Desert Vista Girls and Corona Boys Win at the Desert Twilight Invitational Oct 6, 2013

Six years ago the Desert Twilight Invitational started with 5 races and 886 runners.  With the Twilight Movie theme and a love for running at night the meet became an instant hit and the word spread quickly.  The sixth annual Desert Twilight Invitational had over 4,000 runners crossing the finish line with teams from Coast to Coast attending.  The cool night air and the fast course of Toka Sticks gave way to some outstanding times and competition.

Southwest Region in Review: October Heat Oct 9, 2013

One of the bigger pieces of news out of Colorado this weekend was the return to action of Bailey Roth, immediately enhancing Coronado's status as a player. Photo by Alan Versaw.

Twilight Invitational - Ready - Set - Glow! Oct 4, 2013

The festive atmosphere of the Desert Twilight Invitational has become a meet favorite of most runners in Arizona.  Not only do they get to dance after their races but they also get to sleep in on Saturday morning instead of getting up early to beat the heat for a long run.

Lake Braddock squads take 3rd in Arizona's Desert Twilight Festival Oct 6, 2013

The Lake Braddock cross country team typically takes an annual trip out-of-state and has been picking almost a new meet each year for the past several years. This year the Bruins of Burke, Virginia traveled all the way out to Gilbert, Arizona for the Desert Twilight XC Festival, which gathers many of the top teams in the Southwest Region of the country. The VA #10 ranked Lake Braddock boys and VA #4 ranked Lake Braddock girls both ran impressively to each finish 3rd in the Sweepstakes Races standings, which is the top division race in the meet on a fast 5K course on the Toka Sticks Golf Course in Gilbert, Arizona.

Desert Vista's Jones makes an impression as a cross-country runner Oct 22, 2013

  By Tyler Killian azcentral sports Mon Oct 21 If there’s ever a time to announce yourself as a contender in Arizona cross country, it’s at the Desert Twilight Invitational, a multistate event held roughly a month before the state championship meet.  (via