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2013 Bretton Woods Fell Race

Meet the mountain goats

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.

Trails in spring

What to do this weekend: 4/11/14

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.

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The TARC 100 (round 2!)

Last year’s TARC 100 was a bit of a mudfest. Josh Katzman, one of the RDs, outlines the changes made to the race, including a new course and a new start time.

Windsor-Cornish covered bridge

What to do this weekend: 4/4/14

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.

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The Emelie Principle

Val Stori likes to think of herself as sensible. But when it comes to running, she can lack moderation, which is why she now applies what she calls “the Emelie principle.”

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What to do this weekend: 3/28/14

Spring is in the air, and as the temperatures warm, we’ll start to see it on the ground too. This weekend there is a mix of spring and winter fun, including races on snow and dirt.

RJ Thompson at the Vermont 50

Running for kids (and an FKT) on the Long Trail

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.

Loon Mountain Race

Who wants to be a mountain goat?

Calling all mountain goats! Far North is looking for a runner to take on the 2014 USATF-New England Mountain Running Circuit and write about the experience.

Think spring!

What to do this weekend: 3/21/14

The 10-day forecast is finally starting to show signs of spring, even if the ground is not. And to help kick off the season, there’s a trail race in Rhode Island on Saturday.

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What to do this weekend: 3/14/14

Although it may not look or feel like it outside, this weekend is a turning point. So get out there and revel in the new snow, and then, let the thaw begin!

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What to do this weekend: 3/7/14

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.

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Even more new trail races

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.

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What to do this weekend: 2/28/14

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.