News Flash

SCCMO Parks Press Releases

Posted on: June 4, 2019

Sunset Sizzler Plus Dark 2 Dawn Equals Fun Outdoor Races at Indian Camp Creek Park

June 4, 2019

Contact: Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator, 636-949-7535, or 636-795-1137, ngomer@sccmo.org.

St. Charles County, Missouri – Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a night of competitive mountain bike racing followed by an all-night trail run at Indian Camp Creek Park, 2679 Dietrich Road in Foristell. The fun begins at sunset on Saturday, June 29, and continues through the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, June 30.

First up is Sunset Sizzler, a timed United Federation of Dirt (UFD) Series Event that features competitive mountain bike racing. Categories include Men’s and Women’s Cat. 1, 2, 3, and Marathon. Awards will be given to top finishers in each category. Riders of all ages are welcome; participants must wear a helmet and have a light 600 lumen or greater. Cost is $20 if registered by June 23; $25 after that date. Stick around and enjoy live music by The Ralph Account from 9 to 11 p.m. Overnight camping for families and individuals is available and included with the entry fee.

The Dark 2 Dawn all-night trail run, presented by Terrain Trail Runners and sponsored by the Parks Department, Altra, Hammer Nutrition and optimal performance center health and rehabilitation, is from midnight to 6 a.m., June 30. Each race takes place on a 6.7-mile route featuring a combination of open-field crossings and wooded single-track. The trail is mostly dirt, but there is some rock mixed in. 10K and six-hour timed ultra-options are offered at a cost of $50 and $85, respectively. The fee includes overnight camping, photos by professional photographer Marcus Janzow, and breakfast.

For more information or to register for the Sunset Sizzler, call 636-949-7535 or visit the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department at stccparks.org and click on “Event Registration,” then choose your favorite race. For more information and to register for Dark 2 Dawn, visit dark-2-dawn.weebly.com.