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.
No transfers, no refunds, no rollovers.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Cool Fire Station
7200 Florian Court
Cool, CA 95614
5:00 P.M. – 8:15 P.M.
10K starts at 8:45 P.M.
5K starts at 9:00 P.M.
From San Francisco/Sacramento
Take I-80 East to Auburn and take Elm Ave. exit and go left at top of the exit. Turn left at signal light (El Dorado St.). El Dorado St. turns into Hwy. 49. Descend 2.5 miles, turn right and cross first bridge on the north fork of the American River. Follow signs to Cool. From Redding and Los Angeles: Take I-5 and exit on I-80 East (to Reno), follow I-80 to Auburn, take Elm Ave. exit and turn left on Elm Ave. Turn left at signal light (El Dorado St.). El Dorado St. turns into Hwy. 49. Descend 2.5 miles, turn right and cross first bridge on the north fork of the American River. Follow signs to Cool. The Cool Fire station will be on your right hand side. Google Directions »
Take I-80 West and take the Elm Ave. exit and go right at the top of the exit. Turn left at signal light (El Dorado St.). El Dorado St. turns into Hwy. 49. Descend 2.5 miles, turn right and cross first bridge on the north fork of the American River. Follow signs to Cool. From Redding and Los Angeles: Take I-5 and exit on I-80 East (to Reno), follow I-80 to Auburn, take Elm Ave. exit and turn left on Elm Ave. Turn left at signal light (El Dorado St.). El Dorado St. turns into Hwy. 49. Descend 2.5 miles, turn right and cross first bridge on the north fork of the American River. Follow signs to Cool. The Cool Fire station will be on your right hand side. Google Directions »
Parking Instruction & Protocol
Please READ and view the parking schematic as this is very important!
We appreciate your full attention and cooperation on this matter. Please help us and arrive early...this means 30 minutes prior to when you have come in the past! We have many cars to park according to our permit instructions.
Parking is limited. Carpooling is strongly recommended, and the shopping center at the Elm Ave. exit in Auburn is the most convenient meeting place. This will help facilitate registration and reduce congestion in the start/finish areas. DO NOT PARK IN THE COOL BUSINESS DISTRICT.
Once you enter on Florian Drive, you will be stopped by one of our awesome parking control staff.
They will hand you a parking pass. This pass is for RUNNERS only. You MUST display on your dash for the entire race. **If you do not display your pass, you are subject to ticket by the Auburn State Parks. The race will not be responsible for your ticket fee.
Pease listen and follow to any and all instructions given to you.
Auburn State Recreation Area and NorCalUltras thank you for your cooperation with these rules and regulations.
Chrono Track Timing and Results
The Twilight Trail Adventure Run will use Chrono Track (D-tag) timing provided by Capital Road Race Management.
All runners will be given their bib and d-tag upon checking in either Friday or Saturday. Please make sure your d-tag is secure on your shoe. If you forget your d-tag on race morning, please report to SOLUTIONS DESK before the start of the race. Please be sure to cross the start mat.
Overall and age division 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 the night and show us your brightness and creativity!
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 smokin’ hot BBQ provided by the Cork & Fork. Pulled pork sliders and slaw, along with homemade sweet treats from Cork & Fork will satisfy your late night appetite!
The post race festival will also feature an Italian Soda Bar and other cold beverages to toast the night.
Spectators can purchase food at the Cool restaurants located within a short walking distance from the finish line.
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.