10K, 5K, 2K, 1K

Haldon Night

January 18, 2025
from 5:30 pm

Which race? See below..


Our popular night trail races return to Haldon Forest. There’s a single loop 10K course and a 5K course. Both races this year start & finish at the Start/Finish arch. Both routes have been tweaked to bring them in at just over the official distances. There are prizes for overall & category winners plus prizes for the best hats (we decided with the new Jan date full fancy dress was a bit ott)

For the children we offer a fun one lap 1K race (3-7 yrs) or a two lap 2K race for slightly older children aged 8-11. Routes are clearly marked with reflective poles & arrows. We’re using larger A4 arrows this year (orange arrows on white backgrounds with 50mm orange reflective tape) to ensure there’s no chance of confusing them with the in-situ Forestry England arrows)
For all kids races we are happy for adults to run with them for no additional charge.  Head torches or chest torches will be needed.
There is plenty of parking but you do need to pay for it..

What you get

  • Professional RFID chip timing
  • Fully marked & marshalled course
  • Free event photos
  • Hat competition (for best hat. We decided full fancy dress in Jan was a bit much)
  • Team prize
  • Medals for all finishers
  • Prizes for overall & category winners
  • Beer & snacks for all finishers.
  • Professional First aid
  • Event caterers selling hot drinks & food
  • Public liability insurance
  • Water & feed stations
  • Custom race number
  • Toilets
  • Great race experience



SAT 18 Jan
10km (1 lap)
Age 16+ on 9 Dec 2023
Start time 6:31pm.
Registration opens 4:00pm


SAT 18 Jan
10km (1 lap)
Age 16+ on 9 Dec 2023
Start time 6:30pm.
Registration opens 4:00pm


SAT 18 Jan
5km (1 lap)
Age 12+ on 9 Dec 2023
Start time 6:40 pm.
Registration opens 4:00pm


SAT 18 Jan
2km (2 laps)
Age 8-11 on 9 Dec 2023
Start time 5:30pm.
Registration opens 4:00pm


SAT 18 Jan
1km (1 lap)
Age 3-7 on 9 Dec 2023
Start time 5:30pm.
Registration opens 4:00pm



Haldon Forest, Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XR.   Travelling by car on the A38, turn off at the exit for Exeter Racecourse (there are no slip roads for this turning). Follow the signs for Haldon Forest Park. The nearest postcode for sat nav is EX6 7XR but look out for the roadside banners directing you to the car park. The most accurate way to find our car park is using What3Words what3words.com/chuck.kicks.ruffling

Awards & Medals

All entries will get a finishers medal plus special podium medals & prizes. For the 10K race we also do awards for Vet 40, Vet 50 & Vet 60

For the kids races there are three categories: Under 8, Ages 8-9 and Ages 10-11



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 We use paper cups designed to be fully recycled back into high grade paper. Medals now optional We know quite a lot of competitors are not interested in finishers medals so they are now optional. We make a £2 charity donation for every medal not selected. Swim hats on request We still supply swim hats for our open water swim events as they help the water safety teams keep track of swimmers. However for all our pool events, swim hats are now on request to reduce wastage. Zip Ties & waste We only use reusable zip ties. We minimise single use plastics & sort rubbish for recycling after our events. Food is not wasted For events, such as our cycling sportives, where we're know for our excellent feed stations, all left over food goes to the local foodbank. 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. To read more about our sustainability policies read our article

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 and the chance to transfer yourself to a different event. 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 to another event or another competitor. For all deferrals you must contact us a minimum of 7 days before the event and transfers are subject to an admin fee of £8 plus any difference in price. We've now enabled Refund Protect on all our events. That means for just 10 percent of your entry fee you can now insure against not being able to attend due to illness, injury, bereavement etc! Read what's covered when you sign up.

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)




Haldon Forest, Bullers Hill, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XR

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Thanks for a great evening tonight. Thanks to all the lovely marshals too. The fire ? pits were amazing x
Helen Frow


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