Dark Skies Run 26.5
Where Kielder Water, Northumberland When March 23, 2019 If you love running in the dark this event is for you, because Kielder Water and Forest Park has some of the darkest skies in England. Awarded gold-tier Dark Sky Park status by the International Dark Skies Association, the area is perfect sky-gazing – and you’ll have plenty of chances to gawp upwards as you cover the marathon course. The race kicks off at 5.30pm, an hour before sunset, so unless you’re Eliud Kipchoge you’ll need a head torch for most of it. In fact, a head torch is one of the obligatory pieces of kit, along with a whistle and a foil blanket. The route goes clockwise around Kielder Water and there’s also a shorter 14-mile option.