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Marilyn's Meldon Madness

18 May 2024

Marilyn's Meldon Madness is now full, but you may join the Waiting List.

Organiser's Description

Marilyn Meldon Madness - Saturday May 18th – 13:00 Junior 14:00 Senior

Marilyn's Meldon Madness - in memory of Marilyn Cooper.

Part of the Dartmoor Fell Race Series 2024

This race will take you to the highest point in the south of England. The 1,362ft ascent is tough enough to challenge any off-road runner but, at just five miles, it offers a rare opportunity for anyone to try their first fell race. The route is beautiful with stunning views over the county from Yes Tor and High Willhays (the highest point) before a welcome descent to Black Tor and down Homerton Hill to the finish at Meldon reservoir.

There are a number of compulsory checkpoints at which all runners MUST give their number to the stewards. Due to difficulty of marking the course accurately, self-navigation is required by all runners.

The race is licensed by the Fell Runners Association. Whilst there is no mandatory kit requirement if the weather is looking bad then a whistle, raincoat and hat is advisable. The race is self navigating so you may also want to carry a map and compass if not familiar with the course.

Race Headquarters is at Meldon dam pay and display car park (nr Okehampton grid ref: SX 561 917). The start and finish is a short walk to the other side of the dam. 

Meldon Car Park

Junior races too - entry on the day at £1

The event is supported by North Dartmoor Search and Rescue who will be present to assist injured runners if required. Please consider donating to their vital work.

With thanks to Dartmoor National Park.


Results will count towards the Dartmoor Fell Race Series 




17 May 2024 16:00£8.00

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 18/05/2024

13:00:00 - 18:00:00

Status: Waiting List

Total Places: 55

Places Available: ??


John Binns



Race Headquarters is at Meldon dam car park (nr Okehampton grid ref: SX 561 917). The start and finish is a short walk to the other side of the dam.