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Sourton Tors Fell Race

07 Sep 2024

Organiser's Description

Sourton Tors - Saturday September 7th 2024 – Senior Start 11:15am, Junior start 10:15am 


A traditional fell run of approx 5.25k ascending 276m to Sourton Tors. Starting from a new location, Sourton Village Hall, heading up to Sourton Tors and looping back round the valley and returning to Sourton Village Hall. There are compulsory checkpoint. Near the Ice Works, the trig point at Sourton Tors the descent to Lake Moorgate and the pit south west of the tors.

The route is entirely off-road with most on the open moorland of Dartmoor. Whilst providing a challenge is within the capabilities of most runners. After the race enjoy a drink and a meal in the Highwayman Inn (you may want to book if wanting to eat there).

Race Headquarters is at the Sourton Village Hall, on the A386 at Sourton (near Okehampton). The start is from the moorgate & finish is next to Race HQ. Parking will likely be available in the farmers field next door to the hall – we will have a marshall telling you where to park.

Prizes for the first male and female and age categories will be awarded.

No mementoes – reflected in the low entry fee.

Held under the rules of the Fell Runners Association, race classification AS.

In keeping with the traditions and skills required of British fell racing, self-navigation is required by all runners – there are NO course markers. Getting a little lost is part of every fell runner’s journey, so don’t worry! Go and check out the route before race day if you can – the route is on this page.

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.



Juniors can race too. Minimum age of 8, parental permission required on entry form.

Juniors over 13 can race in the senior race at 11:15am as the FRA permits those over 13 to race this distance.

All ages under 13 will race at 10:15am – distances of either 2km (under 11) or 3km (under 13) running up the hill and back again on a route that is very easy to navigate (& will be marked).

Entry on the day at £1 for all juniors – even if they are running in the senior event.


04 Sep 2024 16:59£6.50£7.00

*Discounted for members of Fell Running Association

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

Dates and Status

Date: 07/09/2024

11:15:00 - 14:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 150

Places Available: ??



Daniel Heggs



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