Friday, January 13, 2006

Upcoming New England/Mid-Atlantic USA Ultras

New England

15th Annual Vermont 50/50
Brownsville, VT
Sun., Sep 24

6:35 am. 21.6 miles of dirt roads, 28.6 miles of single and double-track, and very little paved roads. 8,600 feet vertical. Time limit: 12 hrs. Fee-pre $70; T-shirt; top 3 awards each category; post-race BBQ.
Michael Silverman, 13 Allen St., Hanover, NH 03755 (603) 643-5637.
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3rd Annual Seneca Creek Greenway Trail Marathon and 50K
Damascus, MD
Sat., Mar 4

8:00 am. Point-to-point, marathon and 50k trail race, with approximately 95-percent single track dirt trails in Montgomery County, Maryland. Time limit: 8 hrs. Field limit: 150. Fee-pre $25; fee-post $25/ Low-key post-race picnic. Ed Schultze, (301) 258-0281 (h). Email:

4th Annual Caumsett Park 50K
Lloyd Neck, NY
Sun, Mar 5

10:00 am. 2.3-mile loop on paved path through Caumsett State Historic Park, with scenic views overlooking Long Island Sound. Time limit: 6 hrs (8 hrs for early start at 8:00 am). Fee-pre $30; fee-post $35. Long sleeve T-shirts to every entrant; post-race awards party at the Winter Cottage in Caumsett State Park. Vincent Croce, c/o Greater Long Island Running Club, 101 Dupont St., Suite 24, Plainview, NY 11803. (516) 349-7646 (w) Email: Web:

2nd Annual Bel Monte 50K Endurance Run
George Washington National Forest, VA
Sat, Mar 25

Begins and ends at Sherando Lake, in George Washington National Forest. Course covers some of the most scenic portions of this area on the East Coast, with more than 90-pcerent single track trail and about 10-percent fire/gravel roads; includes about 6,000 feet of ascents and descents following creeks and waterfalls fed by Serando Lake. Time limit: 10 hrs. Field limit: 300. Fee-pre $60; fee-post $75 after March 1, Gill or Francesca: Charlottsville Running Company, 110 Old Preston Ave., Charlottsville, VA 22902. (434) 293-7115. Email: Web:

Source: UltraRunning Magazine, "ur calendar," January/February 2006 edition

--Constance Karras

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