Dark Skies - Surrey Hills
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This exciting new race in the Wild Night Run series will take participants through a woodland oasis in the Surrey Hills. With 3 races to choose from and a kid's race, this event is perfect for the whole family. Come for the awesome medal, unique night race, and family fun.
10 Mile, 10k, 5k, and 2 more
Sat, 28 Jan 2023
Dorking, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Denbies Wine Estate., London Rd, Dorking RH5 6AA, UK
Sat, 28 Jan 2023
10 Mile:5:50pm |
1k Kid's Race:4:30pm |
2k Kid's Race:4:30pm
These woodland night races will take participants through valleys, farmland and Ranmore Common. Each race will start at Denbies Wine Estate, opposite Box Hill Country Park. There will be plenty of hills on the trails so make sure to be prepared to feel the burn. If you fancy there are also Canicross categories for the 10k and 10-mile races making this event perfect for you to bring your four-legged friends along.
- Handmade Finisher's Medal
- Fully-marked routes
- Water Stations
- Chip-timed results
- First aid
- Feed stations
How to get there
Denbies Wine Estate., London Rd, Dorking RH5 6AA, UKGet full directions
The closest station to the event site is Dorking train station, but there are 2 other train stations close by including Box Hill and Westhumble and Dorking Deepdene.
It's just a short stretch from these stations down the M25 into the wooded bliss.
Parking is available for at least 200 cars in the main car park. It is encouraged to car share or to cycle to the event.
Event day logistics
16:00 - 17:10 Registration opens
16:30 Start of kid’s races
16:50 Finish of kid’s races
17:30 Start of 5k and 10k
17:50 Start of 10 Mile race
19:20 Presentation for 5k & 10k
19:45 Presentation for 10 mile race
20:00 Catering closes
20:30 Cut-off for all races
All participants must collect their race number and timing chip from registration no later than 30 minutes before your race start time.
- 1k or 2k: Participants must be between the ages of 3-12 years old
- 10k: Participants must be 16 years of age or older
- 10 miles: Participants must be 18 years or older
Covid Safety measures
- Hand sanitiser will be placed outside all toilets
- Seated staff will wear masks
- Signed and marshalled routes
- Water and finisher's medals will be located remote from the finish to discourage social gathering
- All marshals will be given bin bags and disposable gloves. Anyone littering will be disqualified.
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What to bring
Mandatory Kit List
- Head torch + Spare batteries
- Long-sleeved top
- Collapsable cup
- Mobile phone
- Waterproof jacket
Recommended Kit List
- Trail or fell shoes are recommended.
- Long-fingered gloves
- Long-sleeved waterproof jacket (does not have to be carried)
Can I wear headphones while I run at the Dark Skies - Surrey Hills?
No, headphones may not be worn during the race.
How old does my child have to be to take part in the kid's races in the Dark Skies - Surrey Hills?
The kids races are reserved for children under 12.
Are headtorches mandatory at the Dark Skies - Surrey Hills?
Yes, all participants must wear a front-facing head torch. Any extra safety lighting is also welcomed.
A great run in an amazing area. Would definitely take part again. The course marking was pretty good one exception was at the 3.1 mile mark many people turned left here in confusion at the farm losing 1/2 mile of the course.Otherwise a great run.Clive
3.3Did the 10 Mile in 2022
Course poorly marked resulted in losing a kilometre and ending up on the shorter route.Badly organised. Race times are impossible to findNice views
2.7Did the 10k in 2022
Was a really good event, thoroughly enjoyed. However, you need to have more glow sticks or reflective arrows / reflective stakes and helpers giving guidance. I ended up running 7.6km, taking a wrong turn back onto the 5km course. Frustrating as I was within the top 5, but will have to come back next year to try again.
4.0Did the 10k in 2022
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