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Virtual - Hope Trail Festival (Hope24)

04-Jul-2020 Virtual, South West, UK (England)


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Trail Race Race Terrain
30 Days - 800 Runners

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Beginner  

Entry From £12.5 GBP

For 2020, our event has gone virtual. Register for our main virtual event starting on July 4th at Midday. After this join anytime for the challenge;

Choose one of three challenges;

  • 24 miles (in a calendar month)
  • 24 hours of total activity (in a calendar month)
  • 24 days containing an activity (in a calendar month)

For every entry £10 goes to Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team (Plymouth) and all runners receive a medal and downloadable personalised e-certificate in PDF.

suitable for all ages and all abilities.


Registration for 2021 on July 2nd - 4th also remains open.

New for 2021 sees the introduction of our 36 hour and night time 12 hour team and solo events to accompany our ever popular 24 hour version. Set in the beautiful private estate of Newnham Park, on a challenging 5 mile course.

The 12 and 36 hour commence on Friday evening at 21:00 with then finishing at 09:00 on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The 24 starts midday Saturday running till midday on Sunday.

Free camping and parking is available for runners and their supporters from Friday afternoon and food and drink is available throughout the event. With retailers and suppliers on site with items for buy or try and live music on Friday night and piped music throughout weekend.

Two additional events complete the festival weekend with two kids races (2.4km or 2.4 miles) taking place on Saturday at 10:00 open to all children up to and including 16 alongside Hope5 a single lap run for anyone wishing to run the course anytime during the 24 hour main event.

Runners in all events receive our popular sublimated tech tee and medal.

Our optional fundraising option rewards runners with incentives for reaching varying targets and all monies raised support our event partners Dartmoor Search & Rescue (Plymouth Group), more details on website.

Price shown on website is for solo entry to Hope24, see website for weekend prices. Ranging from £7.50 for kids; £12.50 for Hope5; £25 for Hope12 team price to £70 for Hooe36 solo. There are no other hidden charges, your entry fee includes up to 3 nights of camping, parking and medal and tee.


Event Organiser
Danny Slay



Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.


Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.


Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.


Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.


Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

Review Virtual - Hope Trail Festival (Hope24)

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05:57 24-06-19

If Carlsberg did running races.......... Quite simply the best vfm event you can find. Great organization, great crew, great course (unless you love tarmac) with a fun low pressure, low key environment. Not only is it probably the cheapest 24hr event you can find but there's NO hidden charges for camping, parking, friends visiting etc etc that you'll find at some other events. Love it!! ................ Everybody else should stay away and leave the fun to those of us who know we've already discovered the best race in the Country ;-)

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02:23 18-06-19

Hope 24 epitomises everything that is great about the trail running community. Great atmosphere in the event village and around the course. Some amazing runners turn up every year but it doesn’t matter if you run 5 or 125 miles - everyone is encouraging and supportive. The entry fee gives you a medal, T-shirt, 2 nights camping and free parking which is an absolute bargain and the food and drink available is all at really reasonable prices as well. Can’t wait for next year!

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08:36 17-06-19

Such a great event ! Brilliantly organised, friendly feel and top weekend. Clean loos, great food and shopping options and beautiful , varied trail. We love it and our kids love it ! Thank you so much !

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07:26 17-06-19

15th-16th June 2019
A fantastic friendly, inclusive and fun event. I did this as my first event and a solo entry. The course was technical with hills and trail based which was brilliant. The views were stunning and the atmosphere all around the course was brilliant. The support from other racers made this so event so enjoyable and the organisation was slick and so well done. I loved every minute and will be back next year. Thanks to all who arranged

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02:55 17-06-19

Hope 24 is a charity fundraising event, which feels more like a festival, the atmosphere is electric!
Each year Hope has improved, it must be hard to trump such a winning formula but this year's Hope 24 did not disappoint; An improved arena with more food and traders, an improved course (the best so far), more space to camp, new design t-shirt and other merch and a to-die-for, white metal medal.
The MC is hilarious, the music rocks, camping is included, professional event photos are free, the course is so well marked a sheep can follow it (and sometimes they do), the portaloos never run out of loo roll, and they have air fresheners!
Hope 24 is simply the best 24-hour trail ultra out there.

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02:10 17-06-19

2019: The whole family had a great time. Children’s race was brilliant, suppliers great (big shout out to Dot-teas, cakes to die for), Pete for his ‘unusual’ announcements - round of applause, and of course the race itself, a hugely supportive and friendly affair where you set your own goals. Will be back next year!

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01:09 17-06-19

Hope 24, 2019, Solo
My first Hope 24 event and it was awesome.
From registration to completion, this was a very professional, friendly and slick event.
Free camping, brilliant varied 5 mile trail run with really good facilities and fantastic marshals.
Ran with the Mrs and we both completed more distance than we had achieved before. By running over 40 miles.
We are definitely returning.

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01:01 17-06-19

Hope24 2019 again didn't fail to empress. The course was challenging as always with its mix of hills and fast sections. The organisation of this event is great and Danny and Pete always make you feel welcome. This event is a must for the inexperienced or truly mad distance runner. Run 1 lap or 20 totally down to you. The support crews are excellent so is the social side. You can't help but make friends. And the food and drink is excellent.

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02:00 23-06-18

Had an absolute blast. Great route, great atmosphere and fantastic organisation. This was my first ultra and it’s safe to say I’ll be back again 100%

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06:32 18-06-18

What an event!! Great MC, great organisers and great atmosphere. The little things that I really liked about this event was the terrific route marking, it can sometimes be tough to figure out the way, especially in the dark. The others things was the toilet and water station out of the festival area, which is purely for the runners on route, no waiting for portaloos because lots of spectators are using them. Having said that, there were lots of portaloos anyway, which some events lack. Awesome medal and entry fee.. Overall well worth putting on your race calendar.

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