Sat 11 Nov 2023 Hamster, County Durham, UK

Hamsterley Moon Runner - 10K Head Torch Trail Race

The feeling of a head torch trail run in the woods is unique. The night-time adds a whole new dimension to trail running: it is both wild and peaceful at the same time.

  • Sat 11 Nov 2023
Hamsterley Forest, Hamster

Hamsterley Moon Runner - 10K Head Torch Trail Race



Age 18 & over

  • 10 km trail running


Your senses become razor sharp and you become aware of your heart beat pounding in your chest. You may hear the hoot or screech of an owl, or the rustling of woodland animals in the undergrowth. In the darkness of the woodland canopy the light from your head torch will be reflected back by the eyes of deer and other creatures peering out from the safety of the deep forest. Our Moon Runner head torch races take place in the winter months when a crisp ground frost is common. Beams of moonlight breaking through the trees can create a magical atmosphere while you run along the sparkling surface. You can experience a definite sense of isolation and remoteness, but with that come feelings of exhilaration as your feet react to changing terrain, and excitement as your senses adapt to the different sights and sounds in the darkness.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers


  • Paid parking
  • Park
  • Toilets


  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Way markers

What's included

  • Cash prizes
  • Eco medal
  • Goody bag


  • Age 18 & over
  • Enter online