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Tunnel Vision Night and Dawn Runs
We know that you love running in the dark. Some of you prefer it in the morning and others at night. Now you can do both. The popular Night Run starts at 7.30pm on Thursday 15th November 2018 and the Dawn Run at 6.30am on Friday 16th November. You can enter one or both of them. Both routes take in the very long and very dark Oxendon Tunnel. At 422m long, the old railway tunnel really is an imposing sight and pitch black. So we’ve decided to light it and provide a unique opportunity for you to run through it ….and back again. The Dawn Run has the added bonus of a sunrise to enjoy too.
As you know, November is a special period for the town with the month long Mo’ket Harborough campaign. In 2014 it raised approximately £16,000 and we at Race Harborough HQ, decided we wanted to do our bit. Tunnel Vision was born in 2015 and each year we donate towards the campaign. We’re sure that many of you will be growing your own moustache as part of the campaign and this will be a great chance to show your off mo. If you wish to donate online when you enter, it would be massively appreciated. There will be more detail about the nominated charities here when it becomes available.
Tunnel Vision is an out and back, 5 mile running race. Long enough to be a challenge for quality athletes and short enough to be achievable for less experienced runners looking for a challenge. The entry fee is £17.50 for a single race and £27.50 for both. From that, a donation of £2.00 will go straight to the Mo’ket Harborough campaign.
When you complete the Night Run you will be presented with a hot brew and biscuits and a race medal. At the turnaround point, you will also receive another unique momento to wear ready for your finish line photo and to prove that you made it all the way through the tunnels. After the Dawn Run you will a delicious glass of orange juice, a croissant and of course a medal.
You must be aged at least 14 to compete.
First 100 entries get 10% off with code ‘Tunnel10’
Our friends at Duncan Murray Wines in association with the Box Steam Brewery bring you a great post race recovery option. A delicious selection of quality bottled ales. http://boxsteambrewery.com/
The selection includes not only a beer so good they named a night run after it (not really!), Tunnel Vision (light amber) but also Piston Broke (golden ale), Funnel Blower (porter), Derail Ale (zesty pale ale). These usually retail at £2.99 but thanks to Duncan we can we can offer them for £2.50. These must be pre-ordered, when you enter. There will not be any extras sold on the night. Please tell us exactly which beers you would like or if you are happy with a selection.
We look forward to seeing you on the night of the 16th and on the morning of the 17th. Due to the nature of the narrow track, this year we have decided that dogs on leads will only be allowed to take part in the Dawn Run. I’m sure you understand. There will be separate awards for 1st Male and Female Canicrosser.
Entries can be transferred to another runner up to the Monday before the race. You can do this manually by logging in to the system. After this date, transfers will not be accepted.