We have decided to take a year out from our events but will return in 2024. For further details, please read our full announcement.
The 35 mile Sunset Ultra will race along the Norfolk Coast Path to the finish on Snettisham Beach. The Sunset Marathon is also available.
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.
Wow! What an amazing, epic and super challenging event!! Thanks to all the organisers and marshalls for the fantastic support throughout.
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.
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.
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.