get under way on Friday evening with our speaker’s evening and our lineup will include entertaining and expert speakers from the world of ultra running and adventuring.
Saturday starts with the 5k and 10k races, which starts and finish at our festival site. It is now possible to take part in both the 5k or 10k on Saturday and one of the longer events on the Sunday and get a combination result!
On Saturday afternoon, we’re holding the children’s races for those aged three to 11.
On Sunday morning it’s the the trail half marathon, which also includes two crossings of the Dart. Our Summit Wild Ultra, which will run parallel with the marathon, is an ideal entry level ultra, although it’s no walk in the park believe us!
Around the running events we have a Forest school for children and their parents, workshops for nature lovers, Wellbeing and Natural Movement, as well as a giant game of Capture the Flag on Sunday.
All in all, it’s a great weekend, whether you have travelled with your family or just want to see the best that Dartmoor has to offer.
NB. This is a popular event so it is advised to book early so you don’t miss out!