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A Midsummer Night’s Trail Run to be held in Hastings

Registration for the Third Annual A Midsummer Night's Trail Run (MNTR) opens April 1. With a race date of July 13, 2013, this unique running event challenges runners of all abilities to "kick the conformity" of the Saturday morning 5K and compete in a 4-mile nighttime trail run through beautiful Prairie Lake Recreation Area.

Precisely at 9:04PM the event kicks off, with participants navigating a unique off-road course through nature at night. Participants are encouraged to bring their own headlamp or flashlight to light their path in the later stages of the race.

“Last year’s pool of runners hailed from over forty Nebraskan cities and several surrounding states,” commented founder Jed Kautz, “and we expect to have a record-breaking number of participants this year. Plus we’ve added distance as a fun challenge for returners and newbies alike.”

Participants receive a limited edition 2013 Dri-Fit Technical shirt, post-race party with live entertainment, plus drawings and giveaways from a few awesome sponsors. Proceeds benefit expansion of Hastings’ Pioneer Spirit Trail.