Illuminator Night Trail Race

The Illuminator is taking a year off in 2021 - back in 2022

Date Saturday 23rd October, 2021
Distance 15M + other events: 15K, 8K
LocationCommunity Centre
AreaNorth East
Start time6:30pm
OrganiserAlex Lawes
WebsiteVisit website

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Go wild through the night on Scotland’s toughest night trail race. Run 15 miles (18+ only), 15km or 8km over rugged hill trails with just the glow of your head torch to lead the way. See the natural beauty of Glen Tanar’s ancient Scots pine forest in a spectacular new light.

Not a runner? Never mind - walk our 15km or 8km route, our brand new additions for 2019! The 8km distance is also open to young people from 14 years onwards. The 15km distance is open to anyone from the age of 16. The course is clearly waymarked and there will be a food & hot drinks station with stunning light effects at the halfway point.

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association is our nominated charity partner. Pledge places are available – please see website The rescue team will also be at the event to provide additional safety support to all participants in partnership with our professional staff and first aid teams.

Check out runABC Scotland's 2019 race report here.


  • Run any of the 3 routes
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  • Enjoy the light zone enroute
  • Your team can be any size

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