Dark Skies Run 26.5

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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.

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