Saturday, Apr 28, 2018

Sinister Night Runs

San Tan Mountain Regional Park

Queen Creek, AZ 54K, 27K, 18K - Full Moon, 9K 8PM, 9K - Full Moon

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 28, 2018


We started the Full Moon waves back in 2018 when our races kept falling on full moon weekends. We had such a great time watching our runners push themselves through the night in two separate races, we decided to keep offering the second run, with or without the full moon. Welcome to the Insomniac Waves! The Insomniac Waves at Sinister will allow runners to head out under an almost new moon, making the blanket of stars above all the brighter as you run either the 9K loop, or the 18K. It's a unique opportunity to run in the middle of the night!
The Insomniac 9K will start at 11:30PM and the Insomniac 18K will start at 11:00PM
Join us for this unique opportunity to run under a blanket of stars in the beautiful San Tan Mountain Regional Park!
The 18 Km and 9 Km will count under separate results from the normally scheduled races.

Insomniac Night Trail Run Series

This race is part of a five race series! You can register for the series HERE!

For all races in our Insomniac Night Trail Run Series visit the website!

Next up will be Adrenaline Night Runs at McDowell Mountain Regional Park on May 18th.

Double Down!

Interested in both races? This race will have the unique opportunity to "double down" with our Insomniac Wave races that will begin at 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. respectively to give runners a chance to truly run through the night. It is an experience we were able to introduce in 2018 and we're excited to be able to offer a new twist on it in 2020!
Finish any distance from the first wave and then join us for either of the Insomniac Wave races for a double down experience!

Course Summary

Come experience the beauty of desert trail running at night! Sinister Night Runs is the 1st race in the Insominac Night Trail Run Series. You can complete one race in the series or do all five of the core races! All the Sinister Night Run distances are held on a 9 kilometer loop out at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek, Arizona. The course utilizes the San Tan, Hedgehog & Littleleaf Trails.  The 27K runners will complete 3 loops, 18K (NEW!) will complete 2 loops and the 54K ultra division will complete 6 loops, passing through the start/finish line after each lap! The course features smooth runnable trails with just a few rollers for fun.

Race Information

Anything else you may need to know is located on our Sinister Night Runs website! Information on the website includes: course maps, race day schedule, pacer & crew information, race perks, and more.

Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. For other options, please check out our Race Withdrawal Policy.

Returning in 2019, we will have the Insomniac Series Passes that includes this race! For more information on our pass options please visit our site HERE.


We cannot produce these trail runs without the help of our amazing volunteer team. You can even help and run on race day. If yo would like to join our volunteer team, we are looking for help with event setup, aid station captains, aid station helpers, timing, and event breakdown. Volunteer perks include a piece of Aravaipa merchandise or racy goodie and Aravaipa Race Credits. You can see our current opportunities and signup here: Sinister Night Runs Volunteer Form

Local time: 5:13 PM


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