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 Afterall, it's too hot in July to run during the day!

La Nuit 2020 

Friday, July 24-25, 2020
Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve
Dallas, TX
5K, 10k, 3 Hour, 6 Hour, 9 Hour
1-Mile Fun Run/Hike

Due to the CoVid-19 outbreak, this year we have both virtual and park races. See Details below

Race Information

Hey runners! I am sure many of you are wondering about our race and the Covid-19 challenges we all face. Here is the rundown... covid rates in Texas have spiked in recent days. Outdoor events have been limited to 100 people in Dallas county. We are putting our registration limits at 50 people total for our park races. We have basically 4 races at the park, a 2 mile, 3 hour, 6 hour, and 9 hour. So on average, a little over 10 people per race. The race starts will be staggered, starting at 6:45pm. We have moved our 5k, 10k, 1 mile, and 6 hour relay to virtual races (which may be run anytime the week of July 21-26, 2020). We are asking that everyone please register online so we do not need to have walk up registration to fill our numbers. All runners may have only one spectator at the park. Social distancing rules will apply to everyone. Runners will be required to wear a fandana around your neck, that can be raised over your nose as you pass other runners, then lowered again once you are past. We will be providing these fandanas. Runners must keep a distance of 10 feet or more from other runners (unless they are family members), and alert other runners when they want to pass them. Runners usually spread out in this race, and so with the fewer numbers, social distancing should not be an issue. There are walk in restrooms. You will be required to wear your fandana in the restrooms, and spectators must wear masks in the restrooms. there will be hand sanitizer available and soap and running water. Our one aide station will have packaged snacks. Bring your own water bottle. there will be refill jugs with water and gatorade. Our volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves at the aid stations. If the situation in Dallas gets worse, the parks could be closed again. In that case, all of the runs will convert to virtual and may be completed on your own at any location. Extra time will be given to complete the scheduled park races. All virtual and park participants will recieve a finishers medal, hand carved from DR Congo, Africa (even our 1 mile walkers this year!). Park races will also include overall winners. If any of you would like to complete the hour races on your own as virtual races, please contact us. And as always, if anyone is feeling ill or running a fever, please do not come to the park for the race. We will allow you to complete the race on your own later as a virtual run. Thank you all for your support! We hope you are all well and staying in good shape!

Virtual Races July 20-26

1 Mile
6 Hour 3 Person Relay

All 5k, 10k, and 6 Hour Relay participants receive finishers medals. 1st and 2nd place male and female Overall also win medals.
1 Mile gets a headband

You need to download the free Strava app to your phone, and register online for your race. More instructions will be sent to you. You choose the location, day, and time within the dates above.

Park Races July 24-25

New 2 Mile Escarpment Race ($25)
3 Hour ($65)
6 Hour  ($75)
9 Hour  ($85)
9 Hour Relay ($255 altogether)

These races will take place at the park unless the park is still closed due to the Coronavirus, or if local quarantine orders for public gatherings are still in place. If we are under quarantine, these races will also convert to virtual races. The 9 hour race will be virtual in Sept. 

Time Schedule:

6:45 PM  2 Mile
7:30 PM 6 Hour, 9 Hour, 9 Hour Relay
7:45 PM 3 Hour

Registration Information:

Register Online, at the Runner Shop in Arlington during packet pickup, or Walk-up registration on the day of the run at the park starting at 5:45 pm.

Discount Tickets include: 
1. Missionary Rate- only for missionaries, church staff, or religious organization leaders and their families. Discount (Discount Code: MISSIONARY). This gives a 35% discount on all races. 
2. First Responders Rate- This ticket is only for firefighters, police, medical emergency personnel, and military active or retired and their families. (Discount Code: RESPONDER). Good for a 10% discount.

Cool Stuff You Get:

  • You get to Experience a Nature Preserve at Night!! (but with a lot of other runners and adventure seekers)! Cedar Ridge is usually closed at dark-thirty! 
  • Runner's Cooling Headband 
  • Mid-night snacks!
  • T-shirts are available for purchase with your ticket until July 17, 2020. After that point, you can buy leftover shirts at the race on a first come first serve basis. 
  • Home-cooked camp breakfast foods.
  • Free photos of runners will be made available online for downloading through our Run4Bibles facebook page!
  • 5k,10k Awards-Male and Female Overall; Masters, & Grandmasters; and All Finishers.
  • 2 Mile- Overall winners, Age category winners as listed below.
  • 3 Hour, 6 Hour, 9 Hour, 9 Hour Relay- Male and Female Overall winners and Finishers medals 
  • You are supporting two awesome causes! 1. Equip Disciples Ministries working in DR Congo, Rwanda, and Costa Rica to provide leadership training and Bible Study supplies to remote Bible Study leaders and groups in volatile areas.  2. Cedar Ridge Preserve,  to support maintaining God's creation at Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve.


