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Sat, Jun 26


Caeser Creek State Park

Night Owl Trail Marathon, Half, and 10K

Let's run trails at night!

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Night Owl Trail Marathon, Half, and 10K
Night Owl Trail Marathon, Half, and 10K

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2021, 7:00 PM

Caeser Creek State Park, 4020 N Clarksville Rd, Waynesville, OH 45068, USA

About the Event

Let's run trails at night!

This is Dayton Track Club approved event put on by Empower Ultras. Join us on June 26, 2021 in beautiful Caesar Creek State Park for a little night trail magic. Whether you are a seasoned ultra runner, or just getting started on trails, this is a perfect way to experience the thrill of running through the woods at night. We are taking Covid precautions very seriously and will offer a wave start, a socially distanced start and finish line area, and contactless aid stations. We follow all CDC, state, and county guidelines, as well as American Trail Running Association and International Trail Running Association Covid racing guidelines. We are offering a full marathon, half marathon and 10K distances

  • Great Company
  • Excellent Food
  • Gorgeous trails!

The course is a beautiful single track trail around Caesar Creek Lake (combination of yellow perimeter loop and red/green trail near Wellman Meadow). There will be different start times for different distances to allow participants to spread out on the trail and to follow the state and CDC guidelines. All participants must carry mandatory gear: headlamp and/or waist light with extra batteries, and a fully charged cell phone. Finishers will receive cool medals. All registered runners will receive high quality summer shirt. We will have awards for top finishers in both genders. Empower Ultras is proud to be Trail Sisters approved race. We offer: Equal Podium Spots. Equal Prize Money & Awards. Women’s specific swag & apparel. (no unisex t-shirts). Menstrual products at all aid stations. Equal opportunity/space for women on the starting line. Empower Ultras was founded by Aneta (Nettie) Zeppettella and Jennifer Russo, who met through ultrarunning and over years gained a ton of experience finishing some of the hardest ultras on East Coast and beyond. Nettie has directed ultrarunning events for several years as volunteer RD for the local club, and Jennifer has extensive marketing experience. We both want to empower you to try to push your limits and create your new adventures. Please join us. We will cheer for you with our whole hearts!


Cutoffs are for safety of our runners and volunteers and will be strictly enforced. Full Marathon cutoffs: - Race starts at 7 pm. Runners will have 8 hours to complete the race (until 3 am). Runners will have to start loop 2 by 10:30 pm (3 hours 30 minutes to complete loop 1( there will be daylight for the first 2 hours of the race with 9:08 pm sunset), 4 hours 30 minutes to complete loop 2.(Loop 2 will be done completely in the dark.)) Half Marathon cutoff: - Half Marathon starts at 8 pm. Runners will have 7 hrs to complete the race 10K cutoff: -Runners must complete the race by 3 am

Refund Policy

There will be no refunds. If we need to postpone the race, we will roll over all registrations to new date or offer participants an opportunity to run future Night Owl event


Trail and ultrarunning wouldn't exists without the help of incredible volunteers. Please help us make this event successful. Volunteers can earn credit towards future Empower Ultras races .


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  • 7 hours

    Half Marathon

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