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.
There are no refunds allowed for any reason including race cancellation. The Race Director reserves the right to modify or cancel the race or course for safety concerns or natural disaster. In such cases there will be No Refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid. There is no complimentary race entry to a future race.
Entry fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, starting well in advance of the race date – including course preparation, race supplies, permits and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair and safe event for all participants. Any decision we make that impacts the race date or potential cancellation is carefully considered and based on the overall event safety and manageability.
Entry fees are non-transferable between individuals or to future races.
Thank you for your understanding with our policy.
Black Diamond Head Lamps and Technical Running Shirts are guarenteed for pre-reg entrants only. They will not be available for Race Day (Friday or Saturday) registrations until 8:40PM on Saturday, prior to the start of the races.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Auburn Dam Overlook
855 Pacific Street
Auburn, CA 95603
6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
10K starts at 8:45 P.M.
5K starts at 9:00 P.M.
From I-80 West
Take the Indian Hill exit at Newcastle. Proceed to Auburn-Folsom Rd. and turn left. Proceed to Pacific Ave.
From I-80 East
Take the Newcastle exit, which is approximately two miles west of Auburn. Go straight at the traffic signal, this will put you on Indian Hill Road. Go up Indian Hill Road for approximately two miles to the signal light. Turn left on Auburn-Folsom Road. Follow Auburn-Folsom Road to Pacific Avenue. Turn right on Pacific Avenue and follow it approximately one mile to the Auburn Overlook (large parking lot on your right).
Chrono Track Timing and Results
The Twilight Trail Adventure Run will use Chrono Track (B-tag) timing provided by Capital Road Race Management.
All runners will be given their bib upon checking in either Friday or Saturday. Please do not fold or wrinkle your bib or it will not record your time. Click here for for B-Tag Directions. If you forget your bib on race day, please report to SOLUTIONS DESK before the start of the race. Please be sure to cross the start mat.
Overall results will be posted at the finish line at the Results Tent. Runner results will be available and posted on the Twilight Trail Adventure Run website late Saturday evening.
Photos by Facchino Photography will be available here.
Two spirit awards will be presented to a runner who demonstrates courage, determination and the 'spirit of having fun' while en route to the finish line.
Awards will be presented to three individuals for Best-Lit Costume (one each for male, female and youth) and also for Best-Lit Team (group of 3 or more). Light up for the Costume Contest at 8:30PM!!!
Most parties happen in the dark, and our post-race celebration will be no exception. Runners will be enthusiastically greeted at the finish line with a post race recovery lounge compliments of our friends at REI, live music, neon lights and even dancing!
Runners will be treated to a delicious, hot slice of pizza, Watermelon, Italian Soda Bar, and other cold beverages to toast the night!
Spectator fare can be purchased at food vendors in the festival, or at nearby restaurants in Old Town or Downtown Auburn.
Enjoy some fantastic Kettle Corn, Shave Ice and homemade lemonade from Cool Kettle Corn.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our events. Without them, we could not stage these premier events.
Please consider giving back to the sport through your volunteer contribution. Volunteer hours can be credited for ultra marathon service requirements. Help support your trail running community. This is a great way to enjoy and experience the event.
Each volunteer will receive a technical event hat and post race food.
Running School is the official race beneficiary of Twilight Trail Adventure Run.
In line with our mission to provide an educational experience for runners, the Twilight Trail Adventure benefits the Running School, a nonprofit fitness and healthy lifestyle program working with schools across Northern California and Nevada. The Running School's mission is to help kids enjoy physical activity, make healthy lifestyle choices, and develop positive attitudes towards competition.
Beyond the physical benefits for kids, Running School inspires and cultivates a pure motivation for running.
To learn more about Running School, visit http://runningschool.org
As runners, we put ourselves at risk nearly every time we lace up our shoes. From general trips and falls to predators and cars, we're well aware of the dangers around us when we go out for our runs. We know these dangers only multiply when we set out to run the trails or at night.
We've been hit by cars who don't see us, stalked by wild animals who prey on us, tripped up by objects we can't see, and even physically assaulted. Our loved ones and local law enforcement remind us of these dangers constantly, so much so that many runners often fear running at night. And yes, at times, it can seem scary and dangerous.
But we know that by following proper safety rules and running with others, we can enjoy the trails as safely at night as we can during the day. Indeed, running at night can be a whole new experience full of adventure, freedom and fun.
The Twilight Trail Adventure empowers runners to embrace running in the dark following common-sense rules, and to join a strong community of runners who want to take back the night! We aren't afraid to run in the dark. And we want others to come run with us too! Let's run safe and smart in the dark.