MassUltra Roundup: Squaw Peak 50

The ultrarunning scene is reopening slowly and cautiously as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to increase its presence throughout the United States. Only a handful of in-person races have taken place in recent weeks, most of them in the West, with minimal representation from New England residents who would be required to travel cross-country. Two Massachusetts men made the journey and represented the region at the USATF Utah 50-Mile Trail Championships at the Squaw Peak 50 on June 13 in Utah, and we have them covered in this edition of the roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Squaw Peak 50

Massasoit 50K, Formerly Known as Big Bear, Set for October Return

When Northeast Race Management played host to its first 50K – then known as the Big Bear 50K – at DCR Massasoit State Park in East Taunton in 2017, a spirited race unfolded and ultimately went down to the wire with Cambridge resident Padraig Mullins holding off Andover’s Joe Loureiro by less than two minutes. Continue reading Massasoit 50K, Formerly Known as Big Bear, Set for October Return

Ghost Train is Latest Local Ultra Canceled Due to Pandemic

The Trail Animals Running Club won’t be haunting the Brookline to Milford Rail Trail this year. After holding out hope for several months that the club’s popular TARC Ghost Train Rail Trail Races could take place as scheduled on Oct. 17-18 in Brookline, N.H., Race Directors Theresa and Kurt Berna announced Wednesday evening on Facebook that the 12th annual event was canceled. Continue reading Ghost Train is Latest Local Ultra Canceled Due to Pandemic

TARC Summer Classic Canceled Due to COVID-19

After holding out hope for several months that the event could happen, Race Director Michael Barrett announced today on Facebook that the Trail Animals Running Club’s TARC Summer Classic was officially canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading TARC Summer Classic Canceled Due to COVID-19

Pandemic Forces Additional Changes to BURCS Race Series

The Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service (BURCS) this morning announced several changes to its annual BURCS Race Series due to the continuing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Pandemic Forces Additional Changes to BURCS Race Series

Going beyond the marathon in Massachusetts