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Hamsterley 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 Hamsterley Forest for a spectacular moon lit run at this fun and friendly event.
Sat 6th Nov 2021
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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Hamsterley Forest, Hamsterley Forest, Bishop Auckland DL13, 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.
Hamsterley Forest is the largest forest in County Durham and covers 4900 square acres. The route will follow the tracks and trails within the beautiful forest park. It will be undulating in parts but you will be rewarded by the scenery and if you're lucky you may also spot some local wildlife.
The forest is an ideal location for trail running with a mixture of well marked footpaths, forest trails and woodland tracks. This event is perfect for both experienced trail runners and anyone new to the sport.
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 your soup and roll after the race.
The race starts and finishes at the Café car park 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
- Prizes from event partners
- 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
Hamsterley Forest, Hamsterley Forest, Bishop Auckland DL13, UKGet full directions
Hamsterley Forest is on the East edge of the North Pennines and can be accessed from the A68 or the A688.
There are plenty of car parking spaces but participants are encouraged to car share when possible. Discounted parking charges apply.
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 Hamsterley 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.
Will there be parking at the Hamsterley Moon Runner?
Yes, there will be parking but runners are requested to lift share where possible.
Can I wear headphones at the Hamsterley Moon Runner?
Headphones are not allowed for this race.
Are there any age restrictions for the Hamsterley Moon Runner?
You must be at least 18 to take part.
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