Top 100 Best Ultra Marathons

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1 quick facts Back on My Feet

  • Currently 3.79/5
3.8/5 (229 votes)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
168.00 mi, July 17, 2010, Filed Under: Running
![20in24 Logo](http://www.active.com/images/upimages/2024-LOGO-no-feet%20smaller4.jpg) The 3rd Annual Back on My Feet "20in24" presented by Nike will take place on the USATF certified Schuylkill Ri ...
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2 quick facts Badwater Ultramarathon

  • Currently 3.52/5
3.5/5 (54 votes)
Death Valley, California 92328
135.00 mi, July 12, 2007, Filed Under: Running, Running
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3 quick facts Vermont 50 Bike Or Ultra Run

  • Currently 3.25/5
3.3/5 (401 votes)
Brownsville, Vermont 05037
50.00 mi, September 24, 2006, Filed Under: Cycling, Running
The Vermont 50 Mile course starts at Ascutney Mountain Resort in Brownsville, VT . For the first three miles racers will follow down a gentle downhill on gravel roads. After an easy road climb the cou ...
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4 quick facts Bethel Hill Moonlight Boogie 50 Miler

  • Currently 3.25/5
3.3/5 (341 votes)
Ellerbe, North Carolina 28338
50.00 mi, June 17, 2006, Filed Under: Running
FIVE REPEATS OF A 10-MILE LOOP IN AN ALL RURAL SETTING. APPROXIMATELY 7.8 MILES OF EACH LOOP ARE STATE HIGHWAY AND THE REST IS A STATE MAINTAINED DIRT ROAD THAT IS GOOD RUNNING BUT CAN BE MUDDY IN WE ...
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5 quick facts Rockin K Trail Runs

  • Currently 3.25/5
3.3/5 (159 votes)
Kanopolis State Park, Kansas 67464
50.00 mi, April 1, 2006, Filed Under: Running
COURSE: This trail is a multi-use equestrian, hiking and mountain bike trail. It mostly single track horse trail with some four-wheel drive pasture roads. This trail will include hills, rocky section ...
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6 quick facts Buffalo Duathlon

  • Currently 3.24/5
3.2/5 (246 votes)
Syracuse, Utah 84075
30.00 mi, May 3, 2008, Filed Under: Cycling, Running
**Buffalo Duathlon*** ---------- This is a duathlon on the largest island in the Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island. This island is home to over 600 head of Buffalo(Bison), deer, antelope, big ho ...
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7 quick facts Lean Horse Hundred, Half Hundred and 50k

  • Currently 3.16/5
3.2/5 (454 votes)
Hot Springs, South Dakota 57747
100.00 mi, August 26, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Both the 100-mile and the 50 mile course starts at the Minnekahta Trailhead which is located near the south end of the Mickelson Trail, just 12 miles from Hot Springs. (There will be bus transportatio ...
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8 quick facts 100on100 Heart of Vermont Relay

  • Currently 3.13/5
3.1/5 (212 votes)
Stowe, Vermont
100.00 mi, August 28, 2010, Filed Under: Running
The 100 on 100 Relay is a team based distance running experience. The event starts early in the morning and most participants finish between 8:30 PM-10:30 PM. The total distance is 100 miles and the c ...
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9 quick facts Green Mountain Relay

  • Currently 3.06/5
3.1/5 (1938 votes)
Jeffersonville, Vermont 05464
200.00 mi, June 18, 2011, Filed Under: Running
The [Green Mountain Relay](http://www.greenmountainrelay.com) is a 200-mile team distance relay race adventure in Vermont designed for runners of all abilities. Scheduled the third weekend of June to ...
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10 quick facts Rainier to Ruston Rail-Trail Relay Walk

  • Currently 2.99/5
3.0/5 (200 votes)
Tacoma, Washington 98401
27.40 mi, June 4, 2005, Filed Under: Running
On National Trails Day, June 4, 2005 the Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition http://piercecountytrails.org/ will open the 3rd annual Rainier to Ruston Rail-Trail Relay to the public. An ...
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11 quick facts Dances with Dirt 50 Mile

