UPDATE, NOVEMBER 19, 2020: We are cautiously optimistic about moving forward with Twilight 12 Hour set for April 24-25, 2021. All runners registered for 2020 will receive an email invitation to register for 2021 by Monday, November 23rd. Registration will open to the public early 2021 if there are spots available. Questions? Please read the updates below and email wallatrails@gmail.com for any further questions.

Video by Ryan Thrower

Twilight 12 Hour was created to provide people with a fun and safe environment to run night miles between 7pm-7am . It just happens to be on a beautiful guest ranch in Cle Elum Washington and includes a community aid station and a massive breakfast Sunday morning. Make April 24-25, 2021 what you want => running on trails at night for the first time, a training run for your next ultra, a place to meet like-minded trail runners, or a weekend getaway.

Registration

Registration is $30. All runners registered for 2020 will receive an email invitation to register for 2021 by Monday, November 23rd. Registration will be open to the public early 2021 if there are spots available via Ultrasignup. A waitlist will be start once 125 spots are filled Please note: no refunds. If the event is cancelled, part of the proceeds will be donated to Flying Horseshoe Ranch.

Results // King & Queen of Loops

This is an event where you create your own results. See example below. No official results are posted on Ultrasignup.


Past Kings and Queens of Loops:

  • 2019: Steven Kent (26 loops) & Jenn Love (22 loops)
  • 2018: Arthur Martineau (24 loops) & Cami Tasker (20 loops)
  • 2017: (King -?!) & Yitka Winn
  • 2016: Todd Hundsdorfer & Julie Cassata

Course // Aid Station

The 2.3ish mile loop on the hillside above the ranch has a little bit of everything. From stretches of beautiful single track trail, to short ravines and a creek crossing, to a descent down a gravel road with a steep climb to close the loop, people spread out quickly.

Photo: Lizzie Krawczak
Photo: Nick Danielson

Aid Station – IT’S GONNA LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR
In past years, the Twilight 12 Hour aid station has become quite the spectacle. Everyone brings their favorite aid station food which can range from Oreos to oddball homemade goodness. Due to Covid restrictions, no homemade food is allowed or food items in bulk, such as large bags of potato chips, at the aid station. What will be accepted? Here is an approved list as of fall 2020:

  • Store bought soups that volunteers can heat-up and serve into runner’s mug brought from home
  • Wrapped single serving food items
  • Hot drinks that volunteers can heat-up and serve into runner’s mugs brought from home
  • Masked and gloved volunteers will be serving runners at the aid station so no runners will be handling food.
  • RECOMMENDED: bring your own food and drinks. There will be a larger drop bag station this year.
Photo: Rachel Demy

Flying Horseshoe Ranch – directions & lodging

Parking, camping, & lodging is located at Flying Horseshoe Ranch. There is not a more well run or well kept guest ranch in Washington than Flying Horseshoe Ranch. Camping is free and lodging is half price. Call Penny Blackburn, the owner of FHR, to reserve a cabin – (509) 674-2366. The course & aid station location is on the hillside across the street from the ranch (less than a five minute walk). From the FHR website:

Flying Horseshoe Ranch is an easy 90 minute drive from the Greater Seattle area on I-90.
Take exit 85 just past Cle Elum, and continue east approximately four miles on Highway 970.
Look for the Ranch sign on the left.

Or, using GPS, turn left on Red Bridge Road at approximately 3 miles. Your GPS might still say Masterson Road, but you will see the new Red Bridge Road county sign to the left.

Flying Horseshoe Ranch
The Blackburn Family
3190 Red Bridge Road
Cle Elum, WA 98922
Tel: (509) 674-2366

Photo: Nick Danielson

Schedule

Schedule coming soon. Runners should expect to be started in waves.

FAQ:

  • What is Walla Trails doing to keep runners safe pre-event, during the event, and post-event? We will follow the Governor’s guidelines for outdoor events. We recommend that you read over this document. Here are some of the key safety measures:
    • Volunteers will be pre-screened before the event with questions and a temperature check
    • All volunteers will wear masks and gloves during check-in and at the aid station
    • There will be two portable hand-washing stations at the start/finish/aid station area
    • Hand sanitizer will be available at the start/finish/aid station area
    • Social distance of six feet or more will be maintained when possible
  • What is Walla Trails asking runners to do pre-event, during the event, and post-event? Here are some of the key safety measures we need all runners to follow:
    • Stay home if not feeling well
    • Runners will wear a face covering at the start, and during the event when coming within 6 feet of volunteers or other runners
    • Please use hand washing stations or hand sanitizer as soon as you arrive, after you use the restroom, and after you finish the race
    • Travel and stay with family or those in your social distancing circle.
  • Are family and friends allow to come? UGH. This is a tough one but this year only runners and volunteers are allowed due to the Governor’s guidelines for outdoor events.
  • Are dogs welcome? Yes, this won’t change! Dogs must like people and other dogs. If Fido likes to chase horses and deer, this is not the event for Fido. If dogs are running on course, they must be kept on leash the first loop and can be off leash once runners spread out.
  • Is there camping this year? Yes….socially distant. There will be markers set up in the field for where to pitch tents. Car camping is highly encouraged or renting a cabin with a friend in your running circle.
  • Is there breakfast this year? Yes. There will be game plan to serve coffee, pancakes, and bacon outside the cookhouse.
  • Can I use FHR’s refrigerators? Yes, but only 6 people in the cookhouse area at time (with masks) and only volunteers will be allowed in the kitchen area. Runners can store cold items in the refrigerators outside the kitchen area but can only enter when there’s less than 6 people in the space to grab food items. If you don’t want to deal with that, bring a cooler.
  • Are there refunds? No. If the event is cancelled, part of the proceeds will be donated to Flying Horseshoe Ranch.
  • Can I rollover my entry to the next year? No