11th Dec, 2016

Solihull runners welcomed to world's first nighttime obstacle race

Solihull Editorial 28th Feb, 2016 Updated: 24th Oct, 2016

BOROUGH runners have been invited to see if they have what it takes to complete the world’s first nighttime obstacle race in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Night Games Races has teamed up with the hospital to encourage supporters and runners to raise money whilst completing the most intense and memorable mud run yet.

Fund-raisers who raise £150 or more for the cause will receive discounted entry to the race at Deene Park in Northamptonshire on April 16.

Armed with only a head torch to light the way, obstacle racers will have to tackle fire jumps, jet fuelled wind turbines, barbed wire, ice skips, hidden paintball snipers and more in a ten mile challenge on a 4,000 acre plot of land unlike any other midnight stroll.

It is expected more than 1,000 people will take part.

In mid-2015 Rob Mason, secured the funding necessary to establish Night Games Races.

He decided Night Games Races would have an added edge as having the run at night, amplified the fear and fun.

Rob said he wanted to develop the race into a successful fund-raising platform because it was a great way for people to raise money, get fit and have fun.

“I’m incredibly passionate about the work the Birmingham Children’s Hospital do, and couldn’t think of a better organisation to be Night Games Races first charity partner,” he added.

“We told our course designers to make runners’ lives hard work, scare them half to death and add some unique Night Games twists – and trust me when I say they nailed it.

“Night Games Races might just be the most fun consenting adults can have in the dark – and all for a good cause.”

Runners must be 18 or over and individual tickets cost £90 on the door with early bird entry currently costing £55.

Fundraisers, however, can purchase their tickets for £30 if they raise £150 or more for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Visit nightgamesraces.com for more.