The Trail Animals Running Club won’t be haunting the Brookline to Milford Rail Trail this year. After holding out hope for several months that the club’s popular TARC Ghost Train Rail Trail Races could take place as scheduled on Oct. 17-18 in Brookline, N.H., Race Directors Theresa and Kurt Berna announced Wednesday evening on Facebook that the 12th annual event was canceled. Continue reading Ghost Train is Latest Local Ultra Canceled Due to Pandemic
Runners have had the option of going beyond 100 miles for several years at the Ghost Train Rail Trail Races; it’s a time-based event, after all, rather than distance-specific.
A handful of participants have contemplated running bonus miles after finishing 100 during the 30-hour event in years past, but only three had done so — Byron Lane and Karna Hyman both ran 115 miles in 2012 and Alex Cabrera completed 105 miles in 2018. Continue reading 100 Miles and More: Harper, McNally, Ung Go Beyond the Distance at Ghost Train
The Trail Animals Running Club’s 11th annual Ghost Train Rail Trail Races took place Oct. 19-20 at Camp Tevya in Brookline, N.H. Runners had 30 hours to complete as many 15-mile out-and-backs on the rail trail as they wanted. Continue reading Results: TARC Ghost Train Rail Trail Races
For New England ultrarunners, the Ghost Train Trail Races have long served as a source of wonder about the human potential for speed and endurance. Continue reading Jinks Hauntingly Fast for 100 Miles at Ghost Train
The 10th annual Ghost Train Trail Races and eighth annual 30-hour event took place Oct. 20-21, 2018, in Brookline, N.H. Runners took part in 30-hour and 15-mile events at the Trail Animals Running Club event. Seventy-six runners completed 100 miles within the time limit. Continue reading Results: Ghost Train Trail Races
BROOKLINE, N.H. – Barely six weeks had passed since Patrick Caron delivered an eye-popping 100-mile performance at the 2016 Ghost Train Rail Trail Races when he made what seemed at the time to be an ambitious declaration. Continue reading Freaky Fast: Caron Delivers on Declaration at Ghost Train
The ninth annual Ghost Train Rail Trail Race Ultramarathons took place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, at Camp Tevya in Brookline, N.H. Runners ran the ultra distance of their choice between 30, 45, 60, 75 and 100 miles during a 30-hour timeframe. Additionally, a 15-mile race was offered on Sunday. Continue reading Results: Ghost Train Ultras
BROOKLINE, N.H. – The faint glow of a flashlight beam shook in the distance with each smooth, deliberate swing of Patrick Caron’s left arm.
Flanked by his pacer, Michael Franzino, who had just run the past 15 miles with Caron, the pair cruised into Camp Tevya, the official start/finish point for each out-and-back of the Ghost Train Rail Trail Races on Oct. 22-23. Caron was 90 miles into his 100-mile race, and far ahead of course-record pace. Continue reading Scary-Fast: Caron Haunts Ghost Train Record Book with Sub-15-Hour 100-Miler