Tunnel Vision Night and Dawn Runs

Running Running
Date Thu, 07 Nov to Fri, 08 Nov
Category Trail running
Length 5 mile
HQ Race HQ is approximately half a mile along the Brampton Valley Way accessed from Scotland Road, Market Harborough. Follow the glow sticks! Parking is at the Harborough Leisure Centre and the start will be signed from there. LE168AX Scotland Road LE16 9HF Leisure Centre map
Entries close 23:59 2-NOV-2019

Welcome to the Tunnel Vision Night and Dawn Runs

We know that you love running in the dark. Some of you prefer it in the morning and others at night. Well, you can do both.

The popular Night Run starts at 7.30pm on Thursday 7th November 2019 and the Dawn Run at 6.30am on Friday 8th November.

You can enter one or both of them. Both routes take in the very long and very dark Oxendon Tunnel. At 422m long, the old railway tunnel really is an imposing sight and pitch black. So we've decided to light it and provide a unique opportunity for you to run through it ....and back again. The Dawn Run has the added bonus of a sunrise to enjoy too.



As you know, November is a special period for the town with the month long Mo'ket Harborough campaign. In 2014 it raised approximately £16,000 and we at Race Harborough HQ, decided we wanted to do our bit. Tunnel Vision was born in 2015 and we have been donating ever since.

If you wish to donate online when you enter, it would be massively appreciated. We'll put more info about the nominated Mo'ket Harborough supported charities when it becomes available.


Entry information

Tunnel Vision is an out and back, 5 mile running race. Long enough to be a challenge for quality athletes and short enough to be achievable for less experienced runners looking for a challenge.

The entry fee is £17.50 for a single race and £27.50 for both. 

The minimum age for competitors is 14 years. 



When you complete the Night Run you will be presented with a medal. At the turnaround point, you will also receive a unique momento for you to wear ready for your finish line photo and to prove that you made it through the tunnels! Hot brew and biscuits included in your entry fee.

After the Dawn Run you will a delicious glass of orange juice, a croissant and of course a medal.



We are delighted to announce that the new event sponsors are On the Edge Framing and Art. They offer a huge range of services including bespoke picture framing, mount cutting, canvas stretching, ready-made frames, photographic printing, scanning, photo restoration and shirt framing. They are based at Unit 8 Courtyard Workshop on Bath Street, Market Harborough. Feel free to pop in or call them and see if they can help. 



Our friends at Duncan Murray Wines in association with the Box Steam Brewery bring you a great post race recovery option. A delicious selection of quality bottled ales.  


The selection includes not only a beer so good they named a night run after it (not really!), Tunnel Vision (light amber) but also Piston Broke (golden ale), Funnel Blower (porter) and Derail Ale (zesty pale ale). These usually retail at £2.99 but thanks to Duncan, we can offer them for £2.50. These must be pre-ordered, when you enter. There will not be any extras sold on the night. Please tell us exactly which beers you would like or if you are happy with a lucky dip selection.



Due to the nature of the narrow track, dogs on leads will only be allowed to take part in the Dawn Run. I'm sure you understand. There will be a separate award for 1st male/female cani.



Entries can be transferred to another runner up to the Monday before the race. You can do this manually by logging in to the system. After this date, transfers will not be accepted.


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