10K, 5K, 2K, 1K

Back 2 Black

February 19, 2023
from 5:30 pm

Which race? See below..


We hope this event will return in early 2023. We expect to use either Leigh Woods as we have in previous years or Ashton Court.

For the children we offer a fun 1k (3-7 yrs) or a 2k (8-11 yrs) race.

For the smaller kids we are happy for adults to run with them, head torches needed.

Race subject to final approval from stake-holders.

What you get

Professional chip timing
Time trial start (at intervals)
Race number
Medals for all finishers
Prizes for category winners
Professional First aid
Event caterers
Fully insured
Full Covid-19 Risk assessment & measures in place.



10km (2 laps)
15+ on 19 Feb 2023
Start time 7:00pm.
Registration opens 4:30pm


5km (1 lap)
12+ on 19 Feb 2023
Start time 7:30pm.
Registration opens 5:00pm


2km (2 laps)
8-11 on 19 Feb 2023
Start time 6:00pm.
Registration opens 4:30pm


1km (1 lap)
3-7 on 19 Feb 2023
Start time 6:10pm.
Registration opens 4:30pm


Getting there

Ashton Court is accessed from the A369 (Clanage Road) via Kennel Lodge Road, which leads to the Mansion House car park (Pay and Display). Use postcode BS41 9JN
X3/X4 (Bristol Bus Station, City Centre to Portishead). Get off at UWE Bower Ashton and follow Kennel Lodge Road which leads to the Ashton Court estate and mansion.
8 (Temple Meads, City Centre, Clifton Village to Bristol Zoo). Get off at Clifton Down Road, walk in the direction the bus has taken, turn left onto Suspension Bridge Road and follow the ’On Foot’ directions from Clifton.
505 (Southmead Hospital, Clifton, Hotwells to Long Ashton Park & Ride). Get off at Bower Ashton and follow the city centre ‘On Foot’ directions from Clanage Road.

The nearest mainline station is Bristol Temple Meads. From there take bus 8 as above.
Getting there on foot
From the city centre: cross the river by Brunel Way, cross the railway line and turn right into Clanage Road, then turn left into Kennel Lodge Road which leads to the Ashton Court estate and mansion.

From Clifton: cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge, follow Bridge Road, enter Ashton Court by the Clifton Lodge gate and either follow the service road or cut left through the deer park to the mansion.

Awards & Medals

All entries will get a finishers medal plus special podium medals & prizes.


What kit do I need for a night run?

We recommend trail shoes for all our night runs. You should also wear a hi-viz top or vest so you can be seen on any road sections or crossings. Bring warm clothing to change into afterwards. And of course you'll need a suitable head or chest torch.

How environmentally friendly are you?

We're doing our best to minimise our environmental impact. Here are a few of our initiatives. Trees Not Tees For all the events where we include a t-shirt, we're now offering the option to plant a tree instead. We've partnered with Treesnottees.com to make this happen. Avoiding Single Use Plastics For 2022 we have sourced new paper cups designed to be fully recycled back into high grade paper. They look and feel exactly the same as conventional plastic coated, or PLA coated cups - The key difference is that these cups are actually optimised to be recycled back into high grade paper using conventional paper recycling equipment [Paper mills do not need to change or invest in new machinery]. This supports a circular economy where the valuable cup paper fibre can be recycled many times. We are also looking at going fully cup less on some of our longer events - watch this space.. Our cycling events are already largely cup less. Zip Ties & waste We use reusable zip ties where ever possible. We minimise our use of disposable plastic and sort rubbish from our events into the relevant categories for recycling. Reducing Car use In Devon where most of our events take place this is easier said than done. However at our Burrator 10K running race we offer a £5 discount to anyone who commits to walking or cycling to the event. We'll be looking to add this to other events in the future where feasible.    

Do I need a headtorch?

For our night runs you need a suitable headtorch. Chest mounted torches are also acceptable.

Can I get a refund or defer my registration to next year?

Sorry, we are not able to offer refunds as we start to incur costs as soon as we announce an event. However we now offer free name changes up to 7 days before an event with our booking software Eventrac. Just scroll to the bottom of your email receipt and click the link which says  'online receipt'. You will then see options to transfer your entry. Event Deferrals There is also the option on the 'online receipt'  to transfer your entry to a different event, provided you contact us a minimum of 7 days before the event and subject to an admin fee of £8 plus any difference in price  

What happens if the weather is bad on the day?

Organisers reserve the right to change, shorten or even cancel the races  in the event of extreme bad weather. However we will do all we can to go ahead and so far we have never cancelled a triathlon or duathlon (despite some challenging conditions)




Ashton Court, Bristol, BS41 9JN

Event Gallery

This was my first 5K and night run. We finished it in 35 minutes. It was a fantastic experience. Can’t wait to do it again! Loving my medal too.
Kaye Elizabeth Bonner

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