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Conquer Hamilton NightGlow & Donut Trail Cycle Challenge

Conquer some exciting new challenges this summer! Join the hundreds of runners and cyclers traveling to Butler County on September 1 to take on Hamilton NightGlow Marathon and the inaugural Donut Trail Cycle Challenge. Experience these unconventional, incredibly fun races and the charming Butler County streetscapes as you compete.


Get Glowin' at Hamilton NightGlow Marathon

Get ready to glow on September 1! The Butler County Visitors Bureau will be hosting the second annual Hamilton Nightglow Marathon. Hamilton NightGlow is not your average marathon. Rather than rising early, racers will rest during the day in preparation for their nighttime glow run. When the clock strikes 6PM and dusk begins to break, racers will take off into Hamilton’s vibrant downtown and conquer the scenic course. Choose from the full marathon, marathon relay (2 or 4 person), half marathon, or 10K!


Race Swag

You won’t leave Hamilton Nightglow without some awesome, wearable swag and bragging rights. All racers will receive:

Custom designed, breathable racing t-shirt (sized in men’s/women’s)

Custom designed finisher medal


This Course is Lit

There will be several lit areas along the way, guiding you and keeping you on track. The course is completely closed off to traffic as well, so headphones and running tunes are welcome. There will also be 4 hydration stations throughout the course. Nightglow is a USTAF certified marathon course and 2019 Boston Qualifier! 

NightGlow course map 

Pick up your Packets

Packet pick up will take place in the theatre at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts on Friday, August 31 from 3-8PM and Saturday, September 1 from 4-5:50PM.


Ready to get glowing? Register for the race here.


Conquer the Donut Trail Cycle Challenge

Experience the Donut Trail from a new point of view during the inaugural Donut Trail Cycle Challenge on September 1! Take on the Twisted 28 or the Frosted 58 courses. Along the way, cyclers will stop at the 12 Yum Zones. Each one will feature delicious donut holes from the famous Donut Trail. Eat as many or a few donut holes from each Yum Zone that you’d like, get your bib stamped, and then cycle on to the next stop.


Race Swag

Donut forget your time traveling the Twisted 28 or the Frosted 58. Your sweet keepsakes will include an insulated custom water bottle, custom bib tag, and a commemorative t-shirt. 


Costume Contest

Come dressed to impress in your best donut-inspired costumes. Deck out your bikes and gear with sprinkles and sugar and you will be awarded for your donut devotion. The categories will be Best Dressed, Best Dressed Group, and Best Bike.

donut bike

Packet Pick Up

Pick up your packets at Marcum Park (116 Dayton Street Hamilton, Ohio 45011) from 7:30-9:30AM the morning of the race. 


The Donut Trail Cycle Challenge is by all means a fun, leisure ride. Travel at your own pace, go all out on your costumes, and devour some tasty confections.


Register for this sweet ride here.


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