Carpe Diem and Carpe Noctem Half Marathon and 10K

Seize the Day and Seize the Night in 2019 with one of Trivium’s favorite events! This unique, fun and challenging event is headed into its second with a few changes. We love working with Proud Lake State Recreation Area so much that for 2019 we will be hosting this event, in the spring, on their gorgeous trails. These trails are significantly flatter, a bit wider, and have less roots making the course more enjoyable for those newer to trail running, and running in the dark!

The event will again offer both a long (Half Marathon) and short (10K ) option in the morning and evening. The morning race will be completely in daylight and the evening option will start before dark, but many people will finish after the sun has gone down!

We will have both a day medal, and a night medal. If you do both events your two medals will connect to make one big medal!! (2018 medal shown below)

When and Where

Saturday April 6th, 2019

Proud Lake State Recreation Area
Proudlakerec Road, Modern Campground/Lake Access Area
Commerce Township, MI 48382

Schedule of Events

Race Day Schedule:

  • Morning Packet Pickup and Registration – 7:35 AM – 8:15 AM
  • Pre-Race Meeting – 8:20 AM
  • Morning Half Marathon Start – 8:30 AM
  • Morning 10 Kilometer Start – 8:30 AM
  • Morning Cutoff – 12:00 PM
  • Morning Awards -TBD
  • Evening Packet Pickup and Registration – 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
  • Evening Pre-Race Meeting – 6:50 PM
  • Evening Half Marathon Start – 7:00 PM
  • Evening 10 Kilometer Start – 7:00 PM
  • Evening Cutoff – 10:30 PM
  • Evening Awards – TBD

Entry Fees

 

Event  Through January 15th Through March 15th Through Race Day
Single Half $55/$44* $60/$44* $65/$50*
Double Half $90/$75* $100/$75* $110/$85*
Single 10K $40/$32* $45/$32* $50/$40*
Double 10K $60/$48* $65/$48* $70/$58*
One Half/One 10K $75/$66* $85/$66* $95/$75*

 

* The cost of racing is going up for everyone (both racers and race directors). We want to make sure every one of our races is accessible to every athlete.  If you are not interested in a finisher’s medal, custom bib, or race shirt, please select the Economy Registration option to still have an amazing race experience at a much reduced cost, but without the goodies!

What You Get With Your Registration

Standard Registration
  • Custom Carpe Diem/Carpe Noctem Race Hoodie
  • Custom Carpe Diem/Carpe Noctem Race Medal (2018 currently shown)
  • Live Results
  • Post Race Food and Water
  • Points towards the Trivium Michigan Race Series

Economy Registration
  • Custom Carpe Diem/Carpe Noctem Race Hoodie
  • Custom Carpe Diem/Carpe Noctem Race Medal
  • Live Results
  • Post Race Food and Water
  • Points towards the Trivium Michigan Race Series

Timing / Awards

Both the Half Marathon and 10K event will be chip timed.

  • Awards for top three overall males and females in the half marathon and 10K in both the morning and evening event
  • Awards for top three males and females in the following age groups in both races– under 19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
  • Awards to the top 3 overall males and females in the Double Half
  • Awards to the top 3 males and females in the Double Half  in the following age groups – under 40 and over 40
  • Awards to the top 3 overall males and females Double 10K
  • Awards to the top 3 males and females in the Double 10K  in the following age groups – under 40 and over 40

Parking

There will be tons of parking available right at the starting area, which is in the RV campground, please make sure you use the correct address as the starting line is not near the main entrance!

This is a state park so to enter the state park you will need either a State Park Passport (good at all parks all year) or pay for a one day entry upon arrival.  This money will be collected at the gate.

Rules & Guidelines

ATHLETES MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH EITHER A FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP TO PARTICIPATE!! In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.