Award Winning Obstacles

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You’ll need a
1. sense of humour
2. headtorch

Our good friends at My Sports & More recommend these excellently priced & good lighting head torches (£14.99) & if you buy it online before race-day they’re offering our #NuclearFamily 20% off with special *discount code BLACKOUT meaning you’ll pay just £12.01 excl delivery.

  • Multiple Lighting Levels
  • Wide angle close range lighting
  • Long Distance-Beam (120m)
  • 50000h
  • IPX 6
  • 900 lumens
  • Waterproof



Q: Will I be submerged at any of the water obstacles, will I need a waterproof headtorch?

A: You shouldn’t get totally submerged, but if you fall off a pontoon for example it’s possible your head will get suitably wet

Q: Can I buy a headtorch in the race village at Nuclear Blackout?

A: Yes, from the My Sports & More stand – no discount will apply though

Q: How long does it take the average person to do one 5k lap in the dark?

A: In 2016 the fastest person took 17 minutes, the slowest 3.5hrs

Q: Does the Blackout course go through the Secret Nuclear Bunker on every lap & are the lights out?

A: The bunker will be plunged into darkness, there’s no moonlight or natural light, so be prepared. Every racer – whether you’re on 1 lap or 4 will get to run through the Bunker! #FeelTheBurn