  • Currently 2.96/5
3.0/5 (185 votes)
Pinckney, Michigan 48169
50.00 mi, September 10, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Running Fit is presenting for the 10th consecutive year, Dances With Dirt, a 100k relay, 50k and 50 mile ultra races starting at 6 a.m. on September 11, 2004 in Hell, Mich. ?Weak, wimp ...
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12 quick facts McNaughton Park 30M

  • Currently 2.96/5
3.0/5 (104 votes)
Pekin, Illinois
30.00 mi, April 16, 2005, Filed Under: Running
You will be following the Potowatami Trail in McNaughton Park. The 50 mile course will consist of five, ten mile loops. The loop is dirt trails, open fields, hills, and more hills. The course will ...
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13 quick facts Old Dominion 100

  • Currently 2.96/5
3.0/5 (465 votes)
Woodstock, Virginia 22664
100.00 mi, June 7, 2003, Filed Under: Running
The Old Dominion, the original race, is a Measured loop trail through the Massanutten Mountains, Shenandoah River Valley and Fort Valley Virginia, with 14 significant climbs, and 14,000 feet of gain. ...
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14 quick facts Mountains to Sound Relay

  • Currently 2.95/5
3.0/5 (206 votes)
North Bend, Washington 98045
100.00 mi, June 25, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Course Length - 100 Miles Mt. Bike 23 Mi. / Road Bike 50 Mi. / Canoe - Kayak 12 Mi. / Run Legs Half Marathon and 6 Mi. This 100 mile course extends from the Snoqualmie Pass areas beginn ...
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15 quick facts Sauratown Trails 50 Mile

  • Currently 2.95/5
2.9/5 (99 votes)
Pinnacle, North Carolina 27043
50.00 mi, May 31, 2003, Filed Under: Running
An out and back along the Sauratown Trails starting/finishing at the base of Pilot Mountain with a 6 mile turn-around loop in Hanging Rock State Park. The course is something like 90% trail and 10% di ...
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16 quick facts Mt. Hood Pacific Crest Trail Ultramarathon

  • Currently 2.94/5
2.9/5 (112 votes)
Government Camp, Oregon 97028
50.00 mi, July 31, 2004, Filed Under: Running
The Mt Hood PCT ultra is an out and back on the beautiful Pacific Crest trail. The 50M race heads all the way from Timothy lake to Timberline lodge on Mt Hood (and back). A shorter 50K turnaround is a ...
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17 quick facts Mount Mitchell Challenge

  • Currently 2.93/5
2.9/5 (215 votes)
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711
40.00 mi, February 26, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The Challenge is this: Begin at dawn in Black Mountain, the quaint "front porch of Western North Carolina", and follow trails to the "rooftop" of Western North Carolina, the 6,684' summit of Mount Mit ...
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18 quick facts Barkley Marathons 100 Mile Run

  • Currently 2.90/5
2.9/5 (165 votes)
Wartburg, Tennessee 37887
100.00 mi, April 3, 2004, Filed Under: Running
The Barkley is considered one of the toughest 100 mile races in the world. It has 52,900 feet of climb (and 52,900 feet of descent), more than any other 100 mile race, more than the 33,000 ft. of clim ...
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19 quick facts Leadville Trail 100

  • Currently 2.88/5
2.9/5 (340 votes)
Leadville, Colorado 80461
100.00 mi, August 16, 2008, Filed Under: Running
50 miles out and back in the midst of the Colorado Rockies. Low point is 9,200 ft. and high point is Hope Pass at 12,600 ft. Majority on forest trails with some mountain roads. Pacers allowed after ...
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20 quick facts Old Pueblo 50 Mile Endurance Run

  • Currently 2.84/5
2.8/5 (255 votes)
Sonoita, Arizona 85637
50.00 mi, March 7, 2009, Filed Under: Running
Refer to: http://www.oldpueblo50.com/ ...
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21 quick facts Squaw Peak 50 Mile Trail Run

  • Currently 2.82/5
2.8/5 (268 votes)
Provo, Utah 84907
50.00 mi, June 4, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Squaw Peak is rated as the 3rd toughest 50 miler in the country with 10,000 feet elevation gain and loss (alt. low 4900' / high 9300') A beautiful and scenic but very difficult ...
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22 quick facts Wasatch Back Relay

