The popular Illuminator Run is set to return to Aberdeenshire next month. Held in the evening, the night run takes place on 28 October from 6pm until around 1am in Glen Tanar’s ancient Scots pine forest.
Participants are being challenged to ‘go wild through the night’ and run or walk 15 dark miles over rugged hill trails with just the glow of their head torch to lead the way. Those who sign up can walk the route, race hard or just jog round.
The average finishing time is two and a half hours for runners and six hours for walkers. Participants’ race/walk time is recorded by electronic chip timing and the course is clearly way-marked, with a hot drinks station featuring light effects at the halfway point.
At the finish, hot coffee and tea awaits tired runners after they’ve made their way through the dark Scottish winter forest.
The nominated charity partner for the event is the Braemar Mountain Rescue Association. The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with professional staff and first aid teams.
Visit the event website for more information.