The Dartmoor Challenge is a two day event that requires teams of four to carry a ShelterBox up to 30 miles over mixed terrain against the dramatic backdrop of Dartmoor National Park. Teams will compete for points over a variable course where navigation, tactical decision making and teamwork will count as much as speed and endurance.
The Challenge is designed to be both physically and mentally demanding, however for any participants wishing to push themselves for longer and harder, 2012 sees the introduction of an ‘Elite’ level of the event (Approx 45m across the two days).
Families and friends wishing to join participants and camp out* for the weekend are very welcome - and there’s a lot to enjoy too. On Saturday 15th families can take part in the Junior Dartmoor Challenge which follows a nature trail route around the Country Park and features all sorts of fun activities.
Families can also take advantage of enjoying full use of the park’s facilities, including the Commando Assault Course (for big and little children!), the Pirate Ship, Toddlers beach and playground, Snake slides and much more! Lots to enjoy whilst Challenge participants are trekking the moor!
*discounted camping rates have been secured for families of participants wishing to camp for the weekend. The family camping area is situated in the official campsite of River Dart
The event will take place over the weekend of the 15th and 16th September with registration commencing at 5pm on Friday 14th. A prize giving and barbeque will round off proceedings at around 4pm on Sunday.
The event will be based at River Dart Country Park, Ashburton. Participants will have the use of the event camp site and associated facilities for the duration of the event and each team’s ShelterBox box will contain a four person tent for use over the course of the weekend. Alternatively teams are welcome to bring their own tents or, for an additional donation, a small number of ShelterBox Disaster Relief Tents will be available ready pitched for teams and families to stay in.