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Groundhog Fall 50 Km and Ultra Team Championship
Punxsutawney, PA

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 11

Aggressive hilly out-and-back trail race.  Event will determine the best ultrarunning community in a cross-country style competition.  $2000 in cash awards, ten pairs of Montrail shoes to be given away, and lots of other great gifts, great food, and accomplished guest speakers.11-hour time limit. $50 by August 28; $60 thereafter. Limited to 200. John Goss, 303 Indiana Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767. (814) 938-4149(h). Or Larry Creveling, (814) 939-0820(h). E-mail: jgoss02@adelphia.net or larry@jedirunner.com; Web: http://runpunxsyrun.org/

Self-Transcendence 1,300, 1,000, and 700-Mile Ultras

Flushing, Queens, NY

12:00 p.m. 

Mon, Sep 13

1,300 miles, 1,000 miles, or 700 miles. Go as you please. Staggered starts, women then men. All races finish at noon on October 1,300 miles: 19 and 18 days; 1,000-mile: 16 and 15 days; 700-mile: 13 and 12 days; women and men respectively. 17th annual. $375 for 1,300-mile; $315 for 1,000-mile; $275 for 700-mile. Limited to 40 for all races. Rupantar LaRusso, 150-47 87th Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432-3309. (718) RUNNERS(h); (917) 916-5259(w); (718) 297-2556(fax). E-mail: scmtny@earthlink.net; Web: http://www.srichinmoyraces.us/

Canandaigua Lake 50-Mile

Canandaigua, NY

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Sep 18

One big loop around the most scenic Finger Lake in Western New York. Start and finish at Finger Lakes Community College. Mostly flat to rolling road with several monster climbs. Ten aid stations. 12-hour time limit. Second annual. $50 by September 1; $70 thereafter. Benefits Serenity House Hospice. Tom Perry, 164 Roselawn Crescent, Fairport, NY 14450. (585) 388-5270(h). Or Rick Cronise, (585) 924-7936(h). E-mail: canandaiguaultra@hotmail.com; Web: http://www.canandaiguaultra.org/
Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK 50-Mile Relay and Ultramarathon
Boalsburg, PA

7:00 a.m. 

Sat, Oct 2

Site of USATF 2004 50-Mile Championships.  Certified 50-mile single-loop course through central Pennsylvania's striking Rothrock State Forest during fall foliage season. 5,035 feet of elevation gain. 11-hour time limit. Fifth annual. $50. Limited to 150. Benefits Centre Hall Library. Mike Casper, 103 E. Hamilton Avenue, State College, PA 16801. (814) 238-5918(h). E-mail: info@tusseymountainback.com; Web: http://www.tusseymountainback.com/

Mountain Masochist 50-Mile Trail Run

Lynchburg, VA

6:30 a.m.

Sat, Oct 16

Point to point on dirt roads, paved roads, and narrow footpaths in the Blue Ridge Mountains; held during fall's peak colors. Part of the Lynchburg Ultra Series (LUS).12-hour time limit. 22nd annual. $70 pre-entry by October 1; $90 thereafter. Limited to 300. David Horton, Liberty University, 1971 University Blvd., Lynchburg, VA 24502. (434) 239-1324(h); (434) 582-2386(w). E-mail: dhorton@liberty.edu; Web: http://www.extremeultrarunning.com/
Presque Isle Personal Endurance Classic, 12 Hours
Erie, PA

6:30 a.m.

Sat, Oct 16

A one-mile loop in Presque Isle State Park. $25 includes registration, shirt and plaque. Rick Ferko, 4517 Crosswinds Drive, Erie, PA 16506. (814) 838-0899(h). E-mail: rferk@velocity.net; Web: http://www.erie-runnersclub.org/

Ramapo Mountain Madness 50 Km Trail Run
Ringwood, NJ

7:30 a.m.

Sat, Oct 23

Only 25 miles from New York City, the race starts and finishes at Shepherds Lake in Ringwood State Park. The course is a giant loop run primarily on fire roads and single-track trails in the scenic Ramapo Mountains. The course is somewhat hilly and some of the trails are rocky. There will be five fully stocked aid stations on the course but participants should be Nine-hour time limit for both bikers and runners. Second annual. $60 by September 30; $75 thereafter. Limited to 150. Tom Brunetto. (201) 391-6008(w). E-mail: montvalerunning@aol.com; Web: http://www.njrunco.com/
JFK 50 Mile
Boonsboro, MD

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Nov 20

North America's oldest and largest ultramarathon. 13 miles of scenic Appalachian Trail, 26 miles of flat dirt on the C&O Canal Towpath, 11 miles of rolling country roads.  Great Aid Stations, over 350 volunteers, shuttle bus service, prize money.  Field strictly limited to 1,000 starters.  Dual start, 5:00 a.m. for those needing more than 12-hours (14-hour time limit) and 7:00 a.m. (12-hour time limit). $70 by October 23; $85 until November 6; $100 thereafter. Requests for entry forms and information packets will be mailed in early August.  Entry forms and information packets will be accessible from the website on August 1. Limited to 1,100. Cumberland Valley Athletic Club, 1012 Valleybrook Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742-3463. (301) 739-7004(h). E-mail: spinnlerm@msn.com; Web: http://www.jfk50mile.org/
Snowflake 50 Km
Charleston, WV

7:00 a.m.

Sat, Dec 4

Two-loop course on trail in Kanawha State Forest. Ten-hour time limit. Seventh annual. $40 pre-registration, $50 day of race. Limited to 100. Dennis Hamrick, 125 Angel Terrace, Charleston, WV 25314.  (304) 344-8342(h). E-mail: itsmadr3@netzero.net

Hellgate 100 Km

Lynchburg, VA

12:01 a.m.

Sat, Dec 11

Point-to-point on trails in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Second annual. $80 by November 19; $100 thereafter. Limited to 100. David Horton, Liberty University, 1971 University Blvd., Lynchburg, VA 24502. (434) 582-2386(w). E-mail: runhorton@juno.com; Web: http://www.extremeultrarunning.com/