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Tuscarora Trails Ultra 50k

On March 25, 2017, we hosted 57 runners at Big Spring Picnic Area, in far western Perry County, Pennsylvania, to run the Harrisburg Area Road Runners’ Club’s Tuscarora Trails Ultra 50K.

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Coyote Backbone Trail Ultras

Just fully completed in 2016, the 68 mile long Backbone Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California’s Golden coast has been designated a National Recreational Trail and offers a unique and stunning venue for the Coyote Backbone Trail Ultras.

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The North Face Endurance Challenge California

The pace was hot from the beginning! With Zach Miller leading the way in his usual fashion we blew through the first mile at 5:56 a.m. and didn’t slow from there. Either I thought this pace was sustainable and forgot it was a 50-mile race, or I just felt like running fast and didn’t care what would happen.

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FatAss Fun: Stars Above Ultra Loop

“FatAss” training races are a cheap, easy way to get some long miles in while also being able to spend time with good friends. It was as easy as creating a Facebook event and inviting good people.

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Avalon 50 Benefit Run

What determines an epic race? This year’s Avalon 50 Benefit Run possessed elements to be remembered, e.g., mud, sweat and tears. The newly added 50k option had its share of stories too.

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The North Face Endurance Challenge – California

It’s 4:00 a.m. The coffee is hot. The boys are ready to rock. For some of us, The North Face Endurance Challenge California 50 mile marks their first exploration into the ultramarathon world. For others, this is an opportunity for progression at the 50-mile distance.

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The Hungerford Trail Races 2016

In a typical year, the Hungerford Trail Races offer uniquely challenging terrain. You won’t find ten thousand feet of climb. You won’t find rocks, or roots – at least not too many. What you will find is long stretches of punishing sand, especially along the iconic Powerlines.

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Plain Endurance Runs 2016 Race Report

Plain is an unmarked, no aid-station race that provides runners the additional challenge of having to be totally self-sufficient. The event is held on established, well-marked trails in the Okanagan National Forest so route finding isn’t really an issue, it’s just reading the map and following directions.

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Door County Fall 50: Lessons Learned

As he stepped to the starting line of the Door County Fall 50 October 22, Chase Nowak was confident he could win the 11th annual race on Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula. Then came the starting gun, and Mario Macias shot off the line.

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Moab Desert’s Dead Horse Ultra

As the sun rose over the Moab Desert, Dead Horse Ultra runners were already well into their race. Mother Nature had left a light dusting of snow atop the mountains in the days leading up to the race; the stark contrast to the red rock formations of the desert was a special treat.

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Queen Charlotte Ultramarathon Race Report

As the dust begins to settle from the the massive earthquake that struck near my New Zealand home and the tragic loss of a running friend in a motor vehicle accident, I have the space to pause and reflect on a bright spot of the last week: the 71km Queen Charlotte Ultramarathon.

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