3, 6, & 9 Hour Runs 
1st and 2nd Male and Female in all Hour Races, and 1st and 2nd Relay winners.
Finishers Medals as long as you run for the duration of thei race. You are allowed short breaks, but must start your last loop 20 minutes before the cut off time for your race and finish that loop. Runners are required to be fairly consistently on the course, though they may take some breaks as needed.

2 Mile Awards: 
1st Overall 
1st Masters (40-59)
1st Grand Master (60 & up)
1st and 2nd by age category:
    • 8-10
    • 11-12
    • 13-14
    • 15-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
Virtual Runs (Download Strava App)

5k, 10k, 6 Hour Relay Awards:
1st and 2nd Overall male and female,
All Finishers, and just for fun-special extra for those beating Tammie and Joe Friberg's (race directors) time on the 5k and 10k! It will be easy to beat us!!!

1 Mile- You get a headband, and a big thank you for participating! 


Hotels nearby, within 3-5 miles. 

Did you know the Bible uses the subject of running to make some interesting points about life. Here are a few...

1 Cor. 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

Jeremiah 12:5 "If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out, Then how can you compete with horses? If you fall down in a land of peace, How will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?

Psalm 18:29 For by You I can run upon a troop; And by my God I can leap over a wall.

Psalm 119:32  I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.

Proverbs 4:12 If you live a life guided by wisdom, you won't limp or stumble as you run.

Things God hates: Proverbs 6:18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil,

Isaiah 40:31 Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.


Free photos of runners will be made available online for downloading through our Facebook page (Run4Bibles community group)! Check out our photos from last year!

Cedar Ridge by Day Photos:

One of our Remote IDP Bible Study Groups in DR Congo.
  •  Currently, we have 140 groups Bible Study groups in DR Congo.  They minister to victims of rape and torture, former child soldiers, widows, IPDs, and remote villagers in volatile areas. God bless you for supporting this work for His Kingdom.  

One of our small group training sessions in Rwanda.

Prior Year's Results
You wouldn't want to be running through an African Nature preserve at night! No worries Joe, this is Texas!

Race Information and Rules:

  • PACKET PICK UP will be at The Runner in Arlington on Wednesday and Thursday, July 22 & 23. Packet Pick up will also be at the run on Friday. starting at 6:30 pm.
  • Headlamps or flashlights are required. Runners must come prepared with extra batteries or lights. You can leave them in a bag with your name on it at the aid station/starting line. 
  • This is a chip-timed run. 
  • Wear good traction shoes, makes the uphills easier and better footing if it is wet.
  • Running/Trekking poles are allowed. 
  • Medical Personnel on-site or near-by.
  • Food and Restrooms
    • There is one Aid station located at the start/finish line. All races will loop back through this area at the end of every 3.2 mile loop. A mini un-manned station will be near the pond down Escarpment.
    • First Aid supplies will also be at the aid stations.
    • Restrooms (in a building, not portables) are also at the start/finish line.
  • Parking: Try to find a place in the actual Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve parking area. If none are available, you can park at the Park in the Woods Recreation Center just north of the park entrance. There is not a back trail into the park from there, you have to walk out to Mountain Creek Parkway and up to the entrance of the park. For the 1M, 5k, 10k races, the park gate will be open. For the hour races, we will close the park and you will need to be escorted to the gate to be let out. This is so that no one else will enter the park when it is closed. 
  • Weather: The race is on rain or shine unless there are torrential rains with lightning at the time of the race. If there has been substantial rains prior to the race, the course might be changed. If the race is canceled, there are no refunds since this is a fundraiser.
  • Walk-Up Registration 
    • Walk-Up registration will be available starting at 5:45 pm the day of the race.
  • The Course- All distances have been measured with Rolotape 400 professional measuring wheel and are at least equal to the stated distance; the exact distance is dictated by the actual trails. 
  • For the race, there is one 3.2 mile loop that you run as many times as you can for the 3, 6, or 9-hour run. The 5k is once around this loop. See the map below.
  • The 3.2 mile loop description- You will start at the gravel road just behind the white buildings where the restrooms are located. From there you will head down Cattail Pond Trail, turn unto the challenging Fossil Valley Trail, Take a left to go up Trout Lilly (my favorite- especially going downhill. You will be going uphill); then connecting back to Fossil Valley Trail you will take that trail down to the pond. From there you will take the detour Red Oak Trail for a short but difficult climb up to Escarpment Trail. At the top of Escarpment, you will hang a left on Mulberry, take Prairie Trail, and then back to the starting line to run it all again. 
  • 2 Mile Run- This run is a straight 1 mile downhill on the Escarpment Trail all the way to the pond, and then a straight but gentle uphill back up Escarpment to the finishline. The Escarpment trail is primarily a wide path starting with mulch and going to gravel and some rock, over a wooden bridge and creek, and through cactus and grassy prairies. 
  • Trail Conditions:  The trail has a variety of turf from gravel, mulch, dirt, small wooden bridges, lots of roots, and natural steps made of rock or logs. It has some pretty challenging ups and downs with some technical spots. But, there are no places you have to climb hands and feet. We would rate the run as an intermediate/tuff trail run due to elevation gains. The 5k course is hard, but only one time around the loop. The walkers' trail is the easiest. Trails are clearly marked. If it has rained near the date of the run, there will be some sections with mud. Most of the trails are no too muddy even if it does rain. But, in a few spots, there can be sticky, slippery, and foot covering mud. So, just be prepared to go slower in those places and wear appropriate shoes you don't mind for the mud. In all, it is just part of the fun and adventure!   We would say only about 5% of the trails get super muddy if it has rained recently. The Nature Preserve has done a good job laying mulch out to cover most muddy sections--and they keep on improving the resiliency of the trails.

