When the Trail Animals Running Club announced the cancellation of the 2021 TARCtic Frozen Yeti, it was done with a promise.
“FROZEN YETI 2022 PROMISES TO BE AWESOME!” wrote Josh Katzman, who co-directs the race with Surjeet Paintal and Carolyn Shreck.
Continue reading TARCtic Frozen Yeti has Thawed, will Return in 2022
The third annual Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile, 50-mile and 30-mile trail ultramarathons took place Oct. 9-10 on the Midstate Trail traversing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from north to south, beginning at the Windblown Cross Country Ski Area in New Ipswich, N.H., and concluding at Douglas State Forest in Douglas, Mass.
Continue reading Results: Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail
In hopes of bringing back the Notchview Ultra for in-person racing amid the COVID-19 pandemic after being forced to cancel the 2020 event, the Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service (BURCS) offered a scaled-down lineup of time and distance offerings for 2021.
Continue reading Runners Deliver Super-Sized Performances at Scaled-Down Notchview Ultra
When Carla Halpern organized the first edition of the Village Ultra back in 2017, the goal was simple: help a family in need.
Continue reading Mileage, Fundraising Records Set at 2021 Village Ultra
After months of preparation and anticipation, the third annual Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile, 50-mile and 30-mile ultramarathons are set to take place Oct. 9-10 and runners will once again attempt to traverse the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from north to south.
Continue reading Third Running of Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail Set for Saturday
Last-person-standing format events have taken the ultrarunning world by storm in recent years, thanks in large part to the success of the original event of that format, Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra in Tennessee. In 2019, Massachusetts made its first foray into last-person-standing racing when Race Director Amy Rusiecki created the Race for DFL.
Continue reading After 1-Year Hiatus, Race for DFL to Return in November
The fifth annual running of the Village Ultra 24- and 12-hour run took place Sept. 5-6 in New Salem, Mass. In addition to the in-person running, a handful of runners took part virtually.
Continue reading Results: The Village Ultra
Since its inaugural running in 2016, the Trail Animals Running Club’s TARCkey Trot 6-Hour Ultra has been a popular way for local trail- and ultrarunners to burn some pre-Thanksgiving calories. After four successful years, the 2020 edition was forced to be canceled due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.
Continue reading Trail Animals’ TARCkey Trot Set for Nov. 13 Return
The Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service canceled its 2020 Notchview Ultra due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event returned in a somewhat scaled-back format for 2021, with 48-hour, 24-hour and 12-hour ultramarathons Sept. 10-12 at Notchview Reservation in Windsor, Mass.
Continue reading Results: Notchview Ultra
Two weeks after a few-dozen members reunited for their first in-person racing in nearly two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Service (BURCS) played host to an even larger gathering of ultrarunners with the eighth annual Sweltering Summer 8-Hour Ultra and 5K on Saturday, Aug. 14, at Clapp Park in Pittsfield, Mass.
Continue reading Chorney, Popham, Mankekar Lead All Runners at Sweltering Summer