  • Currently 2.81/5
2.8/5 (300 votes)
Provo, Utah 84604
170.00 mi, June 17, 2005, Filed Under: Running
The Wasatch Back Relay is an intense 170-mile relay race. The race starts at Hardware Ranch near Logan, Utah, and finishes in Park City, Utah. The Wasatch Back Relay traverses the backside of the Wasa ...
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23 quick facts Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run

  • Currently 2.79/5
2.8/5 (203 votes)
Avalon, California 90704
50.00 mi, January 14, 2006, Filed Under: Running
This is a beautiful, out and back run criss crossing Catalina Island, you will see vistas and views that you just do not see in California. View boths sides of the island, the blue oceans, the famou ...
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24 quick facts Saint Croix Scenic 50

  • Currently 2.79/5
2.8/5 (124 votes)
Christiansted, VI 00820
50.00 mi, January 23, 2011, Filed Under: Running
What better way to see this gem of the Caribbean than to run over a good portion of its rugged mountains and along its stunning shoreline? The course promises to be as challenging as it is beautiful. ...
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25 quick facts Wild West Relay

  • Currently 2.79/5
2.8/5 (1853 votes)
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
200.00 mi, August 12, 2011, Filed Under: Running
The [Wild West Relay](http://www.wildwestrelay.com) is a 200-mile distance team running relay race adventure in Colorado designed for runners of all abilities. **COURSE** This Colorado relay ra ...
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26 quick facts Chequamegon Woods to Water Relay

  • Currently 2.78/5
2.8/5 (284 votes)
Ashland, Wisconsin 54806
80.00 mi, May 28, 2006, Filed Under: Running
An 80 mile relay from Cable, Wisconsin, winding through the Chequamegon National Forest and finishing on the shores of Chequamegon Bay in Ashland, Wisconsin. We invite you to participat ...
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27 quick facts 24 Hours of Freedom

  • Currently 2.76/5
2.8/5 (42 votes)
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
200.00 mi, April 18, 2008, Filed Under: Running
[The 24 Hours of Freedom](http://www.24hoursoffreedom.com) is an amazing team relay race for teams of 6-14 people running and hand-cycling from Flagstaff to Phoenix, Arizona. The race course follows p ...
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28 quick facts Colorado Outward Bound Relay

  • Currently 2.74/5
2.7/5 (909 votes)
Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452
170.00 mi, September 12, 2008, Filed Under: Running
Now in its 11th year, the Colorado Relay, a 24-hour, 170-mile team relay race, is an awesome team-event in Colorado. The course takes athletes of all abilities, across several mountain passes in the b ...
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29 quick facts Frankfurt Stadtwald

  • Currently 2.98/5
3.0/5 (81 votes)
Frankfurt, Germany
50.00 km, Filed Under: Running
The Frankfurt Stadtwald is an amazing place to run! I didn't know what to say about the "Distance" of the run because the forest seems endless and there are more trails than I can count. The trails ...
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30 quick facts Derby 50k

  • Currently 2.92/5
2.9/5 (115 votes)
Derby, North Carolina 28338
50.00 km, November 26, 2005, Filed Under: Running
31 miles on 3 loops of rolling hills in a beautiful country setting on asphalt and dirt. A great event for those wanting to do their first ultra run. There is no cut off. This is a 31-mile fun run w ...
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31 quick facts Sylamore Trail 50K

  • Currently 3.14/5
3.1/5 (361 votes)
Mountain View, Arkansas 72560
50.00 km, February 18, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Rocky out-an-back on narrow rocky trails that has several creek crossings (two major ones at mile 2 and mile 30). Only the first and last mile are on pavement. This course is a well-traveled hiking p ...
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32 quick facts High Mountain Trail Run 50k

  • Currently 2.62/5
2.6/5 (370 votes)
Leadville, Colorado 80461
50.00 km, July 16, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The course will be +/- 25-kilometer (15 ? miles) loop with about 790 meters (2,600 ft.) of climbing each lap. There is a 4 hour cutoff for the first loop. First lap is counter clockwise around Turquoi ...
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33 quick facts OPSF 50 - 50

