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The Darkness Dash normally takes place in November and is for members only. You can race it, or join a group for some social running.

Running at night is an adventure and you should be aware of the hazards. Use of a head torch or carrying a hand torch is compulsory to take part.

If you run regularly on the common and take part in the three-mile handicap, you will probably have run on the paths we will use but they will look different in the dark – you may need to run more slowly.

We advise participants to wear light coloured clothing and to bring a warm fleece or jacket to leave at the start. Please wear trail shoes if you have them, be prepared for slippery conditions, and carry a mobile if you can.

If you do not want to run, please consider helping, as this event needs more helpers than the Windmilers’ daytime events.