The third annual Free to Run Trail Races benefiting the Free to Run organization took place Saturday, Sept. 16, at Pittsfield State Forest in Pittsfield, Mass. The event, which was played host to by the Berkshire Ultra Running Community for Services (BURCS), featured a 50-mile ultramarathon, as well as marathon and half marathon distances. Continue reading Results: Free to Run Trail Races
One traditional and two non-traditional ultramarathons are featured in this week’s roundup. The Pine Creek Challenge is the traditional 100-miler, thanks to its traditional distance. Two-hundred-milers are a bit more unusual, but Massachusetts ultrarunners took on one of those last weekend. Even more uncommon: running a bike race – but that’s exactly what Belmont’s Scot DeDeo did. Check it out in this week’s roundup. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Tahoe 200, Pine Creek Challenge, and a Charity Bike Ride on Foot
CHAMONIX, France – More than 8,100 runners from around the world flooded into Chamonix on Aug. 28-Sept. 3 for the five ultramarathon races that make up the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc endurance festival that bills itself as the World Summit of Trail-Running.
Included among the thousands of runners were seven from Massachusetts who took part in three of the races. Continue reading Seven from Massachusetts Run the Alps at UTMB Races
Four in-state ultramarathons loom on the calendar this month, making it a massive month of ultra options in Massachusetts. That said, the month opened quietly for Bay State runners at out-of-state events. The mountains of Vermont and Colorado called – as did the Alps, which will be covered in another story – with runners taking to the trails at the Jay Peak Ultra and the Grand Traverse. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Jay Peak and the Grand Traverse
The weekend of Aug. 26-27 was mostly quiet for Massachusetts ultrarunners at out-of-state ultramarathons, but Bay State residents took part in events in nearby New York and Connecticut, as well as out west in California. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: ADK, Tamalpa Headlands, and the Tunxis Trail Ultra
A month has passed since Kyle Robidoux took his final strides uphill, stepped across the finish line of the Vermont 100 and was engulfed in a raucous round of applause, hugs, and tears from a few dozen friends, well-wishers, and fellow finishers.
It was Sunday morning, July 16. He’d just run 100 miles. Continue reading Robidoux Runs 100: Teamwork, Tenacity Propel Runner with Visual Impairment at VT100
Round two of this week’s roundup leans heavily on the northeast with races in Rhode Island, Vermont, New York and New Hampshire before heading out west to British Columbia where Massachusetts ultrarunners took on the scenic and tough trails of Squamish. Continue reading MassUltra Roundup: Anchor Down, Killington, Twisted Branch, Crotched Mountain, and Squamish