NEW for 2019

5km and 10km Night Run Series

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Dark Skies Night Run Series

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. 

Check out the series event locations below:

Moonlit Meadow Run – Longrun Meadow, Taunton – 2nd November 2019

Heddon Howler – Heddon Valley, North Devon – 9th November 2019

Selworthy Stargazer – North Hill, Minehead – 21st December 2019

Storm the Fort – Brean Down, Brean – 11th January 2020

Wavering in the Dark – Crook Peak, Winscombe – 8th February 2020

Waters Meet – Watersmeet, Lynmouth – 7th March 2020

One Fyne Night – Fyne Court, Quantock Hills – 11th April 2020

Each event will have 5km and 10km route options. Enter the whole series or individual events. The choice will be yours. All entrants will receive a bespoke wooden finisher’s medal and a finisher’s technical t-shirt courtesy of our partners, RR Active Apparel. Can you collect all seven?

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Everything you need to know

DATES

Moonlit Meadow Run – Taunton – 2nd November 2019

Heddon Howler – Heddon Valley, North Devon – 9th November 2019

Selworthy Stargazer – Minehead – 21st December 2019

Storm the Fort – Brean Down, Brean – 11th January 2020

Wavering in the Dark – Crook Peak, Winscombe – 8th February 2020

Waters Meet – Lynmouth – 7th March 2020

One Fyne Night – Fyne Court, Quantock Hills – 11th April 2020

LOCATIONS

Moonlit Meadow Run – COACH centre in French Weir Park, Taunton, TA1 1AW

Heddon Howler – Hunters Inn, Heddon Valley, Jose’s lane, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 4PY

Selworthy Stargazer – North Hill, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5LB

Storm the Fort, Brean Down, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2RS

Wavering in the Dark – Kings Wood Car Park, Compton Bishop, Winscombe, Somerset, BS25 1NW

Waters Meet – Watersmeet House, Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, North Devon, EX35 6NT

One Fyne Night – Fyne Court, Broomfield, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2EQ

TIMINGS

Registation – 18.00 – 19.15

10km Run Brief – 19.20

10km Run Starts – 19.25

5km Run Brief: – 19:30

5km Run Starts – 19:35

DISTANCE

Choice of 5km or 10km routes.

PRICE

Individual Events – £19.50 per person

Series – £122.50 per person (equivalent of £17.50 per event)

COURSE

Full course details will be available via our downloads page closer to the events.

REGISTRATION

Registration will be open between 18.00 – 19.10. All entrants will need to be signed in by 19.15.

BRIEFING 

There will be a run brief at 19.20 for the 10km runners and 19:30 for the 5km runners.

SAFETY 

The events take place during the winter month 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 our friends at 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.

DOGS 

I’m afraid that at this stage dogs are not allowed to compete. They are very welcome to join the spectators but MUST be kept under close control.

FIRST AID 

There will be trained first aiders on site and around on the route throughout the event. Please alert a marshal should you or a fellow runner require assistance.

 

EQUIPMENT

These events are taking place in the winter months 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.

PARKING

Parking details for each event will be sent out in the pre-event information via e-mail. 

REFRESHMENTS 

A water station with goodies will be located at roughly half way on each event. At venues where there is a cafe, the cafe will be open during the event and for a period after for you to purchase beverages and food to fuel and refuel. 

WATER

There will be water available for runners on route.

TOILETS

Toilets will be available at each event. Events with cafe facilities will have use of the onsite facilities. The Selworthy Stargazer and Wavering in the Dark will have temporary toilets at the event village. 

WEATHER

These events take place  during the winter months 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.

FINISH

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.

FAQs

 

Can I borrow equipment?

Unfortunately not, you will need to provide your own head torch and running clothing, trainers and other associated equipment. 

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 individual or series entry.  If you do wish to change your distance on the day then simply inform us at registration. To be included in the series standings you need to compete in the same distance for all seven events.