NEW for 2019/20
5km and 10km Night Run Series
Entries Now Open
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.
Due to the current Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic we’ve had to postpone the last race in the series. We are hopeful of a date in late August and this will unfortunately not be a night run but we hope that you’ll enjoy a nice mid week summer evening trail running event as a compromise to this awful situation we all find ourselves in right now.
The last event in the 2019/20 series is:
One Fyne Night – Fyne Court, Quantock Hills – Wednesday 26th August 2020 (TBC)
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 t-shirt courtesy of our partners, RR Active Apparel. Can you collect all seven?
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Provisonal 2020/21 series dates and locations:
Moonlit Meadow Run – Longrun Meadow, Taunton – 31st October 2020
Heddon Howler – Heddon Valley, North Devon – 21st November 2020
Selworthy Stargazer – North Hill, Minehead – 19th December 2020
Storm the Fort – Brean Down, Brean – 16th January 2021
Name TBC – Baggy Point, Croyde – 13th February 2021
Waters Meet – Watersmeet, Lynmouth – 13th March 2021
One Fyne Night – Fyne Court, Quantock Hills – 10th April 2021
Everything you need to know
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 – 26th August 2020 (TBC)
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
Registration – 18.00 – 19.15
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.
Individual Events – £19.50 per person
Series – £122.50 per person (equivalent of £17.50 per event)
Full course details will be available via our downloads page closer to the events.
Registration will be open between 18.00 – 19.10. All entrants will need to be signed in by 19.15.
There will be a run brief at 19.20 for the 10km runners and 19:30 for the 5km runners.
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.
Runners under 16 must run with a supervising adult who’s sight of them at all times. 16-17 year olds can run solo with parental consent.
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.
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.
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 details for each event will be sent out in the pre-event information via e-mail.
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.
There will be water available for runners on route.
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.
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.
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 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.