How far will you escape from HMP Dartmoor?!
This major fundraising event for DSRTP is an endurance race where entrants determine their own route from HMP Dartmoor with the aim to achieve the furthest distance (as the crow flies) in a given time. Essential funds raised will help DSRTP to ensure the 24/7/365 safety of all members of the public in Dartmoor, Plymouth and the surrounding areas.
We are lucky enough to be able to use the fantastic prison setting for your escape with a unique start planned. It’s also a perfect place for your friends and family to see you off and take some fantastic pictures of your escape.
There are three categories: new for 2023, the 6-hour Absconder, a 12-hour Delinquent and 24-hour Felon. All events start at noon sharp and you plan your own route and take it at your own pace!
All escapees will be fitted with a GPS tracker which is monitored for the full duration of the event. Your escape will be measured 'as the crow flies' so plan your escapes carefully! Support crews are welcome but not compulsory. Previous years have seen members of DSRTP as wardens! Will they this year? Who knows.
Watch out! You could get caught... but don't worry if you do. The penalty, is a selfie with the warden and you'll soon be on your way again! This proved to be a great hit last time, a good bit of fun and a great way for us to capture your escapes!
You will receive a medal, but due to the nature of the event, this will be at registration.
The minimum age for participants is 18 years.
Please see the above links for full details or contact DSRTP via their webform for any queries.
All proceeds are in aid of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth
(registered charity number 1106095). DSRTP are grateful to the management of HMP Dartmoor who have given them extraordinary co-operation enabling the race to be managed, and started from within the grounds of the legendary prison.