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Burn off those Halloween treats and get chased by volunteer zombies. Approach your race season with a different angle this October and sign up to an event that will give you adrenaline fuelled heebie-jeebies.

Night Fright appears at the top of the list for the UK’s Spookiest Races as rated by The Running Bug, and is also the best value for money compared with the other events. So what are you waiting for?!

As Halloween draws in, something rather spooktacular happens at the Chantries Woodland. So if you dare to brave the Surrey hills at night this year on 29th October, grab your pitchforks (and head torches) and enter your family and friends into Night Fright – described as a “Highlight Event” by Visit Surrey!!

Depending on whether you prefer a trick or a treat, you can enter a 5km run or 2km walk. Both routes follow glowstick trails into the darkest depths of the forest, and raise money for local charity Harrison’s Fund. Fancy dress is more than strongly encouraged: each year this event sees the very best and worst ameature costume-designers battle it out for the “best dressed” awards and prizes on offer.

If you’re 9 -13 bring an adult with you (ghosts don’t count) if you dare to enter the 5km. Glow sticks will guide you towards danger, and past ghouls and ghosts at the Fitstuff Spook Station!

If the idea of running is a bit too frightening, treat yourself to the 2km walk. You’ll find sweets along the way if you’re brave enough…

Night Fright is the best local event happening over the Halloween weekend, and is a fantastic way to burn off all the trick or treat candy and get into the Halloween spirit. Those brave enough to enter by the end of September can enter the whole family (or squad) for just £15. Everyone who enters is entitled to a 15% discount on head torches from Fitstuff, Guildford.


The event managers have lots mischievous plans in store, and are looking forward to plenty of ghoulish laughs. Event Director Toby Jenkins says: “This is a really fun event, it’s amazing how

darkness changes the forest, so you’ll need to keep your wits about you as you

explore the trails of the Chantry Woodlands


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