Burrator Noir

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Get Wild and race with the stars with this incredible night run. Perfect for any night owls out there eager to grab that PB. Whether you want a buzzing atmosphere, or to have a go at a trail run - this event is the perfect setting for some great racing. With some tricky terrain, this event will definitely challenge all abilities.
12 Miles, 10k, 2k Kid's Race, and 1 more
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Sat, 19 Nov 2022
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Yelverton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
South West Lakes Trust - Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6PE, UK
Start times
Sat, 19 Nov 2022
12 Miles:
6:00pm |
6:30pm |
2k Kid's Race:
5:30pm |
1k Kid's Race:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Burrator Noir
12 Miles
1 Loop
£17.50 - £29.00
£14.70 - £25.00
2k Kid's Race
£21.00 - £25.00
1k Kid's Race
£9.00 - £13.00
Route information
Terrain Moorland, plantation, leats, gnarly, rocky, paths and disused railway lines
Route Type Looped
The Burrator Noir
This is one of Wild running's earliest races and returns to its original venue at the Discovery Centre at Burrator Reservoir.
The main race includes 12 miles of moorland, plantation, leats, gnarly, rocky, paths and disused railway lines- all very runnable. They've added on two extra miles to circumvent the B3212, which runners previously had to negotiate. Not any more- just straight across. It’s back as part of the Wild Night Run and Wild Run Series.
The Noir
The Noir includes most of the original 10 mile trail route along the forested paths that lead from the Discovery Centre at Burrator Reservoir, along gnarly tacks through open moorland towards Nun’s cross then left to Princetown. It then follows the old disused railway line near Foggintor Quarry and back to Burrator Reservoir via the trail behind Ingra Tor and through the leatside plantation.
Kids Races
Wild Running have also brought back the original kids races, in the spirit of the Wild Night Run Series. Come along to test your trail running ability. This will be a great afternoon for all of the family as there will also be a 1k and 2k kids race.
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What's included
This year, the WNR will form part of the Dartmoor Night Fell Series. To keep entry prices down, we have added medals and series running vests as an optional extra. We will donate a Clive's Pie to Kingsbridge Food Kitchen for every entrant, instead of doing mass medals. By entering this, you are helping to donate. All courses will be marked and marshalled and in the dark!
  • Chip-timing
  • Fully marked course
  • Feed station
  • Bag drop
  • Prizes adventure related books and or sports wear/vouchers
How to get there
South West Lakes Trust - Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6PE, UK
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Parking will be available at the event site.
Event day logistics
17:00 Registration opens at HQ.
18:00 Start of 12 Mile race.
18:30 Start of 10k race.
19:05 First competitors expected to finish (10K)
19:30 First competitors expected to finish 12 miler
19:45 Presentation 10k
20:15 Presentation 12 miles
21:00 Event ends
Age Requirements
  • 10-mile & 10k: Entrants must be 16 years of age or older to participate
  • Kid's Races: Entrants under the age of 8 will compete in a 1k race, entrants between 8 and 12 will compete in a 2k race.
Cut-off Time
The cut of time is 21:00 for ALL racers.
Bag Drop
There will be an opportunity for competitors to drop off bags. The bag drop is stationed next to the registration area.
This event will not be using the Discovery Centre itself, so there will be no toilets for use here. Available toilets will be on the entrance to the western dam.
Aid Stations
There will be one feed station on the race course with water Vats, some sweet things and something from our event partners. The location of the feed station is at Soldiers Pool, Princetown Cattle grid.
Food and refreshments
A food stall will be on site as well as our coffee trike guru Sam Cake, serving teas and coffees.
Cupless Event
Please note that this event is going cupless. You will be expected to bring a cup/bottle with you to this event.
In case of emergency, use the Burrator Noir 12 miles View RangerExternalLink.
Courses will also be cleared of signs by route sweeper.
Prizes will be donated to the first three overall finishers in each race for men and women, as well as spot prizes. Please stay for the presentation if you think you may have won something. We will not be posting out prizes.
Event Rules
  • Dogs are ONLY permitted in the 10k road race.
  • Headphones are not permitted.
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Kit List
  • Functional running wear
  • Appropriate off-road running shoes. Road shoes will not be appropriate.
  • A head torch is required, as well as spare batteries
  • Long-sleeved top.
  • Hi-viz or brightly coloured clothing
  • Bottle or collapsible cup
Recommended Kit List
  • Trail or fell shoes are recommended
  • Long-fingered gloves
  • Hat
  • Long-sleeved waterproof jacket (does not have to be carried)
Can I wear my MP3/Ipod at the Burrator Noir?
For your safety, music players and headphones are not permitted.
When will the race manual be available for the Burrator Noir?
Race manuals will be available closer to the event date and the information will also be emailed out to participants.
Is there an age requirement to participate in the Burrator Noir?
Yes, runners must be the following ages to participate in each event: 16+ for the 10 Mile, 16+ for the 10k, between 3-12 for the kids races.
28 reviews
Did the race in 2022
Great route and experience! Nice low key race. Would recommend! 😁
Did the race in 2022
Really enjoyed the course and a new experience racing in the dark.Liked that it was canicross friendly as well, I will be back.
Did the race in 2022
loved it
Did the race in 2022
All good but the guy on the loudspeaker at the end could have been a bit more 'enthusiastic'. Didn't come over too well! Also a shame that all the medals had gone by the time I'd finished (even though there were 6 on the table) and I had pre-ordered mine. Also a shame the venison stew had all gone by the time I finished. But overall, a good race. Good marshalling and well sign-posted.
Did the race in 2022
Loved the food and fire at the end. Maybe one more canopy to stand under in the rain would have been extra good.
Did the race in 2022
For my first event, it was very exciting but challenging. Not bad for a first attempt. Thank you
Did the race in 2022
Really enjoyed it. Amazing to be out in the countryside at night!
Did the race in 2022
Route was hard but we had a lot of fun and really glad we took part.
Did the race in 2022
A thoroughly enjoyable race!
Did the race in 2022
Was my first time on the 12 miles burrator le noir and wouldn’t be the last!! Atmosphere was amazing, the organization was spot on, Ceri and he’s team did a great work and I will come back to them for many year’s to come! Thanks again for all your hard work to keep this wonderful discipline alive!Narcisse.
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