Saturday, August 5 to Sunday August 6, 2017
7:00PM – 52 Km
7:30PM – 31 Km
8:00PM – 10 Km
White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Waddell, AZ
Vertigo is the fifth race in the Insomniac Night Trail Run Series
NEW- This race is now part of a five-race Series Pass! DETAILS HERE!
All races are held on the 6.5 mile (10.4 kilometer) Sonoran Competitive track loop. The 31K runners will complete 3 loops, while the 52K ultra division will complete 5 loops, passing through the start/finish line after each lap! The Sonoran Loop offers a variety of obstacles to test runners skills. The track consists of steep inclines, swooping turns, technical descents, and rugged terrain.
Forecast for Waddell, AZ
10 hours for the 52km (5:00AM).
All 52km runners must leave on their fifth and final loop by 3:00AM (8 hours into the race).
Vertigo Sports Bag for all entrants
Chip timed race results displayed at finish line
Scenic and challenging course on desert trails
Well stocked aid stations
Iced Coffee Bar
Post race food & socializing
NEW– Cup-less Events (reusables will be available for purchase or bring your own!)
Awards to top male & female finishers at each distance.
All finishers will receive a finisher award.
Race Day Schedule
Please arrive early to park, check in and warm up prior to your run.
Restroom facilities are located at the start line at a permanent park facility and/or portable restrooms.
6:00 PM – Packet pickup / race day registration begin
7:00 PM – 52 Kilometer Start
7:25 PM – Sunset
7:30 PM – 31 Kilometer Start
8:00 PM – 10 Kilometer Start
7:52 PM — Civil Twilight
3:00 AM – 52 Km runners must leave on final (5th) loop
5:00 AM – Overall cutoff / Race ends
Waxing Gibbous – 95% Illumination
6:04 PM – Moonrise
3:51 AM – Moonset
Park Entry Fee
Remember the park charges a $6 park entry fee per vehicle. Please arrive early and have correct change (cash) available on race evening for a smooth entry process. Carpool to save!
Trail Running & Trash
Please respect the trails and the beauty of the desert by disposing of any trash at one of our aid stations.
NEW in 2017: All Insomniac Night trail runs will be CUPLESS. Bring your own or Aravaipa branded reusable cups will be available for purchase!
We will be utilizing a chip timing system at this event to record your time at the finish. You will be provided with a timing chip attached to the back side of your race bib. It is important to not crease, or fold the the timing chip to ensure your finish time is read.
You may have a drop bag at the start/finish line to be accessed each loop.
Crews are allowed at the race start/finish only.
Pacers are allowed for the 52k starting with the fourth loop (31k). Pacers are not allowed for any other distance.
For the safety of all runners, no pets are allowed on-course at the night runs. Any pets at the race must be on a leash at all times, respect park rules, and be supervised.
Aid Station Helpers
Sign Up Here
The race courses will be well marked with orange plastic ribbons with black polka dots, reflective markers and glow lights. Trail junctions and turns will be well marked with laminated signs. In addition, blue & white checkerboard plastic flagging will be hung to designate non-race or “WRONG WAY” trails. All runners are responsible for understanding the layout of the course. Please familiarize yourself with the course maps on our website prior to race day and/or print a map to bring along with you.
Parking / Start Area
There will be ample parking at the Competitive Track for everyone to park directly adjacent to the starting line.
|Until 5/25||Until 7/4||Until 8/1||After 8/1|
Goodies guaranteed on race day if registered by 7/4, otherwise will be sold on race day if available.
Camping & Tent Rental
Camping is permitted in the competitive track parking lot near the start/finish. Camping permit (doesn’t include vehicle park entry fee) = $10 available at park entry booth.
10 Kilometer | Elevation Profile | GPX
31 Kilometer | Elevation Profile | GPX
52 Kilometer | Elevation Profile | GPX
*Note on GPX files: Right click and select “Save link as…” to download GPX files. GPX files may be opened by downloading the demo version of TopoFusion for free.
There will be one remote aid station along the loop in addition to the start/finish line. Aid stations will offer water, electrolyte drink, sweet snacks, salty snacks, and fruit. Please plan to run with at least one bottle of water.
From Central Phoenix, head west on the I-10 freeway approximately 17 miles, then follow directions labeled “South” below.
NORTH: Connecting from the the I-17, from the North, take exit 221 for AZ-303. Travel south to exit at Peoria Ave, go west (right) to Cotton lane, turn left on Cotton lane, then right on Olive Ave. Follow to park entrance.
EAST: If you are connecting from the 101 (coming from the East Valley), follow the 101 Loop West to W Northern Ave. Take exit 8 and turn right on Northern Ave. Continue on Northern Pkway to Glendale. Take exit toward N Sarival Road and turn right heading toward Olive Ave. Turn Left on to W Olive and follow to park entrance.
SOUTH: From I-10, take the exit toward AZ-303 Loop N. Continue onto AZ-303 North for 5 miles. Exit toward W Northern Avenue and turn left on Northern Ave. Travel to N Citrus Road (1.5mi) and turn right and follow until Olive Ave. Turn left on Olive and follow 4 miles to park entrance.
White Tank Mountain Regional Park
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road
Waddell, AZ 85355
52 Km | Male – David Roberts – 4:41:49 (’16) | Female – Michelle Hawk – 5:34:05 (’15)
31 Km | Male – Nick Coury – 2:31:45 (’15) | Female – Lauren Besenfelder – 2:44:23 (’15)
10 Km | Male – Ruari Moynihan – 43:05 (’15) | Female – Kori Krichko – 51:32 (’16)
Old Course Records
63 Km | Male – Cristian Rios – 6:07:14 (’13) | Female – Jennifer Thompson – 7:35:50 (’13)