During its pandemic-forced two-year hiatus, the Trail Animals Running Club’s Wapack and Back race course didn’t get any easier.Continue reading Wapack Proves Just as Tough after 2-Year Hiatus
After a two-year hiatus, the Trail Animals Running Club once again played host to the Wapack and Back 50-mile and 43-mile ultramarathons and 21.5-mile trail race on Saturday, May 7, in Ashburnham, Mass.Continue reading Results: TARC Wapack and Back
Though the Trail Animals Running Club’s Wapack and Back Trail Races officially offer 50-mile and 21.5-mile events, runners are offered the option of signing up for the 50-miler but stopping after 43. That somewhat unofficial race distance represents the successful completion of a full out-and-back of the Wapack Trail, so it is a significant feat. In fact, the last time runners toed the starting line at Wapack and Back, the most dazzling performances were delivered in that most unusual of race distances.Continue reading Trail Animals’ Wapack and Back Set to Return in May
The Trail Animals Running Club (TARC) was forced to cancel nine of its 10 trail races in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States. A massive spike in positive cases and hospitalizations tied to Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday gatherings and travel, coupled with a slow rollout of vaccines, made it clear that COVID-19 isn’t yet done ravaging the TARC Trail Series.Continue reading TARC Cancels 3 More 2021 Races as Pandemic Rages On
The Trail Animals Running Club’s classic Wapack and Back trail ultramarathon was canceled today, runners learned in an email from the race directors, followed by a post on the club’s Facebook page. Continue reading Wapack and Back is Latest Race to be Canceled
After training through what has been an unseasonably cool spring, runners were granted a reprieve from the rain, clouds and dampness at the 13th annual Wapack and Back 50-mile, 43-mile and 21.5-mile trail races on Saturday, May 11, in Ashburnham, Mass.
After starting by the glow of headlamps at 5 a.m. at Mt. Watatic State Park, runners of the ultramarathon distances soon ditched their lights and endured the direct sun of a mostly clear day where the temperature rose into the 70s. Continue reading After Chilly Spring, Warmth Returns for Wapack and Back
The Trail Animals Running Club’s 13th annual Wapack and Back trail races took place on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Ashburnham, Mass. Runners took on 50-mile, 43-mile and 21.5-mile distances on the Wapack Trail.
Continue reading Results: TARC Wapack and Back
Two runners on the rise added another notable mark on their racing resumes with wins at the Wapack and Back 50-miler on Saturday, May 12, in Ashburnham, Mass. For one, the race capped a long recovery from injury; for the other, it was the latest strong performance in what has been an impressive two-year stretch. For both, it was their first time winning the classic New England ultramarathon. Continue reading Wapack Wins are Latest Notable Feats for Veiga, LeBlanc
The Trail Animals Running Club’s 12th annual Wapack and Back 50-miler, 43-miler, and 21.5-miler took place Saturday, May 12, in Ashburnham, Mass. The 50-mile and 43-mile races took runners along the Wapack Trail from Mt. Watatic to North Pack Mountain and back. The 21.5-mile race started at North Pack Mountain and took runners back to Mt. Watatic. Continue reading Results: Wapack and Back
Neither Timothy Connelly nor Jenny Hoffman had raced the Wapack and Back 50-miler prior to this year, but that didn’t matter on race day. Both are seasoned ultrarunning veterans, and it showed with their performance in claiming the top spots at the 11th annual event on Saturday, May 13, in Ashburnham, Mass. Continue reading Medford’s Connelly, Cambridge’s Hoffman Win Wapack 50-Miler