Dartmoor Prison Break 2019
  • to

    HMP Dartmoor, Tavistock Road, Princetown PL20 6RR

Save event

Join University partners Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth for their major new fundraising event: an endurance race where entrants determine their own route from the start point with the aim to achieve the furthest distance (as the crow flies) in a given time.

There are two categories: a 12 hour 'Delinquent' and 24 hour 'Felon' cut off. While individual route choice is very much a part of the event it will be controlled in terms of restricted to only using public rights of way so no tunnelling or building gliders! Escapees are also restricted from entering any bird nesting areas.

Although this event will attract experienced ultra race runners from across the UK, individuals and teams are invited to participate as a personal challenge.

Medals and t-shirts for all participants will be given. As this is an event to raise funds for Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth (registered charity) there will be no main prizes offered. We pride the event on catering for everybody and in past years this ethos has seen a very positive and encouraging feel to the event, producing some great camaraderie in escape attempts!

New for this year there will be wardens entered into each event!! Can you beat their distance??!

Please visit the above link for further information (including ticket details) or contact DSRTP via their website 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.

PJuly 2019N
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Today's events

The University's partnership with Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth

Our longstanding partnership with Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth (DSRTP) is creating valuable opportunities enhancing University staff and student experience.

Acting as casualties and sharing the University’s modern facilities to enhance the training experience in preparation for real search & rescue missions, exploring collaborative research opportunities supporting DSRTP in becoming the first dementia friendly search and rescue team, this mutually beneficial partnership is making a real impact.

Further information about our partnership


Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.