The Next TransAmerica Footrace

One may think that ultramarathons are just the latest trendy thing among runners. That Gordy Ainsleigh invented the 100 milers or Dean Karnazes is the first popular ultramarathoner. But running beyond 26.2 miles is not something of the 21st century. As early as the 1920s the first endurance runners gathered together to compete against each … Read more

“Running the Sahara” on Showtime

Before breaking the record in running the across the US – actually, his partner Marshall Urich was who finally made it to the end -, adventurer Charlie Engle embarked in another amazing challenge: running across the Sahara desert to raise awareness of the need for clean water supplies in Africa. The three runners – Charlie … Read more

HUFF 50K Trail Run and Relay

What: 50K trail raceDistance: , UltramarathonWhere: Albion, Indiana, USAWhen: 12/17/2011Website: One of North America’s largest ultramarathons. Also includes a 3-person 50K Relay and a One Loop Run (10 Mile). There are discounted fees for 19 and under relay entrants. A new venue for 2011! The Chain O’ Lakes State Park trails are easy enough … Read more

UTMB – Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix


What: 98K Alps RunDistance: , UltramarathonWhere: Courmayeur, , ItalyWhen: 08/28/2009Website: Seven valleys, 71 glaciers, 400 summits… The Mont Blanc range is fascinating.Doing the Tour du Mont Blanc, allows one to discover an incomparable universe, the impressive and magical high mountains; it is sharing the eternal dream of the pioneers, crossing the magical gardens of … Read more