Photos: Notchview Ultra

WINDSOR, Mass. – What started as a 6-hour event in 2015 known as the BURCS Summer Fat Ass soon grew into a 24-hour race. In 2019, it morphed into a massive multi-day event rebranded as the Notchview Ultra, offering runners the opportunity to tackle a 1.9-mile trail loop for 72, 48, 24, 12, 6 or 3 hours from July 4-7 at Notchview Reservation. The following are a sample of photos from the weekend. A full photo gallery can be found on the MassUltra Facebook page.

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Bernard Gurnari of Scott Township, Pa., finishes off a loop during the 72-hour race at the Notchview Ultra. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
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Three runners in the 72-hour race find strength in numbers as they start another loop at the Notchview Ultra. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
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Ann Alessandrini of Johnsonville, N.Y., receives a refill of her water bottle from her son, Frank Alessandrini, near the end of her 24th hour of the 72-hour race at the Notchview Ultra. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
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A trio of runners cruise through the forest at Notchview Reservation on Saturday, July 6, at the Notchview Ultra. Photo by Alex Brinkert/MassUltra.
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Runners took on a 1.9-mile loop course at the Notchview Ultra, some – like Carla Halpern (far left) – for 72 hours, while others ran for 48, 24, 12, 6 or 3 hours. Photo by Alex Brinkert/MassUltra.
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Billy Jenkins of Malden, Mass., on his way to his first 100-mile finish at the Notchview Ultra. Photo by Alex Brinkert/MassUltra.
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Bill Odendahl of Trumbull, Conn., enjoys some solo miles in the woods at Notchview Reservation during the 48-hour race at the Notchview Ultra. Photo by Alex Brinkert/MassUltra.
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Melissa Arnold of Auburndale, Mass., on one of her 40 loops of the 1.9-mile course at the Notchview Ultra. Arnold finished the 48-hour race with 76 miles. Photo by Alex Brinkert/MassUltra.
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The Notchview Ultra start/finish area turned into a campground for the 72- and 48-hour racers. Photo by Alex Brinkert/MassUltra.
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All runners at the Notchview Ultra had to finish with a “spike lap” that entailed carrying their finisher’s award – a railroad spike – for a full 1.9-mile loop. Photo by Alex Brinkert/MassUltra.
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Laura Smith of Sheffield, Mass., finishes a loop in the 6-hour race at the Notchview Ultra. Photo by Alex Brinkert/MassUltra.
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Ann Alessandrini of Johnsonville, N.Y., powers through one of her final 1.9-mile loops during the 72-hour race at the Notchview Ultra. Alessandrini was the overall champion with 201.4 miles completed. Photo by Alex Brinkert/MassUltra.
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Tek Ung of Cranston, R.I., nears the end of another 1.9-mile loop in the 24-hour race at the Notchview Ultra. Photo by Alex Brinkert/MassUltra.
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Rob Fiero of Nashua, N.H., nears the end of a 102.6-mile effort in the 48-hour race at the Notchview Ultra. Photo by Alex Brinkert/MassUltra.
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MassUltra editor Chris Wristen of Medford, Mass., takes a break from reporting to take part in the 48-hour race at the Notchview Ultra. Photo by Alex Brinkert/MassUltra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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