Tracksmith Twilight Launches 2023 Series of Summer Races

This year will mark the fifth running of the Tracksmith Twilight series of summer races.

Twilight meets have a long history in New England with the first ever meet held at Northeastern University in 1988. Unlike an invitational or club championship, where points are tallied on a team basis, Twilight meets are about racing for yourself, sometimes anonymously. Runners show up to the line without affiliation, which means everyone is a possible dark horse. These races provide a low-pressure opportunity to ditch the bright colors and giant logos and fly under the radar.

What began as a low-key 5K on the esplanade in Boston has grown to become an international series of track meets featuring the same accessible distance and the same incredible grassroots vibe, with paced races for runners of all abilities in 18 cities across the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and the UK. Whether you’re stepping down in distance from a spring marathon or if track is your focal point this year, these races bring out the best of the running community: competition, camaraderie, and fast times under the lights.

The Twilight series has been expanded and will host 30 races in 18 unique cities including:

  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Denver
  • Detroit/Ann Arbor
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Mexico City
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Portland/Eugene
  • San Francisco/Oakland
  • Seattle
  • Toronto
  • Twin Cities
  • Washington, DC

The focus of our Twilight series races is to provide the environment every runner needs to fulfill their potential. Their goal is to give every runner the experience of how it feels to be an elite – whether it’s your first time on the track or you’re a Masters Athlete who’s run more races than you can remember.

Competition provides us with the opportunity to transcend our preconceived limits and there’s real power in a PB. Runners of all backgrounds, experience and ability are invited to join – these races are for you and your running community. There is no qualifying standard.

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