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The Petzl Wild Night Run

2 races scheduled · 400 participants · 2021-04-17 · South Brent
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About this event

The Petzl Wild Night Run is a great event for experienced and new trail runners alike. Take on the challenging 10 mile trail run, one not for faint-hearted, or dip your toes into trail running with the 5 mile. Come for the medal, a chance to win some prizes, and a satisfying day of racing.

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We recognise that many of our runners may be new to self navigation events and want to become more confident runners who can dispense with a guide.So we are also offering NNAS navigation courses (for runners or walkers). The spirit of community and camaraderie of the group night runs, has cemented many friendships, since they began. Wild Running Camps aims to replicate the camaraderie of the Thursday night runs. Both the Beginner’s Fell Camps for women in the Lake District and our Wild Running Camp on Dartmoor, involve sharing communal meals in a cosy farmhouse, while our bespoke Scotland Camps can involve sharing a hostel, cottage or a hotel and listening to talks about the local geology and even whisky tasting, upon request. The chance to run on a guided route over a munro is central but by no means the only part of the experience. Last year, our guides learnt a lot about hygge when a large Danish group signed up for our Scotland camp. They were excellent company. Without the group, we are just loan wolfs bound for extinction. The end goal is not to chip away at your 10k time but to enjoy the process of running and hopefully to avoid injuries, in as much as this is possible.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Thu Apr 15 2021

What's included:

  • Prizes for the fastest finishers in senior and vets categories
  • Chip-timing
  • Fully marked course
  • Feed station
  • Finisher's Medal
10 Miles
9:00am Sat 17th Apr 2021

Run 10mi

5 Miles
9:00am Sat 17th Apr 2021

Run 5mi

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Mark
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4.7
Did the 10 Miles in 2019
First time running a wild night run got to say bloody enjoyed it...was a hard hilly boggy run ran in hard conditions (wind ran )but that just made it all the better..race was well organised from Kit check to markers and marshalls out on course..running Dartmoor in the dark was amazing the bogs ..wow..found myself laughing as it was so boggy(gotta love mud) ran with a friend and we both came away happy if not a little tired...but damn it was worth it...just a great experience... Great job wild night running … read more
Jon
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5.0
Did the 10 Miles in 2019
I absolutely loved this event. It's the first proper event I've taken part in after 4 months of catching the running bug. It was wet, muddy, hard work and definitely wild. Highly recommended for those looking for something a little different to your average run.… read more
David
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4.3
Did the 10 Miles in 2019
This is a 10 mile night run over the challenging terrain and weather of Dartmoor, there are plenty of hills and lots of mud and it will definitely test you both technically and physically (never under estimate the moor).I have done this race 3 times and thoroughly enjoy it (even the pain), the course is well marked although some of the markers may have been knocked over by the local ponies or sheep (or the wind if its windy) but this is unavoidable on Dartmoor.The event is well marshalled with enthusiastic volunteers and you are well looked after by the organisers, you also have the chance of purchasing very good hot food at the end if you so wish but the normal cake, water and snacks are provided at the finish line.Overall a very good event I would recommend any event organized by The Wild Running Team.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I wear headphones while I run?
No, headphones may not be worn during the race.… read more
FAQ
Is the Petzl Wild Night Run COVID-19 safe?
Visit https://www.wildnightrun.co.uk/our-covid-peace-of-mind-events-policy/ for more information on all the measures in place to help keep the events safe.… read more
FAQ
Are head-torches mandatory?
Yes, all participants must wear a front-facing head torch. Any extra safety lighting is also welcomed.… read more
Route description
Route description

10 Mile

This route is 10 miles of tough muddy, rocky, and boggy running on Dartmoor.

The first half of the race is mainly uphill, following the river to Shipley Bridge, with only a few brief descents. Then runners will race through a slightly uphill tarmac section, before getting onto Dartmoor.

Dartmoor really throws everything at you, with blizzards and nearly waist-deep bogs awaiting you. The second half of the race is mainly downhill with a few short, sharp climbs to keep you focused, including the infamous Brent Hill.

This is a challenging course, and is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

5 Mile

This route follows the stunning river path from South Brent to Shipley Bridge. After mainly uphill, with a few short downs in the first part of the race, runners will loop back around to descent a rocky, steep track before joining back onto the river path for the last section.

Although a challenging race, this route is aimed at those who are less experienced at trail running.

