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Dark Skies Surrey Hills

Dorking, Surrey

Denbies Drive, Dorking, RH5 6, United Kingdom

Sat 20th January 2024

Starting at 16:00

5 races

£18.00 - £25.00

Organiser's Description

The Dark Skies returns for an undulating yomp through Surrey’s muddy, rolling hills in Dorking. It’s a thrilling night trail 10 mile, 10K, and 5K race (with canix races), as well as a 1K/2K kid’s race for 3-11 year-olds.

Passing through the Denbies Estate in the Surrey Hills, they are part of the Wild Run Series 2022/23, spanning Devon, Somerset and Surrey.

There will be prizes for the fastest overall podium finishers, as well as spot prizes. Because we're trying to keep entries prices low and we are donating a Clives Pie for every entry to Kingsbridge Food Bank, we have made a finisher's deal an optional extra, as well as our snazzy new series technical running vests.

Races

  • 10m

    £25.00

    CLOSED
  • Canix 10m

    £25.00

    CLOSED
  • 10k

    £21.00

    CLOSED
  • Canix 10K

    £21.00

    CLOSED
  • 5k

    £18.00

    CLOSED

Book

  • 10m

    £25.00

    CLOSED
  • Canix 10m

    £25.00

    CLOSED
  • 10k

    £21.00

    CLOSED
  • Canix 10K

    £21.00

    CLOSED
  • 5k

    £18.00

    CLOSED

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

  • Professional first aid
  • Catering
  • Marshalls
  • GPX
  • Donations to Dorking Area Food Bank
  • 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.

Parking

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

Location

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

itinerary

16:00 - 17:10 Registration opens

16:30 Start of kid’s races

16:50 Finish of kid’s races

17:30 Start of 5k and 10k

17:50 Start of 10 Mile race

19:15 Presentation for 5k & 10k

19:45 Presentation for 10 mile race

20:00 Catering closes

20:30 Cut-off for all races

Race packs
All participants must collect their race number and timing chip from registration no later than 30 minutes before your race start time.

Race brochure - 2023 - Use as a guide

kit

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.

Reviews

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Freya

·a month ago

This was a real feel-good event. No need to stress about a time, you’re there for the joy. The course is a good mix of hills and more hills with some forest trails thrown in for good measure. A bright head torch is essential as is downloading the GPX file to your watch or buddy up with someone who has or knows the course as spotting the markers was sometimes tricky and getting lost would have spoilt the fun. Thanks for putting on a great event!
Thanks Freya. All good points! Ceri
Wild Running Ltd
ED
Esme

·2 years ago

I hadn't done a trail race before, but felt like this one was slightly disorganised. 15 minutes delayed start to the race followed by queuing and at some points literally standing still waiting to get through gates (I don't know if this is normal for a trail race) really didn't let me get into my race pace. Confusion over the route for the last 500m (there was no signage) of the race also was very annoying as I initially went the wrong way. Also to note, my running app only clocked 9k when I was down to run the 10k race. I believe this all can be understood as race planning growing pains, and hopefully will be sorted out by next year.
JL
James

·2 years ago

Really lovely race. Great atmosphere, the location was awesome... A great mix of terrains. Only missing 1* because with about 1km to go the signage all but disappeared and basically everyone I spoke to got lost. The group I was in wandered through the car park and to the finish line which was a disappointing end to an otherwise flawless race. I would still race again.

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Tilly Baker Hine

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Dorking, Surrey

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