KIELDER DARK SKIES MARATHON, ENGLAND
Who doesn’t like staring up into a dark sky full of stars? The Kielder Dark Skies Marathon takes place at night under the largest area of protected night sky in Europe, where the pitch-black conditions of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park in Kielder Forest provide the perfect opportunity for mid-race stargazing. Held on an undulating course that winds through dense forest and around Kielder Water, the trails are illuminated only by the many headlights of runners moving through the trees. On a clear night it’s possible to run some sections of the race without a torch as the moon reflects off the still black waters of the reservoir, and you may even spot a shooting star. A 14-mile option is also available.