Dawnchasers - 12 Hour Night Trail Run

Date: 22nd Apr 2017 6:00pm - 23rd Apr 2017 6:00am
The stunning Wimbleball Lake on the edge of Exmoor is home to our very first Dawn Chasers: 12 Hour Night Trail Run on the night of Sat. 22nd through to Sun. 23rd April 2017. This endurance race is open to soloists as well as teams of 2, 3-4 and 5-6 people running in relay. We start at 6.01pm, running in the light to familiarise yourself with the routes before night falls when your head torches will lead the way through to Dawn. Official sunrise at 6.01am marks the end of the race and we come together for a well-deserved breakfast and prize giving. The aim is to complete as many laps of the course as you can within the twelve hour timeframe. Teams run in relay with one runner out on the route at any one time carrying the timing baton. Soloists will have a shoe mounted chip. You can complete a final lap if you start it before 6.01am. There are two routes to choose from each time you set off to keep things interesting and varied - one 8km and another 16km which will count as two laps. Wimbleball Lake has been nominated to be the first Dark Skies Discovery Site on Exmoor. If you are lucky enough to get a clear night then you will enjoy unrivalled views of the stars above, including the Milky Way, and hopefully a stunning sunrise over the lake.

More information:

This event is brought to you by: NDH Dawnchasers
Location: Wimbleball Lake, Dulverton, Exmoor TA22 9NU
Booking: Booking essential
Charge: Runners see website for details
Contact: 01271 347213

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