CandleLight 12 Hour – Overnight Ultra and Relays

"That was quite a magical night under the starlit sky. The sunset and sunrise stunning, the hush as the sun went down and the glow of runners' headlamps, the cat with the eyes that glowed in the dark, the coyfish pond and the horses."

Mary Ryan after 36.38 miles/34 laps at inaugural race in 2016


Registration for 2018 race will open on Friday, November 24, 2017

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What: Third Annual CandleLight 12 Hour - Overnight Ultra and Relays
When: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Where: 3247 Rush Mendon Rd, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
Start time: 7PM on Saturday, July 21, 2018
Finish closes: 7AM on Sunday, July 22, 2018
Sunset: 8:21PM on Saturday, July 21, 2018
Sunrise: 5:43AM on Sunday, July 22, 2018
Moon phase: Almost Full

Ron Heerkens Jr, Goat Factory Media Entertainment


Run as many laps/miles as you can in 12 hours. One Lap is about about 1.07 miles long. Race course is mix of cross country, paved and unpaved surfaces but mostly cross country type of surface with rolling hills. Expect occasional horse-shoe made and tire track divots. Click here to view the race course on MapMyRun.

Except for start/finish line course is not lit. Bring your own headlamps of flash-lights.

While this is a 12 hour race, there is no minimum required amount of time to be on the course, nor will you DNF (did not finish) if you do not run the entire 12 hours. One complete lap of the course qualifies you for an official finish. You can run as long or as short as you want, depending on your personal goals.

Walking, stopping to rest, and even napping is allowed.

The course will feature one fully stocked aid station with great ultra fare throughout the run. Also it will be easy to self-support - bring your own cooler, tent, chair, and/or other supplies and set up your personal aid station that you can visit every lap.


Not ready to go in circles for 12 hour yet? No problem! We are introducing relay option for CandleLight 12 Hour.

Each relay team must have at least two but no more than four team members. Each relay team gets BIB that will be attached to BIB belt before the start. BIB belt serves as relay baton.

It's up to each team to decide the order, length in distance or time for each team member. There is no minimum distance or time requirement per each team member and there are no rules for the rotation within relay team. If desired teams are allowed to pass the BIB belt after every lap or every hour or else. Team can start with only two team members during first 6 hours and let other two members rotate during last 6 hours of the race.

Team captain registers the team then team members are added to the team for free. User coupon code 'relay' when registering your relay team or when joining relay team

Still not convinced to try

Here is link to race report compilation after that runners posted in race's FaceBook group after inaugural race.

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Overnight Ultra and Relays