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Gato Sports Head Torch 10k – Race 3

Event summary

Dive into the world of night running at the Gato Sports Head Torch 10k. Illuminate Salcey Forest's pathways, transforming the forest into a festival of light amid the darkness. Whether you are new to trail running or a seasoned veteran this 2-lap 10k is a fantastic flat course accessible to all.

Your organiser

The majority of our events are challenge events - multi-lap races with a time limit rather than a set distance. This means people can run all different distances on the same day, making for a great atmosphere. Lapped events can get some negative feedback but our laps are around beautiful locations. We avoid out and back laps and coming back to the wonderful aid station (full of your requests) can be a good motivator. Whether it's your A race, you need to do some long training runs, you have a 100-mile ultra in a few weeks or you want to hammer out a quick 10k, our races allow everyone to get involved together. We’re also expanding our mid-week evening 10K series too. Keep an eye out for updates on these as we are continually adding more. Expect the same care and attention and in the same great locations!

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We’re always looking for volunteers to help make these events epic.

How to enter

Tickets available until Wed Feb 23 2022

What's included:

  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal and Finisher's Goodies
  • Water and Hot Drink Stations
  • Timed results
  • Prizes for first place male and female finishers
  • Fully marked course
10k
7:00pm Thu 24th Feb 2022

Run 10km

£18.00
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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I run with my dog at the Gato Sports Head Torch 10k - Race 3?
Yes, please keep dogs on short leads and also make sure your dog is lit up. All Canicross runners will start before the main field of runners between 18:30 - 18:45. … read more
FAQ
Will there be drinks at the Gato Sports Head Torch 10k - Race 3?
Yes, there will be water stations as well as hot drinks available before and after the race. … read more
FAQ
Do I need to bring my own head torch to the Gato Sports Head Torch 10k - Race 3?
Yes, please bring a head torch or chest lamp otherwise you will not be permitted to race. … read more
Route description
Route description

Step into the unknown as you traverse this flat, dark and dirty trail course. Predominately built upon a crushed stone path watch out for slippery rocks and debris. As you begin your journey into the deep dark forest runners headlights will shine like fireflies in the night sky.

Following the two lap winding trail of Salcey Forest, take your time to appreciate the moon and the stars as the forest trees surround you. Leave the roads behind, reconnecting with nature which will leave you in a feeling of post-race euphoria.

Logistics and schedule

18:30 - 18:45 10k Canicross Start Window

19:00 - 20:00 10k Start Window

Age Restrictions

Entrants have to be 16 and over to take part in this event.

Kit List

  • Torches: Please bring a head torch or a chest light or you will not be able to run.
  • Trail shoes: The conditions of the trail will depend on the weather however it is advised to wear trail shoes as the stone path may become slippery and dirty.

Toilets

Toilets are located at the Salcey Forest cafe.

Dogs / Canicross

The organisers are currently trialling Canicross for the Gato Sports Head Torch Series. Please keep dogs on short leads and also make sure your dog is lit up. All Canicross runners will start before the main field between 18:30 - 18:45.

How to get there

Hartwell, Northampton NN7 2HX, UK

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Parking

Please use the Post Code of NN7 2HX and follow relevant signage to the carpark. Parking will cost around £2. The event is located an 18-minute drive from Northampton and 9-minutes from Junction 15 of the M1.

By Public Transport

The closest train station is Northampton, and the number 33 bus from Northgate takes you Kits Close which is a stones throw away from the entrance to Salcey Forest. This bus journey will take roughly an hour.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I run with my dog at the Gato Sports Head Torch 10k - Race 3?
Yes, please keep dogs on short leads and also make sure your dog is lit up. All Canicross runners will start before the main field of runners between 18:30 - 18:45.
FAQ
Will there be drinks at the Gato Sports Head Torch 10k - Race 3?
Yes, there will be water stations as well as hot drinks available before and after the race.
FAQ
Do I need to bring my own head torch to the Gato Sports Head Torch 10k - Race 3?
Yes, please bring a head torch or chest lamp otherwise you will not be permitted to race.
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10k
7:00pm Thu 24th Feb 2022
£18.00

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