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Trails Collective Weekly Rundown | February 12, 2021

Trails Collective Weekly Rundown

What’s running, opening, and on its way in the Northeast Trail Running community.

TC Live Interviews

TC going live with Mari Balow @ 8:00

In this week’s TC Live Interviews Series, I’ll be connecting with Mahree Baylow Mari Balow. She wears an amazing amount of hats in the greater Portland activity and trail scene, from Trail Sister, to coach, to event company Co-owner and RD. Really looking forward to catching up. Please join us at 8 pm Thursday night on our Facebook and YouTube channels.

In other Media:

CULTRA released  Episode 114 on Friday, titled Streaking into the Cape Code Frozen 50k.

MassUltra reported in on a pretty cool Last Person Standing Skiing Ultra event that went down in NH.


Onesie Fest 5k-Marathon

Sassquad Trail Running’s Squatchy Onesie Fest 5k-Marathon, ran this past Saturday. RD Kim Levinsky cued me into a wonderful story on one of the event’s entrant, the young and spry Kathleen Davies. We weave a clip in from Kathleen above. Onesiefest results found here.

Chilly Cheek’s 5k

An event put on by the cult classic and wicked active trail community which is Pretzel City Sports, this year running in a traditional amount of snow. I was able to catch up with women’s winner, the tough and speedy Dixie Bonner. Her clip is woven into the video above.


Icy-8, an event in the lineup of Athletic Equation, also went down in Spotsylvania, VA this weekend. An excellent opportunity for early season miles. I was able to catch up with a varied crew from the event, from RD, to podium finishers, to an old college teammate getting in his second ultra in preparation for Cayuga Trails. We’ll weave in the clips above for a solid snapshot of the ICY-8. Results here.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 13th

The Valentines in the Pines Trail 4 Miler in Beachwood, NJ.

The Algonquin 50k with DUC bonus in Maryland

Holiday Lake 50k++ 25k/50k in Appomatox, VA.

Sunday, February 14th

Squirrely Tail Twail Wun ½ Marathon in Lewisberry, PA

The UltraSignUp Hot List

Get On Registering Now As These Events Will Soon Sell Out

English’s Ridge Rumble 10 Miler

Englishe’s Ridge Rumble, slated for April 17th in Fayetteville, NY crept up another 4% on the charts this week to being 96% full. It will fill by the end of this weekend.

The Canyonman 100

The Canyonman 100 in Ansonia, PA moves into the hot zone at 86% full. It’s a pretty cool multi-sport format consisting of: Paddling 19 miles on Pine Creek from Ansonia to Rattlesnake Rock; Runnning 31 miles on West Rim Trail back to Ansonia; Cycling 50 miles via forestry roads to Rattlesnake Rock and then Rail-Trail back through the canyon once again to Ansonia for the finish.

Cayuga Trails 50k / 50m

Cayuga Trails, one of the most scenic courses in the country, is into the warning category, up 6% this week to being 84% full. Register here.

Registrations Opening

February 12th

Frost Town Trail Festival 10k and 25k

Going down in the beautiful hill country of Naples, NY on May 29th, and running in the Bristol Hills, registration opens up this Friday.

February 13th

The Virgil Crest Ultras

Virgil Crest, a cult classic, resurrecting for possibly only one year, and slated for September 11th (or 18th…waiting on final word) in Virgil, NY, opens this Saturday. Beautiful forest, less technical footing than surrounding mountain states, but with roughly 22k feet of gain for the 100, and ratio’ed down for the 50k, 50m, 100m, it’ll remain top of the charts on toughness. Still Aint for Sissies.

February 17th

Miner’s Lady 8 Hour

Slated to run on July 31s in Harper’s Ferry, WV, where the Blue Ridge mountains meet the Shenandoah River. Miner’s Lady is a beautiful 10K loop with 850 ft of elevation gain meandering through the mountains, mostly single track with a few waterfalls and creek crossings in the backwoods of Harpers Ferry, WV. Registration opens on the 17th.

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