Dart the Dart 2023
20 May, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
DART THE DART FOODIE FUN TRAIL
Saturday, 20th May 2023 8:30 am – 6:00 pm From Totnes Steamer Quay TQ9 5AL to Dartmouth Tickets £40.00 per person.
Along the way all of our runners and walkers will sample various culinary delights and take on board liquid refreshments at a host of different venues, all whilst wearing fancy dress.
This event is designed to be purely for fun and and to raise vital funds for the Dartmouth Food Festival. 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!!
You will find your name and allocated start time on the letter you will receive two weeks prior to the event: or contact email@example.com
- Please make a note of your start time; and
- To aid the smooth running of the event, we ask you to stick to the time allocated
If you are no longer able to take part, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Unfortunately there will be no refunds for cancellations unless we have to call off the event for reasons beyond our control.
CUT-OFF AT DITTISHAM:
An official backmarker will sweep the course, reaching Dittisham no later than 14:30 and Dartmouth no later than 15:45. Participants who fall behind the official backmarker risk arriving at food/drink stations to find them closed; be warned!
On the other hand, please be aware that participants are not expected to arrive in Dittisham before 11.30am and risk arriving at the food stops at Beacon Hill, Old Mill Creek before they open.
RETIRING FROM THE EVENT:
If you are injured and/or retire from the event at any point, please notify us as soon as is practically possible.
There will be professional first-aid available should you require assistance.
This year’s event starts at The Riverside Café, Steamer Quay Totnes TQ9 5AL. Please arrive no more than 30 minutes before your allocated start time to sign in with our registration team and collect your wristband. You will be able to collect the first of the day’s delicious food tasters before crossing the start line. Our registration desk will be open outside the café from 8.30am.
PARKING AT THE START:
There is parking at Steamer Quay Steamer Quay – RingGo 3493 TQ9 5AL and in other public car parks in Totnes. Find more info on bus timetables here
(Note Bus times for 2023 to follow )
Participants may leave one *small* bag at the start which we will transport to the finish in Coronation Park. Please note bags will not be available for collection before 12.30pm in Dartmouth. A tag will be provided and must be attached to your bag and it will match your number (only one per participant).
Important: Please note that whilst every care will be taken, Dartmouth Food Festival cannot take any liability for the security of the bag or its contents – participants make use of this service at their own risk
The route will be marked on the day with ribbon and flour making it very easy to follow. Participants will be able to photograph a list of all Food and Drink Stops on the route when they register at the start.
A gentle reminder to respect the country code and close all gates after you and do not drop any litter
Please bring your own water bottle or hydration system
There will be plenty of places to fill up with water enroute but in an effort to do our bit for the planet we will not be providing plastic cups.
- Trail shoes – most of the course is off-road along possibly wet and muddy
- Waterproof Jacket
- Basic first aid kit – (blister) plasters; antiseptic wipes; 1 x wound dressing
- Mobile Phone
- Hat, cap or Buff; depending upon rain, sun or blizzard!
- Emergency money
Don’t forget the theme for 2023 is COASTAL
Well behaved dogs are welcome on the course but must be kept on leads at all times
Follow the signs along the North embankment to the marked finish line in Royal Avenue Gardens
North Embankment TQ6 9PQ
Important – without your wristband, you will NOT gain access to BRNC
Prizes will be awarded at the finish line and you will also receive a Goody Bag.
Special prizes will be awarded for:
- Best Fancy Dress Costume
- Best Team Fancy Dress
It may not be possible to announce the award winners on the day. If this is the case, winners will be notified as soon as possible post-event.
PARKING IN DARTMOUTH:
Limited paid parking is available near the finish at Mayor’s Avenue car park in Dartmouth town centre. There is plenty more parking available at the Park and Ride next to the Leisure Centre on the approach to Dartmouth. https://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/3066/Dartmouth-Park-and-Ride
If you’re a social media aficionado we would be delighted if you could send live updates from the course:
Tag your posts for Facebook and Instagram @dartmouthfoodfestival
For Twitter @ DartFoodFest and please use hashtag: #dartthedart23
If Facebook is more your thing, you can post to our page http://www.facebook.com/dartmouthfoodfestival
The Dart the Dart is a great event and a lovely way for your friends and family to cheer you on if they visit to any of the participating pubs and cafés along the route on Saturday 20th May 2023. Encourage them to come out and enjoy the atmosphere and toast you as you pass by!
Details to follow…