Sat 20 Jan 2024 Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, UK Entries closed

Storm the Fort | Dark Skies Series | 10K

Storm the Fort is the third event in the ‘Dark Skies Series’ of night trail running events, a four event series spanning from Brean Down in Somerset to Baggy Point in North Devon.

  • Sat 20 Jan 2024
  • Entries closed
Brean Down, Burnham-on-Sea




Age 8 & over

  • 10 km road running


Comprising of 5km and 10km route options, Storm the Fort utilises Brean Down, a ridge-like land mass that protrudes into the Bristol Channel between Weston-Super-Mare and Burnham on Sea to deliver a 5km, traffic-free course on the down that even enters the old World War II fort buildings to really add to the atmosphere! 2 laps are completed for the 10km.

This course has a couple of cheeky climbs to access the down but all on good trails and tracks. Making your way around the course you’ll climb steeply onto the down before a nice steady section out to the fort before climbing a short technical section to gain the main ridge before dropping back down to the finish line! A clear night will make for stunning. nighttime view across to South Wales and back towards Weston. It’s a stunning venue to run at night, you won’t be disappointed 

Registration will open at 18:15.

Enter the whole 4 event series, the 2 event Somerset mini-series or just the Moonlit Meadow Run. The choice will is yours.

Bespoke wooden finisher’s medals are available as an optional extra, can you collect all four?

As part of the drive to make events waste-free, the medal is an optional extra, those who love their race bling can purchase theirs when entering but must enter at least 2 weeks prior to race day. 

Series dates and locations:  

  • Arlington Asteroids – Arlington Court, North Devon – 28th October 2023
  • Moonlit Meadow Run – Longrun Meadow, Taunton – 25th November 2023
  • Storm the Fort – Brean Down, Brean – 20th January 2024
  • Assault on Baggy Point – Baggy Point, Croyde – 16th March 2024

This event is part of Storm the Fort | Dark Skies Series.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams


  • Cafe
  • Coast
  • Paid parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets


  • 2 laps
  • Check points
  • First aid
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Sweeper
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers


  • Bring your own cup
  • Plastic bottle free
  • Recycling
  • Reusable cups
  • Sustainability policy

What's included

  • Map


  • Age 8 & over
  • Enter online
  • Insurance available
  • Series discount

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Brean Down, Burnham-on-Sea




Age 8 & over

  • 5 km trail running