Davis Moonlight Race

Sat July 15, 2023 Davis, CA 95618 US Directions


5K Run or Walk

8:30PM PDT - 10:15PM PDT

10K Run or Walk

8:30PM PDT - 10:15PM PDT

10 Mile Run

8:00PM PDT - 10:15PM PDT
Open to ages 14 - 99.

2K Run or Walk

8:35PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT

Kids Half Mile Fun Run

8:15PM PDT - 8:50PM PDT
Open to ages 12 and under.

Support Runner/Walker for an Adaptive Division Athlete

8:30PM PDT - 9:30PM PDT Enter this category ONLY if you will be supporting an athlete with a disability (e.g. visually impaired, limb difference, intellectual/developmental disability, etc) who is participating in an adaptive division.  Entry includes a race bib & timing, a finisher medal and a t-shirt (may opt out of t-shirt); those registering in this category are not eligibile for age group awards.
Open to ages 16 - 99.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://changeofpace.com/event/moo-nlight-race/.


201 Cousteau Place
Davis, CA US 95618


Come Run or Walk Under the Stars!

Saturday night, July 15th, 2023

Five Events:

  • 5K, 10K, 10 Mile, 2K, Kids Half Mile Race

Event Details:

Your entry to the Davis Moo-nlight Race includes the following*:

  • T-shirt included in entry (option to opt-out and save $5)
  • Finisher's medal
  • Age Group awards 
  • Adaptive Divisions
  • Dog & Baby Stroller Divisions
  • Post-race music, suds, and snacks
  • Finish under the stars! 

*Kids Fun Run is not timed, no awards or divisions. One complimentary beer to those 21+. Sno cones available for those who do not consume alcohol or who are designated driver. Additional beers available for donation. Pizza available by the slice; cash preferred. 

Registration opens in March 1, 2023.

6:30 PM – Race Night Registration Opens
8:00 PM – 10 Mile Race Start (was 7:30pm)
8:15 PM – Kids Fun Run Start (was 7:45pm)
8:30 PM – 5K/10K Start (was 8:00pm)
8:35 PM – 2K Start (was 8:10pm)
10:15 PM – Cut Off For Course Support (was 10PM)
10:30 PM – Finish Line Breakdown

Note: at this time of the year it gets dark at approximately 8:40 pm.

Beneficiary: Cancer Champions

A Change of Pace is proud to announce our continued relationship with Cancer Champions as our ongoing charitable partner. Cancer Champions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting cancer survivors through custom fitness, nutrition, and mindset programming tailored to the unique needs of those battling or recovering from cancer treatment. Donations to Cancer Champions enable the organization to provide survivors with expert guidance to complement traditional cancer treatment. A Change of Pace and Cancer Champions both believe in the powerful and proven benefits of exercise, and we are very happy to be able to deepen our relationship in the name of health, fitness, and quality of life.

Donation Incentive: Registrants who donate $150 or more to Cancer Champions during the registration process will receive their 2K, 5K, or 10K entry for free.

Overall and Age Group Divisions and Awards:

Awards will be presented to the top three overall finishers per gender (male, female, nonbinary) for each the 2K, 5K, 10K, and Ten Mile.  No overall or age group awards for participants who decline to give a gender or age. Overall awards for all distances are based on gun time. Age group awards will be based on net time.  Gun time is the elapsed time from the sound of the horn to when a participant crosses the finish line. Net time is the elapsed time from when the participant crossed the start line timing mats to when they cross the finish line.

  • Age Groups for the 5K and 10K are: 9 and Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, […], 75-79, 80-84, 85+. Note: will extend to 85-89, 90+ if participants in these categories.
  • Age Groups for the Ten Mile are: 15 and Under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, […], 65-69, 70-74, 75+.
  • Age Groups for the 2K are: 6 and Under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Special Divisions:

Dog Division
  • The Dog Division is available for the 2K, 5K, 10K, or 10 Mile.
  • Dogs must not start at the front. Net (chip) time will be used for all rankings.
  • We will award the top three dogs to finish per division with a prize.
  • This category is for people who are running or walking with one or more dogs.
  • Please be sure that you have listed your dog(s) names in the above question if you are entering this category.
  • Please be sure to let us know if you enter this division but do not end up participating with a dog so we can remove you from the category. 

Stroller Division
  • The Stroller / Baby Jogger Division is available for the 2K, 5K, 10K, or 10 Mile.
  • Two (or more) parents/guardians/caregivers walking/running with one stroller: only one person should enter the stroller division.
  • Strollers must NOT start at the front. Net (chip) time will be used for all rankings. We do not want to encourage excessive weaving or passing. This category is for fun.
  • We will award the top three strollers, per gender (of the person pushing the stroller) to finish per division with a prize.
  • This category is for people who are running or walking with a stroller, baby jogger, with a young child in it. Those pushing an adapted wheelchair for an athlete with a disability should enter Duo Team below.
  • Please be sure to let us know if you enter this division but do not end up participating with a stroller so we can remove you from the category.

Adaptive Divisions for Athletes With Disabilities
  • The Davis Moo-nlight Races encourages participation in the event by athletes with disabilities.
  • Athletes with a disability may choose to enter this division. Examples of disabilities include: Wheelchair, Visually Impaired, Limb Difference, Duo Team, Intellectual Disability, and Other.  
  • A Duo Team is comprised of an able-bodied runner or walker pushing a non-ambulatory person in a customized racing wheelchair. The non-ambulatory person should enter the Duo Team division, while the person pushing the customized chair should not enter a special division.
  • We will recognize the top 3 athletes in each adaptive division, by gender, with a special prize. 
  • It is not possible to enter more than one special division.
  • Service dogs are welcome to be entered in the dog division.
  • Please note: The 10 Mile and 10K have a short portion of the race course on decomposed granite/gravel (John Barovetto Park).
  • Please do not bring dogs to the event that may have difficulty behaving in large crowds or around other dogs; who may become aggressive, jump, etc. 
  • We also suggest you bring a portable water bowl for your pup for them to drink from and, of course, baggies to clean up after him/her.
  • All dogs and strollers must start towards the back at the start line.
  • Those entering the Support Runner/Walker division are not eligible for overall/age group awards; however support runners/walkers who register with a standard entry are eligible for age group awards. 

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