The final round of the Petzl Night Runner Series takes place at Rivington Pike. Rivington has a reputation for UFO sightings and the huge radio masts on the top of Winter Hill act as magnet for all things unexplained. It therefore seems fitting to make the final event of the series a “close encounters” theme. Whilst this may seem a little ‘alien’ to a few of you (see what we did there?) the format is simple. The 10k course is marked with reflective signs and you run with a head torch to light the paths ahead of you. You’ll need off road running shoes as the terrain at Rivington is rough, boggy and rocky, which is difficult even in the daylight! Join us for the final round of the Petzl Night Runner Series, it’s going to be an EPIC night of strange goings on.
Rivington and Blackrod High School
What do I need to enter:
The route is fully marked with reflective signs, but you will need a good quality head torch or hand held torch to light the track ahead so you can safely get round the course. The terrain is varied and often very muddy, so road shoes are not adequate. Ensure that you have good quality trail or fell type shoes, with an aggressive tread. As it’s winter, you’ll need warm clothing and we recommend everyone carries or wears a wind or waterproof jacket. The minimum age for the 10k event is 16yrs on the day, although there is a free 1k event for young children whose parents are taking part in the main race on the night.
How much to enter:
The cost to enter the Petzl night trail running race is £25 which includes car parking, a custom night runner technical t-shirt and a custom glow in the dark finisher’s medal and water at the finish.
Can I run with my dog:
Unfortunately it is not possible to run with a dog in this event. They are more than welcome as supporters ,with well behaved owners, at the start /finish area but please do not take part in the race with your dog.
Included within your entry is:
Glow in the dark finishers medal
NightRunner finishers T-shirt
Water at the finish
Event photographs free to download from our Facebook page