Night Run - Frequently Asked Questions

Where and what time does the event start?

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

How long is the run?

The run is 7.5km long.

Where is 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!

Will the Illuminations be switched on?

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

What should I wear?

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

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

T-shirt collection

Your entry pack will be posted out to you which includes a voucher to collect your t-shirt. T-shirts will be available to collect from the Hospice reception on Saturday 3rd August between 10am and 4pm.

Is this event suitable for a for anyone?

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.

Am I able to take part in a wheelchair?

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

Where should I park?

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.

Are there any toilet facilities?

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

Will there be first aid cover if I need it?

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.

I have a medical condition, do I have to let you know beforehand?

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

Will refreshments be provided?

There will be water station at the finish point but we recommend you fetch your own with you.

Do I need to raise sponsorship?

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.

How do I raise sponsorship?

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.

What do I do with the sponsorship money I've collected?

You can make a donation:

Is there anything else I need to know?

If you'd like to look at our terms and conditions, please click here.

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

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