Brand new to the Insomniac Series, we are stoked to create yet another opportunity to run under the night sky this July! Introducing the Stunner Virtual Night Run, the third summer night adventure in the Insomniac Series! Amazement and wonder await runners who venture along the milky way to escape the daytime doldrums. Run with others virtually around the world and become part of a larger community that dares to stun the darkness with the fire of personal achievement.
Skip your nightly routine, put a pause on that Netflix binge, and chase your miles under the city lamp lights to discover both the light and dark. You'll be surprised by you find. Choose from four distances offered or take the ultra challenge and run all distances for the Stunner Dawn Breaker 93K (details below).
The Stunner Virtual Night Run is part of the Virtual Insomniac Series, challenging runners from around the world to come together and shed a little light into the night. Join a community of runners and experience an adventure made possible through online social sharing. Take photos, make videos, explore your cities, and share your stories of motivation, inspiration, and triumph with us and with each other. Stun the world with your fire and light the way for others. Join us this July!
SUPPORTING LOCAL PARKS
The Stunner Virtual Night Run is inspired by a brand new addition to our Insomniac series, with plans to host the new night run in the stunningly beautiful Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa, Arizona. We love our regional parks and want to continue to support them.
To help promote one of our favorite Maricopa Parks, we are offering all participants a glimpse of the new courses through our interactive video venture; an Insomniac Trail Series simulation designed to takes viewers on a virtual tour of the park. These virtual run videos allow participants to run along with our hosts as they feature each distance offered in the Stunner Night Race lineup. Watch as you put in miles at home on the treadmill or view for inspiration before your own night adventure!
To further our commitment to our local parks, a portion of each entry will be donated directly to the Maricopa Parks & Recreation Department to help offset the loss of revenue experienced by the park due to cancelled events. Become a virtual steward of the trails and help us in our efforts to proudly support our parks.
VIRTUAL GAME PLAN
EVENT DATE: JULY 13-19, 2020
Register by JUNE 29, and join our team to run the Stunner Virtual Night Run any time between JULY 13-19. This allows runners and families flexibility to run when it is most convenient for them. We will share runner posts and stories on our main social media pages throughout the week!
PARTY NIGHT: JULY 18, 2020
You're invited! Join us Saturday night, July 18th, for a Summer Insomniac Party Stream! Get pumped and join a party of online hosts and a virtual DJ that will keep you moving through the night! Tune in and take the party with you on your adventure or celebrate with us and join in for some post-run fun!
Social networking FTW! When you complete your run, email us your GPS track or photo of your stats. We'll post your result online and send you all the virtual hugs, high-fives and kudos that go along with crossing that finish line!
Plus share your run adventure with us via social media by tagging us @AravaipaRunning #AravaipaInsomniac
We'll repost your stories and let others applaud your efforts too! Participants will have until JULY 19 to submit their results via email.
VIRTUAL BEER GARDEN
We've partnered with two of our favorite vendors to help support local business and properly celebrate your achievements! Vibe high with the Freaky Fam and the firey goodness of a perfect pre or post-run pizza! Bring your bib to Freak Brother's Pizza at the Churchill here in Phoenix and receive $3 off your pizza during race week!
CHARITY BEER GARDEN
Perfect to pair with your pizza, HUSS Brewing is keeping our beer garden shenanigans alive! Show off your bib at either of the HUSS taprooms and receive $2 off any six pack! HUSS will then donate $2 from each sale to the Maricopa Trail + Park Foundation, that is dedicated to protecting, promoting, developing, and maintaining one of the nation's largest county park systems. Drink a beer, support the parks, and cheers to your adventure!
Make It A Double
If you're looking for some extra miles this summer, take advantage of our summer double down "Run & Ride." Runners have an option to add a three hour or six hour bike ride to their insomniac adventure upon registration! It's a chance for some extra bling and an opportunity to shake up your summer routine.
