Who’s afraid of the dark? Fancy a 10 mile or 5 mile race?

Dark Moors

Saturday January 27, 2024 –
– Saturday January 27, 2024
Entry Opens: October 13, 2023
Transfer Deadline: January 16, 2024

Dark Moors is set within the grounds of Moors Valley Country Park, offering you a fantastic chance to run around the trails and woods in the dark. It’s a great start to the new year. With 5-mile and 10-mile races to choose from, you have the chance to test out running around in the dark in a safe environment and with a friendly atmosphere. You even compete in both races if you want the extra challenge.

The wide paths, great facilities and fantastic forest mean there is a buzz when all the lights, high-vis and bright colours turn up and fill the country park. The course will be well signposted with reflective arrows and marking tape, and marshals will be along the route at key points so you know you’re on the right track.

If you’ve not joined us before, check out this video from the 2019 event to give you a feel of the event. Once you’ve finished a bit of running and messing about in the dark, you’ll be rewarded with a medal and your goodies.

To keep up to date on all the information on the event, make sure you’ve followed the Facebook Event.

When you enter our races you are able to opt out of receiving your finisher’s goodies, which we usually hand out at the end of the race. Instead, the cost of your goody bag will be donated to the Wilder Dorset Appeal, and you can read more about that project here. If you don’t opt out, you will still get your goody bag, and you can optionally choose to make a personal contribution if you wish here. Every runner still gets a medal. 

We will also give our unique awards to the first, second and third men and women for each race.

There will be hot drink vendors ready to serve you pre- and post-race. 

All competitors must wear a head or chest torch.

Free parking is included with your race entry. You can arrive on-site any time after 3.30pm to take advantage of this offer.

Thinking of making a day out of it?

Moors Valley is a large country park and forest with plenty of activities to choose from to help you get close to nature, stay active and have fun outdoors.

If you’re feeling really energetic, you can be a parkrun tourist on Saturday morning, for a lovely 5K before you take on the night running on Saturday evening – http://www.parkrun.org.uk/moorsvalley/

Go Ape is also on-site with a large high ropes course for adults and juniors – https://goape.co.uk/days-out/moors-valley

Or just explore the park to your heart’s content!

Dark Moors 5 Mile
Dark Moors 10 Mile
Facilities On Event Site
Toilets on Site
No Showers
Cold Food
No Camping
Hot and Cold Drinks
No Bar
White Star Running Shop
No Massage
Moors Valley Country Park
Horton Road,
BH24 2ET
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