  • Currently 3.26/5
3.3/5 (398 votes)
Spencer, Indiana 47460
50.00 km, November 5, 2005, Filed Under: Running
50 mile is 2-5mi loops partially on county road+ 3-13.2mi loops all trail. 50km is one of the 5mi loops +2-13.2mi loops. Also a 13.2mi "fun run". Course is very hilly terrain in and ar ...
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34 quick facts Run on the Sly

  • Currently 2.66/5
2.7/5 (127 votes)
Pollock Pines, California 95726
50.00 km, September 5, 2004, Filed Under: Running
Options of 50-Mile, 50K, 20-Mile and 8-Mile events. The three longer events are all 2/3 single track trail, with most of the rest being narrow fire roads and run around beautiful Jenkinson Lake in Sly ...
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35 quick facts Dances with Dirt 50K Ultra

  • Currently 3.06/5
3.1/5 (102 votes)
Pinckney, Michigan 48169
50.00 km, September 10, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Running Fit is presenting for the 10th consecutive year, Dances With Dirt, a 100k relay, 50k and 50 mile ultra races starting at 6 a.m. on September 11, 2004 in Hell, Mich. ?Weak, wimp ...
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36 quick facts Flat Rock 50k Endurance Trail Run

  • Currently 3.01/5
3.0/5 (349 votes)
Independence, Kansas 67301
50.00 km, September 24, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Elk River Hiking Trail. Accurately measured forest trail winding through unique limestone bluffs, rock formations & picturesque vistas. Out & back, very rocky, no long hills. 10 hour time limit. ...
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37 quick facts Telegraph Trail 50k

  • Currently 2.96/5
3.0/5 (311 votes)
Durango, Colorado 81301
50.00 km, October 8, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Telegraph Trail 50K ? course open for 9 hours; hikers welcome. Never flat, the Telegraph Trail 50K is run on the area?s first wagon roads and old communication lines; it features breath-taking ...
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38 quick facts Groundhog Fall 50k

  • Currently 3.74/5
3.7/5 (280 votes)
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania 15767
50.00 km, Filed Under: Running
Hills, Rocks, Roots, Streams, Groundhog Holes, Hills. Need we say more! Start is at the Punxsutawney Community Center. Course is up and down hills, along country roads, on trails ...
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39 quick facts Bulldog 50k Ultra

  • Currently 2.92/5
2.9/5 (409 votes)
Calabasas, California 91302
50.00 km, August 23, 2008, Filed Under: Running
A RRCA 2008 Regional Championship Race. A Trail Runners Magazine 2008 Trophy Series Race Challenging and scenic 50K on fire roads and trails in mountainous terrain with spectacular ocean and valle ...
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40 quick facts Run the Stumpjump 50k

  • Currently 3.34/5
3.3/5 (32 votes)
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
50.00 km, March 19, 2007, Filed Under: Running
This is the premiere 50K race in the Southeast. Taking place on a beautiful dirt-packed trail with Tennessee mountain stone thrown in, and with a 2200 ft. elevation gain, the StumpJump 50K benefits t ...
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41 quick facts Two Oceans Marathon

  • Currently 3.19/5
3.2/5 (95 votes)
Cape Town, South Africa
56.00 km, April 15, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Beautiful race in a beautiful place. Hills and lots of people. Choice between 21k and 56k. Plan to stay at least few weeks in Cape Town and if you cycle also do the Cape Argus Pick n' Pay Tour. ...
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42 quick facts Swiss Alpine Marathon

  • Currently 3.11/5
3.1/5 (97 votes)
Davos, Switzerland
78.50 km, July 30, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Start in Davos over picturesque terrain then climb 1800 meters to KetschHutte, then run through picturesque alps. Climb another 500 meters and then run from Scaletta pass through Durrboden back to Da ...
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43 quick facts Catskill Mountain Road Relay

  • Currently 2.02/5
2.0/5 (179 votes)
Phoenicia, New York 12464
100.00 km, August 15, 2004, Filed Under: Running
5or10 person teams 5person teams run 2 legs each. 10person teams run 1 leg each. race is 100km. with 10 legs of 10km each. Run on roads through the mountains and valleys of the Catskill Forest Preser ...
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44 quick facts Katcina Mosa 100k Mountain Challenge Run

