Bright Skies Surrey Hills event image

Bright Skies Surrey Hills

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Bright Skies Surrey Hills

Denbies Drive, Dorking, RH5 6, United Kingdom

Sun 21st July 2024

Starting at 09:00

4 races

£22.00 - £32.00

Organiser's Description

The Bright Skies is a thrilling day time trail half marathon, 10K, and 5K race (with canix races), as well as a 1K/2K kid’s race for 3-12 year-olds.

Bright Skies was born off the back of the Dark Skies event (part of the Wild Night Run Series), after several people said they loved the route but would like to see some of it!

It follows an undulating yomp through Surrey’s muddy, rolling hills in Dorking. Passing through the Denbies Estate in the Surrey Hills, this is our third event at Denbies and we love it here. This year, entrants will make a contribution towards a local charity.


  • Half Marathon


    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10m


    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10k


    Booking for more than 1?
  • Canix 10K


    Booking for more than 1?


  • Half Marathon


    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10m


    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10k


    Booking for more than 1?
  • Canix 10K


    Booking for more than 1?

Course Details

A luscious trail run through England’s largest wine estate in Surrey Hills, near Dorking for the Wild Night Run Series, which incorporates muddy fields, part of the North Downs Way, forested tracks and bridleways.

What's Included

Fully marked course
Shoe tag timing

  • Professional first aid
  • Catering
  • Marshalls
  • GPX
  • Donations to a local charity
  • Optional medals
  • Optional series vest
  • Prizes for overall winners, teams and spot prizes

How to Get There

Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, is close to Dorking, Box Hill and Westhumble train station, and can also be accessed by bus numbers 465 and 21.


There is ample space for at least 100 cars although we want to encourage lift shares and people using public transport.


Denbies Wine estate is just outside the centre of Dorking and 5 minutes walk from Dorking Station.


8.00pm – Registration at Denbies (event marque/gazebo)

9:00am Start of kid’s races

9:30pm finish of kid’s races followed by presentation

10:00am: Start of 5k and half marathon

10:20am: Start of 10 mile race

10:45am Start of 10k

11:15am: Presentation 5k

11:45pm: Presentation 10m

12 noon: Presentation half marathon and 10k


Functional running wear and appropriate off-road running shoes are presupposed for all races. The course will be muddy, so grippy fell type shoes would be the best option. Road shoes will not be appropriate.

A head torch is required, as well as spare batteries and a long-sleeved top.

Race info booklet for reference

cut offs

half marathon: 3.5 hours

10 miles: 2.5 hours

10k: None

5k: None

kids races: None


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3 reviews


·8 months ago

The track was not well signed. People got lost (including myself) Other than that, great scenery at Denbies wine estate
Hi Jessica, Thanks for your feedbck. The overnight storm blew down some of our signs, which were replaced where possible. Unfortunately Denbies hadn't informed us that the usual finish area had been closed by Denbies hotel, meaning a rerouted finish, which confused some people. Two lessons for next time: We will aim for a hard ground contingency, as there was a limit to where we could put our signs in the hard ground. It's another reason we stress that people should try to upload the GPS as a back up.
Wild Running Ltd

·8 months ago

Not the best organisation, signs were unclear and different races got confused, could have done with a loudspeaker at the start and more on-time starts. Fun race though

·8 months ago

I really enjoyed this - What a lovely trail course! The challenging inclines were offset by the lovely flat sections and downhills, running through leafy countryside and woods. Well signposted throughout but I made a slight error on the route. I quickly double checked the gpx files on my phone that they sent beforehand and quickly retraced my steps. No big deal. Lots of info sent before the run, registration was easy pre race and all the facilities you need at the start/finish area. Really nice atmosphere. Will definitely sign up for the Dark Skies event, to do it at night.

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Leonie Ranson

Lucy Clewes-Garner

Paige Webb


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