17th September 2016

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As many 5k laps as you can in 2 hours
£59.00*Book-now-buttons
Purchase Dryrobe get a free race*£115.00*Book-now-buttons

*prices shown exclude booking fees

*PLEASE NOTE THAT  THE OFFER OF A FREE RACE WILL BE COMPLETED WITH THE DRYROBE ‘UPGRADE’ AT THE END OF THE BOOKING FORM.

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Blackout is 5km multi-lap obstacle loaded night race. This race will launch you out of your comfort zone. Run as many 5k laps as you can or would like – 5k/10k/20k – it’s up to you! It‘ll lead you in unknown territories, testing all of your senses to the maximum as you negotiate endless & overwhelming obstacles by the light of a headtorch.  This course is designed to challenge some basic fears including darkness & heights as well as testing strength, endurance, agility, stamina & all round fitness in the harshest conditions & over the toughest obstacles. Determination, focus and a powerful mindset is needed to endure Nuclear’s night time challenge in the mud. Starting at sunset, this lap race moves quickly from dusk light into total darkness. Be prepared. Own the Night

 

Event Format

  • Run as many 5km laps at night as you can or would like to in 2 hours  (For example, if you cross the line at 1 hour 59 minutes you can continue on your final lap and be in with a chance of winning the race)
  • Muddy obstacles and terrain
  • Over 30 high quality obstacles, both natural and man-made.
  • Fun and challenging – suitable for all levels of fitness and age
  • Involves camaraderie and teamwork
  • Suitable for charities, raising awareness and fundraising
  • Water on the course is no deeper than 4-5′
  • Every entrant is chip-timed
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • There are water stations on the course and in the event village
  • Professional medical attendance in the event village and on the course
  • Course health and safety checked
  • Every entrant will receive a Blackout Nuclear Survivor medal and #MuddyMug with hot tea at the finish
  • A head torch is essential

Before the day

On the day

The Course

  1. Water depth: Water on the course is around 5’ deep depending on weather conditions. There are water operatives/marshalls in the water at the Deathslide obstacle.
  2. Swimming: water obstacles need a small element of swimming ability
  3. Water Stations: There are 4 x mains connected water-stations on12k course & 3 x water-stations on 6k. There’s x 1 water-station in the event village.
  4. Litter: We do not supply energy gels/foods. If you use them, please be mindful of our countryside & eat them either at an obstacle or put in the bin at water stations.
  5. Marshalls: are clearly marked in yellow hi-viz Nuclear Races jackets & are at all major obstacles on the course to keep you safe & guide you.

Obstacle Angels: A number of experienced obstacle racers will be on the courses ready to guide & advise #NukerNewbies or seasoned racers at trickier obstacles – where technique helps. Angels are marked in white hi-viz jackets.

Spectators

We encourage you to bring your friends & family to come along & watch free of charge. They’ll need to sign in at registration before entering the event village.

Spectators are reminded that entering our private land is at their own risk. The entire event is Health & Safety checked prior to & throughout race day. Spectators must make their own decision as to whether they can reach or undertake the journey to spectating areas, which due to the nature of the sport, may be on uneven terrain.

There are excellent spectator obstacle viewing areas in & around the village (first 2k & last 2k). A course map in event village shows spectator accessible zones. Follow the black spectator signs to designated viewing areas. There’s no access to the full course due to safety concerns. Please tell your supporters to adhere to the No Entry signs & not to walk across fields of crops. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome, please clear up after them.

Helpful essentials

  • Toilets
  • Ample Free grass field car-parking
  • Selection of good hot/cold food & drinks
  • Licenced Boom Bar – beer, cider, soft drinks. Live bands, seating. Cards accepted.
  • A range of trade stands including Nuclear Merchandise Shop – kit & accessories. Cards accepted
  • SV Sports Therapy Injury Specialists, pre & post race sports massage

Official Nuclear Photographs

On the day of the Nuclear event, there are more than 8 official photographers situated around the course.

The photographers are at 8 different points around the course to get shots of individual runners.  They also take photos of runners crossing the Finish Line, capturing the big moment for them to keep. After the Finish Line you can take your FINISHER photo and MEDAL shot, just look out for the bright Orange vests – and remember to smile!

  • LIVE RANKING RESULTS/TIME UPDATES in the RACE VILLAGE: Provisional live results are available on race day. We’ll post results on our website as soon as the chip timing team have verified them. Please bear with us while this is being done.
  • AFTER PARTY: Get stuck in, find a bale, soak up & share your post race achievement & muddy experience with the others from the #NuclearFamily & obstacle racing community. Licensed Boom Bar, live bands, seating, kids climbing wall, chilled festival vibe.