Dartmoor Challenge – 13th to 14th September 2014

The organisers of the Dartmoor Challenge have asked us to put a word out for this charity event…

The Dartmoor Challenge is an epic trek across the dramatic backdrop of Dartmoor National Park where teams of four must carry a loaded ShelterBox up to 30 miles over mixed terrain.  

The challenge is both a spectacle and a test of endurance.  Echoing the charity’s role – taking shelter and hope to families trapped in remote and hostile environments – this cross-country hike offers everyone who takes part a feeling of real personal achievement, and a chance to support one of the UK’s most distinctive national charities.

Teams compete for points over a variable course where navigation, tactical decision making and team work will count as much as speed and endurance.  For any teams courageous enough to push themselves harder for longer, there is the ‘Elite’ level – a course of around 45 miles across the two days, offering an even tougher challenge.

The Date

The event will take place over the weekend of 13 and 14 September with registration commencing at 5pm on Friday 12. A prize giving and barbeque will round off proceedings at around 3pm on Sunday.

The Location 

The event will be based at CHICKS Moorland Retreat, Brentor. CHICKS is a national children’s charity that provides free respite breaks for disadvantaged children from across the UK and their Moorland Retreat offers a great event base for the 2014 ShelterBox Dartmoor Challenge.

Participants will have the use of the event camp site and associated facilities for the duration of the event and each team’s ShelterBox will contain a four person tent for use over the course of the weekend. Alternatively teams are welcome to bring their own tents or, for an additional donation, a small number of ShelterBox Disaster Relief Tents will be available ready pitched for teams and families to stay in.


Families and friends wishing to join participants and camp out for the weekend are very welcome to come along and enjoy cheering participants home after a hard day’s trekking!

To register or for more information about the event please go to dartmoorchallenge.org or telephone our Events Team on 01326 555127

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