Sat 18 Jan 2025 Exeter, Devon, UK

Haldon Night | 1K

Fun for the family at the popular night-time trail races through Haldon Forest with prizes for the best fancy dress and medals for all finishers!

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  • Sat 18 Jan 2025
Haldon Forest Park - Forestry England, Exeter




Age 3-7

  • 1 km trail running


A fantastically fun array of night-time trail running races, set in the beautiful Haldon Forest, close to Exeter.

With races ranging from 1K to 10K, all ages and ability levels are well catered for, with fantastic event organisation offering professional chip timing, a fully marked and marshalled course, with free event photos, a great finishers medal and prizes for winners and teams.

Embrace the season with this superb experience of racing under the cover of darkness in a fun, safe and thrilling manner. 

This event is part of Haldon Night.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Average fitness
  • Dogs allowed
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators


  • 16:00-17:50 | Registration is open
  • 17:00 | Kids races mass start (1K is one lap, 2K is two laps)
  • 17:40 | Kids presentation6.00pm 10K Canicross starts (1 lap)
  • 18:01 | 10K Starts (1 lap)
  • 18:10 | 5K Starts (1 lap)
  • 19:20 | Prize presentation. Don’t forget to give a cheer to any late finishers who come through during the presentation!

Shoe type

Trail shoes are recommended.


  • Head torch (or body-mounted torch) with fresh batteries (and spare batteries depending on your type of torch)
  • Suitable running shoes (trail shoes recommended)
  • Long-fingered gloves (not compulsory to carry)
  • Hat or buff (not compulsory to carry)
  • Long-sleeved waterproof jacket (not compulsory to carry)
  • And don’t forget to bring plenty of warm clothing to change into after the race.

Fancy dress

There are prizes for the best fancy dress!

  • Cafe
  • Paid parking
  • Park
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Haldon Forest Park - Forestry England
Bullers Hill

By car

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:



Unfortunately The Ridge Cafe will be closing at 4.30pm.

Bag storage

There will be no official baggage drop as most people use their cars. If you haven’t arrived in a car you are welcome to leave your bag with event staff.

  • 1 lap
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Traffic free
  • Way markers

For the children there is a one lap 1K race for younger children aged 3-7.

Routes are clearly marked with reflective poles and arrows. There will be 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).

Head torches or chest torches will be needed.

  • Plastic-free event
  • Trees not tees

Sportiva Events is doing its best to minimise the environmental impact of this event. Here are a few of their initiatives:


  • Trees not tees

    For all events which include a t-shirt, there is the option to plant a tree instead through a partnership with Treesnottees

  • Avoid single-use plastics

    New paper cups have been sourced to be fully recycled back into high-grade paper.

  • Optional medals

    Lots of competitors are not interested in finishers' medals so they are now optional. A £2 charity donation is made for every medal not selected.

  • Reuseable zip ties and recycling

    Reusable zip ties are used and all rubbish is sorted for recycling after the event.

  • Reducing car use

    At the Burrator 10K running race those who commit to walking or cycling to the event get £5 discount.

  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • Race photo


  • Professional RFID chip timing
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • Free event photos
  • Fancy dress competition
  • Team prize
  • Medals for all finishers
  • Prizes for overall and category winners
  • Beer and mince pies for all finishers.
  • Professional First Aid
  • Public liability insurance
  • Water and feed stations
  • Custom race number
  • Toilets
  • Great race experience

  • Age 3-7
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
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2025 fees to be confirmed.

Entry fees

Entry fee


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

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