The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark - Dorset

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Booked 10 times in the last week
£25.00 - £40.00
Strap on your torches and get ready for this unique evening trail running experience in the scenic coastal town of Studland. This race is perfect for those looking to mix things up and add a new element to the challenge. Come for the unique experience or for that all-important finisher's medal.
Middle - 10k, Short - 6k, and Long - 20k
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Sat, 26 Nov 2022
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Corfe Castle, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Burnbake Forest Lodges and Campsite, Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20 5JH, UK
Start times
Sat, 26 Nov 2022
Long - 20k:
5:00pm |
Middle - 10k:
5:00pm |
Short - 6k:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark - Dorset
Short - 6k
Middle - 10k
Long - 20k
Route information
This night race encourages runners to immerse themselves deep into the surroundings as they race through the stunning Burnbake Forest in the glorious coastal town of Studland.
All routes weave through sandy forests and heathland, with the longer routes climbing up onto Ballard Down. The route takes runners down on the Obelisk chalky trails and back across Godlingston Heath.
There'll be plenty of wildlife on all 3 courses as Purbeck Heaths is one of the most biodiverse places in the UK.
Canicross Entry
This is a dog-friendly event, and users can purchase a spot for their furry friend for £3 extra.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Fully signed and marshalled route
  • Prizes for distance winners (M&F)
  • Event photography
  • Free parking
  • Hydration outposts
  • Timed, online results
  • Food and drink available for purchase
  • Baggage drop
  • DAYS alcohol-free beer
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How to get there
Burnbake Forest Lodges and Campsite, Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20 5JH, UK
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There will be free parking at the event for all participants.
Event day logistics
15:30 Gates opens
16:00 Registration opens
17:00 All distances start
*Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your start window to allow time for registration.
Age Restrictions
All runners must be at least 16 years or old to take on this course by themselves.
Runners under 16 can enter for free, but must be accompanied by a paying adult who will supervise them throughout the course.
Plastic-Free Event
Maverick Race is making every effort to make this season 100% plastic-free. For this reason, there will be no plastic cups at this event, so runners should bring a reusable cup or bottle with them to refill at the stations located on the route.
Canicross Entry
This is a dog-friendly event, and users can purchase a spot for their furry friend for £3 extra.
Water & Nutrition stations
There will be approximately three hydration and nutrition outposts on these routes, provided by Precision Hydration & Fuel.
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Maverick Race
Maverick Race is undoubtedly one of the best trail running organisers in the UK. The company was started down on the Jurassic Coast back in 2013 by Ben and Justin. Since then they’ve delivered events which are guaranteed to take you to some of the most scenic locations in the UK. However, what really separates Maverick is their strive for inclusivity in the outdoors. From 6km entry level runs to 50km ultra marathons, there really is something for everyone. Afterwards you’ll find everyone hanging around, enjoying some fresh pizza, and speaking to like minded people with a shared passion for trail running.
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What to bring
It is suggested that you bring the following items as the route is tough and quite exposed:
  • Head torch - you must bring this to participate
  • Hand sanitiser and face-masks for the venue
  • Trail shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Mobile phone in case of emergency
  • Enough food and drink to last the course
  • Re-usable cup to help the event remain plastic free
Where can I access my results from The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark - Dorset?
Race results are live and will show on the Maverick Race website within a few minutes of you finishing your run. You can find them at
Why do I need a re-usable cup or bottle for The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark - Dorset?
Maverick have pledged themselves to protecting the great British outdoors. By doing so, they're on a quest to make the up and coming season 100% plastic free. Hydrapak speed cups will be available to buy on the day.
Are head torches mandatory for The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark - Dorset?
Head torches are an essential item for this race. If you do not have one then you will not be able to run.
Can I bring my dog to The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark - Dorset?
Yes, this is a dog friendly event so feel free to race with your canine companion for an extra fee.
Is my race number for the Maverick Adidas Terrex Original Shropshire posted to me?
No, nothing will be posted to you prior to the event. Your race number will be waiting for you to collect from the Registration area on the morning of the event.
I can no longer make the event, can I transfer my place to another event?
If for any reason you wish to transfer out from an event Maverick Race are happy to do this, but once only. However, they cannot action any transfers for an event that has sold out. The last day to transfer out of an event is the Monday before event day (5 days before the event), please email Maverick on with the name of the event you would like to move to. Maverick are not able to move you out of an event if you contact us after this day. You may transfer to any event listed on the Maverick website or even change to a higher value event and pay the difference.
I’m aged 15 or below, can I run on my own?
Unfortunately there are not have separate races for younger runners, all ages and genders run together. All runners under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event. An adult must sign up to the event and then they can add a ‘Junior entry’ for free.
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£25.00 - £40.00
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