Awarded the 'Best Regional Trail Run 2020' by Trail Running Magazine, this electric event is a night run through an illuminated forest. Taking place in Thetford Forest, this is not just your average night run - expect an electric atmosphere, bright beautiful lights, illuminated forest features and dark zones. 

This is a 3k lap course and the idea is to do as many laps as you can within the time limit. For your laps to count, you need to have started your last lap within the two-hour time frame. You do not have to run continuously and you only need to complete one lap to receive a finishers medal.

There are prizes for most laps completed (male and female) over and under 16. The trails will be good solid trails and easy to navigate. There will be dark zones so head torches will be required!

Trail Running Magazine Award 2020




This is a 3k course - aim to complete as many laps as possible within 2 hours.


Address, High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Brandon Sat Nav Postcode: IP27 0AF


Toliets, water stations, food & drink stalls. Visit High Lodge website to find out more.


Parking including the site entrance fee to High Lodge will cost £3.00 maximum all day, per car. The parking code will be available nearer the date.



  • The run route will be an illuminated forest
  • Epic finish line
  • 3k course - aim to complete as many laps as possible within 2 hours
  • Stop anytime you like, you do not have to run continuously
  • Head/body torches will be required, there will be dark zones
  • Prizes for most completed laps (male and female) over and under 16s
  • Medal for all finishers
  • Refreshments available
  • Headphones allowed
  • Check out the fantastic venue, High Lodge, it's perfect for the whole family
EVENT TIMINGS Registration: 18:00 – 19:45
Warm Up: 19:40
Race briefing: 19:55 at the start area
Run starts at: 19:55
Final lap starts at 21:55 EVENT REGISTRATION
This will now be at the far end of the main event field at High Lodge. Just follow the light.
At registration you will be issued with your race number and timing tag. Please bring with
your email entry confirmation. Your race number must be displayed clearly on your front for the duration of the race. Please bring safety pins. Your timing tag must be secured to the top of your shoe using the twist ties provided. Anyone not displaying a race number will be asked to leave the course.
Transfers can be done through your Race Roster account. Transfers at £2.20 and need to
be completed 5 days prior to race day.
You can purchase T-shirts through the online registration. T-shirts need to be collected on
the event day at registration. KEY DROP
We will provide a key drop at registration. Your car should be parked near-by, so we
suggest your bags get left in your car. If you have nowhere else to leave your bag it can be
left at the Key Drop.
There will be a professional medical team on site. The medical positions will be at the start
finish area. Medical trained staff will be on the course.
A briefing will take place at 19:55 near the start/finish line. All competitors must attend. Any queries about the event must be raised at this time with the Event Director.
RULES 1. This race is organised by WR Events Limited trading, as Inspire Races. None of its staff,
sponsors, suppliers or agents will be liable for any injury, loss or expense which may
arise as a consequence of your participation in this event.
2. Entry to this race is personal to each applicant and once issued, race numbers may not
be sold or transferred unless through the active online registration software. Any runner
who passes their race number to another runner is liable for sanctions and any runner
who competes while wearing another runner’s race number will be disqualified and is
liable for sanctions.
3. Once you have paid for your entry there can be no refund if you are subsequently unable to take part in this race. However, you may defer your place to next year’s race, this needs to be done before 5 days prior to the event, Please contact for more information. 4. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel applications, including duplicate applications, or
alter the date of the event, the course route or distance. 5. Entrants to this race undertake not to take part unless they are medically fit to run a 10k. 6. All runners are required to complete the contact and medical details on the back of their
race number. This is a requirement of participation and may be checked by race officials
prior to the start. 7. Race numbers must be pinned securely to the front of your running top using a safety
pin in each corner. Timing chips much be secured firmly to the laces of one of your
running shoes using the ties provided by us on race day. 8. Any keys left in the key drop area are stored at the owner’s risk. 9. Race marshals and medical team members have the authority to disqualify and remove
any runner they consider to be acting dangerously, or to be unfit to compete. 10. Runners are required to report any casualties immediately to the nearest first aid post or race marshal. 11. Individual prizes will be awarded as listed on the website These
will be announced on the day following the event and posted out. 12. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Race Referee shall be final. 13. A headtorch/chest torch must be worn during the event as there are areas of dark
within the forest.
The course is a 3km route, which you are allowed to do as many laps as you can within a 2hour time frame. You must have started your final lap before the 2 hours is up from the start of the race.
The route starts at the back of the main event field at High Lodge. It then follows wide fire
lanes. The course will be well signed with highly visible arrows and marshalled. The race
map will be available from the Inspire Races website two weeks prior to the race This is a
trail event and as such the terrain will be uneven, and could contain hazards such as tree
roots, fallen branches etc. The route is all on forestry commission land and we therefore ask you to refrain from dropping any litter.
There will be a water station at the start finish area.
Please make sure you are prepared for the weather.
All finishers will receive a medal.
We may record your race number at various points along the route, so please keep it visible on your front and shout it out if asked.
Marshals will be situated along the route and will summon first aid if required. Please let a
marshal or race official know if you decide to withdraw from the event at any point after
registering on the day.
Please treat all marshals, race officials, organisers, volunteers and other competitors with
respect and follow their instructions.
Spectators are welcome. We ask that spectators only stay within the start area as we wish
the running route to be clear of additional obstacles. High Lodge is a family venue and
therefore there are many activities to keep you interested throughout the day.
Full results will available at on the following day. Trophies will be
posted out to the winners. Trophies will be awarded for the most laps in the quickest time
for female and male seniors and female and male juniors.
Above Air Media will be taking official photographs. These will be available to view via the
Inspire Races Facebook site. Higher quality images will be available to purchase after the
If after reading this information you have any queries prior to the day of the event, please
If you have any queries on the day of the event, please speak to a member of the
Inspire Races Team who will be located at Event Registration.
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19:25 WARM-UP




