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TARC Fall Classic Returns with New RD, Huge Turnout and Big Performances

For years the TARC Fall Classic was something of the Patrick Caron show. The native of Needham, Mass., made his ultrarunning debut at the 2015 event and turned heads with his runner-up finish in the 50-mile race in 8:19:45 at just 18 years old. He returned to run the 50-miler during each of the next three years, setting new course records each time, concluding with a sizzling 6:52:04 performance in 2018.

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Results: TARC Fall Classic

Following a two-year hiatus, the Trail Animals Running Club’s TARC Fall Classic returned for its 10th running on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle, Mass. Runners had 50-mile and 50K ultramarathon options in addition to half-marathon and 10K distance offerings.

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Summer Sauna: Heat Takes a Bite Out of Runners at TARC Summer Classic

MEDFIELD, Mass. – The Trail Animals Running Club has a proud history of creative race-day treats. From the legendary Yeti Balls masterfully crafted by Alyssa Adreani, to the “Skeptical Jeff” – a quesadilla with peanut butter, banana, and chocolate from a 3-foot tall chocolate bunny first created at the 2017 TARC Spring Classic, to various other innovations in the TARC Test Kitchen, the Trail Animals have a knack for cooking up tasty snacks and inventing palatable new concoctions.

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Photos: TARC Summer Classic

The Trail Animals Running Club played host to the 11th running of the TARC Summer Classic on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at Noon Hill Reservation in Medfield, Mass. Runners took part in 40-mile and 50K ultramarathons as well as the inaugural Summer Classic 10-miler. The following are a sample of photos from the day taken by MassUltra Editor Chris Wristen. A full photo gallery can be viewed on the MassUltra Facebook page at this link.

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Spring Classic Breaks with Tradition in Post-Pandemic Return

WESTON, Mass. – The last time the Trail Animals Running Club played host to the TARC Spring Classic, runners dodged or splashed through puddles and a volunteer dumped buckets of wood chips near the timing mats to try to keep them from becoming submerged.

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Results: TARC Spring Classic

Following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trail Animals Running Club once again played host to the TARC Spring Classic 50K, marathon, half marathon and 10K trail races on Saturday, April 23, in the Jericho Woods of Weston, Mass. It was the 10th running of the event, and more than 200 runners took part in the various distances offered.

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