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Pre-race mass warm up. Photo: Kavita Alva

India’s Growing Ultrarunning Scene

Two hundred and sixty runners shuffled nervously in the half-light of dawn before the start of the inaugural Javadhu Hills Ultra (JHU) in a forest in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. It’s a remote location. The nearest city is five hours’ drive. The nearest town with any form of accommodation is 90 minutes away. Many camped overnight at the start line.

The Burning Man Ultramarathon: Explosion of Runners

By Cherie Yanek The Burning Man Ultramarathon went from a blip with 32 finishers its first year to having 150 finishers its fifth year, 2014. As the news of an ultramarathon at one of the craziest, most awesome music/art/culture festivals spread, through videos, photos, and word of mouth, people from across the world signed up

The Art Moore Fat Ass 50km 2015

by Daniel Straitiff January 3, 2015 was one of those Cleveland winter mornings were it seems that daylight may never come given heavy, gray threatening skies.  Yet, in the damp darkness a hearty and dedicated band of road warriors gathered at South Mastick Picnic Area in the Cleveland Metroparks to embark on Cleveland West Roadrunner’s

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Fabulous Fatass: How to Organize a Fatass

by Cheryl Yanek Years ago, I was at a fatass 50k when ultra newbie said, “I’m not telling people I ran a fatass. I don’t like the name.” I probably responded with smacking my posterior, as I’m a big fan of the concept, and the word. Fatasses are fun. They’re easy (though not as easy

Lookout Mountain 50 Mile

by Nathan Holland I first ran Lookout Mountain 50 Mile race in 2012. It was the culmination of my first full year of trail and ultra races. I loved #LM50…Well, I hated and loved it because I hurt, like couldn’t hardly walk kind of hurt, for about three weeks after the race. That race taught

Enjoy the same single-track used for centuries by Native Americans, livestock and stagecoaches.

Black Canyon 100K Race Preview

The Black Canyon 100K trail is the newest addition to the Montrail Ultra Cup series and takes place on the world class Black Canyon Trail near Phoenix, AZ. Featuring incredible single track trails on an old stagecoach route, this net downhill course will automatically qualify the top two placed male and female runners for Western States.