7/10/2017

NYUR news:

  • LAST CALL: We are so close to our limit for the BUS 7th annual Pajama Romp 6-Hour (counting both on-line and manual registrations) that we will have to close registration early.
  • Manual and on-line registration at       will close on Wednesday, July 12th at 11:59PM... so, please do it NOW to avoid being disappointed.
     
  • ... and while you're at it, sign-up for the Fred von der Heydt Memorial Six Hour - 60th BD Run on October 15th. 

6/30/2017

NYUR news:

5/24/2017

Broadway Ultra Society News:

  • Registration for the BUS 7th annual Pajama Romp 6-Hour on Saturday, July 22nd in Astoria Park is NOW open. Manual registration forms and more details for this race available here ... or register on-line (fee-free) at . Please register early, since the park has a field limit.
     
  • ... and don't forget to register NOW for the BUS 40th Anniversary Run on Saturday, June 3rd. On-line registration has been extended to Thursday, June 1st.

4/18/2017

NYUR News:

  • Registration for the BUS 40th Anniversary Run 40-Miler/40-Kilometer on Saturday, June 3rd in Alley Pond Park is NOW open. Manual registration forms and more details for this 40Mile/40K race available here ... or register on-line (fee-free) at .
     
  • ... and don't forget to register NOW for the 2017 Sybil Ludington 50K on Saturday, April 29th.

4/4/2017

Latest News:

2/18/2017

Latest News:

2/14/2017

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday (Feb 11th) for the NYUR 3-Hour Award Race. The weather was great, and the Valley Stream Park people did a great job in clearing the course of snow, so everyone seemed to have a great mid-winter run. Click for the full results listing, including both gender and age group results. Photos of everyone will be posted soon.

We had a little extra confusion at registration because we had so many post entries to process, so if we made any mistakes with spellings, ages, hometowns, etc. please email us and we'll update.  

2/10/2017

Busy week:

  • First off, join us on Saturday Feb 11th for the NYUR 3-Hour Award Race. Yes... the race is still on in spite of the last few days of bad weather.
     
  • ... and be sure to register soon for the first event of the 2017 NYUR Grand Prix series, the Caumsett Park 50K Championship. Don't miss this great race on March 5th.
     
  • Then follow it up with the 2nd Grand Prix event, the BUS Night Crawl 6-Hour Run on March 25th in Kissena Park.
     
  • We we have more or less finalized the NYUR Grand Prix series for 2017 (above). BUS is planning 2 summer events, the annual Pajama Romp 6-Hour on July 22nd and a new race, the BUS 40 Mile / 40K Run on June 3rd. Only one of these will be included in the Grand Prix series, depending on which venue (TBD) can support the most runners... we'll let you know as soon as permits are approved.

2/5/2017

Next up for 2017:

  • I know it's late, but join us on Saturday Feb 11th for the NYUR 3-Hour Award Race. This pleasant long run through Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream will be followed by the 15th Annual NYUR Grand Prix Awards Ceremony & Lunch... all are welcome, but please let us know asap that you're coming.
     
  • We are working to finalize the NYUR Grand Prix series for 2017, and will fill in the blanks above shortly.

12/26/2016

The Final 2016 Grand Prix Standings & Winners have been updated. Thanks to everyone who participated in any of the 2016 events... and congratulations to the Overall and Age Group winners for 2016. We are planning for an Awards Run & Ceremony in early 2017... Details for this and the rest of the 2017 NYUR calendar will be available soon.

If you have any questions about these standings and awards, please contact us asap at: .

12/15/2016

Results for the BUS Trail Mix-Up 50K/30K in Alley Pond Park on Sunday, December 11th have been posted... and added to the Ultra SignUp site.

If anyone has any on-course photos you'd be willing to share for our Photo Album, please send them (or a link to them) to

12/01/2016

Urgent Notice:

Last call for the BUS Trail Mix-Up 50K/30K in Alley Pond Park on Sunday, December 11th. Fee-free on-line sign-up at is still open until midnight on Monday, Dec 5th. Late and post entries may be accepted, but PLEASE get in your entry ASAP.

The Race Director just added a new course map for the roughly 5K mixed trail & park path loop.

