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The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark Castle

5.0 · 1 review

BH20 5EZ The Square, Wareham, United Kingdom

Sat 16th November 2024

Starting at 17:00

4 races

Free - £42.40

Organiser's Description

The Maverick Exposure Lights Dark Castle 2024

SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2024
CORFE CASTLE

Back for its second year, Dark Castle has become one of the most unique Maverick events in our calendar! We are extremely lucky to have been given the opportunity to race from the iconic Corfe Castle so this is the perfect opportunity for anyone wishing to check out the ruins up close.

Soaring above the village of Corfe, the early Norman castle is an unforgettable sight. Corfe Castle was built in the reign of William the Conqueror to control passage through the Purbeck Hills via a road between Swanage and Wareham. There was a fortress at this spot long before the Normans, however; there may have been a Roman military presence here and certainly, there was a wooden palisade here as early as the 9th century.

As you leave the stone bridge and down through the beautiful village of Corfe, you find yourself heading across Corfe common and towards the quaint village of Church Knowle, before heading up onto the ridge at Knowle Hill with sweeping views across Purbeck. You will see the lights of Poole Harbour in the distance and the glow of Corfe Castle to your right.

The Long and Middle routes continue along the ridge to Stone Hill Down, before meandering through some tight single track towards the famous Blue Poole. The trails here are muddy and tight making the Darkness feel exhilarating. These sections of woodland and open heath are home to herds of Sika deer, so don't be alarmed if your head torch shines on lots of eyes watching you from the woodland.

The trail conditions on this route are going to be soft during the month of November but there are a few sections of the route that are hard-packed or on road. Regardless, the routes are suitable for all levels of runner. There will be hot food and drink back at the venue, fire pits for roasting marshmallows and a real festive vibe.

We really hope you will join us for this fantastic event.

Please note this is NOT a dog friendly, we are unable to have dogs within the event venue.

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Races

  • Long 15km

    £42.40

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  • Middle 11km

    £37.10

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  • Short 5km

    £26.50

    Offer

    20% off any 3 Maverick races

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  • Junior Entry

    Free

    Booking for more than 1?

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  • Long 15km

    £42.40

    Offer

    20% off any 3 Maverick races

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Middle 11km

    £37.10

    Offer

    20% off any 3 Maverick races

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Short 5km

    £26.50

    Offer

    20% off any 3 Maverick races

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Junior Entry

    Free

    Booking for more than 1?

Course Details

DIFFICULTY
Dark, Spooky, Rooty and a lot of fun in the dark. Suited to all abilities

Choose your route carefully. The distance and elevation gain should give you some indication as to how easy/hard each route is, as well as showing you where the tougher climbs are.

LONG ROUTE
Distance: 15 km
Elevation Gain: +243 m

MIDDLE ROUTE
Distance: 11 km
Elevation Gain: +225 m

SHORT ROUTE
Distance: 5 km
Elevation Gain: +121 m

There will be no outpost on the Short and Middle route. There will be 1 outpost Long route, at approximately 6.5km. The outpost is designed to act as a top up for what you are already carrying. There will be a range of sweet & savoury snacks (fruit, cake, crisps) as well as Precision Hydration fuel & electrolyte.

What's Included

Free Parking

Fully Marked Course

PH Outposts

Fully Timed

Online Results

Event Photography

Food and Drink Available

Bag Drop Area

Finishers Medal

Parking

Please note the Car park is a 15-20min walk from the main venue area. Please factor this in when arriving at the event.

Location

Corfe Castle,
Corfe, Wareham,
Dorset,
BH20 5EZ

kit list

TRY TO PACK:

Headtorch or chest torch

Phone

Trail shoes

Rain coat

Water bottle / running pack

  • BRING YOUR OWN CUP - In an effort to keep our trails clean and preserve the nature around us, we’re aiming to keep out outposts cup free. Please bring a cup or bottle to re-fill.

further details

As with all Maverick events you can expect an on-course hydration and nutrition outpost provided by Precision Fuel & Hydration. There will also be prizes for the winners of each distance, male and female.

As a guide you should always:

• Follow the on course signage

• Listen to on course marshals

• Take care when crossing roads

• Be considerate to others

• Please close all gates, DO NOT litter!

PLASTIC FREE

In our quest to make this season plastic-free, we ask that you run with a reusable cup or bottle

on the day

Gates open: 15:30

Registration: 16:00

Start times: 17:00

Reviews

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1 review

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Mark

·3 months ago

Very well organised event. The course was very well marked; very clear and the marshalls were excellent - all very friendly and supportive. This was my first trail event; i have already booked another with Maverick and will be booking another too. A very enjoyed evening

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