Sandman Torch Light Trail

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Booked 3 times in the last week
£20.00 - £31.99
Run the night away in this unforgettable night running event. Great for runners of all abilities, the course takes you through and along the pine trees and sand dunes of Newborough Forest. Run in the moonlight with your friends and even bring along your canine companion.
10k, 5k, 5k Canicross, and 1 more
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Sat, 10 Sept 2022
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Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Newborough Forest, Newborough Forest, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61, UK
Start times
Sat, 10 Sept 2022
8:00pm |
8:00pm |
5k Canicross:
8:00pm |
10k Canicross:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Sandman Torch Light Trail
1 Loop
£20.00 - £22.00
5k Canicross
1 Loop
£20.00 - £22.00
2 Loops
£29.99 - £31.99
10k Canicross
2 Loops
£29.99 - £31.99
Route information
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 5k course, meaning 5k runners will complete one lap, and 10k runners will complete two.
Organizer route images
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
How to get there
Newborough Forest, Newborough Forest, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61, UK
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There is parking available at Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn car park, which is the start location for this event.
Event day logistics
20:00 All races start
21:30 Event ends
*Timings are subject to change.
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for registration. Registration closes 15 minutes before the race starts.
*Further information regarding registration opening times will be sent out to registered participants via email closer to the event and final instructions will be available 1 week before the event.
Cut-Off Times
There will be a cut-off time of 90 minutes, and the finish line will close at 9:30pm.
Age Restrictions
You must be at least 15 years old on the day of the event in order to enter and participate.
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Always Aim High Events
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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Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome at this event. The best place to view the runners will be near the start/finish line.
What to bring
  • All runners will be required to wear a head torch, as this event takes place at night
Canicross Runners
  • Poo Bags
  • Dogs must visible to other runners when running in the dark so must wear a high-vis harness or lights on harness
  • Dogs must wear an appropriate harness and be attached to their runner by a lead with some amount of bungee (this must not be longer than 2.5m at full stretch). A waist belt is strongly recommended for runners
Where can I find my results for Sandman Torch Light Trail?
Results will be posted shortly after the race on
Is there a bag drop available at the Sandman Torch Light Trail event?
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 when running the Sandman Torch Light Trail?
The route will be fully signposted and there will be marshals around the course to help guide you.
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£20.00 - £31.99

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