Over the past year, we’ve run dozens of races, climbed countless mountains, and traveled just about every trail we could find. But none of those challenges was as tough as choosing the 2014 Far North Mountain Goat.
This weekend the Merrimack River Trail Race kicks off the Grand Tree Trail Race Series. If you’re in western New York, there’s a chance to run for six hours, and if you’re in New York City you can take part in an urban cross-country race.
The theme this weekend seems to be going long (even more so than most weekends). There are a couple of early season ultras in New England, and there are lots of links dealing with long, long, long-distance events.
It generally takes several weeks to hike the Long Trail. But this summer, RJ Thompson will have to move considerably faster to meet his goal: setting an FKT for an unsupported run of the entire 273-mile trail.
Okay, so yet again your name wasn’t pulled out of the hat this year for the Mount Washington Road Race. Not to worry, as there are plenty of chances to test your lungs and quads on some big hills throughout the Northeast.
This weekend, snowshoe runners will be found in Allenstown, N.H., for the Granite State Snowshoe Championships, in Pownal, Maine, for the last race of the year in the Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series, and even racing side-by-side with Nordic skiers up the Mount Washington Auto Road.
Last month, we published what we thought was a pretty solid list of new races for 2014. But over just the past few weeks, we’ve seen announcements for more races. If your quads are already sore just from looking at your race calendar, you might want to look away. But if you’re still looking for some new challenges, keep reading.
The list of entrants in this weekend’s U.S. Snowshoe Championships is truly impressive, with competitors from around the country gathering in Woodford, Vt., for a good old-fashioned snowshoe throwdown.