Photos: Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail

The second annual Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail ultramarathons took place Oct. 10-11, traversing Massachusetts from north to south, starting at Windblown Cross Country Ski Area in New Ipswich, N.H., crossing Massachusetts into Connecticut and Rhode Island, and then back into Massachusetts to the finish line at Douglas State Forest.

All photos in this gallery are by MassUltra editor Chris Wristen, and these represent just a sample of the photos from the race. A full gallery of 179 pictures can be viewed on the MassUltra Facebook page at this link. Photos are only from the 100-mile race.

Bob Keating pretends to sprint from the starting line of the 100-mile race at the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail on Saturday, Oct. 10. 2020. Runners started individually, a minute apart, as a safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Keating was the first starter. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Norm Sheppard was fired up to start his 100-mile race at the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Ilya Bass prepares to begin his 100-mile journey across Massachusetts, beginning at the starting line in New Ipswich, N.H., for the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail on
Durgesh Mankekar of Medford, Mass., cruises through the forest early in the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile race on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Jami Landry of New Paltz, N.Y., was feeling good early in the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile race on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Runners were required to wear face coverings at the starting line, finish line, and at all aid stations of the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail as a safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Kumiko Hart was excited to see her crew 22 miles into the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile race on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Stacia Broderick of Tisbury, Mass., races into the aid station at mile 22 of the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile race on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Dima Feinhaus of Waban, Mass., refuels at mile 22 of the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile race on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Joe Loureiro of Andover, Mass., hikes out of the woods near Wachusett Mountain during the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile race on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Trisha Ignatowski of New York, N.Y., charges up a hill near Wachusett Mountain during the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile race on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Dima Feinhaus of Waban, Mass., and Harry Mattison of Allston, Mass., navigate some rocks 27 miles into the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile race on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.

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