Saturday, January 11, 2020


The 9th Annual Winter Night Trail Half & Quarter Marathon returns for those that want to kick off their 2020 running season with a brutally awesome accomplishment!  But remember people… this event has sold out EVERY YEAR SINCE it started so if you want to join the party, don’t wait! 


What You Get at the Race

  • The 2020 long sleeve tri-blend race tee in heather navy… this is a shirt you will actually want to wear to advertise your awesomeness and earn your bragging rights! 
  • Earn the 6″ multi-layered 3D custom WOOD finisher medal for 2020!
  • Finish this race and you’re one step closer to completing our Night Trail Run Challenge!  Once again for 2020, the Winter Night & Summer Night Trail events have interlocking medals to make it twice as impressive! 
  • Free to download, high-resolution race photos, professionally shot and never watermarked.
  • A unique and #BrutallyAwesome racing experience on the trails at night in a park that’s normally closed after hours.
  • A self gratifying sense of accomplishment that you conquered an event that only a small number of people get to do each year
  • Remember the field is limited and this event will sell out early as it has every year in the past!

2020 Finisher Medal

Earn the 6″ multi-layered 3D wood finisher medal for 2020!

2020 Race Shirt

The 2020 long sleeve triblend race tee in heather navy… this is a shirt you’ll wear all the time!

2020 Night Trail Run Challenge

Complete both the Winter Night Trail Run and the Summer Night Trail Run, (any distance) and the combined 2 medals will create a seriously impressive piece for your display rack! 

Race Details

Schedule & Location

Schedule at a Glance

  • Saturday Packet Pickup at the race start area, 4:30 – 5:30pm (At 5:35 unclaimed shirts will be made available for the shirt exchange)
  • Race day registration will NOT be offered, this race sells out early so don’t delay.
  • Race starts at 6:00pm
  • Course closes to new lap starts at 7:45pm (after this time, half marathon runners will not be allowed to start a new lap).
  • Race cutoff is 10:00pm

Start Location

Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis Indiana

  • 7602 Eagle Beach Drive
  • Indianapolis, IN 46254
  • Phone: (317) 290-6000

Park Entrance

7400 W. 56th Street (DO NOT USE the north gate, use the main/south gate of the park)
Please note that park gate fees will be collected upon entry into the park.

Important Race Details

Light required: Headlamp or flashlight is required during this race

Race Field: Limited

Race Start: This will be a chip timed start, your time does not start until you cross the line.  In order to spread out runners and reduce the “hole-shot” backup, we will start racers in waves of approximately 30-40 racers at a time. Both distances will start together. Please self seed according to the announcer’s instructions.

Chip Timing: All distances are chip timed. The chips are attached to the back of your bib and are disposable, so we do not need them back. Please wear your bibs on the front of your body and do not cover with heavy coats.

Parking: There is parking available in the park. Use the beach area lots first. Parking along the road is ok, but do not drive on the grass.

Facilities: Portables Only. Available at the start/finish and at each aid station


NOTE:  Overall Top 3 Awards are presented as soon as the 3rd place finisher in each group finishes.  Age Group awards can be picked up at the awards table after you finish, just check the results screen and look for your place in the Age Group column.
Top 3 Male and Female in all Divisions

Age Groups – Male & Female

  • Under 18
  • 18-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+ Masters Division
Course Information

summer-map-iconThe 6.55 mile loop is nearly all single track trail, 1 lap for the Quarter and 2 for Half Marathon. This course design allows us to see the runners more frequently and contain the safety and security of the runners more effectively.

Download Course Map

Water Stop Info:

  • The 6.55 mile loop has 2 water stops, for those that are doing the half there is an additional stop at the start/finish area.
  • Each stop provides water and Gatorade (or equivalent)
  • After the first hour of racing, the two stops on the course also include trail mix for the racers