Tread Nightly and Tread Brightly

Grab your head lamp and get ready to hit the trails under the stars. The Tread Nightly Trail Half Marathon and 4 Miler takes place at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, offering runners two distance options for this one-of-a-kind night race. Looking to run, sleep, and run again? Camp out with us, then rise with the sun for the Tread Brightly Half Marathon and 4 Miler the next morning. The morning edition offers both distances available the night before. Treadmeister Awards as well as Half Marathon Series points are up for grabs throughout each race.

Both Half Marathon distances are part of the Half Marathon Series presented by La Sportiva and are great opportunities to snag double points for the overall series standings.

Event Details:

  • Date – Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, 2019
  • Distance – Half Marathon and 4 Miler
  • Time –
    • 8:00pm (Tread Nightly Half Marathon)
    • 8:30pm (Tread Nightly 4 Miler)
    • 8:00am (Tread Brightly Half Marathon)
    • 8:30am (Tread Brightly 4 Miler)

Registration:

  • Pre-registration – Must register by August 21
    • $32 – 4 Miler distance
    • $55 – Half Marathon distance
    • $64 – 4 Miler and 4 Miler and Camping
    • $87 – Half and 4 Miler and Camping
    • $110 – Half and Half and Camping
  • Race day registration – if available
    • $37 – 4 Miler distance
    • $60 – Half Marathon distance
    • Camping not available for race day registration
  • Note: Camping will be limited to 400 participants on a first register, first serve basis and only available to those that are participating in BOTH days.
  • Note: Breakfast will be available for purchase on the morning of the event.
  • Note: All participants are required to wear a headlamp or carry an illumination light source on Friday night
  • Note: Recover Brands race shirts or hoodies are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by August 19
  • Note: Half Marathon finisher medals are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by July 21
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Schedule:

Friday, August 23

  • 5:00pm – Race-day registration and packet pick-up begins – Ridge Pavilion
  • 7:30pm – Half-Marathon Race-day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 8:00pm – Half Marathon starts
  • 8:00pm – 4 Miler Race-day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 8:30pm – 4 Miler starts
  • 8:40pm – Projected sunset time
  • 9:00pm – Grill items available for purchase (MENU Coming Soon)
  • TBD – 4 Miler awards ceremony
  • TBD – Half Marathon awards ceremony
  • 12:30am – Course closes (runners may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)

Saturday, August 24

  • 6:00am – Breakfast items available for purchase (MENU Coming Soon)
  • 6:00am – Race-day registration and packet pick-up begins
  • 6:26am – Projected sunrise time
  • 7:30am – Race-day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 8:00am – Half Marathon starts
  • 8:30am – 4 Miler starts
  • 9:30am – 4 Miler awards ceremony
  • TBD – Half Marathon awards ceremony
  • 12:30pm – Course closes (runners may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)

Awards:

All Half Marathon finishers will receive a unique finisher’s medal for Tread Nightly and Tread Brightly (only guaranteed to those who pre-register by July 15).

Top overall Male/Female finisher in the Half Marathon distances will also each receive a $50 voucher for La Sportiva gear at Outfitters.

Treadmeister Award – Top 3 overall Male/Female from the weekend’s races

  • Weighted points (By Distance) will be given to the top 25 OVERALL Male/Female finisher for each of the four distances throughout the weekend to determine the overall Treadmeister winners.
  • 4 Miler: 1st place = 25pts, 2nd place = 24pts, 3rd place = 23pts, etc
  • Half Marathon: 1st place = 37.5pts, 2nd place = 36pts, 3rd place = 34.5pts, etc
  • Chip Time (same distance) and/or pace (different distance) will determine the winner in the case of a tie

Awards will also be given to top three Male/Female finishers in the following age categories for both the Half Marathon and the 4 Miler distances:

  • 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55 and better

Half Marathon Series points will also be given to the top 25 OVERALL Male/Female finishers for both the Tread Nightly Half Marathon and Tread Brightly Half Marathon.

Course:

2018 Results

Tread Nightly

Tread Brightly

Treadmeister

Past Results

Tread Nightly (2015 – 2017)

Tread Brightly (2016 – 2017)

Treadmeister (2017)

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Additional Event Info:

  • Volunteers
  • Waiver Policy
    • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Refund and Transfer Policy
    • Race Registration is non-refundable
    • A 100% registration transfer must be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org
    • A 50% registration transfer must be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year
  • Forgotten Add-On Gear
    • All purchased add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up
    • Items will not be shipped
    • If items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, you must arrange pick-up with racedirector@usnwc.org and collect from Outfitters within one week from event date
    • The race director will not email you to arrange your pick-up
    • All unclaimed items will be donated
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • Forgotten Awards
    • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from Outfitters within two months of the race date
    • Items will not be shipped
    • All unclaimed items will be donated
    • Participants must email racedirector@usnwc.org to arrange award pick-up
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • Trail Safety
    • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • Race Bibs
    • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • Aid Stations
    • See Course Map for water/electrolyte stop locations
    • Plan accordingly if you think you may require additional hydration during race
  • Weather Policy
    • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director. Any changes will be communicated via email by the Race Director
  • Parking Policy
    • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $50
  • Emergency Policy
    • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants must call 911 if emergency vehicles and operations are needed. There are 911 trail location markers to communicate where emergency personnel can find you