FOXTRAIL WINTER RUNNING SERIES,
RACE TWO 10K NIGHT RUN
Race two is something special… it’s in the dark, and its Saltire themed! This is a new and exciting way to celebrate Saltire Week. East Lothian Council are supporting the night time 10K as part of Saltire Week. With a party atmosphere during and after the race this is a 10K like no other! Why not get involved with our blue and white theme or add a splash of tartan to your usual running attire. Look forward to the lighting of the woods in Blue and White and music from the DJ as you pass HQ at the mid point.
The Boardside cafe will be open with some Scottish treats for hungry runners and spectators!
It’s time to don the head torch and join the ranks of over 150 runners under the stars as you meander through trails surrounding Foxtrail HQ.
The route is made up of a 5K loop that will be run twice, giving runners the opportunity to check in at HQ and be spurred on by the DJ and supporters, this is also a good opportunity to challenge your first 5K split time. As this route is in the dark you will need to keep your wits about you in terms of the terrain. Mostly farm trails and woodland areas the terrain will be loose gravel and grass underfoot, and it wouldn’t be FoxTrail without getting a bit wet in our water splash! This route will be more heavily marshaled than the daytime routes and signage will be in more detail. Despite this it is still important to study the route map prior to the race. This route is many a FoxTrail runners favorite race, and with the addition of the Saltire theme this will be one to remember!
Extra kit will be necessary for this race, see the Kit List section for more details.
Please note that there will be a mixture of different and challenging terrain on the route and conditions will be muddy, soft and very slippy in areas. As this race is in the dark a head torch is mandatory and we would recommend using trail running shoes for the race.
|Race Registration||7pm – 7.45pm|
Parking will be located within the Foxlake car park and overflow car park. Please follow the link below for detailed instructions on how to get to Foxlake;
There are no water stations for this race, although you will be passing HQ at the halfway point if you’d like to grab your bottle. Free Tea or Coffee with a biscuit, will be provided after the race.
All runners will receive their race number and safety pins at registration. And tea/ coffee and biscuits after the race.
This race has the added extra of the Saltire theme and all that it entails!
All routes are way marked with tape and signposts, and marshals will be situated at key points in the race. this race will be more heavily way marked to keep you on track in the dark of the woods!
Please remember to double check the route map before the race start.
Final route maps can be found on the race info pages released prior to the event day.
The FoxTrail Winter Running Series is covered by event/public Liability Insurance, all racers and spectators that attend the event and participate at their own risk.
The top three men and woman in each race will receive our coveted handmade medals and a goodie bag with prizes from our generous sponsors 2Pure, Nathan, and Feetures.
The overall series winner will be announced on the final race day, to be eligible for the series winner award you must enter at least 4 of the 6 events. For those who entering the full series, your top 4 rankings will be the ones to count.
A veteran’s series winner will be announced at the final race only, so definitely not one to miss!
There will also be sponsored spot prizes given out on race days.
Race marshals will have minor first aid kits and a radio/ mobile phone if further assistance is required, the majority of marshals are also first aid qualified.
The race start/ finish area will also have first aid provisions and first aid qualified staff.
In case of emergency please carry with you a mobile phone, an emergency procedure will be emailed out closer to the date of the race.
In the event of extreme weather the race may be cancelled and re-arranged for a later date. In the event of this race being cancelled we have marked Sat 26th November as the reserve date. Regretably we are unable to offer refunds for participants unable to make the reserve date.
Wherever possible please share transport to and from the event with other runners and help us reduce the carbon footprint of our events.
A train from Edinburgh is available to/ from Dunbar train station and then via bus (East Linton bound buses, ask for Foxlake Adventures) or a taxi. Bus times are infrequent; a taxi may be more suited to race times.
Edin 1805– Dunbar 1824
Dunbar 2141– Edin 2208 OR Dunbar 2149– Edin 2214
Local Taxi Firm
Torrance Taxis; 01368862612
Trainers/ trail running shoes recommended. Both a good quality running specific head torch and a mobile phone are mandatory pieces of kit for this event. We also recommend taking a small handheld torch as a backup and a whistle in case of injury.
Running clothing suitable to weather conditions- remember this is a winter event series so warm clothing for after the race will be needed.
Race leader board of the races so far….
To be in with a chance of the series winner title a runner must compete in at least four of our six races. Your top four results will count towards the series leaderboard.