The Dartmoor Challenge is a two day event that requires teams of four to carry a ShelterBox up to 30 miles over mixed terrain against the dramatic backdrop of Dartmoor National Park. Teams will compete for points over a variable course where navigation, tactical decision making and teamwork will count as much as speed and endurance.
The Challenge is designed to be both physically and mentally demanding, however for any participants wishing to push themselves for longer and harder, the ‘Elite’ level of the event (Approx 45m across the two days) offers an even tougher challenge.
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 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!