Run Venture Pimple Challenge

The Pimple is a Grade 2 listed folly covering the entrance to an 11m deep former reservoir.

Regally positioned above Tavistock, it rewards its conquerors with spectacular panoramic views across into Dartmoor, and Cornwall.

Although it is only 175 metres high, there is plenty of steepness to sate those with a penchant for hills.

As a walk, it is a nice little test, but as a run, it is a challenge. Short enough to be attacked but long enough to feel the burn! It’s only 1.1 miles there and 1.1 miles back.

The rules for the Run Venture Pimple Challenge are simple:

  1. Challengers begin at the Run Venture Running Hub, counted down by our staff and cheered on by customers

  2. The route is up to the individual, as there are a couple of options

  3. A photo with our loyalty card is taken when the Pimple is reached. Then it is a race back to stopping our timer on arrival

  4. The Challenge is to be completed on foot only meaning no cars, bikes etc can be used

  5. The challenge can be done any time the shop/ café is open.

The joy of the challenge is in its completion, irrespective of the time, and we actively encourage families to take part and get out in the fresh air.


After all it’s free to have a go!


Come along and get your name on the leaderboard.

(Photo Courtesy of Andy Hughes)

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Run Venture Running Hub I

7 West Street
PL19 8AD

T  01822 612548


Opening Hours (During Covid)

Mon 10am - 4pm

Tues 10am - 4pm

Weds 10am - 4pm

Thurs 10am - 4pm

Fri 10am - 4pm

Sat 10am - 4pm

Sun Closed

By Appointment Only

Run Venture Running Hub II

114 High Street



EX14 1JP

T  01404 758181


Opens end August 2020

Run Venture Running Hub III

The Angel Centre



TR13 8RR

T  01326 565850


Opens September 2020

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