Saturday, January 12, 2019

#BrutallyAwesome

The 8th Annual Winter Night Trail Half & Quarter Marathon returns for those that want to kick off their running season with some impressive bling!  But remember… this event has sold out EVERY YEAR SINCE it started so if you want to join the party, don’t wait! 

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What You Get at the Race

  • The 2019 long sleeve hooded tee in Heather Blue – the same awesome hooded tee we’ve used at other 131 Events!
  • 2019 Finisher Medal, sure to brighten even the darkest of winter nights!
  • Finish this race and you’re one step closer to completing our Night Trail Run Challenge!  The 2019 Winter Night & Summer Night Trail events have interlocking medals to make it twice as impressive! 
  • Free to download, high-resolution 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 early!)

2019 Finisher Medal

At 5″ in diameter, the highly polished, mirror finish of the 2019 Winter Night Trail Run medal is sure to brighten even the darkest of winter nights!

2019 Race Shirt

Grab the super soft long sleeve hooded tee, the same style we’ve use for other events but this time it’s in a Heather Blue.

2019 Night Trail Run Challenge

Complete both the Winter Night Trail Run and the Summer Night Trail Run, (any distance) and the combined 2 medals will create a seriously impressive piece for your display rack! 

Race Details

Schedule & Location

Schedule at a Glance

  • 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 7:50pm (after this time, half marathon runners will not be allowed to start a new lap).
  • Race cutoff is 10:00pm

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. Both distances will start together. Please self seed according to the announcer’s instructions.

Chip Timing: All distances are 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. Available at the start/finish and at 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 and 2 for Half 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