Kielder Winter 10, Dark Sky 10k & Duathlon 2019

Kielder Winter 10, Dark Sky 10k & Duathlon 2019

Information and registration

5 January 2019 -
6 January 2019

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 10 mile 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 & mountain biking.

All routes will be fully marked so no navigation experience is necessary. Enter either one, two or all three events - if you enter more than one event on the same order then you'll get a discount automatically applied to the events, £3 off per event for entering two, £5 off per event for entering all three.

Kielder Winter 10 Trail Race

Date: Saturday 5th January 2019  Start Time: 1030

The Kielder 10 mile 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 & exhilarating descents. The course will be fully marked so all you need to do is follow the route & enjoy the scenery! This is a great event to bring along family & friends for spectating. With the route returning through the finish area at the half way point there's plenty of opportunity to offer encouragement.

Kielder Dark Skies 10k Trail Race

Date: Saturday 5th January 2019  Start Time: 1700 (TBC)


“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 & experience this amazing night run set in the beautiful confines of Kielder Forest.

Kielder Duathlon

Date: Sunday 6th January 2019  Start Time: 1030


A superb multi sport challenge combining trail running & 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 & an extensive network of forest tracks and purpose-built bike trails, this is a spectacular location for trail running and mountain biking.

The event is open to individuals or relay pairs: one person cycles, the other runs. This is open for male, female & mixed teams - ideal for specialist runners/cyclists or beginners who would like to test themselves over a single discipline.

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.



Kielder Castle Visitor Centre, Kielder Water & Kielder Forest Park, Northumberland NE48 1ER

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Keswick based retail outlet Kong Running for our Kielder Winter Weekend.  In addition to providing some fantastic prize vouchers for the events, Kong Running will also be offering all race all entrants an exclusive 10% discount voucher on selected products. This will give you an extra 10% off the online price, saving at least 20% off the RRP.


Professionally run event, qualified & experienced personnel at various checkpoints, qualified medical support, online registration, electronic chip timing, unique finishers medal (trail runs only), unique branded headwear (duathlon), fully marked routes, refreshments at finish.

" 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
05 January 2019
06 January 2019
Kielder Forest Visitor Centre

Great Britain
Registration is closed
10 Miles
Starts at 10:30

Price per participant
Price £20.00
10 km

Price per participant
Price £20.00
35000 metres

Price per participant
Price £33.00
35000 metres

Price per team
Price £45.00

 More information
Kielder Water & Forest Park
High Terrain Events

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