Darkside Running – Trail and Ultra Marathons

Home of simple, no fuss, running adventures

Upcoming Events

Sunset Ultra Marathon

Sunset Ultras and Marathon

12th June 2021

The 38 mile Half Sunset will race along the Norfolk Coast Path to the finish on Snettisham Beach. The Sunset Marathon is also available.

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Sunrise Ultra Marathon

Sunrise Ultramarathons

11th December 2021

Starting at sunset, you will race the sunrise through a winters night, following the Norfolk Coast Path for 83 miles to the finish in Great Yarmouth.  The shorter 45 mile Half Sunrise is also available. 

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Darkside Project X

Darkside Project X

TBC

Bigger in scale and with more race options than our previous events, we are really excited about the new event we are planning for 2021.  To be the first to find out more, follow us on Facebook or join our newsletter below.

Details coming soon.

Wow! What an amazing, epic and super challenging event!! Thanks to all the organisers and marshalls for the fantastic support throughout.

Sunrise Ultra Finisher2019

Sunrise Ultra was an amazing event & I feel very lucky to have been able to take part in in. The organisation & communication were second to none and the checkpoints at the event were just brilliant with supportive and friendly volunteers.

Sunrise Ultra Finisher2019

Just wanted to do a little shout out to Giles and Mark for putting in an epic race, really well organised and the volunteers were all amazing.

Sunrise Ultra Finisher2019

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About Us

Darkside Running

It is late 2018 and two friends got together for an evenings run and discussed how they thought they would love to put on running events that were a little different. Unbeknown to them, Darkside Running was born.

Twelve months later, with the help of a great team, they ran the inaugural sell-out Sunrise Ultra marathons to rave reviews from competitors.  In 2021, after a years delay due to Covid, we introduced its sister event Sunset ultramarathon and marathon.

Our ethos is to draw upon our own personal experiences of running and racing and put on events that are a little different.  At their heart they need to be simple in concept and with minimal fuss, to enhance the challenge and also reduce the environmental impact.  At the same time we want our events to be accessible and as family friendly as possible, so we always look to offer shorter distances but with the same level of support and service.

For now our races are based in and around Norfolk, a county we both adore and which has so much to offer a trail or ultra runner.

The Team
Meet the people behind Darkside Running
Giles Thurston
Race Director
Mark Turner
Race Director
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Latest News

Sunset Ultra Marathon

Start List for 2021 Sunset Ultra and Marathon

Entries are closed, the data crunching is complete and the tracking and timing systems are configured. That means that the start lines and bib numbers are now locked and loaded and can be downloaded now.
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Sunrise over The Norfolk Coastal Path

Further updates for 2021 Sunset Ultra and Marathon

We wanted to provide you with some further updates and also share with you some positive changes we will be making, following our previous announcements of the changes we have made to ensure a COVID secure event. Checkpoints Since our last announcement, we have consulted further on the government guidelines and are pleased so say that...
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Sunrise over Sheringham

COVID Updates for Sunset Ultra and Marathon

Following the announcement that we would be cancelling the Full Sunset Ultra in 2021 and reducing the length of the Half Sunrise Ultra due to COVID-19, we have had to make some additional changes to the Half Sunset Ultra and Sunset Marathon. This is to ensure we provide you with a COVID safe event and...
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