Dark Skies Surrey Hills
Sat 20 Jan 2024 Dorking, Surrey, UK

Dark Skies Surrey Hills

The Dark Skies returns for an undulating yomp through Surrey’s muddy, rolling hills and feature a thrilling 5K, 10K, 10 Mile, kids races and canicross with hot food and drinks, medals, kit and prizes.

5 races

  • Sat 20 Jan
  • #1 of 5
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

Kids Race 1K

16:30

£8

Age 3-11

  • 1 km trail running + 4 m ascent
  • Sat 20 Jan
  • #2 of 5
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

Kids Race 2K

16:30

£8

Age 3-11

  • 2 km trail running + 8 m ascent
  • Sat 20 Jan
  • #3 of 5
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

5K

17:30

£20

Age 11 & over

  • 5 km trail running + 139 m ascent
  • Sat 20 Jan
  • #4 of 5
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

10K

17:30

£24

Age 16 & over

  • 10 km trail running + 189 m ascent
  • Sat 20 Jan
  • #5 of 5
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

10 Mile

17:50

£27

Age 18 & over

  • 10 miles trail running + 333 m ascent

Overview

Passing through the Denbies Wine Estate in the Surrey Hills, this is a real winter-warmer event with hot drinks and a delicious chilli/stew to tuck into!

It's the second race in the annual Wild Night Run Series, spanning Devon, Somerset and Surrey. Runners can take home a memento of an organic Wild Running Series running vest, t-shirt or long sleeved top.

This year the event will kindly be supporting Dorking Food Bank.

Highlights

  • Exciting night trail races in wintertime
  • Run through the Denbies Wine Estate
  • Head torches essential
  • Runners of all abilities from age 3 up
  • Bring your dog along for canicross
  • Chip timing with event app
  • Fully marked course, hot food, prizes
  • Event t-shirts and eco medals available

  • All fitness levels
  • Dogs allowed
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Traders at event

Timetable

  • 16:00 – 17:10 | Registration at the event marquee
  • 16:30 | Kids Races start
  • 16:50 | Kids Races finish followed by presentation
  • 17:30 | 5K & 10K start
  • 17:50 | 10 Mile start
  • 19:15 | 5K & 10K presentation
  • 19:45 | 10 Mile presentation
  • 20:00 | Catering closes

Refreshments

Cake, teas, coffees and chilli/stew will be available for runners and their friends and family to purchase.

Kit list

For safety here are the items you'll need to bring in a bumbag, camelbak or mini-rucksac:

  • Head torch with spare batteries
  • Long sleeved top
  • Drinking container
  • Mobile phone
  • Waterproof jacket

  • Bag storage
  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Denbies Wine Estate
London Road
Dorking
Surrey
RH5 6AA
UK

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Free parking

Parking is available for at least 200 cars in the main car park at the front. However people are encouraged to come by bike or share a lift for the benefit of the environment.

  • Bring your own cup
  • Lift sharing scheme
  • Plastic bottle free
  • Plastic-free event
  • Sustainability policy

Sustainability

This event actively promotes care for the environment including:

  • Bring your own cup to eliminate single-use plastics
  • Lift share, cycle or run if possible to reduce car usage
  • Wooden eco medals and t-shirts are an optional extra to reduce wastage

Races at event

  • Sat 20 Jan
  • #1 of 5
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

Kids Race 1K

16:30

£8

Age 3-11

  • 1 km trail running + 4 m ascent
  • Sat 20 Jan
  • #2 of 5
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

Kids Race 2K

16:30

£8

Age 3-11

  • 2 km trail running + 8 m ascent
  • Sat 20 Jan
  • #3 of 5
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

5K

17:30

£20

Age 11 & over

  • 5 km trail running + 139 m ascent
  • Sat 20 Jan
  • #4 of 5
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

10K

17:30

£24

Age 16 & over

  • 10 km trail running + 189 m ascent
  • Sat 20 Jan
  • #5 of 5
Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

10 Mile

17:50

£27

Age 18 & over

  • 10 miles trail running + 333 m ascent