Black Diamond Sandman Torchlight Trail

Newborough, Anglesey

Organiser's Description

Always Aim High Events is proud to present this 5k & 10k event in Newborough Forest over the Superfeet Sandman Triathlon weekend. As part of the growing trend of night trail running, over 200 runners are expected to take part in this new event, set on the incredible woodland trails of Newborough Forest, where the race will pit runners against the fading light, as well as the clock.

The race village in the Newborough Forest will host the start and finish line, and we expect to attract over 500 spectators to cheer the runners out and welcome them back at the end of their adventure. You may have already guessed, head torches are mandatory kit for this race.

Bring your four-legged pals to join in the fun! Canicross runners can take part in either event. Please make sure that your dog can be easily seen in low-light conditions and limit to one dog per person.


  • 5 km Individual Entry
    £15 BOOK
  • 5 km Canicross Individual Entry
    £15 BOOK
  • 10 km Individual Entry
    £25 BOOK
  • 10 km Canicross Individual Entry
    £25 BOOK

Professionally organised event

Electronic chip timing

Event Village Facilities including toilets

A feast of food at the finish line

Full route marking

The world's friendliest marshals at every junction

Incredible support around the course

Energy stations around course (including water and sports nutrition) throughout the route

Family entertainment

Secure bag drop

Event photography

Emergency support

Event massage


Main Car Park, Newborough Forest, Anglesey

The main car park is at the end of a narrow lane that leads from the cross-roads in the centre of Newborough village (between the cafe and the pub). The postcode LL61 6SG will bring you to the right road. It’s about a mile from the village to the edge of the forest where you will (usually) have to pay a £5 toll. This allows you to continue driving for another mile or so on the forest road to the beach car park.

In order to give athletes the best and safest experience the access road to the main beach car park will be closed off for most of the day for non-participants.

You may want to share a ride with family and supporters. Once the entrance is closed, spectators and supporters are able to park off site and walk or cycle in.

Race start times are to be confirmed. Please see event website for updates.

Registration will be at the main car park in Newborough Forest (Closest postcode is LL61 6SG and then follow signs for the beach).

Car parking will be at the main car park at Newborough Forest, there is limited availability at the car park on race days. Over flow will be on some of the roads surrounding the car park and at temporary parking on the way in (this will be sign posted and marshalled). Please arrive as early as possible as the roads into the car park close just before race start.

The toll road and vehicular access to the on site car parks will close at 08:00 on both Saturday and Sunday

If you wish to be off site before 11:15 on Saturday or 14:00 on Sunday you will need to park off site

All competitors and spectators will need to be in the car parks before the road closes. The toll road will re-open at approximately 11:15 on Saturday and 14:00 on Sunday.

The Black Diamond Sandman Torch Light Trail covers the same route as the Superfeet Sandman Triathlon Sprint distance - only this time it's by head torch light!

5k = 1 lap

10k = 2 laps

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