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Hamsterley Moon Runner

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Saturday 12th November 2022

Entries Open
Thursday 24th February 2022
Entries Close
Wednesday 9th November 2022 at 22:00
Entry Fees

£20 (affiliated) / £22 (unaffiliated)

Event Organiser - Mark Marchant

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The feeling of a head torch trail run in the woods is unique. The night-time adds a whole new dimension to trail running: it is both wild and peaceful at the same time.

Your senses become razor sharp and you become aware of your heart beat pounding in your chest.  You may hear the hoot or screech of an owl, or the rustling of woodland animals in the undergrowth. In the darkness of the woodland canopy the light from your head torch will be reflected back by the eyes of deer and other creatures peering out from the safety of the deep forest.

Our Moon Runner head torch races take place in the winter months when a crisp ground frost is common. Beams of moonlight breaking through the trees can create a magical atmosphere while you run along the sparkling surface. You can experience a definite sense of isolation and remoteness, but with that come feelings of exhilaration as your feet react to changing terrain, and excitement as your senses adapt to the different sights and sounds in the darkness.

The route will be fully waymarked, and is ideal for trail novices and experienced runners alike.

Start Time: 6pm

Registration: 4pm-5.30pm

Venue: Hamsterley Forest is the largest forest in County Durham covering 4900 square acres.

The forest is great for all types of outdoor activities including trail running and it’s a great way to spot the local wildlife. If you’re lucky you may spot birds of prey, squirrels, badgers or deer.

Terrain conditions: a mixture of hard packed gravel tracks, single twisting dirt tracks and occasional muddy bridleway.

Parking/Race HQ: 

  • There will be a race HQ with toilets.
  • There are spaces for approx. 200 cars; therefore participants are encouraged to car share when possible.
  • There will be medical support from Rapid Reaction NE Ltd who will be on the course throughout the event.
  • Water/food and fruit available at the start and finish area.

Weather: at this time of year it is not unusual for the temperature to fall below freezing therefore we suggest bringing with you a hat, gloves and warm jacket so that you can enjoy your cuppa and some hot food from the cafe.

We are an eco-friendly company and, on that basis, we don’t use disposable plastic cups and don’t offer T shirts or medals. What we do guarantee is a first class race experience where you can make memories to last a lifetime! We are actively encouraging participants to give something back to the environment which is why your race goodies are a little bit different. We are including a packet of mixed wild flower seeds for you to plant which will encourage bees and other pollinators to visit your garden which is great for the environment.

Your entry and what’s included:

  • A Branded event Mug
  • free downloadable event pictures.
  • a packet of Wild flower seeds.
  • Voucher prizes for the top 3 male and female finishers
  • Head torch prizes from Ledlenser, Run Unlimited, Vaga and Balega.
  • Free future race places for all category winners.
Administered by Booking Protect

This event offers the option to purchase Booking Protect, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

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