Illuminator Night Trail Race

Go wild through the night on Scotland’s toughest night trail race!

Run the established Illuminator ... 15 dark miles over rugged hill & forest trails - or choose from our NEW 8KM and 15KM routes, with just the glow of your head torch to lead the way. Experience the natural beauty of Glen Tanar in a spectacular new light.


  • Runners: Choose any of the 3 routes to race hard for the win, compete with others or just jog round with friends
  • Walkers: Choose between either of the two shorter routes. Walk with friends or go solo - NB runners only on the 15 mile route

  • Amazing location: the venue Glen Tanar is a National Nature Reserve and part of the spectacular Cairngorms National Park
  • Complete darkness: apart from your head torch and the light zone & reflectives en route
  • Race timing: electronic chip timing for all

  • Eco medals: turn your wooden memento coaster into a jute ribbon eco medal ... if you want!

Entry Options

15 Mile Route - Team entry

Price rise 20/10/2019

15 Mile Route - Individual Entry

Price rise 20/10/2019

15 KM Route - Team entry

Price rise 20/10/2019

15 KM Route - Individual Entry

Price rise 20/10/2019

8KM Route - Team entry

Price rise 20/10/2019

8KM Route - Individual Entry

Price rise 20/10/2019


Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds or payment by instalments. 

But if you're injured or can't make it to the Illuminator, all is not lost: you can use the "Transfer" function in your Race Space account to arrange for a friend to take your entry, or you can defer your entry for one year. 

We do not accept swaps or deferrals in the last week before the event.


  • You may trade your entry for a Transfer Credit FREE of cost until 20/10/2019.
  • You will have 12 months (from the date of the event) to spend your Transfer Credit. You may also use your Transfer Credit to enter someone else.
  • Click here for more info on Transfers.

You can manage your entries in the section of your Racer Dashboard.

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