Since its founding in 2017, the Village Ultra has been all about giving. Specifically, it has been about giving support to charitable causes and giving runners the opportunity to pursue personal-best performances in a low-key environment.
True to form, the third annual 24-hour event accomplished both goals on Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at the New Salem Town Common in New Salem., Mass. Around two-dozen runners and walkers took part in the event and money was raised to support the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides low-cost or free legal services to immigrants and refugees. A final fundraising total isn’t yet available because some runners made pledges remotely, but co-race director Carla Halpern said she knew hundreds of dollars were raised for RAICES. Continue reading Third Annual Village Ultra is All About Giving
A few things have changed during its short history, but the Village Ultra remains true to its roots. Founded with the mission of raising funds to support charitable causes, the Village Ultra continues that mission as race director Carla Halpern prepares to play host to the third annual event Aug. 31-Sept. 1 on the Town Common in New Salem, Mass. Continue reading Third Annual Village Ultra to Raise Funds for RAICES
The second annual Village Ultra took place Sept. 1-2 in New Salem, Mass., and offered runners both 24-hour and 12-hour options for logging miles. The combined results are provided below. Continue reading Results: The Village Ultra
The Village Ultra is returning for a second year, but this time it will have a slightly different format. Continue reading The Village Ultra Returns with Longer Hours
Numerous new ultramarathons have popped up in Massachusetts this year – and now another can be added to the list.
The Village Ultra, a 10-hour timed event, will take place at 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at New Salem Town Common in New Salem, Mass. Additionally, a 6-hour offering will start at 11 a.m. Continue reading New 10-Hour Ultra Set for Nov. 19