Red Moon Trail Run 2020

Saturday 8th August 2020

Midland City Forest: 2840 E Monroe Rd, Midland, United States

Running, 10K, 5K


  • 5K Run/Walk/Ruck (1 Lap) With Shirt - Individual Age group/open
  • 5K Run/Walk/Ruck (1 Lap) No Shirt - Individual Age group/open
  • 5K Run/Walk/Ruck Virtual - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-10k (2 Laps) With Shirt - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-10k (2 Laps) No Shirt - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-10k Virtual - Individual Age group/open
  • 25K Running (5 Laps) With Shirt - Individual Age group/open
  • 25K Running (5 Laps) No Shirt - Individual Age group/open
  • 25K Running Virtual - Individual Age group/open


TriToFinish and Presenting Sponsor Short’s Brewing Company are once again collaborating with organizers of the MUTT Race and the Bay City Morning Rotary Driathlon to bring back the 4th annual Red Moon Trail Run!  The Red moon – or Sturgeon moon is a traditional name for the full moon that occurs in August and was named by Native American fishing tribes who knew that sturgeon in the Great Lakes were most easily caught under it. 

The Race: Come out to Midland City Forest in Midland, MI – same site as the popular Snow Moon Trail Run - as runners embark on a 5k, 10k or 25k race along wide trails (not single track). Runners completing multiple laps will run through a chute containing the electronic Start/Finish mat.

Short’s Brewing Company is back to present the Red Moon Trail Run after another awesome night at Snow Moon Trail Run this past February. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 still rearing its ugly head, we will not be serving beer at this year’s race. In fact, the following changes to format will be taking place to ensure the event is safe and within guidelines set forth by our State and Local Government Agencies:

  • Race Registration for this event is limited to just 200 on-site participants, so sign up early!

  • A Virtual Race Option is in place for up to 200 additional participants (more information below)

  • There will be no Event Tent for 2020. Looped course with start/finish corral WILL be in place

  • Beer and snacks will not be served

  • Participants will have the option to register with or without event shirt (no pint glasses for 2020)

  • Rolling Starts will be implemented with race start cutoffs listed below

  • Overall Male and Female Awards 3 deep in each of the three events will be awarded based on Chip Start Times (for on-site participants only)

  • If on-site race is cancelled for any reason, registrations will automatically revert to “virtual” with the possibility of on-site packet pickup. Refunds will not be given. If race becomes entirely virtual, overall prizes will not be awarded.

This is a USA Track & Field Sanctioned event. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Eagles of Midland 2110 and their community efforts.

Date:  August 8, 2020

Rolling Start Times:  

To best promote social distancing, we will implement a rolling start for this year’s event to keep from bunching runners up. Packet pickup will begin at 6PM on race day. Runners will be able to pick up their packets and begin their races at their leisure beginning at 7PM and ending at event cutoff start times listed below.

  • All events may begin at 7PM

  • 5K Event - Participants MUST begin race no later than 11:00 PM

  • 10K Event - Participants MUST begin race no later than 10:30 PM

  • 25K Event - Participants MUST begin race no later than 9:30 PM

Location:  Midland City Forest

Address:  2840 E Monroe Rd, Midland, MI 48640


  • 5K Run/Walk/Ruck

  • 10K Run/Ruck

  • 25K Run


Event details and schedule

Please visit our website at for full event details. COVID-19 has required significant changes to this event and we'd like for you to be aware of those changes before deciding to register.

Frequently asked questions can be found there also.

Organised by

Mutty Trails Events

919 Rosewood Blvd, Midland

Phone: 989-205-5838

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