Before entering one of our events, please read carefully the following terms and conditions (“the Terms”). By entering, you are deemed to have accepted the Terms and agree to be bound by them and the decisions of Darkside Running Limited, its Race Directors and other appointed officials.
Each runner agrees and understands the full nature of the event they are entering and the concept of an ultramarathon. This includes that the event will typically involve running throughout the night and well into the next day, with limited rest and over potentially challenging terrain, with inherent risks of changing weather conditions.
Each runner understands that it is their responsibility to adequately train for the event they have entered, and that they should monitor their own health throughout and are ultimately responsible for their own safety. Criteria ensures that a runners safety depends on their own skills and abilities and these have been gained from other events placing them in good stead to take on the mental and physical challenges of a Darkside Running event.
Each runner also understands these are their responsibilities not those of Darkside Running.
Each runner understands that the events will be run under UK Athletics (UKA) rules and agree to adhere to these and the decisions of the nominated race referee. They also confirm that they will be 20 years or older on the day of the event for our ultra events or 18 years or older on the day of the event for our marathon events.
By submitting an entry into a Darkside Running event (“the Event”), you declare that you hereby, for yourself, your heirs and executors, administrators, successors, and assigns, agree that:-
Due to the nature of the Event, costs are incurred as soon as a participant signs up. Darkside Running however understands that injuries do occur and as a result we are able to offer the following refund policy:
Entrants are able to transfer their entry to another runner, however the Event Organisers must be notified of this no less than fourteen days prior to the start of the event. After this time, event transfers are not possible.
The Event Organisers may offer a waiting list and are happy to facilitate the transfer of an entry to someone on the waiting list if one is available, up to fourteen days before the event. Acceptance of an offer by someone on the waiting list is not guaranteed.
Once funds have been received for the new entrant, the Event Organisers will provide a refund to the original entrant, minus a £10 admin fee.
Refunds for bus transfers or clothing items ordered through the entry system cannot be provided once these have been booked and/or ordered. This is usually four weeks before the event.
At this stage, the Event Organisers are unable to offer deferred entries into other events.
Unless medically unable, you should only be withdrawing from the Event at a pre-defined checkpoint. It is not the Event Organisers responsibility to pick up a runner short of a Checkpoint.
Please inform an official Event Marshal or the Event Director of your withdrawal. This will ensure all participants who are registered and pull out of the race are accounted for, allowing for the accurate and safe running of the event.
Although ultimately the decision to continue is in the hands of the runner, the Event Organisers reserve the right to pull any participant out of the race on health grounds.
If a participant withdraws at a checkpoint they must hand over their race number and GPS tracker to an official Event Marshal or the Event Director to signal their retirement. Marshals will inform one of the Race Directors and communicate the withdrawal to each of the remaining Checkpoints so that they can then update their lists.
Cut-off times may be enforced at the Event. All runners will be made aware of these prior to the start of the event, however the Race Organisers reserve the right to change these during the race on the grounds of safety. Should changes be made, all entrants will be made aware at the next checkpoint.
Last updated: 26th January 2021.