Moonlight Run

The Moonlight Run is the annual run by moonlight in the winter forests of Connecticut. Come to enjoy the beauty of the moonlit forest!


Moonlight Community Gathering and Hike
Moonlight Run


Camp Aya Po - Somers, CT


Join us for the 34th annual Moonlight Run: a fun run and hike in and around scenic Camp Aya Po under a full winter moon. This event is co-hosted by the Town of Somers and the Shenipsit Striders.

The gathering and community hike begins at 7:00 PM, consisting of a 1 mile family-friendly hike around Hurds Lake, and hot cocoa and baked goods for all afterwards!

For those who want to join us for the run, the run begins at 8:00 PM and consists of a 2.5 mile route over Perkin’s Mountain. (And bonus loop for those who are interested!)

Somers community services personnel will be on-site.

The Moonlight Run is not a race, it is a family friendly outdoor event. The group stays together and no one will be left behind.

Runners should dress appropriately for cold temperatures and bring a headlamp. However, with clear skies and particularly if there’s also snow in the ground, there should be sufficient natural light to leave the headlamps off.

People should feel free to bring a baked good to share and warm beverages for after the run. Due to this being a family event on community property, alcohol is not allowed.


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