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Torch Challenge

Torch Challenge

Next Challenge: 29/01/2022

Location: Dalby Forest Night Runner

No ego torch challenge

The Dalby Forest head torch race will be the first of our Winter No Ego Challenges in Winter 2020. The 5 mile course takes place on the tracks and trails through the mighty Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire. After listening to your comments regarding bottlenecks, we have decided to use the Race #2 night Runner course, which is basically the original course, but clockwise. It offers a much more open start with no narrow trails for the first 1/2 mile and allows the runners to spread out more.

Race start time 6:00 pm 

Pure Trail running returns, NO EGO style, in the Dark


(Poster to Follow)

This race will be on a combination of single narrow tracks, fire breaks forest trails and linking gravel trucking linking everything through the forest. 

Pure Trail.

If you don"t have a head torch they can be purchased from stores or online for around £15.00+ or just use a hand held torch if you wish.

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.  

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 several routes from all directions. 

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 visitor centre car parks. If this number is reached before the event, this has happened for the last 4years, we will close registration early.

There will be NO on the night entries at this event, whether the max number of entries is reached or not.

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 4:45pm

Pre race briefing 5.50pm

Race start 6.00pm

There will be a mass start at this event on the Forest Drive adjacent to the visitor centre. There will be no waves.

Entry for this event will be £13.75 plus madbull events and timing secure payment and transaction fee.

There will be NO on the night entry for this event.

 If the entry maximum number is reached prior to the event, we reserve the right to close registration early.

There will be no participant injury etc. cancellations refunds within 10 days of this event. In exeptional circumstances tansfers to another event can be made.

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

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