Course Map

See Cedar Ridges website for:


  • CoVid-19 Precautions: Do not come to the park if you are sick or have fever. We are limiting spectators to one per runner. Please maintain at least 6 feet distances while at the park. Only 4 people will be allowed in the restrooms at one time. A line will form outside. Be sure for the check in lines to remain 6 feet back from other runners. Bring your own water bottle. Use hand wipes to operate the water jugs for refills. Hand wipes will be available at the run.
  • Hour Races Finishing rules: You must start your last loop 20 minutes before the cut off time for your race and finish that loop. Runners are required to be fairly consistently on the course, though they may take some breaks as needed. Please respect the nature preserve and do not leave any trash on the trails or in the area.
  • NO ALCOHOL, SMOKING, or DRUGS Permitted.
  • No Weapons or Firearms Permitted.
  • Stay on the trails! In fact, since this is a night run, please stay on the trails marked for the run only so that you do not get lost. Even if you are familiar with the park, we are using the park in the after hours, and we want to know where everyone is basically located for safety reasons. Anyone cutting the route short is subject to DQ.
  • No dogs, strollers, bikes allowed on trails.
  • Trekking poles are allowed.
  • This is a cupless run, so bring a sports bottle, or collapsible cup, or hydration pack and you can refill at the aid stations. There will be both water and Gatorade at the aid station. Snacks at aid the station will include goldfish, pickles, bananas, oranges, and other salty or sweet snacks. Be sure to hydrate before you run and eat something light. 
  • Watch out for fellow runners. Some of the trails are narrow, and some are wide. Use trail running etiquette.
  • Runners should have an ID on them at all times and bring their cell phones if they have them. Wear running shoes with grip if you have them. 
  • Entry fees are non-refundable, including the event of inclement weather. These trails do not close due to rain or wet trails. So the event will take place rain or moon, but not if there is an electrical storm at the time of the run.
  • Entries cannot be rolled to another year.
  • Entries can be transferred to another person, and you can change races. However, the difference in price if you move down a race is not refunded. You must change the race 1 hour before the race starts. 
  • No one is permitted to change their race once it begins.
  • Runners must stay on marked paths for the duration of the race, and cannot take shortcuts. This can result in DQ.
  • Event shirts not picked up on race day will not be mailed.
  • No spectators or volunteers can hike or run the trails once the park is closed to the public at about 8:00 PM. 

All registration fees are tax-deductible. Equip Disciples is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the State of Texas. Please print your receipt for your tax records.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Gold Level Sponsors

Cedar Ridge Preserve

Silver Level Sponsors