Race Reports

50-mile winner Zach Boleyn, photo by Mile 90 Photography

Bison 50

by Cameron Aly The 3rd Annual Bison 50 showed off 50 miles of Kansas’ beautiful countryside to hundreds of runners on a mild October day. The race featured a variety of athletes, from those tackling the whole 50 miles solo, to those participating with a team of ten friends. Despite the plentiful aid stations and

Prairie Sprit Fall Classic

by Matthew Perkins The man’s hands tremble slightly upon his face, as he bows his body with arms on knees. There is no crying, no grimace of pain. Those have been shed over the long miles he has traveled. Sweat and salt-stained skin are his reward. And as he steadies himself upright, the last remnants

24HRs into Race w Francine Weiheldt, photo by Suzanne Stroeer

Mystery Ranch Ultra Challenge

by Gary Knipling, Mason Neck, Virginia Because Montana was the last state to have an “official” 100 mile run (starting in 2013), and because the RD happens to be a Virginia Happy Trails Running Club member (go figure?), several runners (and crews) from the Washington DC area signed up to run one of the three

Ladies on Palo Comado

No Name 5030-Let your Inner Ultra-runner free

By Erica Gratton, Race Director What would you expect from an inaugural race with “no name”? Probably not a whole lot, right? However if you agreed, you are wrong. No Name might have been new to the ultra world, but the mind behind it is not. Four a.m. Sunday morning comes early no matter how

BD14-0179, photo by Robert Edington Photography

2014 Bulldog Race Report

By Nancy Shura-Dervin, RD At the Bulldog 50K Ultra Run, we expect surprises but none were to come this year!  The 23-year-old ultra run was a perfect day for 490 trail runners, 175 of whom were running the 50K. In only his fourth 50K, 25 y/o Will Guzick set his own PR for the 50K

Jayla Billings. Photo: Peter Kleuser

First 100-mile for Kentucky

The Cloudsplitter 100, Kentucky’s first 100-mile trail race, took place on Pine Mountain the weekend of October 4-5. In true Appalachian fashion, the race started out with a bang from a black powder rifle. Some 156 participants among the four distances ran from Elkhorn City up the mountain on old, rough and rugged pioneer roads and through dense rhododendron thickets.