Race Reports

HARRC’s Tuscarora Trails Ultra 50K

by Don Halke On March 28, 40 runners arrived at Big Spring Picnic Area, in the far western Perry County, PA to run the Harrisburg Area Road Runners Club’s Tuscarora Trails Ultra 50K. This is a free event, but all runners must register in advance and are required to bring a donation for the aid


Off the Grid and Super Moosey: Back to Nature at Vermont’s Peak Ultra

I’m equally thankful, however, for races in our sport that are still off the grid. For races, that is, like the Peak Ultra, where the key take-away from the RD’s pre-race meeting is that the terrain you’ll be passing through is, “suuuuuper moosey.”

Hells Hills 2015 at Rocky Hill Ranch

by Chris McWatters The weeks leading up to the race brought a lot of rain and intermittent heat. After everyone watched on, trying to guess the weather forecast for the race weekend, we ended up with a fantastic day! Overcast, not too hot, not too cold. The runners enjoyed a nice challenge with a pretty


No shirt, Trail Shoes…..No Problem!

by Alyssa Godesky The 11th annual Bel Monte Endurance Races took place during a perfect spring day in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This came as a much needed escape after a winter of snow and freezing temperatures for most of the participants who trained in the region. With temperatures comfortably in the 50s at the start,

Cedro Peaks: A Rare Event

I prefer to write about the races where everything goes wrong instead of right. I don’t know why. Through extensive psychoanalysis I could probably figure it out, but my self-prescribed and very effective mental health regime consists of two (or more) daily hours of running, plus regular trail races. This means I have no spare


Hilo to Volcano 50k: Another race in a beautiful place

This was my third time running the Hilo to Volcano 50K, as I had also participated in the 2004 and 2005 events. My flight from Portland, OR, arrived late Friday, January 2nd, in Hilo, Hawaii. After a few hours’ sleep, it was time to get up and ready for the 6 a.m. start. A severe