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August 10, 2019- Saturday

Red Moon Trail Run


  • Start Time : 8:00 PM


  • Midland
  • 2840 E Monroe Rd
  • 48640
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  • 25K : TRAIL RUN
  • 10K : TRAIL RUN
  • 5K : TRAIL RUN


  • 5K Run/Walk/Ruck (1 Lap) $30.00 valid through 5/15/19 $35.00 valid through 8/08/19* $40.00 for on-site registration 10K Run/Ruck (2 Laps) $30.00 valid through 5/15/19 $35.00 valid through 8/08/19* $40.00 for on-site registration 25K Run (5 Laps) $40.00 valid through 5/15/19 $45.00 valid through 8/08/19* $50.00 for on-site registration



Join TriToFinish and Presenting Sponsor Short’s Brewing Company in collaboration with organizers of the MUTT Race and the Bay City Morning Rotary Driathlon are bringing back the third annual Red Moon Trail Run! The Red moon – or Sturgeon moon is a traditional name for the full moon that occurs in August and was named by Native American fishing tribes who knew that sturgeon in the Great Lakes were most easily caught under it.

The Race: Due to strong feedback from participants, this year’s race has changed distances up a little bit and will offer a 2 loop 10k event in place of the 15k 3 loop event. Come out to Midland City Forest in Midland, MI– same site as the popular Snow Moon Trail Run - as runners embark on a 5k, 10k or 25k race along wide trails (not single track). Runners completing multiple laps will run through a chute located directly inside a 3,200 square foot event tent (where the finish line is located).

Short’s Brewing Company is back to present the Red Moon Trail Run after having a blast with us at Snow Moon Trail Run this past February. We got together with Short’s and the Midland Eagles 2110 after Snow Moon to come up with a plan to shine up the serving process! Once again, all participants will receive a couple of cold brews post-race!

Note: Registration for this event is limited to just 400 participants, so sign up early!

Added amenities for this year’s race include Shorts Beverages, Age Group Awards, and Event Pint Glasses for all participants!

This is a USA Track & Field Sanctioned event. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Eagles of Midland 2110 and their community efforts.
Date: August 10, 2019

Race Start Times:

25K Event - 8:00 PM
10K Event - 9:00 PM
5K Event - 9:15 PM
Location: Midland City Forest

Address: 2840 E Monroe Rd, Midland, MI 48640

Course Description:

The Red Moon Run will take place in Midland’s City Forest on flat, wide-track trails and mountain bike trails. The course will be marked with small LED lights to assist with trail navigation. The race is composed of a 5k trail course with runners able to choose from 1, 2, or 5 lap options. If you are opting for multiple laps, you’ll enjoy cheer from those in the tent as you run directly through a 3,200 square foot event tent. This race has one “aid” station manned by enthusiastic volunteers with hydration and snacks that participants will pass twice on each loop of the course.

Packet Pickup and Late Registration:

Saturday, August 10th, 2019 from 6:00-8:45PM at the Eagles of Midland 2110 Post located approximately ¼ mile East of Midland City Forest’s Monroe Rd Entrance and site of Red Moon Trail Run. Bring some extra cash! Shirts, pint glasses, and other swag will be available for sale during packet pickup!
Fraternal Order of Eagles
2934 E Monroe Rd
Midland, MI 48642
NOTE: charges a nominal fee to participants when registering. We just don’t want you to be surprised when you go to register online!


There will be limited parking at the Midland City Forest lot on race day. The Eagles of Midland will provide shuttle service in 15 passenger vans between the designated parking lots at the Eagles Club and Midland City Forest. Please be aware that there is about .25 miles distance between the packet pickup location and the event tent. We urge you to consider utilizing the shuttle service. It is free and the Eagles drivers are pretty good dudes.

T-Shirts and Amenities

All participants at this year’s event will receive (in addition to their cool finisher medal) a Red Moon Trail Run pint glass and 2 Short’s Brews!

T-shirts and for this event are shown as available at added cost and must be ordered through registration by Friday, August 2nd. The reality is that we just don't want to make those who don’t wear t-shirts pay for them – so THEY are running for less.

Shirts will be offered in a cotton blend or tech material and are of better quality than most event shirts. They will be available in unisex or ladies cut. Ladies! Please be aware that ladies cut shirts are SMALLER and more form fitting than the standard unisex shirts. Take that into account when ordering.See “Additional Purchases Available” section below for details on cost and sizing.

Participants will also receive a custom Red Moon Trail Run finisher medal as well as FREE onine race photo, custom race bib, and professional chip timing.

