Through the Darkness
This event is quite different to the events we've supported before. Through the Darkness is in support of all mountain resuce teams around the UK, raising money and awareness of the tireless work they complete.
Participants have 12 hrs to run as many 12 km loops through the northern Dartmoor National Park between the hours of 18:00 and 06:00 the next day. They can rest as needed between loops. Our job is to keep them going where best possible.
Credit: Holme Valley MRT C HVMT
We are hand to offer support to all the runners as they finish each loop at race HQ. We deal with most MSK issues by assessing/diagnosing and treating with massages manual therapy, taping, cupping… etc. Feel free to being any tool ro equipment you would normal use.
What we cover
Fully stocked treatment bag
Portable massage table
Breakfast Sunday AM
What you cover
Travel to & from the event
Food for the event
Personal kit/clothes, extra food & snacks
Event: 12 hrs run
Multiples of 12 km loop
Arrive: Saturday 1st July
Depart: Sunday 2nd July
Crew briefing Satuday PM - Must attend
Okehampton Army Camp
Okehampton, EX20 1QP
Car, Train & Ext Airport
Spilt into 2x 3 hr shifts
Local restaurants - Sat pm
Own food throughout the evening
Sunday breakfast provided
Here's a list of what you would
need for the event
Refundable upon completing event
A summary of the event for the runners to give you an outline of the weekend.
Campsite open: 14:00
Event registration: 16:00 - 17:30
Race start: 18:00 1st July
Race finish: 06:00 2nd July
Campsite closed: 14:00
This secures your place and helps us ensure our team is full for each event
Typically after the event has finished. See our deposit policy for more information
Typically our team arrive 1 day before the runners and leaves 1 day after the event.
But of course! Any expenses outside the event offering will be covered by you.
Each event is different pending the race organisers needs. Here's some examples:
- Start of the event, at checkpoints along the course and at the end.
- Only on the Race HQ for looped courses
Each event will have between 3 and 7 pending the distance covered each day. You will be stationed at 1 or 2 checkpoints pending the course demands.
Each checkpoint is roughly 10 km apart and consists of:
- 1-2 medics
- 2-3 general crew
- 1-2 therapists
Gazebo, Freeze dried food and hot water, Satellite phone (where appropriate), Treatment couch & therapist bag, Table and 30-50 litres of water & dispensers
Ultra X provide hire cars and local crew cars for all events abroad. UK are the same but you can bring your own car if you please. Fuel used during the event will be reimbursed by Ultra X. To and from the event is not.
Depending the event some events do offer food. Check the event details for more info.
You can bing your own tent where needed, check the event details for more information. Some events there is no need to camp,
When supporting Ultra X at their events we will be working alongside medics and general crew We are on hand to help the runner get those most out of the whole experience. Our priority is supporting the runners during the event; however helping pack your truck, organising runners as they arrive and check their kits are compliant is part of what we do.
Nothing, unless you have particular tools or equipment you want to use. We provide a treatment couch, PPE and a treatment bag containing:
- A variety of tape - Zinc Oxide, K-Tape and Elastic Adhesive Bandages (EAB)
- Instant Ice packs
- Scissors, Adhesive spray
- Massage oil
- Treatment gloves
- Couch cleaning products
The days can demanding for the longer event particularly. Some days you start at 4:00 and finish at 21:00. However, there are plenty of opportunities to nap during the event if you need to catch up on sleep. See event details for more info.