Alex Varner photo by Matt Trappe

Varner and Kimball named #10 2014 UltraRunners of the Year

We start our countdown with the tenth ranked runners for 2014. Alex Varner Alex Varner of Mill Valley, California checks in at our number 10 runner. Varner ran four races – all of them large, highly competitive events – and placed highly in all. Varner, who has an MBA from the University of North Carolina,

Registration Opens December 17th for the 5 events of the UTMB

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® races take place along paths around Mont-Blanc which are sometimes no more than a simple trace. For reasons of security, respect of the environment and quality (respect for the runners themselves who do not want to find themselves in queues) it is necessary to limit the number of runners at the

Donna Hudson Inducted Into American Ultrarunning Hall Of Fame

In the late 1970’s the pioneering American trio of Sandy Kiddy, Marcy Schwam, and Sue Ellen Trapp dominated global women’s ultra distance racing, setting and re-setting all world records from 50km through 48 hours. The first non-American to rise to their level was Leslie Watson of Scotland, and she did it in grand fashion, winning

UTMB Course Map

UTMB and The North Face part ways

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® and The North Face® agreed not to renew their partnership. The success of the 2014 edition concluded twelve years of a very positive cooperation for both organizations.“During 12 years of shared adventure, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® and The North Face® have woven together the necessary solid links to give the event


2015 US Skyrunner Series Announcement

Nineteen quality races, three disciplines, the same winning formula. Building on the success and inspiration of the inaugural 2014 US Skyrunner® Series, 2015 continues the natural expansion of international Skyrunning events that have captured the imagination of runners globally. There are now Skyrunner®National Series in around 30 countries, including the US. Top level competition is expected

2015 Skyrunner World Series Schedule

The big news for 2015 is that the Skyrunner® Series goes global – more races, more places and, now, the chance to count an extra race in the ranking.  The successful 5 SKY / 5 ULTRA / 5 VK formula stays where three results out of five are scored, but now you can choose a fourth race from the Continental Championships of your