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G.A.C. Fat Ass 50K to Open 2023 Ultra Season in Massachusetts

Ultrarunners looking to get a quick start to their 2023 season won’t have to wait long to do so. The legendary Gil’s Athletic Club (GAC) will once again provide an early ultra opportunity when it plays host to the 23rd annual G.A.C. Fat Ass 50K at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield.

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Stone Cat Bids Farewell with Spectacular Final Race

When the Stone Cat Trail Race organizers from Gil’s Athletic Club (GAC) announced that the 2022 edition was “likely going to be the FINAL Stone Cat,” runners jumped at the opportunity to get their one and only crack at the classic event or run it one last time.

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A Year After COVID Cancellation, Snow Doesn’t Stop G.A.C. Fat Ass 50K

Since 1998, the G.A.C. Fat Ass 50K has kicked off the new ultrarunning year in New England all but three times. The 2004 and 2018 events were canceled due to dangerous weather – severe cold or blizzard-like conditions – and the 2021 race was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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