Saturday 26th August 2017
The Oke Croak is a must for all off-road runners. The ten-plus mile route is challenging with 2,000 feet of ascent over the rugged moorland of northern Dartmoor.
You will head out of Simmons Park through the beautiful wooded valley beside the River Okement before starting the climb up the ancient “Goats path” to Oke Tor. Here you will be directed through the gap under the large stone after which you can draw breath before heading for East Mill Tor and Newbridge. At the top of Yes Tor, the highest point, admire the breathtaking views then downhill and homeward over Okehampton Common, past the Army Camp and back to the pavilion in the park where food and drink is available at the bar.
There are a number of compulsory checkpoints at which all runners MUST give their number to the stewards. Due to the difficulty of marking the course accurately, self navigation is required by all runners.
Race Headquarters is at the pavilion in the park. The pavilion offers changing and showering facilities as well as a bar for post race refreshments. Car parking (pay and display) at Simmons Park Car Park, EX20 1EP – follow the brown tourist signs at the main traffic lights in Okehampton. There will be marshals at the car park to direct you to Race HQ.
A memento will be given to all finishers. Prizes to the first, second and third male and female and first M40, M50, M60, F40, F50, F60.
The race will be held under the rules of the Fell Runners Association, race classification BM.