10/28/2016

Latest news:

  • FINAL details and manual registration forms for the BUS Trail Mix-Up 50K/30K in Alley Pond Park on Sunday, December 11th are available now. (Note the Race Director is calling this the "Dumb Ass Trail Mixup" due to the difficulty he had with getting the required permissions from the "authorities"). Fee-free on-line sign-up at will open on Monday, October 31st (Happy Halloween).
     
  • The 2016 NYUR Grand Prix standings have been updated. We've also posted the (slightly) updated Grand Prix rules for 2016.

10/20/2016

Recent news:

  • Plans for the BUS Trail Mix-Up 50K/30K have been finalized. This final event in the 2016 NYUR Grand Prix Series will be on Sunday, December 11th starting at 9:15AM, in Alley Pond Park. The new course will be on a 5K loop, starting in the Alley Springfield section of the park. It will be slightly less than 60% trail. Full Details and Registration (with fee-free on-line sign-up) will be available soon.
     
  • Results from the 17th annual Fred Von Der Heydt Memorial 6-hour 60th Birthday Run held on Sunday, October 16th have been posted. The 2016 NYUR Grand Prix standings will be updated soon.
     
  • Results from the Tesla Hertz Trail Runs held on Saturday, October 8th have also been posted. This 100m/100K/50m/50K series of runs in Rocky Point on Long Island has become a welcome fixture in the NY/LI ultra calendar.
     
  • ... and finally, don't forget the NYRR NYC 60K (aka "The Knickerbocker"), coming up on Saturday, November 19th at 8AM in Central Park.

8/17/2016

Some recent Spring/Summer news:

  • Lots of photos have been added to the Pajama Romp 6-Hour report... thanks to our good friend, Larry Sillen. Download any of his free photos here.
  • We also posted a REVISION to the 2016 NYUR Grand Prix Standings from last week. Thanks to the observant runner(s) who reported the mistakes we made in the original calculations.
  • I missed an earlier opportunity to push the Tesla Hertz Trail Runs starting on Saturday, October 8th. This 100m/100K/50m/50K run starting in Rocky Point on Long Island, presented by race directors Vinny & Nichole Cappadora, should be another great race.
  • ... and don't forget to register soon for the 17th annual Fred Von Der Heydt Memorial 6-hour 60th Birthday Run on Sunday, October 16th.

8/7/2016

Still catching up on the Spring/Summer news:

5/16/2016

The Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) has confirmed its plans for the running of the 6th annual Pajama Romp 6-Hour to be run at scenic Fort Totten Park in Bayside, Queens on Saturday, July 23rd stating at 5PM. Fee free online registration is now open at , or see full info and manual registration form here.

PLEASE register as early as possible to help us make sure we have enough "stuff" for everyone. Entries should be received by July 16, 2016.

5/15/2016

Some Catchup news:

3/26/2016

Lots of PHOTOS (from our good friend Larry Sillen) of the 2016 NYUR 3-Hour Award Run in Hendrickson Park on Sunday, March 20, 2016. These free downloadable photos are fully shareable.

3/22/2016

3/21/2016

The 2016 NYUR 3-Hour Award Run (along with the 14th Annual Grand Prix Awards Brunch) took place in Hendrickson Park on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Overall & Age Group Results are now available. Photos will be available soon.)

3/14/2016

2/14/2016

This site has been silent for a while, but rest assured that the NYUR principals (ie. Richie and Bob) have been working to plan and coordinate the Grand Prix events for 2016. The current lineup is listed above, and here is some upcoming news and events:

