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Dart the Dart

25 September, 2021






Sat 25 Sept 8:00 am –  6:00 pm From Totnes Steamer Quay TQ9 5AL to Dartmouth Coronation Park TQ6 9RR £40.00



Saturday, 25th September 2021

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 2021.  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!!


COVID Precautions

Please take a Lateral Flow test on Friday to ensure you are as clear as possible and please do not join the run if you are experiencing any of Covid symptoms. During the event please maintain social distancing from other runners as much as possible.  Hand sanitizer will be available at the stops.


Please find your name and allocated start time on the list you will have been emailed: or contact office@dartmouthfoodfestival.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 to

 DTD timings


If you are no longer able to take part, please email office@dartmouthfoodfestival.com   Unfortunately there will be no refunds for cancellations unless we have to call off the event for reasons beyond our control.


An official backmarker will sweep the course, reaching Dittisham no later than 14:30 and Dartmouth no later than 15:45. Runners 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 runners are not expected to arrive in Dittisham before 11.30am and risk arriving at the food stops at Beacon Hill, Old Mill Creek and BRNC before they open.


If you are injured and/or retire from the event at any point, please notify the Event Director by texting/calling 07788 100447 or speaking to a volunteer at food/drink station.  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 running 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.


There is parking at Steamer Quay Steamer Quay – RingGo 3493 TQ9 5AL (£6.50 all day parking) and in other public car parks in Totnes. Find more info on bus timetables here



Runners 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 running number (only one per runner).

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 green 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.

Dart the Dart 2021 – Route Maps

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 is on a Foodie Theme to reflect the Dartmouth Food Festival


Well behaved dogs are welcome on the course but must be kept on leads at all times


After arriving in Dartmouth at Britannia Royal Naval College, runners will make their way out of the main entrance and keep to the left along the pavement until they reach the Pelican crossing and make their way to Coronation Park and the marked finish line along the

North Embankment TQ6 9PQ

Important – without your wristband, you will NOT gain access to BRNC

There will be a G&T courtesy of Salcombe Gin and foodie bites from Dartmouth Fine Foods and Chunk of Devon and you will also receive a Goody Bag. There are toilets available here too.


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


On finishing, all participants will be awarded a limited-edition Simon Drew Print and a goody bag.  Special prizes will be awarded by Salcombe Gin and Dartmouth Ice Cream Company and Dartmouth Mayflower 400 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.


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  @dartmouthmayflower400

For Twitter @ DartFoodFest  and please use hashtag:  #dartthedart

If Facebook is more your thing, you can post to our page http://www.facebook.com/dartmouthfoodfestival


The Dart the Dart Run 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 25th September. Encourage them to come out and enjoy the atmosphere and toast you as you run by! See our website for route details. 

We would like to thank the following businesses for their generous support of this year’s event: 


Bays Brewery



Chunk of Devon

Clives Pies

Dartmouth Ice Cream Company

Dartmouth Mayflower 400

Dartmouth Fine Foods

Dartmouth Academy

Dartmouth Town Council

The Durant Arms

The Kitchen Table

Paradigm Norton

Marchand Petit



Waterside Bistro

Riverside Cafe

Teignworthy Brewery

Hunters Lodge Inn

Hunts Cider

The Maltster’s Arms

LWC Drinks

Luscombe Drinks

The Red Lion Inn

Otter Brewery

Salcombe Gin

Sharpham Wine and Cheese

Devon Rum

The Ferry Boat Inn

Sharpham Trust

Simon Drew



25 September, 2021
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Please arrive at Steamer Quay, Totnes TQ9 6AL for registration time 8am-10.45am


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