The Otter Night Trail Runs began as a way to practice using my headlamp for an ultra. I have experienced trouble in the past running with a headlamp and I know it is vital to know your equipment. I have used headlamps with not enough light, or ones that make me dizzy from the movement, ones that are too lose, or I cannot change the battery. I have shown up for a 100 miler not knowing or using my headlamps prior. I have been left in the dark trying to find my way. For these reasons I wanted to run at night. This is the perfect place to try out your equipment and nutrtion for your upcoming races. It is also just a fun and beautiful place to run.  

This run is a loop, 8 plus miles per lap. You can run 1 to 4 loops beginning at 7pm. The idea is that you can see your way the first loop then the dark sets in. Each lap goes through a camp area where we will be camping. (The camp cost is included in your entry.) Just bring your tent and sleeping bag. We will have a fire going and a grill with good food for you. You can stop with each lap if you like. We will be at the camp fire drinking beer, playing music, sharing stories, dreams, and up coming runs.

Upcoming Races

Jun 1 2019
35 Miles
Multiple Loop Course
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts

Results

Date Distance Total Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
06/23/18 35 Miles 6 5:56:32 8:00:03
05/27/17 35 Miles 6 5:56:32 8:00:03
05/28/16 35 Miles 3 6:45:44
05/16/15 35 Miles 1 7:17:26
05/24/14 35 Miles 10 6:09:52 7:31:32
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.

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