Sporting events at the South West Outdoor Festival

Mountain bikers with SWOF branding

Timed and competitive events are happening all through the festival; pit yourself against friends or just aim for a personal best.

Over the course of the weekend, a series of timed and competitive adventure events will be taking place – including trail running races, cycling and multisport challenges – so you can pit yourself against Exmoor's elements and take on your friends and fellow festival-goers.

These events are open to weekend campers and day visitors alike, and the routes will explore some of the best terrain in the South West.

Events are:

Places are limited, and there is an earlybird rate for all of these events, so book your spot as soon as you see something that appeals and start training for the challenge. 

XMAN Events are Exmoor's multisport experts
Run an extreme triathlon
XMAN Events are Exmoor's multisport experts

Festival activity partners

XMAN Events

XMAN is run by passionate triathletes and outdoor experts based on Exmoor.
Endorsed by the local community and supported by some amazing volunteers, they host extraordinary sports events in the South West, particularly in their home: Exmoor National Park.
Through careful planning and consideration for the wellbeing of our athletes, local people and the environment, they aim to promote participation in outdoor sports events, support the local economy and enhance people's appreciation of the beautiful countryside.
XMAN Events is running the off-road sportive (MTB) event and the off-road duathlon.

Wild Running

Wild Running is a professional events and training company based in the South West, who organise highly-regarded races, small-group experiences and running festivals, and provide expert advice and guidance to trail runners and adventure athletes.   

Wild Running on Exmoor
Trail running at Heddon Valley
Wild Running on Exmoor

Across their suite of services – which includes boutique adventures, courses, large events and coaching sessions – they encourage people of all running abilities to sign up to moorland, mountain and trail-running challenges across changing environments, whether the focus is fitness, wellbeing or elite-level preparation.

During the South West Outdoor Festival, Wild Running will be organising all the trail running events.