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The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark - Oxfordshire

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Booked 22 times in the last week
£20.00 - £37.00Free injury protection
About
Immerse yourself in the Chiltern Hills with this unique evening trail run. A challenge open to those of all abilities, participants will snake through the woodland and grassy plains of the Chiltern Hills after sunset. Come to engage all your senses or for that post-race Freedom Brew.
Participants
Middle , Short , and Long
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Calendar
Sat 4th Dec 2021
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Stonor, United Kingdom
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4.8
(30 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Stonor, Henley-on-Thames RG9, UK
Start times
Long :
5:00pm |
Middle :
5:00pm |
Short :
5:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark - Oxfordshire
Short
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8km
Route
1 Loop
£20.00
Middle
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15km
Route
1 Loop
£32.00
Long
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21km
Route
1 Loop
£37.00
Route information
Maverick travel to Culden Faw Estate, Oxfordshire for the latest edition of their USE Lights Dark Series. Located in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, the estate is scythed in half by the River Thames.
All three routes deliver an incredible backdrop for this already unique event. Not only is the surrounding landscape a sight to behold, but there is also an abundance of local wildlife to keep your eye open for.
Given the darkness runners will have to focus on their footing throughout. The route itself will be made obvious with reflective markers.
What's included
  • Fully signed and marshalled route
  • Prizes for distance winners (M&F)
  • Finisher's medal
  • Event photography
  • Free parking
  • Hydration outposts
  • Timed, online results
  • Food and drink available for purchase
  • Baggage drop
  • Freedom Brew
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How to get there
Stonor, Henley-on-Thames RG9, UK
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There is plenty of free parking available on-site.
Event day logistics
15:30 Gates opens
16:00 Registration Opens
17:00 - 17:15 All distances start
*Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your start window to allow time for registration.
Backpack
Kit list
We suggest the following items to bring 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 run in case of emergency
  • Enough food and drink to last the course
  • Re-usable cup to help the event remain plastic free
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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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FAQ's
Are dogs welcome?
This is a dog friendly event so please feel free to bring along your canine companion.
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Where can I access my results?
Maverick will upload race times onto their website after the event.
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Why do I need a re-usable cup or bottle?
Maverick are committed to retaining the beauty of the great British outdoors. As such, 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.
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Are head torches mandatory?
Head torches are essential for this race - if you do not have one then you will not be able to participate.
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Dean M
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5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Running with a head torch on was a completely new experience but i absolutely loved the event and glad I took on the longer distance. `Adrenaline definitely got me through to the end
Callum C
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5.0
Did the Long in 2019
This event is just nuts and so is everyone who organises it. The Maverick Race series is just so special and there is always that extra buzz you get when taking part in one of their events.
Freddie T
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4.3
Did the Short in 2019
Maverick Races are just the best. My first dark/night race which was pretty epic and it was great that the event was so local.
George H
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4.7
Did the Long in 2019
A steady undulating course which I loved and the event was just incredibly organised and everything was so efficient. One of my favourites
Steph M
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4.7
Did the Middle in 2019
This race and the Dark Dorset race are 2 of my favourite events of the trail running year. I run with my dog and have loved taking her to the night races. We saw and chased deer and battled the elements amongst friendly runners. My only recommendation would be to let people with faster dog teams go at the front of the main human field, as it can be more annoying for everybody involved starting at the back and having to weave through the crowd on narrow paths (but I appreciate this is something lots of race organisers do and is not a maverick specific quible). I'm really grateful that maverick are so dog friendly! Keep up the great work. I'd do more night races, if they were offered.
Ben R
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5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Maverick events are always so we'll organised, the start/finish area is well supported with food and drink available and good tunes to boot. The Dark route through the estate in Oxfordshire is really fun with wild deer making the experience more special. Maverick races are always hugely fun, relaxed, well signed and supported. They're a must!!
Dave J
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5.0
Did the Middle in 2019
Excellent event. Well organised, great course and a friendly atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone.
D Shepherd
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5.0
Did the Short in 2019
If you’ve never run a Maverick event before, stop what you’re doing now and book one. I ran the short route with both my children (did you know Maverick Race offer free child places with an adult booking?), after helping on the Hampshire Original event earlier in the year. What you’ll find is whether you run a day or night event, long, middle or short, you’ll find you get a real taste of trail running and an experience you just won’t find at other events. That’s a really clever thing to achieve. Free event photography - look out for the cameras- and an event village unlike any other. I’ve enjoyed running a number of races with these guys, so much, I’ve begun to help out at some too. The scenery and trails are always breathtaking and the organisation is amazing. The ambassadors are all really approachable, there’s no pretence here. Imagine a 100k demon chatting over a coffee and cake with an off road newbie. It just doesn’t happen anywhere else.Be prepared to be challenged, but generous cut offs and flexible distance transfers mean you’ll never get out of your depth. Honestly, the best set of races you’ll ever enter! Highly recommended.
Julia D
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5.0
Did the Middle in 2018
It's so rare to get running events at night, especially ones that aren't some crazy mega marathon and the Dark series are all so fun. Glow sticks, head torches and fire pits...what could be better on those dark winter nights.
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5.0
Did the Long in 2019
Trail running in the dark is made incredible by Maverick. The course was so well marked and the event village was great with fire pits and cool lighting! I love these events!
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