12th October 2019 - TBC
2018 Results available Now
Moonlit Meadow Run 2019
Join us on the 12th October 2019 for a night run in Long Run Meadow and French Weir Park. There’s a choice of 5km or 10km routes and every participant will be rewarded with a bespoke lazer engraved wooden finishers medal. 2018 saw the inaugural Moonlit Meadow run in which 130 runners took part. The feedback has been amazing and we are looking forward to seeing the event grow for 2019 and beyond.
Longrun Meadow and French weir park provide an accessible, safe and traffic free environment to enjoy the thrills of running at night flanked by the River Tone. Start by the iconic oak barn, pass by the stunning willow cathedral during your 2 laps (5km route) and 3 laps (10km route) before finishing arm’s aloft outside the beautifully built Centre for Outdoor Activity and Community Hub (COACH). The majority of the route is on hard pack gravel and tarmac paths but watch out for those sneaky grass and wood chip sections that can get a little wet in the winter month’s (all part of the fun!).
For winter 2019/20 we will be bringing you the ‘Dark Skies’ night running series with seven events spanning from Brean Down in Somerset to Heddon’s Mouth in North Devon. More information on the series will follow soon and we are hopeful entries to all seven events will open on the 1st March 2019.
One of the seven events will be the Selworthy Stargazer that we organised for the first time in 2018 – check it out here.
Thank you to all the runners who took part and supported our first running event. The initial feedback has been nothing but positive so we couldn’t be happier.
The full race results are available by clicking on the button further down this page on the right.
Well done to all the runners who took part and a very well done to the top three in each distance category.
1st – Barney Bell
2nd – Simon Denson
3rd – Christian Bisgrove
1st – Max Jackson
2nd – Nick Tregale
3rd – Shauni Smith
Everything you need to know
Saturday 12th October, 2019
COACH centre in French Weir Park, Taunton, TA1 1AW
Registation – 18.00 – 19.10
Mass warm up: 19:10
10km Run Brief – 19.20
10km Run Starts – 19.25
5km Run Brief: – 19:30
5km Run Starts – 19:35
Choice of 5km or 10km routes.
£17.50 per person
Full course details are available via our download page or by scrolling down.
Registration will be open between 18.00 – 19.10. All entrants will need to be signed in by 19.10.
There will be a run brief at 19.20 for the 10km runners and 19:30 for the 5km runners.
This event is taking place in October and therefore all entrants must ensure that they have appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. All runners are required to wear a head or chest torch – those who do not have a head or chest torch on the night will not be allowed to take part Check out Alpkit and Taunton Leisure to order yours. The route will be way marked and we will be using reflective markers to make it easier for them to be seen.
I’m afraid that at this event dogs are not allowed to compete. They are very welcome to join the spectators but MUST be kept under close control.
There will be trained first aiders on site and around on the route throughout the event.
This event is taking place in October and therefore all entrants must ensure that they have appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. All runners are required to wear a head or chest torch – those who do not have a head or chest torch on the night will not be allowed to enter. Check out Taunton Leisure to order yours.
There are lots of local car parks available for use. Please see here to find a convenient one for you. Please DO NOT use Tesco or Lidl, these are for shoppers only.
The Weir Cafe at COACH will be open and serving refreshments that can be purchased.
There will be water available for runners on route.
The toilets within COACH will be available for use.
This event is taking place in October and unfortunately we cannot control the weather. Please do make sure that you are wearing appropriate clothing for the weather and the time of year. We are of course hoping to a lovely clear starry evening.
We want to see you celebrate as you cross the finish line. Then don’t forget to check back in with the team to receive your medal.
Can I borrow equipment?
Unfortunately not, you will need to provide your own head torch.
Do I have to decide on 5k or 10k now?
There are two ticket options available. Please do select the distance you wish to enter when purchasing your ticket. If you do wish to change your distance on the day then simply inform us at registration.