Mud Larks Fun Run

Venue The Shops at Dartington

Running time 1-2 hours with races starting from 10am

Event hosted by MudLarks and The Shops at Dartington


3K Run: Individual £20 | Team of 2 £35 | Team of 4 £65
6K Run: Individual £30 | Team of 2 £50 | Team of 4 £95
Select however many individual places you require - team discounts will be applied automatically at checkout

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About this event

Join us for our first ever Mud Larks Fun Run at Dartington, during the annual May Food Fair guaranteed to leave you muddied and with a smile on your face!

Races start at the archery field, located in the Foxhole car park
Children must be 8 years or older and accompanied by an adult

Booking for the Mud Larks Fun Run has now closed.

Join us for our first ever Mud Larks fun run at Dartington during the annual Food Fair at The Shops at Dartington, guaranteed to leave you muddied and with a smile on your face!

About the run

Take on a 3km/6km course full of obstacles designed for thrill-seeking families. You’ll tackle:

  • 500 foot long zipline
  • A 40 foot high abseil
  • Archery to score points
  • Rock climb
  • Mud run
  • Tyre obstacle
  • Short orienteering
  • Dry kayak hill climb

It will take between 1-2 hours and for the 6km run, the course is run twice.
Starting times at half hour intervals starting at 10am to 2.30 pm. Maximum of 20 participants for each start time – Booking essential!

Parking is £3 for all day per car, to include all activities at the May Food Fair including live music, street food, food marquee and children’s entertainment.

Please wear clothing and trainers you do not mind getting wet. Limited shower facilities will be available at the campsite, however, it is advised to bring towels and a change of clothing.

The run is organised by Dynamic Adventures who are based at Dartington and have years of experience in outdoor pursuits. All profit from the Fun Run will go to Unity Through Sport, a Plymouth based organisation that encourages children of all abilities to get involved in sport.

Race map

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Make a stay of it!

For those who may wish to stay overnight and experience other Dartington attractions in the evening such as The White Hart bar and restaurant or the Barn Cinema, we can offer single student rooms at Dartington Hall with shared facilities at £35 per night or family accommodation the campsite. Why not make a weekend of it?

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The Dartington Experiment began over 90 years ago when our founders, Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst, set out to build a community inspired by the idea of a ‘many-sided life’.

Today, we believe that their vision is more relevant today than ever before. We aim to be a place where people can realise their individual and collective potential, and are given a chance to connect with themselves, each other, and the environment.

Across the estate, a programme of events and visitor attractions operate year-round; artists, makers, farmers, educators, craftspeople and entrepreneurs live and work; and the community continues to ‘learn by doing’, finding inspiration in the Elmhirst’s progressive ideas and experimental approach.

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