  • The 2015 NYUR Grand Prix Standings & Award Winners have been finalized and posted.
  • The NYUR 3-Hour Award Race & Awards Brunch has been scheduled on Sunday, March 20th in Hendrickson Park, Valley Stream. We hope you can make it for this scored fun run, followed by brunch and the award ceremony for the 2015 Grand Prix winners.
  • If you can't wait until then, sign up now for the first 2016 NYUR Grand Prix event, the Caumsett Park 50K Championship & GLIRC 25K Run, on Sunday, March 6th.
  • ... and while you're at it, register for the 2nd event too, the Sybil Ludington 50K on Saturday, April 23rd.
  • If you're really anxious to get out on the trails, try the Febapple Frozen Fifty Races coming up this weekend (Saturday, Feb 20th) with a variety of distances from 10 to 50 miles. Registration is still open.
  • ... and don't forget to check out the rest of the 2016 schedule in the NJ Trail Series.
  • Registration is also open for Long Island's Greenbelt Trail Run 50K & 25K on Saturday, May 7th.
  • We're still working... there's a possible 7th race to be added to the Grand Prix series... and the possibility of another low key BUS "Special Event" on the streets of Brooklyn and Queens... and we're working on a more inclusive calendar of other ultra events.

12/15/2015

The 2015 BUS Fat Ass Trail Mix-Up 50K & 30K took place on Sunday's (12/13) beautifully warm and sunny day in Alley Pond Park. The results for the 50 K and the 30 K have been posted.

Congratulations to everyone who finished one or both of these challenging events. This completes the NYUR Grand Prix Series for 2015, and the final standings and awards will be updated soon.

12/07/2015

From the Race Director:

"Due to an overwhelming amount of entries during the past week, the BUS Fat Ass Trail Mix-Up 50K & 30K for December 13 at Alley Pond Park is now officially CLOSED. No more entries will be accepted.
We are greatly sorry for this discouraging news and inconvenience. Thank you."

10/30/2015

Full information & Registration for the 7th (final) 2015 Grand Prix event, the BUS Fat Ass Trail Mix-Up 50K/30K, is now available. Fee free online registration is open at . Please register as soon as you can... Early registration will end on December 9th. At this time, late and post entries will be accepted for an additional $5.

10/26/2015

New Entries:

10/19/2015

Latest news:

10/13/2015

Catching up on some overdue news:

9/22/2015

Photos from last Saturday's BUS Brookville 6-Hour Run. These were all taken by Larry Sillen of EVERYBODY. Larry has grouped all these photos into two Photo Sharing albums on his Google+ pages. All these albums are public and you can download and use as many of the photos as you would like:

  *2015 Brookville 6-Hour Run - Photo Album #1*
  *2015 Brookville 6-Hour Run - Photo Album #2*

9/20/2015

Preliminary Results for yesterday's BUS Brookville 6-Hour Run are available. Results will be finalized shortly.

... and we're a little late, but we have posted the updated 2015 Grand Prix Standings after the 4th event (ie. the Pajama Romp 6 Hour)... and we will update those to include the finalized Brookville results shortly.

... and don't forget to register soon for the next Grand Prix event, the GLIRC 6Hour-60th Birthday Run on October 18th.

8/16/2015

Results and LOTS of Photos have been posted from the July 25th 6-Hour Pajama Romp.

... and remember, registration for the Brookville Run 6-Hour is now open. We hope we will be seeing many of you at Brookville Park on Sept 19th... but PLEASE register as soon as possible! Use either the manual form, or fee-free online registration.

8/6/2015

Registration for the Brookville Run 6-Hour is now open. Manual Registration form availabe here, or for Fee-free on-line registration, click

8/3/2015

Breaking news items:

  • Due to various circumstances, the long-time Staten Island 6 Hour Ultra Marathon scheduled for Sept 19th, will NOT be held this year. Hopefully, it will be back next year.
     
  • Since the SI race was a New York Ultra Running Grand Prix Event, BUS will be coordinating a substitute run. Details are still pending, but seem to be coalescing around a 6-Hour event in Brookville Park (Queens) on a 1.34 (approx) mile loop. We will have full details soon. Check back here for Registration Information.
     
  • The BUS 6-Hour Pajama Romp took place on Saturday evening, 7/25. We had great success with the chip this time, but there were still some problems... so the Preliminary Results took some time. Detailed loop split times are also available on the EliteFeats site.

7/14/2015

Sorry, but ALL registration for the 5th annual 6-Hour Pajama Romp has now CLOSED. This popular race usually fills to capacity, but this year we reached the absolute limit even earlier than usual... please contact the Race Director (Richie) if you have questions about the status of your registration.

