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Lake Placid

What to do this weekend: 8/29/14

It’s not that often that you have three options for signing up for long races at the last minute, but that’s the situation this weekend. There’s an 80k in New York, a 50k in Vermont, and an 18-miler at the border between New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Even better, it’s a long weekend and the weather […]

Fall 2014 trail races

Feasting on fall races

As summer comes to a close, are you feeling like you haven’t taken advantage of the season’s full buffet of races? Or has your packed summer race schedule simply whetted your appetite for even more racing? Either way, no need to worry. As we head into early fall, the race menu only gets richer! Here […]

Emerald Necklace Stage Race

What to do this weekend: 8/22/14

The Emerald Necklace Stage Race kicked off in New Hampshire this morning. It may be a a rainy start to the race, but it looks like the runners should have great weather for the next two days as they make their way around the course.

2013 Hampshire 100

What to do this weekend: 8/15/14

There’s a lot going on in the Northeast this weekend, including the first-ever Eastern States 100 deep in the Pennsylvania woods, the TARC Summer Classic in Massachusetts, and the Hampshire 100.

Mount Tom State Reservation

What to do this weekend: 8/8/14

There are only so many perfect summer weekends, and it looks like this might be one of them. So take advantage! We’ve got a couple of races to suggest, but we also have a look back at some of our favorite places to run.

Franconia Ridge Trail

Normal runner times: Franconia Ridge Loop

With its beautiful cascades, 5,000-foot peaks, and challenging climbs, the 8.9-mile Franconia Ridge Loop is a fun and challenging run, and a great introduction to running in the White Mountains.

Cranmore Mountain Run

Becoming a mountain goat at the Cranmore Hill Climb

As she came out of the woods at the Cranmore Hill Climb and saw a tall grass wall, Emily Meehan wondered if she’d been duped. Was this race, in fact, more difficult than the Loon Mountain Race she’d managed to survive only a couple of weeks prior?

Wakely Dam Ultra

What to do this weekend: 7/25/14

Things are a little quieter on the race front this weekend than last weekend, but in the Catskills, about 250 runners will be taking on one of the most challenging trail races around, the Escarpment Trail Run.

2013 Vermont 100

What to do this weekend: 7/18/14

The Vermont 100 always makes for a huge weekend in the Northeast’s trail running community, and this year it’s only one of several big races.

Justin Cole - Loon Mountain Race

A long day at the Loon Mountain Race

Justin Cole was familiar with Loon Mountain from skiing. Last weekend he got to approach the mountain from a very different perspective as he took on the challenge of the Loon Mountain Race.