Tread Nightly & Tread Brightly

Grab your head lamp and get ready to hit the trails under the stars. The Tread Nightly Trail Half Marathon & 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 & 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 17 & Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Distance – Half Marathon and 4 Miler
  • Time –
    • 8:00 pm (Tread Nightly Half Marathon)
    • 8:30 pm (Tread Nightly 4 Miler)
    • 8:00 am (Tread Brightly Half Marathon)
    • 8:30 am (Tread Brightly 4 Miler)

Registration:

  • Pre-registration – Must register by August 15
    • $30 – 4 Miler distance
    • $50 – Half Marathon distance
    • $60 – 4 Miler & 4 Miler and Camping
    • $80 – Half & 4 Miler and Camping
    • $100 – Half & 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 (MENU).
  • Note: All participants are required to wear a headlamp or carry an illumination light source on Friday night
  • Note: Recover Brands shirts (VIEW HERE) or hoodies (VIEW HERE) are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by August 12
  • Note: Half Marathon finisher medals are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by July 15
Register

Schedule:

Friday, August 17

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

Saturday, August 18

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

Race Document:

2018 Race Document

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:

2017 Results

Tread Nightly

Tread Brightly

Treadmeister

2016 Results

Tread Nightly

Tread Brightly

2015 Results

Sponsors:

                 

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Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at racedirector@usnwc.org
  • Whitewater Race Series 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
  • All purchased Whitewater Race Series add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up. Items will not be shipped.
    • If the purchased add-on items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, items will be held at Outfitters for pick-up for one week from the date of the event (seven days).
    • It is the participant’s responsibility to email racedirector@usnwc.org to arrange pick-up.
    • After seven days, all unclaimed items will be donated.
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged for the safety of all participants
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • See Course Map for water/electrolyte stop locations
    • If you think you may require additional hydration along the course, please plan accordingly
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • USNWC Adventure Cards cannot be accepted as payment for Whitewater Race Series event registration.
  • Restrooms are located at the main USNWC River Center and the Pump House Biergarten
    • Please note, there will be no restrooms located on course
  • Locker rooms/showers are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • 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
  • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants are encouraged to call 911 THEN notify event staff if an emergency is encountered.