Dart The Dart Run

A fun filled foodie run along the banks of the River Dart from Totnes to Dartmouth.
To order tickets for this event, please select the quantity you require and click on "Buy Tickets".
Note: On completion of your purchase, you will need to complete the run entry form which provides some additional information about yourself and an emergency contact. A link to this form will be provided on the checkout confirmation page.
Sat 16 May
8:00 am- 6:00 pm
From Totnes Steamer Quay TQ9 5AL to Dartmouth Coronation Park TQ6 9RR VIEW ON MAP



Along the way up to 400 runners will sample various culinary delights and take on board liquid refreshments at a host of different venues, all whilst wearing fancy dress.

This run is designed to be purely for fun and and to raise vital funds for the Dartmouth Food Festival 2020.  It is most certainly not a race.  The distance is around 13 miles or so and will be tough in places but the views and scenery will be spectacular and the camaraderie and support will make it all worth it!!

(Please click here to download the Event Route Map)


(Please click here to download the Event Information)

You will be asked to predict your run time.  Remember to factor in the time you will spend stopping at the food and drink stops along the route.  Your predicted run time will determine your start time so slower runners will be given a head start. If you plan to run with a group of friends, you will all need to enter the same predicted run time.  Please do not deliberately overestimate/underestimate your predicted time to get an earlier/later start time as this will adversely affect the smooth running of the event. 

NB.  Please also read the Event Rules below very carefully before entering.

£40 entry fee includes:

  • Fully way-marked route
  • Minimum of 12 food/ drink tasters

Not included:

  • Transport between Finish and Start
  • Transport between Dittisham and Dartmouth if you have to drop out at Dittisham


13miles / 21km



Minimum Age:

18 years


A scenic mix of woodland paths, open fields and country lanes on undulating ground

Start Venue:

Totnes, Steamer Quay, Devon, TQ9 5AL

Registration Time:

08:00am - 10:45am

Start Time:

Staggered between 08:30am - 11:00am. 

Start times will be allocated in advance based on participant's predicted run time.

Finish Venue:

Coronation Park, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9RR

Event Dress Code:


Dogs Allowed:

Yes, well behaved and on leads

Compulsory Kit:

Water bottle or hydration system

Recommended Kit:

Trail Shoes, Waterproof Jacket, Energy bars, Basic First Aid Kit (blister plasters, wound dressing, antiseptic wipes), Mobile Phone, Hat, Cap or Buff


Public parking is available at Totnes Steamer Quay. Alternatively park at Dartmouth Park & Ride where you can then catch the 92 bus or the ferry to Totnes. Limited free parking available at Noss Marina on the Kingswear side near the Dartmouth Higher Ferry.  Please be aware that there is NO parking in Dartmouth Town Centre.

Return to Start:

Return transport from the finish back to the start is not provided by the event organisers.  On finishing in Dartmouth, participants who wish to return to Totnes may find the best option is a local bus or ferry.

Course Start:

Totnes Steamer Quay - RUN - Dittisham (option to finish here and catch the ferry back to Dartmouth).  Several ferry companies operate from here but the cost of the ferry is not included in your entry fee and you will miss the final stop at Britannia Royal Naval College! - RUN - Dartmouth - FINISH!


Dartmouth Steam Railway & Riverboat Company operates ferries between Totnes and Dartmouth so you can arrive from Dartmouth on an early ferry and run back (or vice versa) after the race.  Timetable will be provided in January - www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk


The Dart The Dart Run is not a timed event so being first over the finish line won't win you a prize!  Instead, prizes will be awarded for the Best Fancy Dress.  All finishers will receive a goody bag.


Spectators are very welcome and indeed encouraged!  We're aiming for a festival feel all the way around the course and spectators will play a huge part.

At The Start:

Join us at Totnes Steamer Quay from 08:00am- 11:00am.  Cheer on the runners in their fancy dress whilst relaxing with a coffee or breakfast at the Riverside cafe

On The Route:

All of the hotels, pubs and cafes along the route will be open to the public and make great spectator spots.  Pop in for a drink or a bite to eat and raise a glass to the runners as they pass by!  Full details of all sponsors to follow.

In Dartmouth:

Join us in Coronation Park in Dartmouth to welcome runners at the finish between 12:00pm to 16:00pm where we will be holding a mini Food Festival so that you can taste a wonderful sample of locally produced food from some of our best Food Festival exhibitors.

There will a Dartmouth Mayflower 400 stand so you can find out all the latest events and activities for the 2020 commemorations.

The Dartmouth Music Festival also takes place this weekend so you can venture on into the town to enjoy a wide range of music, whether you need to relax and unwind or just get boogying!

Click here to find out more about the Dartmouth Music festival.

Event Updates:

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter feeds in the lead up to the event for the latest updates on what's happening.


(Please click here to download the Event Rules)

* All entries must be made in advance.

* If you have entered another person you must have their permission to do so and their agreement to these rules. 

* If you wish to subsequently transfer your place in the event to someone else you will obtain their agreement to these conditions before advising us of the new runner's full details in advance of the event day.  You will not resell your place for more than you paid for it. 

* Participants must be 18 or over. 

* The Dart the Dart run is restricted to runners only.  Participants are not permitted to use bicycles, scooters or any other form of transport! 

* The start will be staggered with the slowest runners starting first and the fastest runners starting last. Start times will be worked out on the basis of the ‘predicted run time’ you give on the entry form.  If you wish to run with others and would like the same start time, you will need to enter the same predicted run time. 

* You agree to behave in a reasonable manner to the promoters, organisers, participants and other persons associated with the event. 

* You agree to accept any decision marshals or medical personnel may make to direct you on a shortcut or withdraw you from the event. 

* A team of event officials will sweep the course acting as backmarkers.  They will reach Dittisham no later than 14:00 and Dartmouth no later than 16:00.  Any runner who falls behind the official backmarkers may arrive at food / drink stations to find that samples and tasters are no longer being offered.  Runners who lag behind may also be stopped and prevented from continuing. 

* The event organisers will provide a vehicle to help transport to the finish participants who are stopped by officials or have to abandon the course. Participants must accept that unless they need urgent medical attention there may be a delay before the transport is able to collect them. 

* You understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous and that you should not participate unless you are medically and physically fit to do so. 

* You agree to not wilfully drop litter on pain of potential disqualification. 

* You agree to carefully read all event information posted online at dartmouthfoodfestival.com and any which is sent to you by email prior to the event. 

* You will not hold the promoters, organisers or other persons associated with the event responsible for any loss or injury incurred as a result of your participation in, or travel to or from, the event. 

* In order to promote the Dart the Dart Run, the organisation reserves the right to publish or broadcast any photographs and videos of participants taken on the day of the event. 

* You accept that no refunds will be offered under any circumstances. 

* We reserve the right to cancel the event for reasons beyond our control, in which case we will do everything we reasonably can to let you know.

 Please direct all enquiries to office@dartmouthfoodfestival.com 
Finding Us
50.355571 -3.577581 From Totnes Steamer Quay TQ9 5AL to Dartmouth Coronation Park TQ6 9RR

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