Category Archives: Cape Cod

‘Special Place’ Sparks Great Race for Olivito at Cape Cod 50K

During more than six years as an ultrarunner, Kara Olivito has frequently felt herself called to rugged mountain races like the Tahoe 200 in California, the Infinitus 48-hour in Vermont, and the Cloudsplitter 100 in Kentucky. She has thrived on those challenging courses and earned top-10 finishes each time. That said, some of her most meaningful miles have been run near the ocean – specifically on Cape Cod. Continue reading ‘Special Place’ Sparks Great Race for Olivito at Cape Cod 50K

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Results: Cape Cod Trail Race 50K

The sixth annual Cape Cod Trail Race 50K took place Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the Crane Wildlife Management Area in Falmouth, Mass. Fifty runners completed the race within eight hours. Additionally, 146 runners completed the half marathon and another 167 finished a 10K race. Continue reading Results: Cape Cod Trail Race 50K

Frigid Weather Doesn’t Deter Record Turnout at 13th Cape Cod Frozen Fat Ass

The sun was shining at Sandy Neck Beach as runners arrived on Saturday morning, Jan. 12, and made their way from the cozy confines of the Snack Shop down to the starting line on the sand.

The blue sky, lack of snow, and seaside location may have hinted that it was a warm day, but that was far from the case. The Cape Cod Frozen Fat Ass 50K has had its share of diverse weather during its first 12 years, ranging from warm temperatures and sunny skies, to rain and snow. The 13th edition of the race in Barnstable, Mass., was no different. The sun was a disguise for the 20-degree temperature and strong wind gusts that froze the runners to their core. Continue reading Frigid Weather Doesn’t Deter Record Turnout at 13th Cape Cod Frozen Fat Ass

New Champions Crowned at Cape Cod 50K

One thing was certain when runners gathered at the starting line for the Cape Cod Trail Race 50K on Sunday, April 8: the outcome would be different from any of the four prior editions of the race.

Rob Levy and Kara Spera – back-to-back winners in 2016 and 2017 – weren’t in the field this year. Neither were 2015 winners Jake Dissinger and Anne-Marie Monette nor 2014 winners Eric Ahern and Kelly Manchester. That cleared the path for new champions to be crowned. Continue reading New Champions Crowned at Cape Cod 50K