Results: Vegan Power 50K

The fifth annual Vegan Power 50K and 25K races took place Saturday, June 16, at Pittsfield State Forest in Pittsfield, Mass. Continue reading Results: Vegan Power 50K

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Photos: TNFEC-Wachusett Mountain

The second annual The North Face Endurance Challenge-Massachusetts took place May 9-10 at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Mass. The following is just a sample of the larger photo gallery that is available on the MassUltra Facebook page. Continue reading Photos: TNFEC-Wachusett Mountain

Results: TNFEC-Wachusett Mountain

The second annual The North Face Endurance Challenge—Massachusetts took place June 9-10 at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Mass. Runners took part in 50-mile and 50K ultramarathons on Saturday, as well as a marathon and team relay. A half marathon, 10K, and 5K were offered on Sunday. Results from the ultramarathon distances are provided below. Continue reading Results: TNFEC-Wachusett Mountain

MassUltra Roundup: Salomon OutdoorFest, Kettle Moraine, New Jersey, Lighthouse, and Dam Yeti

While nearly 80 runners took part in the inaugural Chesterfield Gorge Ultras and 25K on June 2-3, a handful of others headed beyond the Bay State to tackle new trails at new races. Some, like Cambridge resident Carly Tucker, traveled to nearby New York and earned a podium finish at the Salomon OutdoorFest, or Quincy’s Matthew McKenna, who won a 50K in New Jersey. Others, like Milton’s Oliver Truog and Boston’s Greg Watson, headed to the heartland and ran 100 miles and 100 kilometers, respectively, at the Kettle Moraine Endurance Runs. In addition to those races, local runners earned finishes at the Lighthouse Ultras in Michigan and the Dam Yeti 50 in Virginia. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Salomon OutdoorFest, Kettle Moraine, New Jersey, Lighthouse, and Dam Yeti

No Big Bear? No Problem: Venue Change Doesn’t Deter Runners at Watuppa

When construction delays at the DCR Massasoit State Park campgrounds created uncertainty about Northeast Race Management’s ability to play host to the Big Bear 50K and 30K races this year, race organizers didn’t spend much time fretting. Instead, they got to work searching for a new venue to make sure runners could still have an opportunity to race.

The solution came on the familiar trails of Watuppa Reservation in Fall River, Mass., where Northeast Race Management was already putting on trail races at shorter distances. Instead of a one-day affair, they expanded it to a two-day distance-running festival and rolled over runners’ Big Bear entries into the ultramarathon and 30K races at the Watuppa Trail Races. The end result was that runners still had an opportunity to compete, and they were treated to a warm day of racing on a five-loop course on Sunday, May 20. Continue reading No Big Bear? No Problem: Venue Change Doesn’t Deter Runners at Watuppa