2022 SOLD OUT, WAITLIST STARTED – mark your calendar for April 23-24, 2022 to take part in the night-time shenanigans at our favorite ranch, Flying Horseshoe Ranch. Registration opens Thursday, October 28 at 6:00am on Ultrasignup. Spots open up so jump on the waitlist!

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 23-24, 2022 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 is $40. 120 spots will open to the public Thursday, October 28th at 6:00am through Ultrasignup. Please note: no refunds but there will be a waitlist this year. REGISTER HERE.

Results // King & Queen of Loops // Photos

This is an event where you create your own results! See example below. Results are not posted on Ultrasignup.

Photos from 2021 courtesy of Ryan Thrower: https://ryanthrower.smugmug.com/Twilight-12-Hour-2021/

Photo courtesy of Ryan Thrower, 2021

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 – STAY TUNED
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 possible COVID restrictions, we may not be able to accept homemade food or food items in bulk at the aid station. What will be accepted? We will notify runners a few weeks before the event on acceptable aid.

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


Check-in starts at 5:00pm on Saturday in front of the ranch house. We plan to do either a mass start or break it up into a couple of waves. TBD until we are closer to the event.

Q&A // Rules

  • What is Walla Trails doing to keep runners safe pre-event, during the event, and post-event? Here are some of the key safety measures:
    • Volunteers will be vaccinated
    • 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
    • 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? As of October 2021, yes! Family and friends must be vaccinated and/or wear a mask if not vaccinated. There will also be a waiver for them to sign. This may change as the event gets closer and will keep registered and waitlist runners informed. Please note: this is not a family reunion or party for your family and friends to gather at. Please limit to bringing a partner, a friend, parent, etc. If you have kids you’d like to come, please email wallagretchen@gmail.com to talk through options.
  • 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 (but please make sure they will stay with you and not run away.).
  • Is there camping this year? Yes. It may be similar to last year’s ask to stay within your bubble but only time will tell. Fingers crossed we can gather by the campfire this year!
  • 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 a 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? Update: If the event is cancelled, priority registration will be given for 2023.