The Delicious Dart Trail is a unique event designed to showcase South Devon's spectacular scenery and local produce in an innovative way. It combines trail running with food and drink sampling and is best described as a food festival on the run. Participants run from Dartington Hall to Dartmouth sampling various local food and drink at stop points along the way. The event was inspired by the Marathon du Medoc in France an annual race in which 22 chateaux open their doors and provide wine tastings to 1000's of runners as they make their way around the 26.2 mile course.
The Delicious Dart Trail took place for the first time in March this year and attracted 220 runners from all over the South West and beyond. Over 20 local food and drink producers supported the event and £5000 was raised for charity. Next year the event takes place on Saturday 1st March with entries opening at 6pm on 2nd December. http://www.deliciousdarttrail.co.uk The Charity is CHICKs http://www.chicks.org.uk/ the Devon Based organisation organising respite breaks in the countryside for children from challenging backgrounds.