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The Twilight Ultra - 50k, Marathon or Half Marathon

Location: Redbridge Cycle Centre, Forest Road, Hainault, Ilford, IG6 3HP
Date: Saturday 30th July 2022
Time: 10:00

Join us for this accurately measured, traffic free Ultra, Marathon or Half Marathon
A firm favourite amongst endurance runners, this year sees our seventh staging of The Twilight Run taking place at the Redbridge Cycle Centre in East London. 

The secure, traffic-free, undulating, tarmac route sees runners covering multiple laps of the 2k cycle circuit finishing on what will, hopefully, be a balmy summers evening.

The Redbridge Cycle Circuit is a purpose built sporting facility with great facilities for both spectators and runners alike. There is plenty of on-site parking plus food and drink facilities.
The event features a choice of three distances from half marathon through to a 50k ultra distance, with start times varying according to the distance you select. If you aim high and select the 50k option, you can always step down to a shorter distance after you have started.

The event is notorious for its well-stocked aid stations featuring hot and cold drinks on each lap – plus a selection of food and snacks from freshly made sandwiches through to soup and jelly babies!
So, if you are looking for something a little bit different to the big city, mass participation marathons then this could be the event for you!
The race is perfect for runners of all abilities, from those looking to complete their first ultra or marathon distance to seasoned long distance runners. The races have generous cut off times, with the circuit and event not needing to be cleared until 9pm.
Your entry fee includes...
  • Quality bespoke medal
  • Technical t-shirt for ultra and marathon finishers – half marathon runners can purchase a shirt
  • Well stocked aid stations along the route
Race start times...
  • 50K starts at 10.00 am.
  • Marathon starts at 2.00 pm.
  • Half Marathon starts at 5.00 pm.
  • Cut off for all races 9.00 pm.

The Route
This race uses the tarmac circuit at the Cycle Centre and runners complete multiple laps. Ultra distance runners will complete just over 24 laps; the marathon consists of just over 20 laps and the half marathon just over 10 laps.
All races carry a certificate of course accuracy.

The surface is all tarmac and so your favourite running shoes will be just fine.
Each 2k lap will see you cover two uphill climbs and one exhilarating descent – the hills are not significantly steep but they will challenge your endurance.

Because each lap is relatively short at 2k, the races are perfect for those looking to complete the distance for the first time – you’re never far from the finish line and for assistance should you need it.

The race will be chip timed

Race Licence
This event is fully licenced by UK Athletics and held under their rules.

Age Limits
The race is suitable for experienced runners and beginners alike.
The minimum age on race day is 18 years for the ultra and marathon distance and 17 years of age for the half marathon

Race Number Information
Race numbers for the event will be available to collect on the day from the registration desk located at Race HQ. No ID is required but please arrive in plenty of time so that the race can start promptly.  

As the event is run under UK Athletics rules and takes place on a closed road circuit, headphones are permitted. However, we ask that you have the volume low enough to hear marshal instructions.

Entry Limit: 250

Please note that as all of our races are licensed by UK Athletics, we will adhere to any Covid guidelines that are in place at the time of the event. 


The registration desk will be open from 8.00am and will be located adjacent to the start line and will be clearly signposted.

There is ample free parking in the circuit car park. We recommend that you car share where possible. 

Toilets are located adjacent to the start line and registration area.

Baggage Drop Off
The Baggage drop off will be located at the start line and will be open from 8.00 am.

Food and drink will be available.

Water and Aid Stations
Two water and aid stations will be located on each lap on the route, allowing participants to take fluids and food during their race. Runners will be offered a variety of food and snacks plus hot and cold drinks. A water/aid station will also be located at the finish. Although we will ensure our water stations are well supplied, athletes are encouraged to bring their own nutrition and carry their own water bottles. We are happy to refill water bottles for you.

Changing and Shower Facilities
There are no changing rooms or showers at this event.
The Course
Each race distance is accurately measured and are classed as undulating with two uphills and one downhill on each lap. The surface is tarmac throughout and your favourite road shoes will be fine.

This is a multiple lapped course, with ultra distance runners will complete just over 24 laps; the marathon consists of just over 20 laps and the half marathon just over 10 laps.

Course Map and elevation profile

Elevation Profile

First Aid
St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day.

As you cross the finish line please make sure you cross over the Chip Timing mat which will automatically record your official time against your race number.
Any runners wearing a bum bag around the course must be careful not to apply pressure to the timing chip on the reverse of your race number. This can cause a problem with the signals from the chip and may affect your race time. This also applies when starting/stopping your watch as you cross the line – please wait until you have crossed the mats before activating or deactivating your watch.
Signal Permitting- Live results will be available on www.nice-work.org.uk during the event and a full set will be posted online shortly after the event has finished. All athletes who provide us with a legible email address will also be emailed the final results on the next working day following the event. If you are missing from the results or need to report an issue, please email us at info@nice-work.org.uk.
Race HQ:
Redbridge Cycling Centre, Forest Road, Hainault, IG6 3HP

By Car
The Redbridge Cycle Centre is located near Hainault Forest Country Park and directly opposite the Forest Cemetery and Crematorium.  
By Public Transport
Please visit this link for public transport options.

UKA Licence Number