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Sat, 14 Jun

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Goathland

Lamplighter 30...

Dusk till Dawn trail run of circa 30 miles in a circular route over the beautiful North York Moors National Park. Starting and finishing in the village of Goathland, where the 60s Police drama Heartbeat and scenes from Harry Potter were filmed.

Lamplighter 30...
Lamplighter 30...

Time & Location

14 Jun 2025, 21:30 – 15 Jun 2025, 19:30

Goathland, The Common, Goathland, Goathland, Whitby YO22 5JS, UK

About the event

SilverBack Trails Lamplighter 30  tail running night event

Starting and finishing at Goathland Village Hall you will visit 4 Triangulation Pillars, North, East, South and West, before heading back to the Village Hall.

The event start and finish times will be dictated by the setting and rising of the sun on 14/15 June 2025 .  So, it will be a true run through the night, dusk till dawn.

Entrants will register and collect numbers etc an hour before last light ,  the event will begin when the Lamplighter appears and lights the lamp outside the village hall gate...

 It will be up to you to be ready to go, when the Lamplighter weaves their magic it will be time for you to trot on...

You will then have until the sun comes up above the horizon and the Lamplighter is back in the village, but don’t despair you will still get a finishers medal if you beat the flag. As soon as the Lamplighter has snuffed out the lamp a flag will be raised  at the village hall a little bit at a time, every 20 minutes, until it is at full mast….

Lamplighters have been around in various forms since the 15th century , arriving with their lighting equipment and helper to hold the ladder as they ascend to light the lamps as night draws in.

The course will have some physical markers, there will be marshalls at the checkpoints who will point you in the righr direction, you will each get a tracker, and a GPX will be sent to you before the event. There will also be a course recce a few weeks before the event giving you the opportunity to do either half or the full course, this will be at a cost of £10pp. There will also be a master map at the start.

The route  will take you over over good tracks, open moorland and forestry all within the beautifu North York Moors National Park.

If the skies are clear you will  be running under a waning gibbous Rose Moon that will have been full on the 11th of June.

During the inaugural Lamplighter, this year, those taking part had plenty of stories to tell, involving waterlogged  tracks, bogs, fog, Highland Cattle,  detours, and shady  goings on near one of the checkpoints to name but  few.

Come and join us to run from sunset to sunrise and add your stories to the Lamplighter Legend...

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You can enter as a pair or a solo, cost is £75 or £40 respectively.

Hot food will be available at the end, this will include some vegetarian and gluten free options.

Along with snacks nibbles and pop at three checkpoints.

Entrants will be able to get their heads down before travelling home in the village hall if they wish.

Parking is limited to marshals within the village hall, however there is ample parking within the village.

Four legged runners are welcome but they must be kept on a lead at all times and will start at the back of the pack.

Entrants limited to 60.

The following kit must be carried by each entrant.

  • Map covering the North Yorkshire Moors, OS or Harvey’s recommended.
  • Working compass, whistle,
  • Head-torch and spare torch or batteries.
  • Emergency Bivvy Bag.
  • Spare Hat and gloves.
  • Spare warm long-sleeved top/ fleece or similar
  • Waterproof jacket/bottoms with taped seams unless Paramo.
  • Battery pack and charging lead for mobile phone.
  • Charged mobile phone with the RD mobile phone number. It is recommended that you have OS Locate and What3words loaded onto your phone.
  • At least 500 ml of water/ sports drink.
  • At least 60 grams of food for emergencies.
  • Cup for drinks at CP locations.

Event organised by SilverBack Trails  Contact Adrian Martin silverbacktrails@gmail.com

Series Events:

Sat 25 Apr 25SilverBackTrails Goathland V Trig UltraSun 11 May 25SilverBackTrails Oswiu’s RevengeSat 5 Jul 25Summits of The North York Moors UltraSun 18 Aug 24SilverBackTrails Othnesbery’s RevengeSun 23 Feb 25SilverBackTrails Lilla’s RevengeOther events by SilverBackTrails 

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