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The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark Oxfordshire

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Welcome to the Maverick USE Exposure Dark Series Oxfordshire . If you enjoy trail running in the daylight then you are in for a real treat running in the dark! It's an amazing experience; your senses are heightened, you immerse yourself deep in the surroundings, with your head torch on the trails streak past you at warp speed, you concentrate on making that perfect foot placement so as not to take a tumble.

Oxfordshire Dark - why not! Starting and finishing in the Culden Faw Estate which is split by the River Thames and nestled in the Chiltern Hills, this location can only be described as quintessential middle England. We love the Oxfordshire Original Series event, so it was only fitting that we experience this area in the dark. The 3 routes are all set in the estate which is home to fallow deer and wallabies......yep, we have actually seen a wallaby there! All the routes are relatively challenging and with 3 to choose from there is something for everyone.

there is distinct possibility you could even be running in the snow! Make sure you start the season strong and put this Dark Series event in your calendar as it's going to be a corker!....... And remember - The Darkness Awaits...

Review summary

30 Reviews
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D Shepherd
"If you’ve never run a Maverick event before, stop what you’re doing now and..."


Dean M
"Running with a head torch on was a completely new experience but i absolutely..."


Callum C
"This event is just nuts and so is everyone who organises it. The Maverick Race..."
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How to enter the The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark Oxfordshire

  1. Long

    Run 15km
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  2. Middle

    Run 10km
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  3. Short

    Run 5km
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The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark Oxfordshire routes

Your routes will be clearly signed with arrows, tape, and small flags. Please look out for all of our signage on course and pay attention to any safety warnings.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Free Parking
  • Fully Marked Course
  • PH & Tribe Outposts
  • Fully Timed
  • Online Results
  • Event Photography
  • Food & Drink Available
  • Bag Drop Area
  • Finishers Medal
  • Freedom Brew

Upon arrival please report to registration, which will open at 16:30pm – please bring a copy of your entry confirmation. You will be asked to sign in and you’ll receive your race number. Numbers must be worn at all times.

Raceday Logistics

Gates Open: 16:00pm
Registration: 16:30pm
Race Start: 18:00pm

Kit List
  • Head Torch (you MUST have a head torch or you will not be able to run)
  • Trail shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Mobile phone (in case of emergency)
  • Re=usable cup/bottle to use at the hydration posts
  • Enough food and drink to last you the race – there will be hydration outposts on course provided by Precision Hydration

As with all Maverick events you can expect an on-course hydration and nutrition outpost provided by Precision Hydration. There will also be prizes for the winners of each distance, male and female.

As a guide you should always:
• Follow the on course signage
• Listen to on course marshals
• Take care when crossing roads
• Be considerate to others
• Please close all gates, DO NOT litter!

This is a dog friendly event. Dogs must be on a harness.

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The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark Oxfordshire reviews (30)

4.8 out of 5 stars

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    Dean M

    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
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    Callum C

    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.
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    Freddie T

    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.
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    George H

    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
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    Steph M

    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.
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    Ben R

    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!!
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    Dave J

    Did the Middle in 2019

    Excellent event. Well organised, great course and a friendly atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone.
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    D Shepherd

    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.

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    Julia D

    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.
  • 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!