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Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series - Dorset

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The darkness beckons in this unique trail run in Dorset. Suitable for athletes of any ability, the course takes you along the spectacular Sika Trail through towering forestry and the surrounding brush. Come for the perfect pre-Christmas challenge or for an evening run like no other.

How to enter the Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series - Dorset

  1. Short

    Run 5km
    Event passed
  2. Middle

    Run 10km
    Event passed
  3. Long

    Run 16km
    Event passed

Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series - Dorset routes

At the home of Maverick Race in Dorset is the spectacular Sika Trail within the confines of Wareham Forest. The course will trace through the forest, with runners experience its epic natural beauty. Be sure to keep an eye-out for the local wildlife such as the Sika deer or even a barn owl.

This is a relatively flat route, with the three distances designed to open to event up to runners of all stripes.

The route will be clearly signposted throughout so that even in the dark the Maverick team will guide you.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Free Parking
  • Clearly marked courses
  • Timed event
  • Official Photography
  • Food & Drink Available
  • Bag Drop Area
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Freedom Brew
Raceday Logistics


1530 - Gates Open
1600 - Registration
1700 - Race begins

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the scheduled start of the race to ensure a smooth registration process.

Kit List
  • Head Torch
  • Good quality trail shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Snacks and refreshments to last the race
  • A re-usable cup or bottle

Spectators are strongly encouraged to come along to the Sika Trail and contribute to the epic atmosphere of the event.

With plenty of on-site parking, supporters can base themselves at the event HQ.


Volunteers are vital in making Maverick one of the best Trail Running company's in the UK and they are always on the look out for anyone who can help.

Whether you're a trail running aficionado or just enjoy event organisation, this could be a great opportunity for you. If you would like to find out more then follow the link here:

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I access my results?
Maverick will publish race times on their website after the event.
Why do I need a re-usable cup or bottle?
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?
Head torches are essential for this race. If you do not have one then you will not be able to run.
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Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series - Dorset weather forecast

Rain and dangerously windy overnight.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 14mph

Meet the organizer

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Maverick Race are ranked #1 in the UK out of 267 organizers

Here at Maverick Race we’re all about celebrating the beauty of the British countryside. That’s why we’ve chosen some of the most iconic areas that Blighty has to offer for our trail running series. We’re not elitist though which is why we’ve made them accessible to runners of all levels. With multiple route lengths to choose from in every location, you decide on the challenge! Our main objective is to get people off the roads and enjoying being outside in the countryside. We just love to run and we hope you will too after experiencing life on the trails. Having experienced many types of events, from 5km club runs through to Ultra Marathons and Ironman Triathlons, we're dedicated to understanding what’s important to you – the runners.

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