Mark
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4.7
Did the 10 Miles in 2019
First time running a wild night run got to say bloody enjoyed it...was a hard hilly boggy run ran in hard conditions (wind ran )but that just made it all the better..race was well organised from Kit check to markers and marshalls out on course..running Dartmoor in the dark was amazing the bogs ..wow..found myself laughing as it was so boggy(gotta love mud) ran with a friend and we both came away happy if not a little tired...but damn it was worth it...just a great experience... Great job wild night running
Jon
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5.0
Did the 10 Miles in 2019
I absolutely loved this event. It's the first proper event I've taken part in after 4 months of catching the running bug. It was wet, muddy, hard work and definitely wild. Highly recommended for those looking for something a little different to your average run.
David
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4.3
Did the 10 Miles in 2019
This is a 10 mile night run over the challenging terrain and weather of Dartmoor, there are plenty of hills and lots of mud and it will definitely test you both technically and physically (never under estimate the moor).I have done this race 3 times and thoroughly enjoy it (even the pain), the course is well marked although some of the markers may have been knocked over by the local ponies or sheep (or the wind if its windy) but this is unavoidable on Dartmoor.The event is well marshalled with enthusiastic volunteers and you are well looked after by the organisers, you also have the chance of purchasing very good hot food at the end if you so wish but the normal cake, water and snacks are provided at the finish line.Overall a very good event I would recommend any event organized by The Wild Running Team.
Richard
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5.0
Did the 10 Miles in 2019
This must be my 4th or 5th year and it's my favourite night race these guys do. The course is amazing and the terrain is varied and technical in places. But that should never put off beginners as speed is not relevant, it's about experiencing the course with an aim to just complete. Every year throws up different challenges depending on the weather and this year was no exception. Very little wind which was great but the rain turned the Moors into a muddy boggy fun park. :) 10/10
Bianca
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4.7
Did the 10 Miles in 2018
Very laid back atmosphere and good fun. Unique type of event with as much mud, water and hills as one could wish fr! I can imaginw that it is not easy to sign the course up on Dartmoor-- while the flashing red lights were really good I thought there were not enough of them and the poles with the blue tape on them are really not really visible until the very last moment. But I definitely had a lot of fun and very tired legs at the end!
Aaron
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5.0
Did the 5 Miles in 2018
This was my first time running this event and it was awesome. Very well organised and the pre-event information was also very good. I ran the 5 miler and I so wished I ran the 10. I'll be running the 10 next year for sure. :) As an additional bonus, the food at the end was ace! Thanks guys!!
Rich
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5.0
Did the 5 Miles in 2018
What a cracking run! This is an event with bags of personality; great route, very friendly, well organised and to cap it all the chicken, apricot & squash pie I had at the finish was to die for!
Peter
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5.0
Did the 5 Miles in 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed the race, course and trail conditions were what I entered for, even the treacherous downhill track which was both fun and challenging. If I had to pick a fault I would move the start back in line with the finish so you get longer to get through some of the slower athletes before the tight corner. This is the 1st time I have done the 5 mile, I normally enter the 10 mile but injury forced be into the shorter race but I was surprised how good it was.
Steve
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5.0
Did the 10 Miles in 2018
As the WildNightRun series flagship race and billed as the toughest night run in the soutwest, the event was epic!!! The first 5 miles uphill, running into strong winds, rain and racing through thigh-deep bogs, oh and a little fog to hide the waymarkers then 5 miles downhill striding over tussocky marsh, harsh granite trails and rocky riverbeds the race had something for everyone including an extra 1.2 miles for those that wanted it to go on a little further, making the trail 11.2 in total. One tough, great route and so well organised by team - can't wait for next year!
Amanda
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5.0
Did the 5 Miles in 2018
A really different running experience - taking a 5 mile run to a different level. Running in a group with a trail of headtorches , through beautiful parts of the local landscapes in the darkness ... amazing
Paul
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4.0
Did the 10 Miles in 2018
Brutal 10 miler, my Garmin told me it was 11.2 mile, but that the way these events are! Super muddy on the moors but great event, second time I have done this and would come back for more
Julius
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4.7
Did the 10 Miles in 2018
Superb race, highly technical off road sections on Dartmoor. Ideally would have had a little less road and less distance between some of the markers (at a couple of points you couldn't see the next marker with the rain being lit by headtorch).
Dan
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5.0
Did the 10 Miles in 2018
Great event, I need a better head torch!
Hylton
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5.0
Did the 5 Miles in 2018
First one I have ever done and I loved every minute. Organised to perfection and a wonderful atmosphere, thank you
David
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4.7
Did the 5 Miles in 2018
Only the 2nd night trail race Ive done but great fun with a really welcoming atmosphere
Louise
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5.0
Did the 5 Miles in 2018
I did the 5 miler in 2017 and 2018, getting quicker so I'd better challenge myself with the 10 miler next year . Wild night running is so exhilarating (and usually wet and muddy). Big thanks to the organisers and all the lovely marshals who do a fab job!!
Nik
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5.0
Did the 10 Miles in 2018
Excellent I didn't get lost and course was easier than expected.
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4.7
Did the 10 Miles in 2018
Cracking night out.
Andrew
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5.0
Did the 10 Miles in 2018
I would like to have seen red flashing led lights on every road pin on the moors section, or more marshals with torches to help navigate. Excellent cHallen ginger course but I'm still pulling gorse out out my legs! on on...
Mark
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5.0
Did the 10 Miles in 2018
Really enjoyed the run, its one of my favourite events in devon. A mix of deep slushy mud , plenty of puddles n streams to cross and complete darkness with some fog thrown in made the whole experience even more enjoyable
Mark
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5.0
Did the 10 Miles in 2018
Its a tough race but a great challenge, really enjoyed it. I would note that it was 2k longer than advertised which made the last couple of k really tough.
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule:

09:00 Event starts

19:00 Event ends

*There is no cut-off time.

Registration:

This event will be run in a time trial format across 10 hours. Entrants will be sent a link to select their race time in which they come, race, and their time is recorded.

Race Manuals:

A link to the race manual will be emailed to participants prior to race day with all the information they will need.

Volunteers

To get more information on volunteering please contact Wild Running at this link:

https://www.wildnightrun.co.uk/contact-us/

How to get there

South Brent Old School Community Centre, Totnes Road, South Brent TQ10 9BP, UK

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Address: South Brent Old School Community Centre, South Brent, Devon, TQ10 9BP

Parking

There will be parking available at the event site.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I wear headphones while I run?
No, headphones may not be worn during the race.
FAQ
Is the Petzl Wild Night Run COVID-19 safe?
Visit https://www.wildnightrun.co.uk/our-covid-peace-of-mind-events-policy/ for more information on all the measures in place to help keep the events safe.
FAQ
Are head-torches mandatory?
Yes, all participants must wear a front-facing head torch. Any extra safety lighting is also welcomed.
FAQ
Is there an age requirement to participate?
Participants must be 16 and over to race in the 5 mile and 18 and over for the 10 mile.
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