Adventure in the Dark



The Edinburgh Chase is an annual 15 to 20 mile night navigation exercise organised by the Dartford Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Forum. The Chase is undertaken on foot across footpaths and minor roads in North West Kent. First established in 1972 as a publicity event for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award today has evolved into an event supported by KCC that attracts hundreds of participants of ages 14 and upwards from many parts of the UK.

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Entry forms for the 2016 Edinburgh Chase are now available to download. Again this year we have secured an exciting all new venue. The route will be challenging (as usual) but has a couple of sections on minor roads making it ideal for running teams to get a Personal Best for the event.

Remember, we are always in need of people to man checkpoints and assist in other areas.  

Entry Fees

As a result of a sharp rise in medical costs from last year we have had to reluctantly increase the cost of entry this year. Due to the nature of the event we feel it is essential for the well-being of our participants that we have on hand a professional First Aid team. The link below will take you to a breakdown of the entry fee to show how it is spent.

Breakdown of Chase expenditure

New to the Chase This Year

We had a number of enquiries last year from participants wishing to enter as a team of 3 As a trial therefore we are allowing Veteran and Running teams to enter with 3 or 4 team members as long as all team members are over 18 on Friday 6th May.

The entry price will be the same for a team of 4 or 3.

The Edinburgh Chase is now over for another year. Thank you to all of you who entered the event and to all of the marshals who gave up their evening / night to help with the event.

Below are the elevations for the two routes - well done to all that took part, those hills were outright mean!

Positions through the checkpoints, final results and this year’s route are now available to download from our Past Events page. Sorry for the delay in posting these but I have a new young son who has managed to take up most of my free time these past few months.

Date for your diary, add it now! - Your 2017 Adventure in the Dark will be on Friday 5th May