MassUltra Roundup: Cruel Jewel, Rhode Island Red, Worlds End, and Keys

Flummerfelt, Feinhaus Endure Cruel Jewel 100-Mile

The folks in Georgia aren’t joking around when they call it “cruel.”

The Cruel Jewel 100 actually measures 105.9 miles through the Chattahoochee National Forest in northern Georgia. Along the way, 33,000 feet of vertical gain are sprinkled in – oftentimes through thick humidity or whatever else Mother Nature chooses to throw at the runners. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Cruel Jewel, Rhode Island Red, Worlds End, and Keys

MassUltra Roundup: Rusiecki in Familiar Territory at TNFEC Bear Mountain 50M

The size of the field has grown considerably, weather conditions have varied, and competition has stiffened. Still, one thing has remained consistent throughout all of the change during the past eight years of The North Face Endurance Challenge – New York: Brian Rusiecki is always in the hunt. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Rusiecki in Familiar Territory at TNFEC Bear Mountain 50M

Plenty of Miles and Good Times at ‘Not the Worst Weekend’

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – The Davis Square Runners have logged thousands of miles and entered teams in numerous races since their founding in 2011, but one thing they hadn’t done was conduct their own race.

That changed on Saturday, April 30, when the group played host to the “Not the Worst Weekend” Fat Ass 8-Hour Race. In keeping with the ”fat ass” format of some of ultrarunning’s traditional, grassroots events, “Not the Worst Weekend” had no entry fee, no frills, and gave runners the opportunity to take on as many miles as they desired during the time limit, regardless of distance preferences or ability levels.

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