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Chopwell Moon Runner
Running at night is a unique and special experience. With just your head torch guiding the way, your senses will come to life with the wonderful sights and sounds of the forest. All abilities are welcome, so come to Chopwell Woods for a spectacular moon lit run at this fun and friendly event.
Sat 23rd Oct 2021
Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom
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Chopwell Woodland Park, Rowlands Gill NE39 1LT, UK
Running through the woods at night with a head torch is a unique and wonderful experience for runners, which will feel both wild and peaceful at the same time. Your senses will come alive, as you race along with the sound of hooting owls and the sight of deer eyes reflected from your head torch.
The race is suitable for runners of all abilities and head torch novices, everyone is welcome!
The Moon Runner is a winter event which means a crisp ground frost is common. Moonlight will break through the trees, creating an incredible atmosphere while you run along the sparkling surface. Runners will be able to embrace the feeling of remoteness and exhilaration that comes with running in the dark.
Chopwell Woodland Park is on the fringe of Gateshead, and with 360 hectares of woodland, there are miles of paths and old railway tracks making this a perfect spot for a trail running event. The paths will criss-cross through the woods, and offer sights of the industrial history of the region, such as restored coal railway trucks.
There will be a great variety of terrain, from hard packed gravel tracks to dirt tracks, and all perfect form either trail novices or experienced runners. The weather can be very cold at this time of the year, so runners are encouraged to bring a hat, gloves and a warm jacket so you can enjoy a cuppa and Pizza from the event partners after the race.
The race will start and finish at the Pines, which is near to the main car park.
- A Branded event Mug
- Free event photos
- A packet of Wild flower seeds
- Cash prizes for the top 3 male and female finishers
- Head torch prizes
- Free future race places for all category winners
- Fully marked and marshalled route
- Water and food available
- Toilets at race HQ
How to get there
Chopwell Woodland Park, Rowlands Gill NE39 1LT, UKGet full directions
Chopwell Wood is about 10 miles south west of Gateshead.
The wood is not signposted until the entrance in the village of High Spen (B6315). Access to the B6315 from the south is off the A694 at Rowlands Gill or from the north at the A695 at Greenside.
There is parking available for approximately 200 cars, so you are requested to car share where possible.
Event day logistics
16:00 - 17:30 Registration
18:00 Start Time
You will collect your race number at registration on the day.
You must be at least 18 years old to take part.
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We are an environmentally friendly trail running event company based in the North East of England. We are bringing some of the best racing formats from other adventure sports to the running community, and in some of the most beautiful and dramatic places in the UK, ranging from 10k head torch races in local woodland all the way up to ultra-marathon distance events on the fells and mountains of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
What level of fitness and experience do I need to be to take part in the Chopwell Moon Runner?
This event is perfect for both experienced and novice runners, you don't need to have run in the dark before either, head torch novices are welcome.
Do I need to bring a water bottle to the Chopwell Moon Runner?
Yes, you must bring a bottle able to hold 500ml, this event organiser is Eco friendly and doesn't use disposable cups.
Will there be parking at the Chopwell Moon Runner?
Yes, there will be parking but runners are requested to lift share where possible.
Can I wear headphones at the Chopwell Moon Runner?
Headphones are not allowed for this race.
Are there any age restrictions for the Chopwell Moon Runner?
You must be at least 18 to take part.
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