Joe English Twilight Challenge


Oct 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Joe English Twilight Challenge

188 Mack Hill Road

Amherst NH, 03031


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Entry Fee $30
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $40
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 13.1M
  • 26.2M
  • 6H
  • Relay

Type: Ultra

Starting Elevation: 259

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2014


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 12 is at 6:08 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.


No photos available.


Past Event Dates

Held on Oct 12, 2019

Held on Sep 22, 2018

Held on Oct 07, 2017

Held on Oct 15, 2016

Held on Sep 26, 2015

Held on Oct 04, 2014

Event Results

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