Following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TARC Ghost Train Rail Trail Race returned for its 12th running on Oct. 16-17 on the Milford and Brookline Rail Trail in Brookline, N.H. The event offered its traditional 30-hour ultra, as well as a Sunday 15-mile race. This year’s race threw a little bit of everything at the runners, from an unseasonably warm Saturday where the temperature climbed into the upper-70s, to heavy rain overnight.Continue reading Results: 2021 TARC Ghost Train Rail Trail Races
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
After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trail Animals Running Club’s Ghost Train Rail Trail Race returned on Oct. 16-17, 2021, for 30 hours of racing on the Milford and Brookline Rail Trail in Brookline, N.H. The following are just a sample of the photos taken at the race by MassUltra editor Chris Wristen. A full photo gallery of more than 300 pictures can be viewed on the MassUltra Facebook page at this link.
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 Trail Animals Running Club’s return to trail racing took another step forward today with the announcement that registration is now open for the TARC Fall Classic.Continue reading TARC Opens Registration for Fall Classic
MEDFIELD, Mass. — After 18 months of semi-hibernation, the Trail Animals Running Club officially kicked off the rust, dusted off the aid station tables and trail markers, and got back to community racing with the return of the TARC Summer Classic on Saturday, Aug. 7, at Noon Hill Reservation.Continue reading ‘TARC is Back’: Trail Animals Return to Racing with Scorching Summer Classic
The 10th running of the Trail Animals Running Club’s TARC Summer Classic took place Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at Noon Hill Reservation in Medfield, Mass. Seventy-seven runners took part in the 40-mile and 50K ultramarathons. The following are a small sample of photos from the day. A full photo gallery of 128 photos can be viewed on the MassUltra Facebook page at this link.Continue reading Photos: TARC Summer Classic
Following a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TARC Summer Classic returned for its 10th running on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at Noon Hill Reservation in Medfield, Mass. Seventy-seven runners turned out to take on the 40-mile and 50K trail ultramarathon races, with 46 ultimately finishing their respective distances on a hot and humid day where the temperature soared to 90 degrees.Continue reading Results: TARC Summer Classic
The Trail Animals are officially returning from hibernation.Continue reading TARC to Resume In-Person Races
MILTON, Mass. — Twenty-five years ago, Howie Breinan dug his heel into the dirt path near Houghton’s Pond and drew a starting line for the “Don’t Run Boston” 50K at the Blue Hills Reservation. It was the first official race sponsored by the young Trail Animals Running Club, and one of the earliest trail ultramarathons to exist in Massachusetts.
A quarter century after that inaugural event, Breinan once again drew a starting line with his heel on Sunday, April 18, and welcomed runners to the 25th edition of the classic event at the Blue Hills.Continue reading ‘Don’t Run Boston’ 50K is TARC’s First In-Person Event Since Pandemic Began