Nocturnal 12 by Obatron Productions/Obatron Fitness offers a fixed time endurance challenge allowing racers the latitude to choose their goals based on time or distance. Racers need not stay the entire twelve hours, but they have that long to do what they will on a paved course surrounded by nature.
The 2.05-mile out-and-back course is relatively flat with a couple of moderate inclines and declines. Nature surrounds most of the course with some small sections of the Lake Ontario State Parkway visible on the south side. With a portion of Island Cottage Woods Preserve on the north side, additional woods, marshes, and grassy areas complete the rest. The course, which is open to the public, never crosses the road.
Given its proximity to Halloween and nighttime nature, racers are invited to participate in decorating their personal aid stations (even if it’s just a single chair or cooler) and themselves for a special decorating contest. The race features a well-stocked aid station with hot water for instant beverages, space for personal aid stations/tents, a portable toilet, a separate handwashing station, and a free raffle for racers and volunteers.