Saturday, October 14, 2017

6:00PM – 33 Km
6:15PM – 5 Km
6:30PM – 11 Km

Cave Creek Regional Park, Cave Creek, AZ

Thriller is the seventh race in the Insomniac Night Trail Run Series. This race will be held on the same day as the Cave Creek Thriller Trail runs, part of the Desert Runner Trail Series.

Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek, AZ

Course Summary
The 10 kilometer loop features the Slate, Quartz, Go John and Overton Trails.
The 33K runners will complete 3 loops, passing through the start/finish line after each lap!
The course features two climbs per loop (Quartz & Go John).

Forecast for Cave Creek, AZ

6 hours for the 33km (Midnight).  All 33km runners must leave on their third and final loop by 10:00PM (4 hours into the race).

Race Perks
Branded race goody (TBD) to 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 3 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
5:57 PM – Sunset
6:00 PM – 33 Kilometer Start
6:15 PM – 5 Kilometer Start
6:22 PM – End Civil Twilight
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
Waning Crescent – 29% Illumination
Moonrise – 1:22 AM
Moonset – 3:11 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 10/10 at midnight. Registration available after at packet pickup and race day.

Entry Fees

Until 7/25 Until 9/13 Until 10/10 After 10/10
5KM $32.79 $38.26 $43.72 $49.19
11KM $38.26 $43.72 $49.19 $54.65
33KM $49.19 $54.65 $60.12 $65.58

Goodies guaranteed on race day if registered by 9/13, otherwise will be sold on race day if available.

Entrant Limit
400 Runners

Camping & Tent Rental
No camping is permitted at Cave Creek Regional Park.

Bib/Shirt Pickup

Thursday, October 12
Packet Pickup 5:00-7:00PM
Group run 5:30-6:30PM
iRun Phoenix
4730 E. Indian School Rd. #125
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 368-5330
Friday, October 13
Packet Pickup 5:00-7:00PM
Fleet_Feet_SportsFleet Feet Scottsdale
18261 N Pima Road E 135
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 907-6699
Saturday, October 14
Race Day Pickup 5:00-6:15PM
Cave Creek Regional Park

Course Map


From central Phoenix, take I-17 north to Carefree Hwy (SR 74). Exit Carefree Hwy. and travel east to 32nd St. (7 miles). Turn north on 32nd St. to the Cave Creek Regional Park entrance.


Cave Creek Regional Park
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

2017 | 33k | 11k | 5k
2016 | 33k | 11k | 5k
2015 | 33k | 11k | 5k
2014 | 33k | 11k | 5k

Course Records
30 Km | Male – Joe Owen – 2:35:27 (’15) | Female – Abigail Swift – 2:56:45 (’14)
10Km | Male – Phil Slama – 48:44 (’15) | Female – Kim Ellsworth – 1:01:00 (’17)
5 Km | Male – Lucas Richer – 24:57 (’16) | Female – Colleen Linglen – 25:15 (’16)

Team RWB 250w