Night Run - Frequently Asked Questions

Where and what time does the event start?

The event starts on the Tower Festival Headland at 8.30pm.

The run is 7.5km long. You will have 1 hour 30 minutes to complete the route.

From the Tower Festival Headland, the route heads north along a traffic free Promenade, through the illuminations towards the turning point at Red Bank Road, Bispham.  You will then run back along the same route to the finish line to collect your medal!

Yes, taking part in this event is the perfect opportunity to have a sneak peek before the official switch-on on Friday.

You entry pack includes a bespoke t-shirt, race number and sponsorship form.

Your entry pack will be posted out to you which includes a voucher to collect your t-shirt T-shirt from the Hospice reception between Monday 1st July & Tuesday 27th August (open between 9am-9pm). You will also be able to collect your t-shirt on the night from the Tower Festival Headland from 7pm.

In the interest of safety, people wearing roller skates will not be allowed to participate.

This event is a fun run and we encourage runners of all abilities and levels of experience, however the minimum age is 8 years old. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult who has also registered for the event.

We will reserve a section at the front of the race for runners expecting to finish in under 30 minutes.

Yes the wheelchair race will set off at 8.20pm.  All we ask is that you contact the fundraising team beforehand by telephoning 01253 359355 or by emailing

Parking is available on numerous nearby car parks however demand will be high so we advise you to give yourself plenty of time and where possible car share or use public transport.

Yes, portable toilets will be available at the start and finish line.

Of course, we take your safety seriously and first aid support will both en-route and at the finish line.  Marshals will also be able to assist you.

No, but please ensure you complete the medical information on the reverse of your entry number.

There will be water station at the finish point but we recommend you fetch your own with you. There will also be catering units available where you can purchase snacks, hot food and drinks.

Yes please! We ask that every runner try to raise or donate a minimum of £30. Every penny you donate or raise in  sponsorship will go directly towards caring for children at Brian House.

In your pack you will find a sponsorship form.  Or if you prefer you can create an online giving page  at - it is really easy, only takes a few minutes and maximises the amount of gift aid we can claim.

You can make a donation:

For the health and safety of all participants and spectators we will not be providing a bag storage facility.

If you have a question we haven't answered, please contact the Fundraising team on 01253 359362 or email

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