T-Shirts - $10 Additional Purchase When Registering

Many participants have asked to opt out of purchasing a t-shirt and receiving registration at a lower rate. For this event, we have standardized the lower rate for ALL participants. Purchasing an event t-shirt is now an option - at a price of $10 when registering online.

For those who don’t register in time, a limited number of Red Moon Trail Run t-shirts in unknown sizes will be available race day for $15 each. Don’t take the chance. Buy yours when registering online! Sizes available:

Unisex Small
Unisex Medium
Unisex Large
Unisex Extra Large
Unisex 2XL
Ladies Cut Small*
Ladies Cut Medium*
Ladies Cut Large*
Ladies Cut Extra Large*
*Note: Please keep in mind that Ladies Cut shirts generally run smaller than standard unisex t-shirts as they are designed to be somewhat form fitting. Participants will receive the size and type shirts ordered. Exchanges may be unavailable.


Top 3 Overall Fastest 5k (1 Lap) Male & Female (gun start – chip finish actual)
Top 3 Overall Fastest 15k (3 Lap) Male & Female (gun start – chip finish actual)
Top 3 Overall Fastest 25k (5 Lap) Male & Female (gun start – chip finish actual)
Top Male & Female Finisher in each age group will receive an award this year!

Age Groups:

19 & Under

Both actual and adjusted results from Miller Race Management will be displayed at the event and will be posted at TRITOFINISH.COM within 48 hours of race completion.


Interested in volunteering? Events like this can’t be successful without great volunteers! Sign up at the link at the top of this page and we’ll be in touch. All volunteers receive a cool, TriToFinish logo’d tech t-shirt courtesy of ATS Printing in Bay City, MI!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my dog to this race? Only if your dog…

Doesn’t bite
Is used to running trails at night
Is tent trained (We don’t want to step in poo)
Do I need a head lamp or running light? YES. You definitely will need one to see what you're running on. Trail races by nature require greater attention to where one steps. Darkness increases the need to be more aware of your footing. We recommend you visit our friends/partners at Runners Athletic Company Stores in Midland, Saginaw, Bay City, and Mount Pleasant to find the best available options!

Will the trail be lit or marked? The trail will not be lit. However, there WILL be LED lights and course markings to guide runners through the course. If you have your headlamp or run light, you should have no problem seeing the signs. ;)

Will there be an aid/water station on the course? Yes. There will be a water station at about .75 miles (at the bridge) that runners will pass twice on each lap. This station will also have sports drink, gels and other carbs for those running the longer distances.

Do I need special running shoes for this race? Not necessarily, though trail specific shoes would help tremendously in keeping your footing on this course. We recommend you visit our friends/partners at Runners Athletic Stores in Midland, Saginaw, Bay City, and Mt Pleasant to find the best available options!

Can I walk or ruck instead of run? Absolutely. We ask that you sign up ONLY for the 1 Lap 5k or the 3 Lap 15k races and that you remain to the side of the trail and out of the path of runners if you choose to walk or ruck though.

Will there be beer at the race? The Eagles of Midland will be serving up 2 brews from Presenting Sponsor Shorts Brewing Company to each participant as part of your registration offering. We are geeked about this! Race Director Andy has a fondness for Short’s Locals Light.

Can spectators buy beer? That’s the plan! Check back closer to race day for confirmation on that. ;)

Can I bring my own beer to the event? Midland City Park allows open adult beverage containers in non-glass containers. However, out of respect for our presenting Sponsors at Short’s Brewing Company, we’d ask that you do NOT bring other alcoholic beverages to the event. No other alcoholic beverages will be allowed inside the fenced off event area – including the race/beer tent.

KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Please don’t drink and drive.

Will there be age group awards for this event? Yes! Overall awards will be provided to the top 3 male and female participants in each event. Age group awards will be presented to the top male and female participant in each age group. Results will be submitted to USA Track & Field.

Will there be Masters awards for this event? Sorry Old Timers (I can say that because I, Andy, am one of you), no Masters awards for Red Moon Trail Run…THIS year. We’ll take a look after this year’s race to see if it makes sense to have them for 2020. ;)

Refund and Transfer Policy

We completely understand that plans change and athletes will sometimes be unable to compete in an event they've signed up for. Unfortunately, refunds will not be provided for any event unless the event is cancelled for reasons within our control. Dangerous weather, natural disasters, and local emergencies are examples of reasons an event may be cancelled that are NOT within our control.

Should an athlete have an injury or other medical issue keeping them from competing in an event they've registered for, we would be happy to transfer their registration to a similar TriToFinish-owned event up to and including the same event the following season. A doctor's slip may be required as proof of injury or ailment. Failure to provide proof if requested will result in non-transfer of the event.

Transferring registrations to other athletes is NOT allowed.

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