The Summer Solstice represents the longest day of the year with 15hrs, 23minutes, 31 seconds of sun. That's certainly a long time for the sun to be gloriously sending light our way. Do you think that you can shine for that long as well? How far do you think that you can run in 15 hrs, 23 minutes?
The race will be run on a 3-4km trail loop with little elevation change, though there are a couple of very short rolling hills. The course will be a mixture of tree covered trails and open field so bring your sunscreen! The exact course length won't be available until a couple of weeks before the race because we are going to design the course to be the best we possibly can, which means we are going to use the trails that are in the best condition and offer the most scenic options for race day. The idea is to run as many loops as you can in the time provided.
Don't feel like racing for the entire solstice? No problem, we have plenty of different options for you:
Full Solstice: 15:23 (Starts at 5:39am - Ends at 9:03pm)
Half Solstice: 7:43 (Starts at 1:20pm - Ends at 9:03pm)
Quarter Solstice: 3:51 (Starts at 5:12pm - Ends at 9:03pm)
Eighth Solstice: 1:55 (Starts at 7:08pm - Ends at 9:03pm)
Relay Full Solstice: 15:23 (Starts at 5:39am - Ends at 9:03pm)- For the Relay Race, teams can have up to 5 runners per team. They can switch runners as frequently as they wish but each runner must run the full loop and all transitions must occur in the designated "relay transition area". Each member of the team will receive a shirt and a finishing medal. Only the top team will receive an award. It is entirely possible for a speedy team to collectively reach 100 miles in the time provided. Only the team captain needs to register, we will contact you closer to race day to get all of your deets!
Yeah, we know, these are weird times but they are based on the sun. Besides, why not do something a little different? Regardless of how far you get, it is bound to be a personal best for you since you definitely haven't raced for this exact length of time before!
All of the races are scheduled to end at sunset, which is at 9:03pm. That means that, unless you're doing the Full Solstice, you get to sleep in! Come early and check out our vendors, cheer on other runners, and enjoy the atmosphere!
Are you a collector of race medals? We're not going to spoil it but you will love this one! Participants will also get a soft-spun t-shirt.