Night runs

Night run

There is something magical about night-time running in the countryside. Under a canopy of stars or under the moon’s bright gaze, you gain a new perspective of the world at night.

The festival night runs Adventurer and Explorer are on Friday 5 October . They are off-road with a mix of multi-terrain paths and grassland. The routes are sensitively marked and marshalled at critical points to ensure everyone follows the route safely. Wearing a head torch will be required.

These East Soar night running events will launch a new season 2018/19 of National Trust night runs across the country.

There are two routes to choose from:

Explorer route – 3 km


Ideally suited to children and those new to running. It will be a great first step into exploring at night and should take between 20 and 30 minutes to get round. Special launch price £5 (Usual price £7).

Adventurer route – approx. 9km 


Ideally suited to people who want to challenge themselves. The challenge could be running at a good pace or completing your first ever run with a head torch. You'll need a reasonable level of fitness but will still suit walkers, joggers and runners of all abilities. It will take between 30 minutes and an hour-and-a-half to get round depending on ability. Due to the nature of the courses you'll never be too far from the event HQ. Special launch price £10 (Usual price £14).

All participants will receive a Night Run medal. Enter here

Groups of 4 or more can get a special group price. £1 off each ticket if booked in one transaction.

Registration from 4-6.30pm. Explorer route will be leaving at approx. 7pm and Adventurer at 8pm.

Please note your entry also includes free entry to the festival on the Friday night. If anyone is accompanying you and is not running then they will need to pay £5 entry on the gate. There will be food stands, bar and refreshments and live music.

Dusk Run

On Saturday 6 October, Sim Benson (Ordnance Survey GetOutside Champion and author of Wild Running and The Adventurer's Guide to Britain) will lead a scenic small-group sunset trail run from the festival site.

This event is free for anyone wearing a festival wristband (campers and day visitors). Maximum numbers do apply, though, so please visit the Ordnance Survey stand and register your interest as soon as you arrive on site.