Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.3
SCENERY
3.3
PRODUCTION
3.7
SWAG
3.3
Our mission is to empower and educate runners of all abilities on the safety of trail running in the dark. We provide a safe and fun experience where novice and veteran runners alike can practice trail running in the night. Registration Includes: • Black Diamond Head Lamp (limited to first … MORE
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    noneleft FIRST-TIMER '16

    This race is run at night. Don't be fooled by the Twilight name. The 10k starts are 8:45pm and the 5k starts are 9pm. As part of your entry fee, … MORE

    This race is run at night. Don’t be fooled by the Twilight name. The 10k starts are 8:45pm and the 5k starts are 9pm. As part of your entry fee, you receive a headlamp which you use during the race. Runners also receive a gender specific tank top which I really like. I ran the 5k which is an out and back. The aid station is located at the turn around point. It was stocked well with water, sports drink, Coca Cola, and sweet and salty snacks. I thought the course was pretty technical with a lot of rocks and tree roots. At some points, there was no one around me and all that lit the path was my headlamp. The course was very dusty and it created a look of fog and gnats in the light from my headlamp. At times, it was difficult to see. Yes, I know, it was dark. The 5k was about 3.5 miles and had about 540 ft of elevation change. As you crossed the finish line, your name and time was called out. Post race food consisted of watermelon, pizza, and brownies. There was a soda bar and a beer garden. You could also get a massage, too. All in all, it was a great race. This race is definitely worth checking out but, I don’t think I will do another night run because I like to see the ground when I’m running.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    RunningDad FIRST-TIMER '16

    This race started at 8:45PM. The only light is from your headlamp (provided by race directors). Cardiac hill (aptly named) rises about 750' in around 0.9 mile. The first 2 … MORE

    This race started at 8:45PM. The only light is from your headlamp (provided by race directors). Cardiac hill (aptly named) rises about 750′ in around 0.9 mile. The first 2 miles and last mile are easy, the rest is a tough, rocky, technical course; you have to watch every step. Other challenges: bear live in the area, a mountain lion was spotted near the course this evening. Make sure your head lamp is adjusted well before you start running. This is a true adventure run!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    2

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    enygmatyk FIRST-TIMER '15

    This was my first ever night trail race, and I got what I needed out of it: (1) A Black Diamond headlamp with the race fee. Awesome! (2) Pre-race tips … MORE

    This was my first ever night trail race, and I got what I needed out of it:
    (1) A Black Diamond headlamp with the race fee. Awesome!
    (2) Pre-race tips for novices on night running, shoes, etc. I know the emcee/host seemed to wonder if he had any audience for the tips and such — but he did — me and my 1st-time night running friends! And his talk was super-helpful, since I did not know what to expect, and everything he talked about played out: dust kicking up and the headlamp light shining back in the dark like fog, how to run to minimize toe stubbing, etc. I am sure that I enjoyed the race so much more because of this prep, because I wasn’t shocked and frustrated; instead I was prepared for something way different than my usual pavement racing. So I really appreciated that part and hope the pre-race tips don’t go away.
    (3) Costume contest! (Okay, I won, so maybe that’s why it was cool thing to have.)
    (4) Local vendors like the snow-cone / shave ice folks, and a good selection of vendors even for a small-ish race — shoes, clothing, gear, food / drink.
    (5) Course was quite do-able.

    Only thing I’d change:
    Audio set-up and staging for talks/exercise/etc: The speakers were set up for the event emcee to project into the venue center — which makes sense — however, the “action” took place off to the side of the venue center, where there was no amplification. So we were hearing the sound of the emcees voice about 100 feet away, even while he’s standing in front of us. Which made it hard to hear.

    All-in-all, I’d come back for this race!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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