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Run4Bibles - Summer Night Run ("La Nuit")

 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

Races Times

7:30 pm 1 Mile  (6:30 pm check-in)
8:00 pm 5K (7:00pm check-in; 9:30pm cut off time)
8:20pm 10K (7:20pm check-in, 10:20pm cut off time)
9:00 pm 6 Hour, 9 Hour (8:00 pm check-in)
9:15 pm 3 Hour Race (8:15 check-in)

  • Walk-up registration on the day of the run at the park starting at 6:30 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! Nighttime photos-we will see how they turn out!
  • 5k & 10k Awards-Male and Female Overall; Age Category winners every 10 years, Masters, & Grandmasters.
  • Male and Female Overall winners and Finishers medals to all 3 hour, 6 hour, and 9 hour runners and relays.
  • 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 will receive finishers medals as long as they run for the duration of their race. They are allowed short breaks, but must start their last loop 20 minutes before their cut off time and finish that loop. Runners are required to be fairly consistently on the course, though they may take some breaks as needed.
  • 1st and 2nd Male and Female in all Hour Races, and 1st and 2nd Relay winners.
  • 5K 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


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 110 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.
    • 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 6:30 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. 
  • 1-Mile Fun Run/Hike-This is not a not an official timed race (no numbers or chip-timing), but we will have a gun-start at the appointed time--and you can track your finish-time with the clock as you run home! The course will take the Bluebonnet loop, Bluebonnet has nice flowing terrain, with a variety of dirt, roots, and some easy rocky footings. One of my favorite sections is the ascent on the last section—it’s like running up the bed of a streamlet—which is what it becomes after a nice spring shower. 
  • 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:


  • 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, wheat thins, pickles, bananas, and oranges. We will have some breakfast food cooking and some special mid-night snacks! Be sure to hydrate before you run and eat something light. Save our heavy food for after the run!
  • 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 the race once it begins.
  • Event shirts not picked up on race day will not be mailed.

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