The 20th annual running of the G.A.C. Fat Ass 50K took place on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield, Mass. The following are a small sample of the photos taken during the 6-hour trail race. A full photo gallery with 186 photos can be found on the MassUltra Facebook page here. Continue reading Photos: G.A.C. Fat Ass 50K
William Jackson and Kristen Smith have been mainstays near the front of the pack in recent years at the G.A.C. Mother’s Day 6-Hour Run, with Smith earning a few victories and Jackson coming close.
At the 24th annual race, which took place Sunday, May 13, at Bradley Palmer State Forest in Topsfield, Mass., Smith once again claimed the top spot among the women while Jackson finally secured the top spot among the men. Continue reading Smith’s Streak Continues, Jackson Earns Elusive Win at Mother’s Day 6-Hour
The 24th annual G.A.C. Mother’s Day 6-Hour Run took place Sunday, May 13, in Topsfield, Mass. Runners logged miles on a three-mile loop at Bradley Palmer State Forest. More than 70 runners completed at least one loop, and two runners hit the 40-mile mark. Continue reading Results: G.A.C. Mother’s Day 6-Hour
The G.A.C. Fat Ass 50K has seen its share of cold, challenging weather conditions during the past 19 years, including a mid-race snowstorm in 2017 that sent some runners home early and forced others to scrape a few inches of fresh powder off of their windshields after finishing.
The forecast for the 20th annual Fat Ass 50K on Saturday at Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield, Mass., looks like a recipe for frostbite, however, with The Weather Channel projecting a high of 4 degrees, a low of minus 9, and 17-mile-per-hour wind. Given the potentially dangerous conditions, the ultramarathon has been called off to ensure the safety of both runners and volunteers. Continue reading Frigid Temperatures Force Cancellation of G.A.C. Fat Ass 50K