The Watuppa Trail Races returned from a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic with the eighth running of the event on Sunday, May 15, at Watuppa Reservation in Fall River, Mass. Runners took on 50K, 30K and 10K distances.Continue reading Results: Watuppa Trail Races
After five years as a short-distance event, starting as a 5-miler before switching to a 10K, the Watuppa Trail Race went long in 2018 with the addition of a 30K race and a 50K ultramarathon. Both options proved popular, and the 50K provided a welcome addition to the growing ultra scene in southern Massachusetts.Continue reading Watuppa Trail Races to Return in May
One thing was certain at the first running of the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail in 2019: course records would be set.Continue reading Record-Setting Weekend for Women at Midstate Massive 100
The third annual Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile, 50-mile and 30-mile trail ultramarathons took place Oct. 9-10 on the Midstate Trail traversing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from north to south, beginning at the Windblown Cross Country Ski Area in New Ipswich, N.H., and concluding at Douglas State Forest in Douglas, Mass.Continue reading Results: Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail
After a one-year hiatus due to construction at Massasoit State Park, the Massasoit Trail Race 50K was slated to return in 2020 with a race date of Sunday, Oct. 25. The COVID-19 global pandemic threatened to keep that from happening, but race organizers from Northeast Race Management LLC held out hope for several months that the event would ultimately take place. They paused the processing of registration fees, allowing runners to continue signing up for the race while avoiding the hassle of a tedious refund process should that ultimately become necessary.Continue reading Massasoit Trail Race 50K is 22nd MA Ultra Canceled Due to COVID-19
After holding out hope for several months that it could take place as an in-person race, the East End Trail Races are going virtual according to the event’s registration page on UltraSignup. Continue reading East End Going Virtual Due to Pandemic
When Northeast Race Management played host to its first 50K – then known as the Big Bear 50K – at DCR Massasoit State Park in East Taunton in 2017, a spirited race unfolded and ultimately went down to the wire with Cambridge resident Padraig Mullins holding off Andover’s Joe Loureiro by less than two minutes. Continue reading Massasoit 50K, Formerly Known as Big Bear, Set for October Return
After weeks of holding out hope, the organizers of the Watuppa 50K, 30K and 10K trail races announced on Monday that the event was canceled. Continue reading Watuppa 50K Canceled Due to COVID-19
The inaugural East End 50K was an intimate affair with 17 starters and just a dozen finishers in 2018. Runners once again enjoyed a close-knit community feel in year two, held Sunday, August 4, even as the race experienced a surge in popularity.
The starting field nearly doubled in size with 33 runners toeing the line at Borderland State Park in Easton, Mass. After eight hours had passed, 27 runners had finished the race on the five-loop course and both the men’s and women’s course records had been smashed. The top five men all finished under last year’s winning time of 6:01:31 by Charn McAllister, and the top four women all dipped under Polina Lepniakova’s winning mark of 6:48:22 from 2018.
All in all, it was a day of big performances and tough racing. Continue reading Frontierro, Lynch Earn Course Records at East End 50K
The second annual East End 50K took place on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Borderland State Park in Easton, Mass. Runners took part in a 50K ultramarathon, as well as in shorter 30K and 10K races. New men’s and women’s course records were set in the 50K race. Continue reading Results: East End 50K