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2024 Race Information

2024 The Night Thing

Race Date: October 25th, 2024

The Night thing, is (you guessed it) running in the dark! The race starts at dusk and continues on in darkness through the trail, requiring headlamps to light your way. The post race venue is lit up with light show, music, fires and fun!

This year’s race format is planned to follow the out and back route format and move the finish back to the Auburn Riverside Retreat

Things you need to know for 2024 Race: 

  • Friday, October 25th, 2024

  • The 7K race starts at 7:20pm and the 12K at 7:00pm, both starting at The Auburn Riverside Retreat.

  • Please be there 45 min prior to your race start time to check in and get your shirt.

  • Bring a Headlamp, you are running in darkness

Refund Policy:
All Sales are final. Race Huron will not issue refunds, transfers or deferrals under any circumstances. All of our races benefit charitable organizations in Huron County and race proceeds are used to continually improve the race experience (race course, safety and event improvements)

-General Race Info-

The Night Thing is a trail race event put on by Race Huron, that takes place along the Maitland Trail, starting in Auburn, Ontario. The 7K trail race is for anyone looking to try a trail race for the first time, and 12K challenging enough for seasoned trail runners to enjoy. Run in the Dark.


The 12K route is an out and back and follows mostly the 7K route, with an additional side loop.


The 7K is an out and back, starting out fairly straight, and then looping around to come back to the finish.