What’s the last date for entries?

The last date for entries is the Friday before the event.

How do I get my Race number?

Please bring your entry confirmation email.You will collect your race number on the day at registration.

I am ill injured or unable to run, what can I do?

You can defer your entry to any other Inspire Races event of a similar price. Please email with the race details you would like to defer to.

Can I swap my place with a friend?

You can transfer your place up to two weeks prior to the event.

Do you have a waiting list?


Can I wear earphones or use an ipod?

You can wear headphones to any event that does not use public roads.

How do I enter a Corporate Team?

Please contact to arrange a group discount booking.

Is there a cut-off time for your events?

We do not have cut off times.

How do I enter Inspire races events?

Enter via the links on the Inspire Races website.

What is the last date for deferrals and category transfers?

Deferrals and category changes can be done up to two weeks prior to the event.

Where do I pick up my t-shirt?

T-shirts are collected from the shop at registration.

Where can I put my bag and/or clothing I don’t want during the race?

There is a bag drop available at all Inspire Races events.

What time does my Race start?

Please visit the event website page to review the race schedule for up-to-date information.

What time do I need to get there?

Please get there one hour before race start time.

Are there any refreshments?

Refreshments will be available on the day from the catering facilities.

Where are the drinks stations?

Drink stations are every 5k.

Where can I collect my race pack?

Race packs to be collected from race registration on the day.

Are there any entries on the day?

Entries will be available on the day at an increased price if there is availability. Please check the website to see if event is sold out.

What happens if I arrive late and miss the start of the race?

As long as you are not later than 15minutes, we will let you run.

Where is the Chip in the Race Pack?

The timing tag is in the race pack. This will need to go on your shoe or it will already be attached to your bib.

Is parking available near the start?

Parking is available near the start.

Where should I go when I arrive?

Go registration pick up your race pack, you are then ready to run.

Do you have a bag drop area?

Yes, bag-drop will be situated near registration.

Do I get a medal?

Yes, you will get a medal.

Can I park nearby?

Yes, you can.

Will there be an award ceremony?

Yes, once the results have come in.