BACK FOR THE EIGHTH TIME
SUNDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2024
The route will be in the usual clockwise direction for the Hammer Half. Anti-clockwise for the Hammer 7EVEN.
HAMMER start time 9:00am
7EVEN start time 9:15am *NEW ROUTE FOR 2024!*
The two iconic Dartmoor trail races start and finish in the village of Widecombe-In-The-Moor, at the foot of the Hameldown ‘massif’ and surrounded by some of Dartmoor’s most iconic granite tors.
The Hameldown Hammer, is another tough, challenging trail race, designed to be a serious test of endurance. The Hammer has a total ascent of over 750m. It is 98% trail, over a series of well-defined, grassy, rocky, sometimes muddy tracks and through forestry glades. Most significantly, there is a double ascent of the Hameldown Ridge.
The Hameldown Hammer trail half marathon rises high and steep. It affords spectacular views of the Moor and Tors, with some of the best trail running Dartmoor has to offer.
The shorter race, Hameldown 7EVEN – The ‘Long 10k’, has in excess of 300 metres of ascent and still includes a double ascent of the Hameldown ridge.
Hameldown 7even 2024 NEW ROUTE MAP
- Trail shoes
- Backpack or waist pack
- Survival blanket
- Waterproof jacket
- Hat/Headcover (cap/buff)
- Mobile phone with emergency number stored
- Capacity to carry 250ml of liquid – we are cupless now so bring a collapsable up or water bottle
Race Permit provided by the Trail Running Association under U.K. Athletics guidelines