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Run the night away with this superb night time trail running event. Great for runners of all abilities, the course winds its way through the pine trees and sand dunes of Newborough Forest. Come to run in the moonlight or for the well stocked refreshment stations.
C-19 Plan
Always Aim High Events has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Friday 17th Sep 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the Sandman Torch Light Trail

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    £28–£30
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  2. 5k

    Run 5km
    £18–£20
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Sandman Torch Light Trail routes

Spice up your Saturday night with a trail run through the towering pines and dunes of Newborough Forest. Runners will chase the sun as it dips below the horizon, and have their way lit by the moon reflecting off the sea. This race is a great opportunity for those new to trail running to get a taste of the action at a well-organised event in a stunning location.

The course is a 5km course, 5km runners will complete one lap, and 10km runners will complete 2 laps.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Fully marshalled course
  • Refreshment station
  • Chip timed event
  • Web published results
  • Aid station
  • Slate coasters for all finishers
  • Finish line food feast
  • Live bilingual commentary
  • Event photography
Raceday Logistics

Race day information will be sent out via email closer to the event

Schedule:

20:00: Race start

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for registration

Kit List

Runners will be required to wear a head torch.

Spectators

Spectators are more than welcome at this event. The best place to view the runners will be near the start/finish line.

Volunteers

If you would like to find out more about volunteering at this event, please get in touch with: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find my results?
Results will be posted shortly after the race on https://alwaysaimhighevents.com/aahe-results.
Is there a bag drop available?
There is a bag drop service in the Event Village. Runners are advised to bring as little baggage as possible.
How will I know which way to go?
The route will be fully signposted and there will be marshals around the course to help guide you.

Sandman Torch Light Trail weather forecast

16°C
Predicted highs
12°C
Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 13mph

Meet the organiser

Always Aim High Events was founded in 2010 by Tim Lloyd and Nigel 'Kenny' Kendrick. The first event was the now iconic Slateman Triathlon 2011 attracting just over 400 competitors (it now regularly exceeds 1,000), with a vision that included the Snowman and Sandman - the three events which now make up the Adventure Triathlon Series. From that one event we now host 34 all inclusive events over 9 weekends, with many more planned for 2019 and beyond. In 2015 Always Aim High Community Events was set up as a not for profit organisation to help with engaging with and hosting local community events. At Always Aim High we are extremely proud about delivering the UK's ultimate triathlon, cycling, running and swimming challenges in the most beautiful and iconic locations that we can find. From epic mountain, coastal and city triathlons, to breathtaking cycle sportives which cover the length and bredth of Snowdonia, there's something for everyone at Always Aim High Events!

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