Hypnosis

Saturday, June 23 to Sunday June 24, 2018

NOTICE: TIME CHANGE FOR ALL DISTANCES!!

8:00PM – 54 Km
8:15PM – 23 Km
8:45PM – 8 Km

Estrella Mountain Regional Park (Competitive Track*), Avondale, AZ

2017 HEAT ADVISORY
With the extreme heat expected to continue into the weekend, we have decided to move back each race start time to avoid running under the sun. We are also placing a minimum water requirement of 60 oz for ALL runners leaving each aid station. Failure to follow these requirements can result in a runner being pulled from the race.

Please come prepared to run in 100+ degree heat for most of or all of your race. Wear a headwrap/buff that you can place ice in, make sure you’re hydrating before the race as well as during, and scale back your speed if you aren’t feeling great. Stop and take breaks as much as necessary to have a successful race!

If you are interested in dropping down in distance you may do so at packet pickup or on race day at no charge.

 

Hypnosis is the fourth of eight races in the Insomniac Night Trail Series. Choose from distances of 8K, 23K and 54K.

NEW- This race is now part of a five-race Series Pass! DETAILS HERE!

Trails at Estrella Mountain Regional Park, Avondale, AZ

*The Competitive Track has a separate entrance from the main park entrance. The main cross streets are Indian Springs Road and Avenida Estrella Road near the Phoenix International Raceway.

Course Summary
Rolling desert trails on single track with fast smooth sections and challenging mountainous sections.  Conquer both the technical and long competitive loops. Featuring a long loop and a short loop, runners will experience a variety of conditions and challenges.

Weather
Forecast for Avondale, AZ

Cut-Off
Final cutoff is 6 AM (10 Hours).
Runners must leave for their final long loop by 3 AM (7 hours).

Race Perks
Hypnosis branded race hat
Chip timed race results displayed at finish line
Scenic and challenging course on desert trails
Well stocked aid station
Iced Coffee Bar
Post race food & socializing
NEW Cup-less Events (reusables will be available for purchase or bring your own!)

Awards
Awards to top male and female finishers at each distance.
All finishers will receive a finisher award.

Race Day Schedule– UPDATED 
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.
7:00 PM – Packet pickup / race day registration begin
7:42 PM – Sunset
8:00 PM – 54 Kilometer Start
8:12 PM – Civil Twilight
8:15 PM – 23 Kilometer Start
8:45 PM – 8 Kilometer Start
3:00 AM – 54 KM runners must leave on final (4th) loop
4:52 AM – Begin Civil Twilight
5:21 AM – Sunrise
6:00 AM – Overall cutoff / Race ends

Moon Phase
New Moon – 0% Illumination
6:04 AM – Moonrise
8:25 PM – 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.
This entrance is CASH ONLY so please plan ahead!
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!

Race Timing
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 timing chip to ensure your finish time is read.

Drop Bags
You may have a drop bag at the start/finish line to be accessed each loop.

Crews
Crews are allowed at the races start/finish only.

Pacers
Pacers are allowed for the 54k starting with the third loop (38k). Pacers are not allowed for any other distance.

Pets
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

Course Markings
The race courses will be well marked with orange plastic ribbons with black polka dogs, 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 parking lot for everyone to park within a couple minute walk to the starting
line.

Entry Fees

Until 3/20 Until 5/22 Until 6/19 After 6/19
8 Kilometer $38.08 $43.52 $48.96 $54.40
23 Kilometer $48.96 $54.40 $59.84 $65.28
54 Kilometer  $65.28 $70.72 $76.16 $81.60

Goodies guaranteed on race day if registered by 5/22, otherwise will be sold on race day if available.

Entrant Limit
400 Runners

Registration Options
Online through Ultrasignup.com
Mail-In Entry – (PDF)
Online registration closes on 6/19 at 11:59 PM. Registration available after at packet pickup and race day.

Bib/Shirt Pickup

Friday, June 25
         Packet Pickup 5:00-7:00PM

Sole Sports Glendale
18583 N 59th Ave #112,
Glendale, AZ 85308
Saturday, June 26
Race Day Pickup 7:00-8:45PM
Competitive Track
Indian Springs & Avenida Estrella Rd
Avondale, AZ

Course Info

The course features two loops.  The short loop runs along the Technical Competitive Loop, while the other takes the Long Loop.  Both will offer stunning views of the Estrella Mountains and a mesmerizing  view of the course as a stream of headlamps move throughout the night.  Both courses will join up partway through, returning to the start line together.

Courses
8 KM | Elevation Profile | GPX
23 KM | Elevation Profile | GPX
54 KM | Elevation Profile | GPX

HNR8KProfile2015

8 KM Elevation ~ 482 feet of Gain

HNR23KProfile2015

23 KM Elevation ~ 1,115 feet of Gain

HNR54KProfile2015

54 KM Elevation

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.

7:00 PM – Packet pickup / race day registration begin
7:42 PM – Sunset
8:00 PM – 54 KM Start Time
8:12 PM – Civil Twilight
8:15 PM – 23 KM Start Time
8:45 PM – 8 KM Start Time
3:00 AM – Cutoff to continue on 4th (3rd long) loop.
5:21 AM – Sunrise
5:00 AM – All Races End

Moon Phase
New Moon – 0% Illumination
8:26 PM – Moon Set

Park Entry Fee
Remember the park charges a $6 park entry fee per vehicle. Please arrive early and have correct change (CASH ONLY) available on race afternoon/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.

Race Timing
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 bib.  Please do not crease or fold your timing chip in any way, or we may not record your time.  Each relay team will share one bib, connected to a bib belt for easy transfer.

Drop Bags & Crews
Drop bags are only allowed at the start/finish line. There are no provisions to haul drop bags out to the remote aid station. Crews are welcome to assist their runner at the start area only.

Pacers
Pacers are allowed for the 54 Km  starting with the fourth loop (38k).  Pacers are not allowed for any other distance or for relays.

Pets
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

Course Markings
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
The race start be at the start of the Competitive Track. There will be ample parking at the trailhead.

2017 | 54 Km | 23 Km | 8 Km
2016 | 54 Km | 23 Km | 8 Km

2015 | 54 Km | 23 Km | 8 Km

54 Km | Male – Andrew Bentz – 5:36:56 (’16) | Female – Holly Hovious – 7:15:57 (’16)
23 Km | Male – Gabe McGowan – 1:41:39 (’16) | Female – Marie Feutrier – 2:47:20 (’15)
8 Km | Male – Jeremy Pager – 36:21 (’15) | Female – Katherine Weiss – 41:39 (’15)

Overall Awards
Awards to top 3 male and female in each race.

Finisher Awards
All runners will receive a finisher flip top glass bottle upon completion of the race.

 

Directions

From central Phoenix, take I-10 west to Avondale Blvd. Travel south along Avondale Blvd following signs for Phoenix International Raceway. Avondale Blvd curves around to the right becoming Indian Spring Road. Turn south on Avenida Estrella road and follow signs to the competitive track.

Address

Please note that the address to Estrella Mountain Regional Park will lead you to the main park entrance. The entrance to the competitive loop is further East of the main park located next to Phoenix International Raceway.

Using Google Maps please insert these coordinates: 33.364829, -112.319473