The Wild Night Run

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This is a race full of challenges, with mixed trails taking you through mud and bogs or across rocks and roads. Add on to this the wintry weather and darkness, and you've got an event that is sure to test any runner.
5M Trail Race, and 10M Trail Race
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Sat 18th Jan 2020
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South Brent, United Kingdom
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The event experience

20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach, South Brent TQ10 9AQ, South Brent TQ10 9AL, UK
Start times
10M Trail Race:
6:00pm |
5M Trail Race:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Wild Night Run
5M Trail Race
10M Trail Race
Route information
This is the most challenging night run in the South West, with mixed terrain across Dartmoor. Expect mud, rocks and bogs to get in your way, and that's before you take in the uphill climbs. You might even have to contend with a blizzard depending on weather conditions. The second half of the race is more downhill than the first half, but it includes Brent Hill, which is infamously muddy.
There is a milder route available for 5 Mile runners, which is still challenging but is designed for less experienced trail runners.
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What's included
  • Electronic chip timed event
  • Fully marked course with arrows and flashing lights
  • Refreshment stations
  • Birch wood finisher's medal
  • Water at finish line
  • Race prizes for fastest runner in the senior and vets categories
  • Special prizes if you finish in front of the King (for male runners) or the Queen (for female runners), who will be specially dressed
How to get there
South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach, South Brent TQ10 9AQ, South Brent TQ10 9AL, UK
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Location: South Brent Village Hall, South Brent, Devon, TQ10 6PJ
Event day logistics
  • 16:30 - Registration Opens
  • 18:00 - 5M and 10M Trail Races start
  • 21:30 - Cut-off time for all races
At registration runners will receive their race number and tracking chip. Please arrive well in advance of your race time to help ease congestion.
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Something Wild Events organise running races & a trail festival in Devon & the South West. Most are on trails and quite a few are in the dark!
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Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome at this event and it is a great evening out for the family. The sight of several hundred head torches illuminating the dark is not to be missed.
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Please note that head torches are compulsory. This is due to the fact that although parts of the route are illuminated, runners will be running through some dark areas.
The weather could present its own challenge, so please make sure to dress accordingly if it is freezing cold, snowing, or raining!
Is there an age limit?
Yes, runners in both races must be at least 16 years old on the day of the race.
What type of head torch will I need?
Generally the more expensive the head torch, the brighter and more reliable the light will be and it will enable you to run faster. It is recommended that you spend at least £30 on a head torch. A £5 petrol station head torch is not recommended.
Can I race with my dog?
Dogs are not permitted on the course.
Can I wear headphones?
No, the use of music players and earphones is not allowed during the race.
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FamilyFamily friendly
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
Did the 5M Trail Race in 2020
I had loads of fun. Felt like a kid again on a night adventure. Can't wait to do the next run. Everyone was so friendly and helpful.
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