Not that long ago, it was pretty rare to see runners along the gnarly terrain of the White Mountains. But today trail running in the Whites has fully arrived. Doug Mayer discusses mountain running’s long journey.
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.
It’s barely spring, but this weekend is one of the biggest trail racing weekends of the year.
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.
With only one week left until the National Snowshoe Championships in Vermont, there are still opportunities to qualify at races this weekend. And, of course, there’s a lot of snow. Check out where to race and what to read.
Backpacker magazine suggests allowing 9 to 12 days to make it across the entire 100 Mile Wilderness on Maine’s section of the Appalachian Trail. Joe Wrobleski thought it seemed like a good idea to do it in less than two days, alone, without support. We talked to Wrobleski about his experience.
We aren’t even going to pretend to be experts on the Adirondacks (yet!), but we recently spent some time adventuring in the High Peaks Region. Here are a few of our top picks for runs in the Lake Placid and Keene Valley area.
Over the past year, Amy Rusiecki won the Vermont 50 and the Bear Mountain 50k, finished second in the 50-miler at Pineland Farms, and finished third at the Cayuga Trails 50. In early July, she traveled to Wales to run for the U.S. team at the World Trail Running Championships. And one year ago, she finished second at the Vermont 100. On Saturday, she’ll return to the starting line of the Vermont 100.
The fourth installment of Emily’s attempt to run all of the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire over the course of 2013, in which she discovers that trail running in June can be a lot like visiting a water park.
When registration opens later this month for the Stone Cat 50 Mile and Marathon Trail Races, it will, for the first time ever, be by lottery. While Stone Cat is not the first beloved New England race to go to a lottery, the announcement of the new process is one more sign of the changing landscape of trail running.
After running the Soapstone Mountain Race, dedicated road runner Patrick Byrne was left wondering about the running style—and sanity—of trail racers.