Important Update - May 13th
Update May 13th: May 13th Update: Registration is open for Blackout Night Runs. Your credit card will be charged during the registration process.
All runners who were on the waitlist while we awaited capacity approvals have been sent an invite to register.
We are opening up the camping option with a limited capacity in the Aravaipa Group Campground. With the limited capacity, we anticipate it selling out. This is a tent-only option, on a first come first serve basis.
Thanks for all your patience and support!
Weekend Camping Permit
We have a limited number of camping permits available this year. It is a first come first serve, dispersed camping area (tents only!) right near the start/finish area. Friday and Saturday night included.
You can reserve your camping permit here: Camping Permit
Welcome to the 6th annual Blackout Night Runs at Fort Tuthill County Park! Runners will get to experience both the Soldiers Trail and Highlands Trail Loop (except 6 Km runners who will run a modified Soldiers Trail loop) which winds through the ponderosa pines above 7,000 ft, eventually topping out on a mesa with expansive views of mountain landscapes before being enveloped back into the trees. The trail ranges from narrow single track to wide well-maintained forest paths. The course is well graded for beginners while allowing the more experienced runner to stretch their legs and gun for a fast time while still maintaining the challenge of being at a higher elevation. The course is designed as a multi-loop race with the 27 Km doing 2 full circuits (27 Km = 2 loops / 13 Km = 1 loop / 6 Km = 1 shortened Loop).
Check out our Flagstaff Extreme Big Pine Trail Runs, which happen the following morning (6/12) along the same trails! Challenge yourself with day and night versions of the race and earn a unique finishers medal!
Anything else you may need to know is located on our Blackout Night Runs website!
Camping is available as an add-on through registration. The camping we offer is tent-camping only. You may contact the Fort Tuthill Campground directly to get information on RV or Vehicle camping. We offer pre-setup tent and cot rentals to make your stay that much more enjoyable and less of a hassle! Camping permits are good from Friday at 2pm until Sunday at 10 AM.
Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. For other options, please check out our Race Withdrawal Policy!
Insomniac Night Trail Run Series
Blackout is the 3rd race in our Insomniac Night Trail Run Series. You can run one or all nine of them. For all races in our Insomniac Night Trail Run Series visit the website!
Next up will be Hypnosis Night Runs at Estrella Mountain Regional Park on June 19th.
Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course
Up the ante for the weekend with a go at the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course conveniently located at the start/finish. Flagstaff Extreme offers both Adult and Kid (ages 7+) courses. You will receive a super discount of 25% on passes purchased through ultra signup at registration or they may be purchased without registering for the race HERE. Passes will be good for the entire year and do not need to be used race weekend. In fact, if you want to experience it all on June 11-13th you will need to purchase tickets soon as time slots always fill up quickly over that weekend!
We cannot produce these trail runs without the help of our amazing volunteer team. You can even help and run on race day. If you 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: Blackout Night Runs Volunteer Form
Local time: 6:00 PM