Selworthy Stargazer

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Selworthy Stargazer

 

Saturday 27th October 2018.

 

As part of Exmoor’s Dark Skies Festival we are very excited to be bringing you the Selworthy Stargazer, night trail run. Join us for this night run high above the stunning Exmoor Coastline with dramatic views across the UK’s first dark sky reserve. There’s a choice of 5km or 10km routes and every participant will be rewarded with a bespoke wooden laser engraved finishers medal. 

 

As an Exmoor National Park partner be are thrilled to be continuing our collaborative working with the National Park to promote healthy active lifestyles in stunning settings. Grab your head torch and running gear before immersing yourself in the wonders of running at night beneath the stars. 

 

Starting at the old Tank Grounds on North Hill, both routes stay high on the ridge on good trails way marked with reflective orange arrows and signage. Take on the 5km route and you’ll head out over Bratton Ball and catch sight of seaworthy Beacon before looping back to the finish. The 10km route starts as per the 5 km route but continues on and over Selworthy Beacon to Bossington Hill car park before returning on the northern side of the ridge back to the finish. Which ever distance you choose you’ll be sure to enjoy your time in the stunning setting soaking up all the dark Sky reserve has to offer. 

 

There are lots of fantastic activities happening across Exmoor as part of the Dark Skies Festival – check out their website for further information. Channel Adventure have 3 ‘Wild Swims’ planned as part of the festival – full details available here.

 

If you are interested in this event you may also be happy to know that we are running another night run on the 24th November in Taunton, the Moonlit Meadow Run – check it out here.

 

Everything you need to know

DATE

Saturday 27th October, 2018

LOCATION

North Hill (Tank Tracks) – 51.217039, -3.499284

TIMINGS

Registation – 18.00 – 19.00
Run brief – 19.20
Run starts – 19.30

DISTANCE

Choice of 5km or 10km routes.

PRICE

£17.50 per person

PARKING

Number dependant – parking may be available onsite or there will be a park and ride from Minehead. This will be confirmed closer to the time.

COURSE

Full course details are available via our download page.

REGISTRATION

Registration will be open between 18.00 – 19.00. All entrants will need to be signed in by 19.00.

BRIEFING 

There will be a run brief at 19.20

REFRESHMENTS 

Little Van Rouge will be onsite selling a variety of hot and cold drinks and snacks.

SAFETY 

This event is taking place in October and therefore all entrants must ensure that they have weather appropriate clothing. All runners are required to wear a head-torch – those who do not have a head torch on the night will not be allowed to enter. 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.

DOGS 

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.

FIRST AID 

There will be trained first aiders on site and around on the route throughout the event.

EQUIPMENT

This event is taking place in October and therefore all entrants must ensure that they have weather appropriate clothing. All runners are required to wear a head-torch – those who do not have a head torch on the night will not be allowed to enter. Check out Alpkit and Taunton Leisure for expert advice and to order yours.

WATER

There will be water available for the 10k runners at approximately half way.

TRANSPORT

Depending on the number of entrants there may be a park and ride from Minehead running. This will be confirmed closer to the time.

TOILETS

There will be facilities available near the registration area.

WEATHER

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 so that you can make the most of the views.

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.

The Route 

10k route 

5k route

FAQs

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 ourchasing your ticket. If you do wish to change your distacne on the day then simply inform us at registration.

 

CHECK OUT OUR OTHER EVENTS!

Man vs Moor is approximately 10 kilometres of wild trail running featuring natural obstacles. Set in the stunning and remote western end of Exmoor National Park. 

You’ll find yourself scrambling up and down steep combes, crossing boggy valley heads, swimming in Pinkery Pond and going underground in this truly awesome event. 

Getting to the finish line will tough but well earned and you’ll leave with a massive sense of achievement. You’ve taken on the moor and defeated it! 

New for 2018!
The Triple is for those who think they’ve got the legs to conquer the Mendips, Exmoor and the Quantocks all in one year. The Triple is entry to all three of our 2018 mountain biking events and all the glory that goes with completing. Can you take on the Mendip Murmuration in June, the Exmoor Explorer in August and finish with the Quantock Quake in September?

Ticket sales for The Triple are limited. By committing to The Triple you ensure entry into all 3 events.

New Event Coming Soon!

The Mendip Murmuration is a gathering of like minded individuals coming together with a common purpose. Riding your bike through some of Somerset’s stunning landscapes. Cruising and carving over and around the Cheddar area will make for an amazing 20 or 30 mile route that will leave you wanting more.


The Exmoor Explorer is a non-competitive mountain biking event of 20 or 40 miles, held in the beautiful Exmoor National Park in the South West England.

Open moorland, woodland trails, natural single track and secluded Combes, the Explorer doesn’t disappoint. This iconic Exmoor cycling event was started 19 years ago and we are immensely proud to now run it.

The Quantock Quake is a non-competitive mountain biking event of 20 or 35 miles, held in the Beautiful Quantock Hills AONB, Somerset, South West England. Open moorland, woodland trails, natural single track and secluded Combes, the Quake has it all.

Whether you choose the 20 or 35 mile route you will be able to access areas of the Quantocks usually restricted. You’ll also see some of the greatest views from and of the Quantocks and be fully supported by our friendly team.