THE STUNNER DAWN BREAKER 93K CHALLENGE: For the endurance fanatics who claim they can go all night long, we issue you a challenge that will crown you a true insomniac and earn you the Stunner Dawn Breaker Buckle. Run each distance throughout the week (one per night) or combine all distances to run 93K in one night! Opt in during registration. Will you take the challenge?
A Series Possessed
For runners who want to tackle an ULTRA summer, we've designed a Dawn Breaker Series challenge that inspires the truly run possessed! Commit to all distances, in all six races, and earn all six buckles for a total of 731K's of summer (that's 453 miles in four months)! The Possessed Pass includes a personalized Possessed Buckle Display to showcase your insanity. All awards are designed and crafted by Aravaipa Artworx. Test your level of sanity this summer--how far will you go?
Artworx After Hours
|Virtual Race (Any Distance)||$39*|
|Dawn Breaker Challenge Buckle||+$25|
|Upgraded Premium Award||$15|
|Virtual Ride (Double Down)||+$10|
|Holographic 5x5 Die-Cut Sticker||$6|
Late Night Bling
All participants in the Stunner Virtual Night Run will receive a custom finisher medal designed and created by our Aravaipa Artworx Team.
Runners have the option to upgrade to a premium finisher award that is larger and designed to be displayed on a shelf or table top, replacing the base packet finisher medal.
For those dedicated to the night, earn additional bling with the Ride/Run double down!
Take the Dawn Breaker Challenge and complete every distance for a combined 93K and don this electric Stunner Dawn Breaker Buckle!
The top three men and top three women in each distance will also be mailed podium awards designed and created by Aravaipa Artworx.
Do I have to run at night? What if I can't or I don't feel comfortable running after dark?
While we encourage all participants to venture out and experience the magic of running at night, you are not required to run a night. If you want to run a short 5K during sunset, great! If you can beat the heat with a pre-dawn run, awesome! However, you are not required to only run at night. Please run safe and at a comfort level that is best for you.
All runners must complete their selected distance in one continuous run. The Dawnbreaker Challenge being the one exception.
I'm ready to upload my results. Help! When you have finished your run or ride, head to the website for the Virtual race and follow the steps. Please record your runs & rides as "Race" if you're using the Strava app. You will be asked for your Order number during the submittal so please have this handy.
For those completing the Dawnbreaker Challenge: Submit all of your races at one time with each of the links.
I'm doing the Dawnbreaker Challenge Run. Can I run this as a continuous run? Yes! You could either run each of the distances as their own "race" or combine them into one big run. With this Challenge, you may enter in results for each race distance if you complete them separately. Dawnbreaker 100 Mile Ride: This challenge asks you to complete a 100 mile ride continuously. You may use this 100 mile ride to also complete your 3 hour ride and 6 hour ride (if applicable). Can I change distances? Runners may change their distance any time, no need to notify us. Simply submit results for the distance you run. For example, if you run a 6K and want to keep going to the next distance, you can finish a 12K and submit that result.
Podium Details: You are awarded one podium spot per race entry paid. If you place on the podium in multiple distances but are eligible for one award, you will be awarded to the highest placing first (if you finish 2nd & 3rd, we will place you in 2nd for that distance) and if those are the same, it will go to the longest race distance completed. If you are doing the Dawnbreaker Challenge, you may enter in results for all five race distances plus the Dawnbreaker 93K. However, the rule remains that you may only win a podium award in one distance per entry.
Dawnbreaker 100 Mile Ride: This challenge asks you to complete a 100 mile ride continuously. You may use this 100 mile ride to also complete your 3 hour ride and 6 hour ride (if applicable). Can I change distances? Runners may change their distance any time, no need to notify us. Simply submit results for the distance you run. For example, if you run a 6K and want to keep going to the next distance, you can finish a 12K and submit that result.
Can I change distances? Runners may change their distance any time, no need to notify us. Simply submit results for the distance you run. For example, if you run a 6K and want to keep going to the next distance, you can finish a 12K and submit that result.