Category Archives: TARC

TARC’s ‘Don’t Run Boston’ Canceled

One of New England’s original ultramarathons, the Trail Animals Running Club’s ‘Don’t Run Boston’ Ultras, has been canceled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading TARC’s ‘Don’t Run Boston’ Canceled

Wapack and Back is Latest Race to be Canceled

The Trail Animals Running Club’s classic Wapack and Back trail ultramarathon was canceled today, runners learned in an email from the race directors, followed by a post on the club’s Facebook page. Continue reading Wapack and Back is Latest Race to be Canceled

TARC Spring Classic is Latest Race Canceled Due to COVID-19

Michael McDuffie and Annie Gagliardi, co-Race Directors for the Trail Animals Running Club’s TARC Spring Classic, hoped their race on April 25 in Weston, Mass., would be able to avoid cancellation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they let runners know not to get their hopes up. Just days ago, McDuffie pegged the chances of the race taking place at “15.2 percent.”

On Wednesday evening, the percentage dropped to zero when McDuffie made the announcement that the race was canceled. Continue reading TARC Spring Classic is Latest Race Canceled Due to COVID-19

To Hale and Back Canceled in Precautionary Response to COVID-19

The Trail Animals Running Club’s To Hale and Back 6-Hour Ultra and 5K, scheduled for March 22 at Hale Reservation, has been canceled as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19. The decision was made following discussions with the Westwood Board of Health. Continue reading To Hale and Back Canceled in Precautionary Response to COVID-19

Runners Enjoy Mild Weather, Big Miles at the Frozen Yeti

WESTWOOD, Mass. – As the minutes ticked down before the 8 a.m. start of the second annual TARCtic Frozen Yeti 30-hour ultra on Feb. 1-2, a crowd of 115 runners made their way from the cozy confines of Powisset Lodge to the starting line just a few yards away.

The starting line was no fancy blow-up arch, just a temporary marking from a foot-drag along the frost-covered ground. Within a few hours, the line would disappear, lost to the warming temperature and the footsteps of runners passing by on multiple trips through the three mini loops that made up the 15-mile clover-leaf course on Hale Reservation’s winding trail system. Continue reading Runners Enjoy Mild Weather, Big Miles at the Frozen Yeti

Photos: TARCtic Frozen Yeti 30-Hour Ultra

WESTWOOD, Mass. – The Trail Animals Running Club played host to the second annual TARCtic Frozen Yeti 30-Hour Ultra on Feb. 1-2, 2020, at Hale Reservation. The following are a representative sample of photos from the race taken by MassUltra editor Chris Wristen. A full photo gallery with more than 200 pictures can be found on the MassUltra Facebook page at this link. Continue reading Photos: TARCtic Frozen Yeti 30-Hour Ultra