Article date: 1st November 2017

Halloween 5k Trail on Wednesday 1st November

Hello Halloween Trail Runners,

Thank you for entering the Halloween 5k Trail on Wednesday 1st November you are surely in for a treat! Hope you have your costumes at the ready (optional)? Below is some important information about the event so please take the time to read through it. NO TRANSFERS WILL BE MADE ON THE NIGHT, so please dont just turn up or you will be disappointed! Any questions please feel free to ask.


The Talpore, Whitewater Way, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6QB
There is a Bar so bring your pennies for a beer/proscecco afterwards and celebrate that you are still alive!!!


There is plenty of Free car parking situated at the Talpore.


Registration is upstairs and opens at 18:00 Please allow yourself plenty of time as it will get really busy. (No Muddy Shoes Allowed please)

Race Number

Race numbers will be collected on the day in registration. These are barcoded and can either be pinned to your top (safety pins provided) or you can pop it in your pocket. Please make sure you have it scanned once you have come through the finish funnel or you will not be on the results.

The Race

The race will start at 19:00 starting next to the River near the White Watercourse The terrain is very mixed, with tarmac, trails, fields and woodland. The course is fairly flat with a couple of inclines. YOU MUST WEAR A HEAD TORCH, No head torch No run! double check that your head torch works beforehand. Please make sure that your costumes (if you are wearing one) is safe to run in, it ideally needs to be no lower than your ankles and not floaty to snag on any trees, fencing and vegetation.

Ghosts & Ghoulies

Oh you wont know which way to run from these, they are literally everywhere! Feeling scared?? run in groups/pairs all you have to remember is they are NOT allowed to physically touch you so they cant hurt you. Likewise, please do not strike or harm them in any way.


There are toilets situated in the Talpore, please be respectful of the restaurant and bar users, I am sure they will have a great time seeing you all dressed up too.

First Aid

First Aid will be onsite should you require any medical attention please let the nearest marshal know, who will contact the first aiders.


There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd male and female prizes given. All finishers will receive a medal.
See you all on the night. Be afraid be very afraid hahahahaha

ps, this message has been emailed to all those that have entered, however, some of your emails have bounced back (this could be due to incorrect input when signing up) if you know someone who is coming and not on facebook please let them know.


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