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super sixes Going bump in the night

Don't even think about winding down towards the end of the year when there are so many fun events that you can be doing. It's not all ghosts and zombies (though some of it clearly is), these events make the most of the added element of darkness to make it a race to remember.

1Ghost Race Five

Zombies, the Grim Reaper, a marshmallow man, and swamp monsters. All in a nights work.  A Halloween spooktacular, 5 mile night run around the Lido and Foxes Forest . . . are you brave enough? A head torch is compulsory.

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Date Location
Portsmouth, Hampshire
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2Illuminator Night Trail Half Marathon

No scary monsters in this event, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy. Run or walk 15 dark miles through the Scottish Winter forest with just the glow of your head torch to lead the way. A beautiful but tough event.

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Date Location
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
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3Marmot Dark Mountains

The UK’s (the World’s?) only overnight, Winter mountain marathon. This event gives the classic mountain marathon a new, darker twist, packing 2 days worth of running into one Winter night. As daylight diminishes, most folk head indoors, for a few, it will be the time to lace up and head out into the hills. Running in the mountains at...

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Date Location
Lake District National Park
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4Fireworks 500

It is not all about running, November is also great time for swimming in the dark. This is a whole new experience, and one that is definitely recommended. The monsters are only in your mind during this event. Skins optional...

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Date Location
Capernwray Dive Centre, Lancaster
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5Night Fright

A fancy dress walk or run through the Surrey Hills woodland at night, with ‘spooks on route!’ You’ll need a torch but there are Glow sticks, fancy dress, sweets and spooks galore.  Great for families with prizes for best dresses.

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Date Location
Guildford, Surrey
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6Delamere Forest Night Runner

The first of the Petzl Night Trail Running Race Series. A challenging 3-loop 10k course of mixed terrain, and there is even a free Trail Kidz 1k night run to get the young ones involved. Further events in Grizedale and Irvington are in January and February respectively.

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Date Location
Northwich, Cheshire
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