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Runners to race under darkest night skies in England

Runners are being given an opportunity to race under the darkest night skies in England. The inaugural ‘Dark Skies Run’ at Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland, will take place on Saturday April 18, 2015.

The event will take place Saturday April 18, 2015

One of the largest Dark Sky Parks in the world, Kielder was awarded gold tier Dark Sky Park status by the International Dark Skies association in December 2013.

Kielder was awarded gold tier Dark Sky Park status in 2013

"The combination of the stunning Lakeside Way Trail and Kielder’s darkening skies made this something really special. It sounds crazy but it wasn’t just running, it was an almost spiritual experience and we knew we had to share it with other runners in an organised event."

– Ultra Marathon runner and organiser, Phill Turton