Our two events are back for a third year in 2018 with something to suit everyone. Use the links below to find out more about the individual events…
Saturday 19th May 2018
The Night Rider MTB Event
Starting at 20:30, the Night Rider MTB Challenge is a non-timed, checkpoint based event. With a range of distances from 5km to 50km the event has something for all abilities, and with friendly checkpoints and a party atmosphere at the finish line, this night time ride will provide all participants with a great evening's entertainment...
The Night Runner Trail Running Challenge
Running through the twilight and into the night, the Night Runner Trail Challenge is a non-timed, checkpoint adventure. With a range of distances from 5km to 35km the event has something for all abilities, and with friendly checkpoints and a party atmosphere at the finish line, this night time trail run will provide... READ MORE
The After Party
Enjoy some well-earned hospitality after the events – join your fellow competitors and swap stories of the night over a beverage and something to eat. With music, food and drinks available until late, the after party is a great way to end an evening event.
Entry into the after party is complimentary for all event participants... READ MORE
Find out everything you need to know about our 2017 events below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
What is it?
Featuring the Night Rider and Night Runner events, The Trail Festival, held on the 19th of May 2018, is a family friendly, action packed evening full of trail running and mountain biking events with something to suit all abilities. With free wild camping available on-site, The Trail Festival is the perfect reason to make a trip to the amazing Isle of Wight.
By Road: Cheverton Farm is approximately 1 mile from Shorwell on the Bowcombe Road (the road between Carisbrooke and Shorwell). As you approach the top of Cheverton Shute, you will see event signage and traffic marshals. Please follow all instructions issued by the marshals to ensure an efficient traffic flow in and out of the site.
By Bus: No.12 bus stops directly outside Cheverton Farm.
Coming from the mainland? No problem. Red Funnel operate a vehicle ferry service from Southampton.
Scroll down for a Google Map of the location.
Ample parking is provided on-site. Access to the site is via a gravel access road which is uneven in places, and the parking area is on grassland that is again uneven in places. The area is extremely well drained and so is suitable for almost any vehicle. Please follow all instructions issued by the traffic marshals.
All participants are invited to wild-camp on-site. Please note: The camping facilities are extremely basic, there is no running water or consumer electricity available for campers. There are two composting toilets on-site that are open 24 hours a day.
Event Entry Costs
Each event is individually priced.
Spectators are welcome and we hope to encourage as many to attend as possible to add to the atmosphere of the event. Spectators can watch the events from any vantage point on the site.
You will be issued with a participant number once you have registered and signed in at race control on the day of your event. You must display your race number clearly on your chest. If you enter the event before the day (saving yourself some money in the process) you will just need to sign in on the day, which will save you some time.
Food and drink
There will be an onsite caterer providing hot food, as well as a range of snacks and hot and cold beverages.
Safety is our priority. There will be marshals stationed around the course should you require any assistance.
There will be a medical team on-site for the duration of the event, with a command centre adjacent to race control and members equipped with all terrain vehicles giving access to the entire site.
There will be toilets on-site, based near to race control.
Saturday 19th May 2018
1200: Site opens
1800: Night Rider/Night Runner Registration Opens
1920: Mandatory Briefing (35km run and 50km bike participants only)
1930: Night Rider/Night Runner Start (35km run and 50km bike participants only)
2020: Mandatory Briefing (5, 10, 20km run and 5, 10, 20, 35km bike participants)
2030: Night Rider/Night Runner Start (5, 10, 20km run and 5, 10, 20, 35km bike participants)
2100 – 2300: After Party @ The Chevy