Saturday, Oct 23, 2021

Joe English Twilight Challenge

188 Mack Hill Road

Amherst, NH Marathon, 13.1M Relay, 1/2 Marathon, 6hrs, 6 Hours - Relay

This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 23, 2021

Joe English Twilight Challenge - Saturday October 23, 2021

Runners of all ages 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 6 hour ultra, (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. Moon rise on Saturday October 23 is at 7:31 p.m. so as darkness arrives, the moon and signal fires will illuminate the course. 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.

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.

NOTE: If public gatherings are limited in number due to the pandemic, the Twilight Challenge schedule will be modified to allow for compliance with any such limits, including starting some events earlier in the day. If the total number of participants is restricted by state or local authorities or USA Track and Field, individual participation will be based on date of entry. Other restrictions may apply. In the case of the cancellation of the Twilight Challenge, entries will be refunded upon request or applied to the reschedule event.

About the Amherst Land Trust Events

The goal of the Amherst Land Trust in hosting the Joe English Twilight Challenge is to offer a night of distance races to raise funds for the preservation of land for public use. All proceeds from the Joe English Twilight Challenge benefit the Amherst Land Trust. The trust protects rural, scenic, and open-space lands for future generations. Since 1975, as educator and dealmaker, the trust has preserved hundreds of acres of New Hampshire conservation land for public enjoyment.

The Amherst Land Trust has finished construction of Joshua’s Park in Amherst and donated the land, playground and community gardens to the Town of Amherst. This $430,000+ project has created community gardens and an amazing playground that will provide enjoyment to future generations. Details are at JOSHUA’S PARK Your participation allows us to engage in other projects to benefit our community.

Local time: 12:08 PM


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