Category Archives: Stone Cat Trail Races

After Cancellation in 2020, Stone Cat Registration to Open June 29

After 18 years as a 50-mile and marathon event, the Stone Cat organizers merged the two distances into one 50K race in 2019. The result was spirited competition in both the women’s and men’s fields where strong performances were plentiful and the outcome was in doubt until the final trip around the three-loop course. By the end of the day, the reinvented Stone Cat was an instant classic.

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Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Stone Cat 50K

For 18 years, the Stone Cat Trail Races challenged runners with 50-mile and marathon distances. The race organizers from G.A.C. in Topsfield transitioned the event to a single-distance offering of a 50K in 2019, and that inaugural event featured impressive performances and competitive battles in both the women’s and men’s races, setting the stage for a highly anticipated second edition of the 50K in 2020.

That second edition will have to wait. Continue reading Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Stone Cat 50K

Pulli, Pandiscio Prevail at Stormy Stone Cat

The Stone Cat 50 bills itself as having a “very runnable” course. That’s a true statement in ordinary years for runners who take the challenge of navigating four trips around the 12.5-mile loop course with its singletrack and doubletrack trails and rolling hills.

The 18th annual Stone Cat 50 wasn’t an ordinary year, however. Continue reading Pulli, Pandiscio Prevail at Stormy Stone Cat

Lapierre Delivers Another Classic at Stone Cat

Aliza Lapierre doesn’t run the Stone Cat 50 every year, but she’s unstoppable when she does.

She won the race in 2007, 2009 and 2011, the latter two of which produced the two fastest times on the women’s course record board leading into the 17th running of the event on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Willowdale State Forest in Ipswich, Mass. Continue reading Lapierre Delivers Another Classic at Stone Cat