The third annual Jug End Loop Ultra 6-Hour Race took place Saturday, July 28, at Jug End State Reservation in Egremont, Mass. Runners had six hours to complete a 4.2-mile trail loop as many times as possible. In addition to the six-hour race, race organizers also offered a 4.2-mile race for the first time. Continue reading Results: Jug End Loop Ultra
July 20-22 featured some prominent national ultramarathons, including the USATF 50-Mile Trail National Championships in New York, the notorious Speedgoat 50K in Utah, and the legendary Hardrock 100 in Colorado. Massachusetts ultrarunners toed the starting line at all of them, and we’ve included those races in this week’s roundup.
A majority of the Bay State ultrarunners who raced last weekend headed north to Vermont, and that massive event – featuring 100-mile and 100K races – will be covered in a separate story. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Cayuga Trails, Hardrock, and Speedgoat
Max Darnell returned from ultramarathon hibernation, and Dan Kelley earned his second runner-up finish in two weeks. Those stories highlight this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Mt. Hood, Lake Chabot, and Ethan Allen
WINDSOR, Mass. – The sun beat down on Dietmar Bago’s head as he covered the final steps toward a pop-up tent and removed his sweat-soaked bandana. Underneath the tent he found a table full of tasty snacks, an assortment of Gatorade flavors and other cold drinks and – most important – shade. Continue reading Big Miles for Bago, Many Others, at BURCS Summer Fat Ass Ultra
The lightest weekend of out-of-state racing in months featured just one Massachusetts resident toeing the starting line at a race beyond the Bay State, but that runner – Lynnfield resident Dan Kelley – more than made his presence felt when he traveled cross-country to California for the Golden Gate Trail Race 50K. This week’s roundup is a one-man show. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Golden Gate Trail Race
The fourth annual BURCS Summer Fat Ass Ultra took place July 7-8 at Notchview Reservation in Windsor, Mass. The following are a small sample of the photos from the event, which included 24-hour, 12-hour, and 6-hour races. A full photo gallery can be viewed on the MassUltra Facebook page. Continue reading Photos: BURCS Summer Fat Ass Ultra
The fourth annual BURCS Summer Fat Ass Ultra took place July 7-8 at Notchview Reservation in Windsor, Mass. The event offered runners 24-hour, 12-hour and 6-hour options to log as many miles as they could. Ninety runners logged miles during the course of the weekend. Continue reading Results: BURCS Summer Fat Ass Ultra