This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 4, 2014

Joe English Twilight Challenge

NOTICE TO RELAY RUNNERS AND TEAMS: if you are interested in joining a relay team or need a runner to complete your team, send an email to with your details.

Runners are invited to the Joe English Twilight Challenge. The dusk-to-dark challenge offers a choice of events on a moonlit night: First, a team-relay marathon, 10 laps of a 2.62-mile loop (two or five on a team). Second, a team-relay half-marathon, 5 laps of a 2.62-mile loop (two or five on a team). Third, an ultramarathon, as many 2.62-mile laps as you can do in 6 hours or run 10 laps and complete the trail marathon. Lastly, you can run the half or full marathon individually. This unique event, featuring a festive music, food, and lighted “Twilight Central” event location that is spectator-friendly, is hosted by the Amherst Land Trust and Freestyle Farm LLC. All proceeds support conservation.

The Twilight Challenge is a night time event, run in darkness, with the aid of moonlight and illuminated markings. The running surface is dirt or grass and specially groomed for this event.

About the Amherst Land Trust Events

The Joe English Challenge consists of spring and fall eventS: The Joe English Trail Challenge REGISTRATION and the Joe English Twilight Challenge REGISTRATION. Join us for both and help with our land conservation efforts.

The Amherst Land Trust has begun construction of Joshua’s Park in Amherst as of April 1. This is a $400,000+ project to build community gardens and an amazing playground. Details are at JOSHUA’S PARK

Local time: 11:05 AM


George Bower
Race Director

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