Race Reports

BPAC 6 Hour Race Report

by Carl Pegels, Race Director Emeritus Ultrarunning is still alive in the Western New York area. This year’s 6-hour race is in its 35th year. The first ultra race in Buffalo was a 50-mile race in 1980, which has since changed to the 6-hour format. The current race director, Sue Devlin has been doing an

Inaugural Snake River Island Hop

by Shir Regev, RD If you measure the success of a run simply by the number of entrants, the inaugural Snake River Island Hop (SRIH) was a monumental failure with only 16 paid runners (and a freeloading Race Director).  However, if you change your rubric to the ratio of collective wins and personal victories to

Lt. JC Stone 50K 2014 Race Report

by Lou D’Angelo, RD All week the forecast called for rain, so we were ready for it when it DIDN’T RAIN! I was one happy race director. The 2014 Lt. JC Stone 50K had record sign-ups and the largest field ever. We had 106 register and 89 make it to the start. This year we had

Spring Thaw Tune-up – Glacier Ridge

by Victor E. Vouga Trying to predict weather conditions for an early spring race in Western Pennsylvania is an elusive and ultimately unfruitful exercise, even though it never dissuades me from repeatedly scouring the ten-day forecasts prior to race day. In getting ready for the 2014 Glacier Ridge Trail Ultramarathon and Trail Race, I was

Storm Fest – Old Pueblo

by Joe Dana   Every ultra website has a disclaimer about weather, acts of nature, etc. As is the case, a race is scheduled and weather happens. And did it happen on March 1st for the running of the Old Pueblo 50-Mile in Southern Arizona. Many desert dwellers have never seen a forecast for 100%

A Life Changing Experience – Quachita 50

by Cory Adams April is just a tough month there’s no getting around it. After writing that check to the IRS, maybe that disappointment of not getting into the Boston Marathon, or even just cabin fever, you need that chance to just let it all out and do something epic. It doesn’t have to be