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Run through Bristol's popular Leigh Woods under the cover of darkness in this exciting trail race. There will be lots of support along the way, before a prize-giving for the fastest finishers presented at the nearby pub.
10K Trail Race, 5K Trail Race, 2K Trail Race (Ages 8-11), and 1 more
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Sat 22nd Feb 2020
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Abbots Leigh, United Kingdom
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The event experience

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Leigh Court, Leigh Court Business Centre, Pill Rd, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RA, UK
Start times
10K Trail Race:
7:00pm |
5K Trail Race:
7:00pm |
2K Trail Race (Ages 8-11):
6:00pm |
1K Trail Race (Ages 3-7):
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Back to Black Bristol
1K Trail Race (Ages 3-7)
2K Trail Race (Ages 8-11)
5K Trail Race
10K Trail Race
Route information
Starting at Leigh Court, you will head into Leigh Woods along smooth trails. The 10K does the same loop as the 5K course, plus a loop that goes south and deeper into the woods.
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What's included
  • Electronic chip timed event
  • Fully marked course with arrows and flashing lights
  • Refreshment stations
  • Birch wood finisher's medal
  • Category Prizes
  • Spot Prizes
  • Water at the finish
  • Prize-giving at Anchor Ham Green Pub
How to get there
Leigh Court, Leigh Court Business Centre, Pill Rd, Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RA, UK
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Location: Leigh Court, Leigh Woods, Bristol, Avon, BS8 3QB
Event day logistics
  • 16:30 - Registration Opens
  • 18:00 - 2K and 1K Trail Races start
  • 19:00 - 5K and 10K Trail Races start
  • 20:40 - Cut-off time for all races
At registration runners will receive their race number and tracking chip. Please arrive well in advance of your race time to help ease congestion.
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Something Wild Events
Something Wild Events organise running races & a trail festival in Devon & the South West. Most are on trails and quite a few are in the dark!
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Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome at this event and it is a great evening out for the family. The sight of several hundred head torches twinkling through the dark is not to be missed.
Kit List
Please note that head torches are compulsory. This is due to the fact that although parts of the route are illuminated, runners will be running through some dark areas. Reflective or fluorescent clothing would also be useful.
Is there an age limit?
Yes, there are age restrictions for all 4 races: 10K: 16+, 5K: 12+, 2K: Ages 8-11, 1K: Ages 3-7
What type of head torch will I need?
Generally the more expensive the head torch, the brighter and more reliable the light will be and it will enable you to run faster. It is recommended that you spend at least £30 on a head torch. A £5 petrol station head torch is not recommended.
Can I race with my dog?
Dogs are not permitted on the course.
Can I wear headphones?
No, the use of music players and earphones is not allowed during the race.
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Did the 5K Trail Race in 2020
I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t so clear where to go - some 5k runners did 4K, some did 6k, there were few signs and not really enough Marshalls. It was fun tho, liked the fire pits and the snacks at the end, so thanks.
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