Noctua Trail Runs - 5/10/15K and 30K Stage Race

Tentatively: June 2021 Nancy, KY 42544 US Directions
5K Trail Run

5K Trail Run

6:00PM EDT - 6:59PM EDT Tough 5K course
10K Trail Run

10K Trail Run

7:00PM EDT - 8:59PM EDT
Night Time Fun

15K Night Trail Run

9:00PM EDT - 11:59PM EDT
Both 5K and 10K

5K Trail Run and 10K Trail Run

6:00PM EDT - 11:59PM EDT
Both 5K and 15K

5K Trail Run and 15K Night Trail Run

6:00PM EDT - 11:59PM EDT
Both 10K and 15K

10K Trail Run and 15K Night Trail Run

7:00PM EDT - 11:59PM EDT
Stage Race of Pain

30K Stage Race

6:00PM EDT - 11:59PM EDT
Race Postponed to 2021

New Date: Tentatively: June 2021

We had hopes that Noctua would go on. However, due to the increasing case counts with COVID19, expected new mandates coming down from the state of KY and overall major uncertainty, the race is officially postponed for next year. We do not feel that as an organization we would be able to provide you the experience that the trail run was designed for.

The new race date is tentatively June 19th, 2021.

Options: Stay Registered or Refund

If you elect to stay registered for 2021, we will simply move your registration to next  year. If you elect a refund, we will provide that shorty. Either way, please make a choice below. You have until July 31st to make a selection. At that time we will transfer all participants to the 2021 race and issue refund starting August 1st.

Best regards,

Aaron Denney

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new 2021 event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

We understand. We hope you can join us in 2021 time.


No updates at this time


Three races of increasing distance and time limit. Two in daylight and one in the dark. You may compete individually in one, two or all three stages. There will be two unique courses and a combination of the two for the final race. Make sure to read the events, stage race details, gear requirements and rules before registering.

Disclaimer: We make all of our courses doable if you are in shape but we are known for making challenging courses. Please consider this before registration as we want you to have a positive experience. All distance are relative. Expect +/-500 meters on each distance. Course distances and details are subject to change based on changing trail conditions/weather. 

The Events
  • 6pm - Event #1 5K - Daylight
    • 1 hour cut off for finisher medal
    • The first half of this race will take you from lake level to the top of the park where you will make your way back down with a last minute push to the top of a long finisher hill ending back at the shelters. However, don't let the “down hill” fool you as it even has uphills. 
  • 7pm - Event #2 10K - Daylight
    • 2 hour cut off for finisher medal
    • A modified course from our Edurus 10K. Expect hills and creek crossings. Finish will be an extended version of our finisher hill ending at Shelter #2.
  • 9pm - Event #3 15K - Night Time
    • 3 hour cut off for finisher medal
    • The final race takes place primarily in the dark. Headlight is required. This will be a revised version of the Noctua 15K course that incorporates the courses of event #1 and #2.
Stage Race

Registering to do all three events, enters you into the stage race. You must have completed the prior stage before moving on. All event stages start at the specific time and you may not start the next stage until that time.  The time between event stages is not counted towards official overall time and is a chance to refuel and rest. If you miss the cut off of event #1 or #2, you may move on, but your official time starts with the main field of the current event. To be official stage race finisher you must finish by the midnight cut off.

Relay Teams

To register as a relay team, each participant needs to register in their individual event and join a relay team during registration. Teams may consist of 2-3 members.

Relay Examples

Three Person Team: What Month is it?
April, May and June want to run as three person team. April will register for the "5K Trail Run" and create the team "What Month is it?". May registers for the individual "10K Trail Run" and joins "Team Summer". June registers for the individual "15K Trail Run" and joins "Team Summer". Their team is now completed with a racer in all three stages.

Two Person Team: So Sue Me John
John wants to do the 5K and 10K stages while Sue just wants to run the 10K. John registers using the "Both 5K & 10K" option and creates team "So Sue Me John". When Sue goes to register, she selects the "10K Trail Run" and joins the team "So Sue Me John".

  1. Team will be scored based on cumulative time of all three stages.
Fun Teams

Just for fun, post race we will calculate the fastest "Fun Team" for each stage. Each team must have a minimum of three(3) participants to receive team scoring.

Course Maps

5K | 10K | 15K

Gear Requirements


  • Hydration/Fuel (No on course water or aid stations)


  • Hydration/Fuel (No on course water or aid stations)


  • Hydration (No on course water or aid stations)
  • Headlamp
  • Cellphone
  • Location: 1200 State Hwy 3189, Nancy, KY US 42544 
  • Packet pickup: Packet pickup is at Shelter #2. Left at the first stop sign in the park.
  • Parking: By shelters #1/2 and the playground area. Left at the first stop sign in the park.
  • Fueling/Hydration: This will be a self-supported event. Pack in your water and energy needs. This is part of the adventure. 
  • Course Markings: Expect the course to be well marked with signage, tape, cones, and even rope. With all of our events, it is the responsibility of the participant to know the course prior to the start. Course maps will be provided ahead of time and available at staging. Staff/volunteers will be placed along the course at key spots to assist with course direction.
  • Checkpoints: There will be checkpoints along the course. Please provide your bib number to race staff if asked. If you wish to withdraw from the event, please notify race staff at any checkpoint or race HQ.
  1. No outside assistance outside of staging area with the exception of other competitors within your race.
  2. Must pack all hydration and fuel.
  3. Must have headlamp for events after dark.
  4. Stay on the set course.
  5. Complete set time limit for each event.
  6. Check in at mandatory checkpoint(s).
  7. No littering on the course. Pack it in, pack it out.
  8. No dogs allowed during the run for the safety of all involved
  9. Use proper trail etiquette.Pass on the left when possible. Announce that you are passing.
  10. Course remains open to the general public so please be courteous.
  11. Be a positive representation of the sport.
  12. While not enforced,if wearing earbuds, please do so only in one ear.
Important Dates
  • Jun  07 11:59PM -  T-shirt deadline.
  • Jun  20 05:45 PM - Online Registration closes
  • Jun  20 04:30PM - Packet Pickup Starts (Shelter #2)
  • Jun  20 05:45PM - 5K and Stage Race Safety Meeting (Shelter #2)
  • Jun  20 06:00PM - 5K Start
  • Jun  20 06:45PM - 10K Safety Meeting (Shelter #2)
  • Jun  20 07:00PM - 10K Start
  • Jun  20 08:45PM - 15K Safety Meeting (Shelter #2)
  • Jun  20 09:00PM - 15K Start
  • Jun  20 11:59PM - Stage Race Time Limit
1200 State Hwy 3189
Nancy, KY US 42544
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