Kielder Winter 10, Dark Sky 10k & Duathlon 2020

Kielder Winter 10, Dark Sky 10k & Duathlon 2020

Information and registration

4 January 2020 -
5 January 2020

These events are part of a fantastic weekend of winter trail races and off-road multisport in Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland.

Starting with a 10mile trail race on the Saturday morning, this is followed by a 10k night race on Saturday evening.

On Sunday it is the Kielder Off Road Duathlon, a superb multi-sport event combining trail running and mountain biking.

All routes will be fully marked so no navigation experience is necessary.

Enter either one, two or all three events (discount available).

Kielder Winter 10 Trail Race - Saturday

The Kielder 10mile trail run is open to all abilities of runners. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to trail running this varied course offers something for everyone. Incorporating a great blend of terrain, you will be tackling some of the amazing trails that Kielder Forest has to offer, from the secluded Archer Cleugh Burn to the more popular Lakeside Way multi user trail. With 320m of ascent the route provides some testing climbs and exhilarating descents.

The course will be fully marked so all you need to do is follow the route and enjoy the scenery! This is a great event to bring along family and friends for spectating. With the route returning through the finish area at the halfway point there's plenty of opportunity to offer encouragement.

Start Time: 1030

Kielder Dark Skies 10k Trail Race - Saturday

“Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is England’s first Dark Sky Park and the largest expanse of dark night sky in the whole of Europe, thanks to minimal light pollution” (Source: Visit Kielder).

According to the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE), the star-studded skies above Kielder Water & Forest Park are the darkest in England.

The best time for viewing is during the winter months, when the nights are darkest. Combine this with an awesome trail running route on a great mixture of forest trails then what further incentive do you need to pack your head torch, some warm winter gear and experience this amazing night run set in the beautiful confines of Kielder Forest.

Start Time: 1700 (TBC)

Kielder Off Road Duathlon - Sunday

A superb multi-sport challenge combining trail running and mountain biking based in Kielder Forest Park. This event is ideal if you are new to duathlons or aiming to compete in your first off road event. With stunning scenery and an extensive network of forest tracks and purpose-built bike trails, this is a spectacular location for trail running and mountain biking.

Relay Category for Pairs: One person cycles, the other runs. This is open for male, female and mixed teams - ideal for specialist runners/cyclists or beginners who would like to test themselves over a single discipline.

Course: Starting and finishing at Kielder Castle, the event consists of a 8km trail run followed by a 20km mountain bike, incorporating the new blue graded bike trail, finishing with a final 7km trail run. Due to the time of year both runs will be staying fairly low on a good mix of forest tracks and woodland trails. The run routes are not too hilly or steep. The courses will be marked; therefore, no navigational skills are needed.

Start Time: 1030

"Both races on Saturday were great, well organised and super friendly marshals - thanks"

"Another great race from High Terrain, low key, professional and always a memorable point of interest in every course! This race is suitable for any level of experience, offering fast racing with technical interest for the more experienced to a manageable challenge for a beginner. Well-marked and marshalled, plenty of parking and a great cafe on site for a brew and cake after the race" Chris Stirling

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 Event information
04 January 2020
05 January 2020
Kielder Forest Visitor Centre
Kielder, Great Britain
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Registration is closed
10 Miles
Starts at 10:30

Price per participant
Price £25.00
10 km
Starts at 17:00

Price per participant
Price £25.00
Starts at 10:30

Price per participant
Price £35.00
Starts at 10:30

Price per team
Price £45.00

 More information
Kielder Water & Forest Park
High Terrain Events

In case of questions about the event please contact High Terrain Events:

Kielder Winter 10, Dark Sky 10k & Duathlon 2020

  • Kielder Forest Visitor Centre
  • Kielder
  • Great Britain

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