Winter 2020/21

5km and 10km Night Run Series 

Entries Now Open 

Dark Skies Night Run Series

Due to the current Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic we’ve had to cancel the last race in the 2019/20 series but all entrants have been transferred to the 2021 version of the One Fyne Night event. 

For winter 2020/21 we will be returning with the ‘Dark Skies’ night running series with seven events spanning from Brean Down in Somerset to Baggy Point in North Devon.   

Each event will have 5km and 10km route options. Enter the whole 7 event series, the 4 event Somerset mini series, the 3 event North Devon mini series or individual events. The choice will be yours. All entrants will receive a bespoke wooden finisher’s medal, can you collect all seven? 

Provisonal 2020/21 series dates and locations:  

Moonlit Meadow Run – Longrun Meadow, Taunton – 31st October 2020  

Storm the Fort – Brean Down, Brean – 16th January 2021  

Assault of Baggy Point – Baggy Point, Croyde – 13th February 2021

Selworthy Stargazer – North Hill, Minehead – 20th February 2021

Waters Meet – Watersmeet, Lynmouth – 13th March 2021 

One Fyne Night – Fyne Court, Quantock Hills – 10th April 2021 

Heddon Howler – Heddon Valley, North Devon – 17th April 2021 

Everything you need to know

DATES

2020/2021 

Moonlit Meadow Run – Taunton – 31st October 2020   

Storm the Fort – Brean Down, Brean – 16th January 2021  

Assault of Baggy Point – Croyde, North Devon – 8th February 2021 

Selworthy Stargazer – Minehead – 20th February 2021 

Waters Meet – Lynmouth – 13th March 2021  

One Fyne Night – Fyne Court, Quantock Hills – 10th April 2021  

Heddon Howler – Heddon Valley, North Devon – 17th April 2021 

LOCATIONS 

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

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

Assault of Baggy Point – Baggy Point, Croyde, North Devon, EX33 1PA

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

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

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

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

TIMINGS  

Registration – 18.00 – 19.15 

10km Run Brief – delivered via email  

10km Run Starts – 19.15  

5km Run Brief: – delivered via email  

5km Run Starts – 19:30  

 

DISTANCE

Choice of 5km or 10km routes.

PRICE

Individual Events – £19.50 per person Somerset Mini Series – £74.00 per person Devon Mini Series – £55.50 per person   Whole Dark Skies Series – £122.50 per person 

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 

This will be delivered as part of the final details email that will come out 2 days before the event. Due to COVID-19 we cannot deliver a mass briefing to allow for physical distancing.

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 with at least 250 lumens of power – 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. 

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 with at least 250 lumens of power – 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  

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 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we cannot provide this. We ask that all runners be self sufficient.  

TOILETS 

Toilets will be available at each event. Events with cafe facilities will have use of the onsite facilities. The Selworthy Stargazer 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.