Saturday 7th December


Welcome to the Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series. If you enjoy trail running in the daylight, then you are in for a real treat running in the dark! It's an amazing experience; your senses are heightened, you immerse yourself deep in the surroundings, with your head torch on the trails streak past you at warp speed, you concentrate on making that perfect foot placement so as not to take a tumble.

Dorset is the home of Maverick Race and we head to the stunning Sika Trail in Wareham Forest. A perfect location for our pre-Xmas Dark event, the route takes in Forest, heath and some open pastures. The Sika Trail is a stone's throw away from Poole but you will feel a million miles away from civilisation. This area is famous for its birdlife and whilst running the trails around Wareham Forest you might be lucky enough to see Sika deer or the odd barn owl! The Dorset Dark routes are designed for all levels of runner, with very little elevation these 3 routes can test you in a different way......Open up the legs and hit a PB in the Dark......The Darkness awaits...

Register now


Sika Trail Bere Road, Coldharbour, Wareham, BH20 7PE


Gates Open: 15:30pm
Registration: 16:00pm
Race Start: 17:00pm


Nice hard packed fire trails, suitable for all levels, a great route for juniors and trail newbies



Standard Entry: £20.00
Season Pass: £60.00


Standard Entry: £25.00
Season Pass: £75.00


Standard Entry: £30.00
Season Pass: £90.00

Register now

Season Pass

4 races from £60

Season pass

How it works

As with all Maverick events you can expect an on-course hydration and nutrition outpost provided by Precision Hydration. There will also be prizes for the winners of each distance, male and female.

As a guide you should always:

• Follow the on course signage

• Listen to on course marshals

• Take care when crossing roads

• Be considerate to others

• Please close all gates, DO NOT litter!

Plastic Free

In our quest to make this season plastic free, we ask that you run with a re-usable cup or bottle. Hydrapak Speed Cups are available to purchase at each event and online.

Exposure HT Series

What you get

Free Parking

Fully Marked Course

PH & TRIBE Outposts

Fully Timed

Online Results

Event Photography

Food & Drink Available

Bag Drop Area

Finishers Medal

Freedom Brew

This is a dog friendly event

Getting to the race

Exposure Lights demo

Demo the Exposure HT Series

Limited Number Available

Engineered for trail running the exposure HT Series emits up to 1000 lumens from a single Cree LED, protected in a lightweight aluminium head, making it both powerful and durable. The rear battery unit evenly distributes the weight allowing you to focus on your run. Combined with our sweat-wicking, reflective band the HT range are stable, adjustable, comfortable and safe. Exposure's patent-pending program selection and colour coded battery feedback allows you to fine-tune the light to your needs, whatever the length or terrain of your run.

Built for trails, built by trail runners!

How to stay hydrated

Take Precision Hydration's free trail running sweat test to get a hydration plan tailored to your Maverick Race

Free sweat test