Saturday, January 20, 2018

#BrutallyAwesome

The Winter Night Trail Half & Quarter Marathon returns for the 7th year… and remember, it has sold out EVERY YEAR SINCE it started!

Sign up Early!

What You Get at the Race

  • The 2018 long sleeve high quality thermal. Because 131 always thinks your race shirt should be on point!
  • 2018 Finisher Medal. Always unique, always big, and always impressive!
  • This will be the first qualifying event for the 2018 Fire & Ice Challenge
  • Free to download, high-res, race photos, professionally shot and never watermarked.
  • A unique and #BrutallyAwesome racing experience on the trails at night in a park that’s normally closed after hours.
  • A self gratifying sense of accomplishment that you conquered an event that only a small number of people get to do each year (remember the field is limited and this event will sell out before Thanksgiving!)

Quick Links

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2018 Finisher Medal

Design to be launched late summer 2017!

2018 Race Shirt

A brand new color in the super soft long sleeve thermal… design to be announced late summer 2017!

2018 Fire & Ice Badass Challenge

The 2018 Badass Fire & Ice Challenge

Stay tuned for the 2018 Fire & Ice Challenge award, you won’t wan to miss this one!

Complete both the 2018 Winter Night Trail & 2018 Summer Night Trail and you’ll be eligible to receive the 2018 Fire & Ice Challenge award, presented at the Summer Night Trail race (any distance, but you must finish).

The Eagle Creek Trail Marathon is not part of this award, but if you’re racing for bling, you won’t want to miss this one!

Race Details

Schedule & Location

Schedule at a Glance

  • Friday Packet Pickup:  4:00-6:30pm, Location TBA
  • Saturday Packet Pickup at the race start area, 4:30-5:30pm (we will close promptly at 5:40, unclaimed shirts will be made available for the shirt exchange)
  • Race day registration will NOT be offered, this race sells out early so don’t delay.
  • Race starts at 6:00pm
  • Course closes to new lap starts at 8:00pm (after this time, half marathon runners will not be allowed to start a new lap).
  • Race cutoff is 10:30pm

Start Location

Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis Indiana

  • 7602 Eagle Beach Drive
  • Indianapolis, IN 46254
  • Phone: (317) 290-6000

Park Entrance

7400 W. 56th Street (DO NOT USE the north gate, use the main/south gate of the park)
Please note that park gate fees will be collected upon entry into the park.

Important Race Details

Light required: Headlamp or flashlight is required during this race

Race Field: Limited

Race Start: This will be a chip timed start, your time does not start until you cross the line.  In order to spread out runners and reduce the “hole-shot” backup, we will start racers in waves of approximately 30-40 racers at a time.  Full Marathon runners will be started first and given an approximate 5 minute head start. After that, please self seed according to the announcer’s instructions.

Chip Timing: All distances chip timed. The chips are attached to the back of your bib and are disposable so we do not need them back. Please wear your bibs on the front of your body and do not cover with heavy coats.

Parking: There is parking available in the park. Use the beach area lots first. Parking along the road is ok, but do not drive on the grass.

Facilities: Portables Only, at the start and each aid station

Awards

NOTE:  Overall Top 3 Awards are presented as soon as the 3rd place finisher in each group finishes.  Age Group awards can be picked up at the awards table after you finish, just check the results screen and look for your place in the Age Group column.
Top 3 Male and Female in all Divisions

Age Groups – Male & Female

  • Under 18
  • 18-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+ Masters Division
Course Information

summer-map-iconThe 6.55 mile loop is nearly all single track trail, 1 lap for the Quarter, 2 for Half and 4 for the Full Marathon. This course design allows us to see the runners more frequently and contain the safety and security of the runners more effectively.

Download Course Map

Water Stop Info:

  • The 6.55 mile loop has 2 water stops, for those that are doing the half there is an additional stop at the start/finish area.
  • Each stop provides water and Gatorade (or equivalent)
  • After the first hour of racing, the two stops on the course also include trail mix for the racers