6/25/2015

From June 22nd to 30th (approx), local runner (world famous extreme ultra runner), Alicja Barahona will be running a 260-mile trek on the Arctic Circle Trail, to support Doctors Without Borders. To donate and read about the details of this self supported run, check Alicja's website, and see her progress report (sent in yesterday).

6/24/2015

This past weekend, the 4th Annual running of The Great New York 100 Running Exposition kicked off at 5am Saturday in Times Square. In spite of some challenging weather conditions, 35 runners finished the 100 mile course and another 28 completed the 100K course.

Congratulations to all runners, and thanks to Race Director (and event developer) Phil McCarthy and his dedicated core of volunteers.

5/25/2015

A couple of important updates:

  • The Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) has opened registration for the 5th annual 6-Hour Pajama Romp. Manual registraion forms are available here... and fee-free on-line registration will be available at starting on Thursday, May 28, 2015.
  • Thanks to an alert runner (thanks Grant) who found mistakes in both the Sybil Ludington 50K and the Green Belt Trail 50K results... so, we had to recalculate the NYUR Grand Prix Standings. Check to see if your standing has changed.

5/18/2015

In the last few weeks:

  • The official LI Greenbelt Trail 50K (25K) Results & Photos are available from GLIRC... or click here to go directly to the NYUR archive copy.
  • The NYUR Grand Prix Standings have been updated to include the LI Greenbelt Trail results.
  • ... and the Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) has confirmed the details for the 5th annual 6-Hour Pajama Romp. It will DEFINITELY be held from 5pm to 11pm on Saturday, 7/25/15 in Astoria Park. Registration will open soon ... Check back here around Memorial Day for details.

5/2/2015

The 2015 NYUR Grand Prix Standings have been updated to include the Sybil results.

4/28/2015

The 2015 NYUR Grand Prix Series continues with:

3/18/2015

We haven't posted anything on this site in a while, but we're back now. The 2015 NYUR Grand Prix Series is off and running with:

2/7/2015

The race director has reviewed the lap sheets from the 13th Annual Award 3-Hour Run... and there were a few changes. Check the FINAL Results here.

2/2/2015

Fellow runner and photographer Larry Sillen has posted hundreds of PHOTOS from Sunday's 13th Annual Award 3-Hour Run and Brunch.

All these photos are free to download and share. Please be sure to thank Larry when you see him in future events.

2/1/2015

Thanks to all of you who braved the frigid temps and strong winds at yesterdays 13th Annual Award 3-Hour Run and Brunch in Valley Stream. The Preliminary Results have been posted.

... and congratulations to the 2014 NYUR Grand Prix Award winners!

We will be updating our 2015 calendar in the next few days, but don't forget to sign up now for the upcoming Caumsett Park 50K/25K on the GLIRC site on March 1st.

1/29/2015

The 13th Annual Award 3-Hour Run and Brunch is DEFINITELY ON for Saturday, January 31st at Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream!

The park Facilities Department did a great job of removing snow, but there may be some slippery spots courtesy of a small "clipper" snowstorm and the really cold temps over night... so, be sure to wear some shoes with tread.

The race will start exactly on time at 9AM. Post entries will be accepted starting at 8AM... and you'll have access to the Community Center to stay warm before the start. We'll see you there.

1/27/2015

As of today (Tuesday) the 13th Annual Award 3-Hour Run and Brunch scheduled for Saturday, January 31st at Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream IS STILL ON!

The park Facilities Department is evaluating the storm impact re snow removal. Richie is staying in constant contact with them, and hopes to have a definite decision by Thursday, 1/29. Check back here for FINAL status.

In spite of the cold weather, we hope you can make it... You will have access to the heated Community Center throughout the run, and for the post run award ceremony.

1/3/2015

Happy New Year Everyone!!

12/22/2014

The Race Results for the BUS Fat Ass Trail Mix-Up 50K/30K completed yesterday (12/21/2014) have been Posted for both the 30 K and 50 K events.

12/16/2014

The Race Director of the BUS Fat Ass Trail Mix-Up 50K/30K coming up this Sunday (12/21/2014) has posted a rough course map for the race. This is a fairly complex course, but all turns will be well marked.

