Burrator Horseshoe RunBurrator

Saturday 24th June
Juniors and
Adults races

The Burrator Horseshoe Run is run as part of Meavy Oak Fair.

The Burrator Horseshoe Run is a 6 mile moorland run from Meavy and out over Dartmoor, via Burrator Reservoir, Sheepstor Dam, Sheepstor Summit (369m), Guttor Tor Summit (357m), Ringmoor Down and the cooling Meavy River Ford.  (See map below or find grid ref. SX540672 on your OS map.)  How to Enter

We are really pleased that this years race will happen as part of Meavy Oak Fair. There is great support from the Oak Fair Committee. The Burrator Horseshoe is a scenic, challenging moorland run, held annually.

A few key changes this year - later start and junior races. Parking will be at eastern end (School end) of the village. Please use this to avoid a congested village.  A voluntary donation for parking goes towards the Parish Hall.  Registration will also be in this field, from 2:30pm. Juniors start at 4pm and seniors start at 4:45pm. Senior race finishes at the Village Green.

The race is held under Fell Runners Association rules and licence. For enquiries and further information about the Burrator Horseshoe Run go to the booking website Entry Central, or email (do not use this email for entries). Race entry is 7.50 plus 50p booking fee. Booking Website live from 1st April to 13th June.

This year it is a qualifying event in a series of 10 fell races on Dartmoor - 'Dartmoor Fell Series' that are being held from June through to September. (simple scoring league looking for best 7 races out of 10) all on fabulous routes.

  • Best Times for the course:   Ben Neale 40m 47s,  Jo Meek 45m 45s (2011)
  • Winning times for Run 2019:  Ceri Rees 40m 52s, Jo Meek 47m 39s
  • No automatic Souvenir this year, but spot prizes will be available.
  • Awards for normal age groups plus trophy for first club team (4 male and 4 female finishers, Last year Tamar Trail Runners ) aiming for presentation at 7pm for seniors. Enjoy! 
  • Due to popular demand the run will be limited to a maximum of 300 competitors and minimum age limit: you must be 16 or older on 26th June 2021 to enter this event.
  • This year there are junior races from 4pm - briefing in field: 4:05 race U9 & U11 from the field to Burrator and back, and 4:25 race U13 & U15 racing from Marchants Cross just uphill from the ford- to Ringmoor cottage and back. They enter on the day 1 person - prize for winners. Please ensure registered before 4pm. Please support and encourage, you may want to help marshal - note juniors run unaccompanied.
  • Deadline for entry will be Monday 13th June. This race is normally full so book early.
  • Race Organiser Richard Best with Support of Run Venture Runners, and Tavistock AC and Meavy Parish Hall.
  • Monies raised from parking will be going to Meavy Parish Hall.

The Juniors Race starts at 2:30pm from Merchants cross and finishes at the village green.

The Senior Race starts at 3:15pm and finishes at the village green.

Prizes will be at approximately 4:45pm on the village green.

Come along and enjoy a great afternoon and evening!

Any help of marshalling support greatly received - please contact organiser at

How to enter

Entries for Burrator Horseshoe 2023 are now open.

Entries for the run this year will be all on-line - made on the Entry Central website.


Burrator Horseshoe Run shown in green

Route of the Burrator Horseshoe Run

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