Dark Halloween

Jolly Running are venturing into the dark woods of Cockington again on Halloween for our Dark Halloween 5k and 10k trail races. This year we’ve added something special!!!…
We are excited to be able to offer an alternative to your children Trick or Treating on Halloween. Now they can join in the Dark Halloween fun with us on our 1 mile Fun Run. 
Opening soon. 
Tracey has gathered her coven and dusted off her broomstick again for this fun halloween event.

The Dark Halloween 5k and 10k are night races. Both take you on a spooktacular route through Cockington with the 10k then venturing into Scadson woods.

Cockington and it’s stunning land is managed by the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust it’s one of our go to places to enjoy the trails. Both the 5k and 10k incorporate the hills of Cockington, the routes are challenging but suitable for all abilities. To us it’s about the enjoyment and experience. Grab your running buddies and your best halloween fancy dress and come join us!!

Trail Running at night is enchanting with the darkness heightening your senses, it’s a different experience to running in the daylight. Our 5k route is a great opportunity to try night-time trail running. Suitable for all abilities, there are a few hills, it’s Cockington and Scadson, and the terrain ranges from gravel paths, grass tracks, woodland trails and a small tarmac path section around the lakes.

Our course will be well sign posted with reflective arrows, marking tape, flashing light sticks and marshals along the route so you know you’re on the right track.

Your welfare is the most important factor to us therefore head/chest torches are mandatory kit on both distances, for your safety we operate a strict No head/chest torch No run policy. We will check you have your torch before giving you your race number. Please also wear reflective or bright gear if possible so you are seen from behind by other runners.


Our 2018 Addams Family!

All the amazing costumes and make up last year made it such a fun evening.

Fancy dress is not mandatory but is wholeheartedly encouraged, it’s Halloween another excuse to dress up, and there is a prize for the one which catches our eye, if wearing fancy dress please bear in mind that you’ll be running through woodland and trails with branches etc, we don’t want anyone tripping themselves up on their mummy bandages or broomsticks.

There will be a Jolly treats station halfway on the 10k option and refreshment at the finish for the 5k.

A Glow in the Dark Medal and a Jolly Running Dark Halloween buff for every finisher.

Race registration at 6pm for race number collection.

Race briefing at 6:50pm

Race start at 7pm & 7:15pm

Dark Halloween – 31st October 2019 


10K Affiliated £20

10K Unaffiliated £22




5K Affiliated £12

5K Unaffiliated £14



This race will be held under UKA rules.

We give bespoke prizes commissioned by our very talented friends at Teign Valley Glass for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Man and Lady.
Teign Valley Glass are the glassmakers located at the House Of Marbles in Bovey Tracey.
You can see some of their work on their website

Come and spend Halloween with us.

Thank you the Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust.

Permit granted by Trail Runners Association #