Photos: TARC Summer Classic

The 10th running of the Trail Animals Running Club’s TARC Summer Classic took place Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at Noon Hill Reservation in Medfield, Mass. Seventy-seven runners took part in the 40-mile and 50K ultramarathons. The following are a small sample of photos from the day. A full photo gallery of 128 photos can be viewed on the MassUltra Facebook page at this link.

Runners fire off the starting line at the start of the TARC Summer Classic 40-mile and 50K trail ultras on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021 at Noon Hill Reservation. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Chris Haley, founder of the Trail Animals Running Club, instructs runners on details of the race course during the pre-race briefing for the TARC Summer Classic. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Ted Chan of Lincoln, Mass., cruises along the course in the 50K race at the TARC Summer Classic. Chan finished fourth overall. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Marissa McLaughlin (left) of Woburn, Mass., and Melissa Arnold of Framingham, Mass., share some miles together during the 50K race at the TARC Summer Classic. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Christine Feder of Westborough, Mass., takes an ice bucket soak from Race Director Michael Barrett during a 90-degree day at the TARC Summer Classic. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
As an added layer of protection during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, aid station volunteers at the TARC Summer Classic wore masks and placed snacks in individual cups. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Brenda Fortin of Williamsburg, Mass., led the 40-mile race for much of the day before finishing second overall at the TARC Summer Classic. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Marian Jamison-Smith of Gloucester, Mass., cruises through the early miles of the 50K race at the TARC Summer Classic. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Steven Showalter of Bedford, Mass., was fired up and feeling good during the 50K race at the TARC Summer Classic. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Michael Latham Jr. was feeling good 20 miles into the 40-mile race at the TARC Summer Classic. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Chris Rosol of Somerville, Mass., raced to a fourth-place overall finish in the 40-mile race at the TARC Summer Classic. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.
Fernando Salcido of Somerville, Mass., battled to a second-place overall finish in the 50K race at the TARC Summer Classic. Photo by Chris Wristen/MassUltra.

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