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Forest of Light Run - Thetford Forest

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Speed around Thetford Forest after dark in this unique event. Perfect for runners of all abilities, the route is a 3KM loop which can be completed as many times as you wish during a 2 hour time frame. Come for a moonlit race in these stunning surroundings.

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Forest of Light Run - Thetford Forest route


The course will kick-off from the main event field at High Lodge, before taking runners along the wide, tree-lined fire lanes within the forest.

The course itself is a 3KM loop and runners are aiming to complete as many laps as they can within 2 hours. Please note, you can stop whenever you like during the race and do not have to run continuously.

For the race, the course will have been turned into an enchanted forest with an epic lighting display.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Epic enchanted forest lighting
  • Prizes for most completed laps (male and female)
  • Unique finisher's medal
  • Refreshments on-site
  • Reduced car-parking
  • High Lodge's fantastic facilities
  • Distance marked
  • Course marshalled
Raceday Logistics


1800 - 1945: Registration

1940: Warm-up

1955: Race briefing

1955: Race starts

2155: Final lap starts

Registration will take place at the far end of High Lodge's main event field - please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race to complete this process.


Spectators are more than encouraged to come along and join in the post-race celebrations of food, drink, music, and a light party.


Inspire Races are always on the lookout for volunteers to help with their events. Roles vary from race-to-race but generally include:

- Course Marshalling
- Car park
- Bag drop
- Registration

In return, volunteers are offered free entry into one of Inspire Races fantastic events. If you would like to find out more simple follow the link here:


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to continually run for 2 hours?
No, runners can stop at anytime during the 2 hour time slot. There are prizes available for male and female runners who complete the most amount of laps.
Is there bag drop available?
There will be a key drop available at reception and all bags should be left in cars. If you have nowhere to store your bag then it can be left at the key drop area.
Where can I access results?
All results will be uploaded to on the day after the event.

Forest of Light Run - Thetford Forest weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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Inspire Races
Inspire Races is a team of dedicated sports enthusiasts, who for the past 15 years have been managing outdoor sports events. Made up of race directors, sports coaches and nutrition experts who deliver, promote and work alongside other organisations to deliver 5k and 10k runs, marathons, ultra runs, triathlons, fun runs and obstacle course races (OCR).



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