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The Darkness Dash normally takes place in November. It’s for members only. You can race it, or join a group for some social running. In 2023 it’s on Thursday 30 November – please register to run or to help by completing this form:

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.  

If you’ve not done this type of event before why not give it a try – we promise you’ll love it!