Twilight & Beyond is the first of three races in the Hallucination Runs Summer Night Series, offering the following races: 5K, 10K, half-marathon, marathon and 50K. Starting from the Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, the Twilight & Beyond races run along the Pittman Wash asphalt trail system on a 4.35 mile course. All races start from the Twilight & Beyond decorated bridge (complete with over 2,000 sparkling lights), head up the trail to designated turn-arounds (depending on race distance), and finish by looping through the park and passing through the Twilight & Beyond sparkling finisher's chute. With the total out & back course measuring 8.7 miles, the longer distance races will run the course multiple times.
The Pittman Wash Trail winds through a scenic stretch of developed and natural area that carries floodwater from the mountains south of Henderson, to the Las Vegas Wash, and ultimately into Lake Mead. As described by Outside Las Vegas, the main trail corridor is landscaped with a mixture of grass, trees and desert landscaping, while the wash itself has mostly native shrubs and trees. With the Twilight & Beyond course fully lit with low level sensor lights, runners will have the opportunity to observe the vast array of creatures doing their thing at night. Runners will also have an opportunity to run past the City of Henderson's Project GREEN (Green Valley Ecology, Environment, and Nature) habitat restoration program. This underdeveloped and unprotected natural area is pure paradise for many different types of desert animals.
Every runner will receive a colorful finisher's medal, a Hallucination Runs logo-ed safety light, a Hallucination Runs logo-ed reflective wrist band and be invited to participate in a finish line party with food, drinks and entertainment.