Saturday, November 17, 2018

6:00PM – 30 Km
6:15PM – 5 Km
6:30PM – 10 Km

Usery Mountain Regional Park, Mesa, AZ

Punisher is the eighth race in the Insomniac Night Trail Run and Relay Series.  This race will be held on the same day as the Pass Mountain Trail runs, part of the Aravaipa Trail Run Series.

Usery Mountain Regional Park
Mesa, AZ

Course Summary
All races are held on a 9 kilometer loop of the Noso, Blevins, Moon Rock, Levee, Spillway, Cat Peaks and Cat Peaks Pass Trails.
The 30K runners will complete 3 loops, passing through the start/finish line after each lap!
The course features a mix of smooth runnable trails with just a few rollers and rocks for fun.

Forecast for Mesa, AZ

6 hours for the 30km (12:00AM).  All 30km runners must leave on their third and final loop by 10:00PM (4 hours into the race).

Race Perks
Branded race gear (TBD)
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.
5:00 PM – Packet pickup / race day registration begin
5:24 PM – Sunset
5:51 PM – End Civil Twilight
6:00 PM – 30 Kilometer Start
6:15 PM – 5 Kilometer Start
6:30 PM – 10 Kilometer Start
10:00 PM – 30 Km runners must leave on final (3rd) loop
12:00 AM –  Overall cutoff / Race ends

Moon Phase
Moonrise – 7:04 AM
New Moon – 0% Illumination (4:43 AM)
Moonset – 6:00 PM

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!

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 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 are allowed at the race start/finish only.

Pacers are not allowed.

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
There will be ample parking at the Trailhead Staging parking lot for everyone to park within a couple minute walk to the starting line.

Registration Options

Online through
Mail-In Entry (PDF)
Online registration closes on 11/13 at midnight. Registration available after at packet pickup and race day.

Entry Fees

Until 9/1  Until 10/14  Until 11/13  After 11/13 
5KM $31.89 $37.21 $42.52 $47.83
10KM $37.21 $42.52 $47.84 $53.15
30KM $47.83 $53.15 $58.47 $63.78

Goodies guaranteed on race day if registered by 10/14, otherwise will be sold on race day if available.

Entrant Limit
300 Runners

Camping & Tent Rental
Camping is permitted at Usery Mountain Regional Park. Contact park for permit or pay when you arrive.

Bib/Shirt Pickup

Thursday, November 15
Packet Pickup 4:00-7:00PM
Group run 5:30-6:30PM

i-run-logoiRun Phoenix
4730 E. Indian School Rd. #125
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 368-5330
Friday, November 16
Packet Pickup 5:00 – 7:00 PMCadence Running Company
3107 S. Gilbert Road, Suite 103
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 786-8835
Saturday, November 17
Race Day Pickup 5:00-6:15PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park

Course Map

Aid Stations
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, I-10 east to US 60 east. Exit Ellsworth Road north to the Usery Mountain Regional Park entrance.


Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Road
Mesa, AZ 85207

2017 | Results
2016 | 30k | 10k | 5k
2015 | 30k | 10k | 5k
2014 | 30k | 10k | 5k

Course Records

30k | Male – Matt Tobey – 2:15:12(’17) | Female – Abigail Swift – 2:18:24(’15)
10k | Male – Andrew Drobeck – 41:11(’15) | Female – Julie Mahmoud – 49:00(’17)
5k | Male – CJ Schneider – 26:16(’17) | Female – Becka Foerster – 28:30(’17)



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