Illuminator Night Trail Race

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About
Take on the night in one of Scotland's most difficult trail races. Great for runners and walkers, the courses wind their way through the rugged, mountainous terrain and you have only the flicker of head torches to guide your way. Come for the challenge of the run and the stunning night sky.
Participants
15 mile, 15km and 8km
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Calendar
Sat, 26 Oct 2019
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LocationPin
Aboyne, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Deeside Community Centre & Swimming Pool, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne AB34 5JN, UK
Start times
Sat, 26 Oct 2019
15 mile:
6:30pm |
15km:
6:45pm |
8km:
7:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Illuminator Night Trail Race
15 mile
Distance
15mi
£50.00
15km
Distance
15km
£40.00
8km
Distance
8km
£35.00
Route information
8km
  • This is easy to run or walk
  • Generally on firm trails and sheltered in the trees
  • Includes the difficult Craigendinnie Climb
  • Full Access to the Light Zone
15km
  • Participants can run or walk
  • Traverses the open ridge above Glen Tanar
  • Outstanding views of up to 4km of light trails from your fellow racers' head torchers
  • Full Access to the Light Zone
15 Mile
  • A tough mental and physical challenge
  • Runs through the heart of Glen Tanar's ancient Forest
  • Follows the beautiful Water of Allachy and Water of Tanar
  • Full Access to the Light Zone
What's included
  • Electronic Chip Timed Race
  • Prizes for Category Winners
  • Coaster Finisher's Medals
  • Music at the Start Line
  • Warm Drink and Snack Stations
  • Marshalled Course
Train
How to get there
Deeside Community Centre & Swimming Pool, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne AB34 5JN, UK
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Address: Aboyne Community Centre, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5JN.
There is plenty of parking available at the community centre.
Event day logistics
Registration:
  • 16:30 - 18:15 - Registration for 15 Mile
  • 17:00 - 18:30 - Registration for 15 Km
  • 17:30 - 18:45 - Registration for 8 Km
Race Start Times:
  • 15 Mile = 1830hrs
  • 15 Km = 1845hrs
  • 8 Km = 1900hrs
Start Grid Layout
15 Mile: start grid will be split into two areas: Race/Run
Racers aiming to finish in the top 25% should position themselves at the front, general runners please stand behind.
8km & 15km: start grid will be split into three areas: Race/Run/Walk
Racers aiming to finish in the top 10% should position themselves at the front, general runners in the middle and walkers at the back.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome at the event base and start and finish area.
Spectators are not allowed to access the route in Glen Tanar.
Please note that dogs are not allowed
Backpack
Kit List
  • Mobile Phone
  • Trail running shoes
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • LED Head Torch (x2)
  • Rucksack with waterproof liner
  • Emergency food items
  • Full Sleeve and Full Leg Base layer
  • Waterbottle
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