Twilight's Last Gleaming Cross Country Challenge

The 29th Annual Edition will be held today, Saturday October 25, 2014

The patriotic name derived from our original concept of holding the race the last evening you could run in daylight each year. That was the Saturday evening before the Time Change. But since the government has chosen to change the week of that change, we prefer the weather and conditions of the last Saturday in October, henceforth our race will be on that day.
Race time is 5 p.m., registration starts around 4. Everybody should be back and awards should be given out before it is too dark to see.

Entry fee: $12 $5 penalty for early registration.

An explanation about the fees: No this isn't a typo. This is a demonstration to other race directors that events can be put on in an athlete-friendly fashion, with minimal organization. We charge minimal fees that cover the cost of renting the park, the necessary sanction/insurance and awards. We've cut out the items that unnecessarily raise the costs of our events, most notably the on-line computerized pre-registration. In the mind of this long-time runner, a race is not a commercial marketing opportunity. It is a place where runners get together do have fun participating in what we like to do. While this is a smaller race, many of these techniques can be adopted to handle races with thousands of participants (all it takes is more people on the organizational side--things that come with putting on a bigger race).

Press here for directions to the race. Click here to see the course on mapmyrun

To find out about other events, check Track Info "Where's the Meet?".

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This is a low key race that specializes in doing things different. Age divisions are divided into six year increments.

The fact that it is an evening, cross country race is a rarity.

The course is impossible to run. Only mountain goats and sherpa guides will find this reasonable. The first mile is particularly brutal, going up a city street that my car has trouble on. Most competitors are wasted before they can consider racing. That is why the course records are so slow for this distance. Check out the Top Ten list.

Click here to see the course on mapmyrun

Click here for the GPX data of the course. Put it into your GPS so you don't get lost.

Click here to see the course at mapmy run.

You've got to be CRAZY to want to do this thing. An average of about 60 participants have entered this each year. Most come back year after year, some have never been heard from again. A missing persons file will appear at this web site after the race (along with, eventually, the results).

One very special feature this race has is it's commemorative T-Shirts, available to be sold to race survivors for a mere $30. With a deal like that, no wonder nobody has ever ordered one.

To contact the official Race Disorganizer:

drop us a note at: info@trackinfo.org

or write to:

Andrew Hecker

Race Disorganizer

P.O. BOX 7793

Ventura, CA 93006

or call: (805) 642-3879