  • Currently 2.61/5
2.6/5 (56 votes)
Provo, Utah 84601
100.00 km, August 4, 2007, Filed Under: Running
6th Annual Running of this beaautiful event. Come join us and see for yourself. A VERY, VERY challenging, difficult and scenic loop course through the Wasatch Mountains above Provo, Utah. About 42% ...
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45 quick facts The Mountain Ultra

  • Currently 2.86/5
2.9/5 (195 votes)
Crested Butte, Colorado 81225
220.00 km, August 2, 2013, Filed Under: Running
The worlds first & only Self-Sufficient Multi-Stage Mountain Ultra The Ultimate Mountain Ultra, a 220km multi-stage event over the infamous Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA. Your race starts in the ...
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46 quick facts La Ultra - The High

  • Currently 3.05/5
3.1/5 (320 votes)
Leh, Ladhak, J&k, India, India
222.00 km, August 2, 2012, Filed Under: Running
Starting 11 km outside of Khardung Village, at approx 14,000 ft, the route ascends to an altitude of 17,700 ft (Khardung La) before descending down to 11,483 ft (Leh) then climbing up to an altitude ...
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47 quick facts The Jungle Ultra

  • Currently 3.09/5
3.1/5 (212 votes)
Pillcopata, PE
230.00 km, May 24, 2013, Filed Under: Running
Location: Peru | Race: - 230km, 5 stages from Cloud Forest to Amazon Jungle Transfers Included: From Cuzco Airport to Base Camp & Finish to Cuzco Hotel Food Included: At Cloud Forest Base Camp ...
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48 quick facts The Desert Ultra

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (2 votes)
Spitskop, Namibia
250.00 km, November 15, 2013, Filed Under: Running
Location: Namibia | Race: - 250km, 6 stages from Spitskoppe Mountains to Goboboseb Mountains | Cost: 2200 Transfers Included: From Windhoek Airport to Spitskoppe Base Camp & Goboboseb to Windhoek ...
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49 quick facts RYKA Iron Girl Texas Triathlon

  • Currently 3.52/5
3.5/5 (611 votes)
Irving, Texas 75039
500.00 km, July 23, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Join us for the inaugural RYKA Iron Girl Texas Triathlon at the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Trials Course in Irving (Los Colinas, TX) home to the Dallas Cowboys. A venue for many popular triathlon events ...
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50 quick facts Silver State 50 - 50

  • Currently 2.72/5
2.7/5 (163 votes)
Reno, Nevada 89511
50.00 mi, May 21, 2005, Filed Under: Running
Great Views of the Truckee Meadows from the two major climbs in the race. Point to Point on dirt roads and trails. Running on snow pack likely at highest points (~8900\'). 12,000\' of ...
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51 quick facts White River 50-Miler

  • Currently 2.72/5
2.7/5 (200 votes)
Black Diamond, Washington 98010
50.00 mi, July 29, 2006, Filed Under: Running
The race features rolling terrain, ridge tops, northwest forest, several sections of technical trails, and several demanding climbs and challenging descents.FROM SEATTLE TO FRIDAY REGI ...
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52 quick facts Uwharrie 40 Miler

  • Currently 2.59/5
2.6/5 (194 votes)
Troy, North Carolina 27371
40.00 mi, February 5, 2005, Filed Under: Running
By far, one of the most difficult and beautiful trail races in the Southeast.The southern end of the trail is located on Hwy 24/27 outside of Troy, NC Coming from the west t ...
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53 quick facts Eighth Annual Rockin K Trail Runs

  • Currently 2.31/5
2.3/5 (153 votes)
Kanopolis State Park, Kansas 67464
50.00 mi, April 1, 2006, Filed Under: Running
COURSE: This trail is a multi-use equestrian, hiking and mountain bike trail. It mostly single track horse trail with some four-wheel drive pasture roads. This trail will include hills, rocky section ...
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54 quick facts Arkansas Traveller 100

  • Currently 2.00/5
2.0/5 (205 votes)
Lake Sylvia, Arkansas 72126
100.00 mi, October 8, 2006, Filed Under: Running
Arkansas weather in October can be unpredictable. The average high temperature for race weekend is mid-70?s and the average low is in the low 50?s, but wide variances can occur. It has rained; it has ...
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