Saturday, Apr 20, 2019

Sinister Night Runs

San Tan Mountain Regional Park

Queen Creek, AZ 54K, 27K, 18K - 7:30 PM, 18K - Full Moon, 9K - Full Moon , 9K 8PM, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 20, 2019


Friday night will be the April full moon, meaning Saturday night will be a near full moon (98%) and peaking at 11:58 p.m. we are adding in two additional races where you'll get to run under the full moonlight crossing the midnight hour! Join us for this unique opportunity to run under a full moon in the beautiful San Tan Mountain Regional Park!
The 18 Km and 9 Km (11:30pm start) will count under separate results from the normally scheduled races.

Presented by Salomon

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 Full Moon Wave races that will begin at 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. respectively to give runners a chance to actually run under a full moon at its peak brightness. It is an experience we were able to introduce in 2018 and we're excited to be able to offer it again this year!
Finish any distance from the first wave and then join us for either of the Full Moon 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: 11:59 AM


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