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Torch Challenge

Next Challenge: 28/01/2017

Location: Dalby Forest Head torch Race

The Dalby Forest head torch race will be the first of our Winter No Ego Challenges in Winter 2017. The 5 mile course takes place on the tracks and trails through Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire.

Race start time 6:00 pm Registration opens at 4:50 pm


This race will be on gravel trucking roads and footpath trails through the forest. Head torch race is fun and challenging; don't forget your sense of humour. You will get dirty, so be prepared. This is not an obstacle race, apart from ducking to miss branches, avoiding tree roots and running down steep decents.

If you don't have a head torch they can be purchased from around £15.00 or just use a hand held torch. 

Head torches WILL NOT be on sale on the night of the event

For insurance purposes the minimum age for this event is 16 years old on the night.

The start and finish of this head torch race will be close to the main car parking area of the Visitor Centre.

Address: Forestry Commission Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering, N. Yorks, YO18 7LT.  

Forestry Commission Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering, N. Yorks, YO18 7LT. , Due to the rural nature of our location, postcodes are not always accurate when using SAT NAVS. Please always cross reference with a map., Dalby Forest can be reached via the A169 Pickering to Whitby road. Look out for the brown tourist signs.

How to get there:

These directions are as accurate as possible. Please always check with Google maps etc.


Low Dalby Visitor's Centre YO18 7LT


Drive down A169 until fork in the road (at Fox & Rabbit pub). Turn left & drive for 2 miles. Turn left (sign to Dalby Forest) & drive to toll booth. Show race no. (allows entry) & continue down road until directed by a race marshal.


Drive up A169 to Pickering, over roundabout and continue along A169 for 3 miles (Fox & Rabbit pub). Turn right, drive 2 miles, turn left (sign to Dalby forest), drive to toll booth (show race no. for entry) and continue to marshals.


Drive down A170 into Pickering. Turn left at roundabout (from west) or right at roundabout (from east) & follow instructions as above (from south).


This event will be restricted in numbers, due to parking resrictions in the car park. The course will be marked with signs with reflective directional arrows.You must not just follow the runner in front; No Ego staff are not responsible for any wrong turns taken, but staff will try to keep you on the right track.

 For insurance purposes the minimum age is 16 for this event.

Registration opens at 4:50pm

Pre race briefing 5.50pm

Race start 6.00pm

This will be a mass start event. There will be no waves.

Entry for this event will be £13.00 or £16.00 on the night.


There will be no refunds for this event, in the event of circumstances beyond our control, such as dangerous weather or for non participation.

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