12/10/2014

Registration for the BUS Fat Ass Trail Mix-Up (50K and 30K) on Sunday, 12/21/2014 has CLOSED (as of 3PM Wed, 12/10).

Thanks to everyone who's registered already, but we have reached our limit for this race, so no additional registrations can be accepted. Please contact the Race Director if you have questions about your registration.

12/05/2014

New information for the BUS Fat Ass Trail Mix-Up (50K and 30K) on Sunday, 12/21/2014 has been added.
*** Final course details and directions to the start available here ***.

11/29/2014

Catching up on some local news, Starting with an announcement:

  • IMPORTANT Note about the BUS Fat Ass Trail Mix-Up. We have had to change the venue for this run... see the Race Director's email for some of the details. The race WILL be held on December 21st at 9am on the trails and paths of Alley Pond Park. Final details will be available here soon. Fee free on-line registration is still available at UltraSignup.com until Thursday, 12/18.
     
  • ... and congratulations to the more than 300 runners & finishers who braved the cold weather in Central Park for the NYRR NYC 60K on November 15th.

10/27/2014

Photographer Larry Sillen just added lots more photo albums for the GLIRC 6 Hr-60th BD Run. If you can't find yourself on one of these, you probably weren't there:
  Album 1 from Larry Sillen
  Album 2 from Larry Sillen
  Album 3 from Larry Sillen
  Album 4 from Larry Sillen
  Album 5 from Larry Sillen
All these pictures are downloadable and free to use and share.

10/26/2014

Lots has been happening this month, including;

  • BUS has announced a NEW race, the Fat Ass Trail Mix-Up, in Forest Park on Sunday, December 21st. This should be a truly fun event and a great way to welcome the holidays. Fee free on-line registration at UltraSignup.com available starting on Tuesday, 10/28.
     
  • The final event of the 2014 NYUR Grand Prix series, the GLIRC 6 Hr-60th BD Run was run on October 19th, and final results and photos are now available.
     
  • With all events completed, the 2014 Grand Prix Final Standings & Award Winners have been updated. Congratulations to all award winners.
     
  • Planning your 2015 ultra events? Be sure to check out the NJ Trail Series 2015 Race Schedule... and we'll get our NYUR 2015 Grand Prix series updated soon.

10/7/2014

Some sad news for the ultra community, we learned that fellow runner Bobby Fisher has passed away. Richie Innamorato of the Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) adds that Bobby died last week at NYU Langone Medical Center... he was 63. He was a long time member of BUS and the Prospect Park track club (PPTC).

His family and PPTC friends are planning a memorial service on Saturday, October 18th open to all Bobby's friends... please see "A Celebration of Life" for details.

9/30/2014

Along with the final results and the updated/corrected NYUR Grand Prix Standings, we've posted 199 photos taken at the Staten Island 6-Hour Ultra Marathon by our volunteer photographer, Glen Teitell of Freeze Frame Studio, Inc on the NYUR Flikr site. All these individual and group photos are freely available for you to download and share.

9/28/2014

The results for the Staten Island 6-Hour Ultra Marathon have been finalized.... and the NYUR Grand Prix Standings have been updated.

9/21/2014

More than 100 runners and their guests showed up for the 2014 Staten Island 6 Hr Ultra Marathon, and enjoyed a great day of running on Saturday, September 20th. Preliminary Results have been posted, and will be finalized in the next few days.

9/7/2014

Time to catch up on ultra news again:

  • First off, don't forget the Staten Island 6 Hr Ultra Marathon coming up soon on September 20th. Free on-line registration at Ultrasignup will end at 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 17th.
     
  • I missed an earlier opportunity to push the Tesla Hertz Trail Run on Saturday, October 11th. This 100m/100K/50m/50K run starting in Rocky Point on Long Island, presented by race directors Vinny & Nichole Cappadora, should be another great race. Register by Sept 10 to avoid a price increase.
     
  • On August 16th the intersection of Broadway and West 228th St was named "Ted Corbitt Way" to honor our good friend and fellow ultra runner, in a ceremony ceremony attended by many runners and community leaders. We've posted several photos of the ceremony (thanks to Gloria Rodriguez) on the NYUR Flikr Site.

8/4/2014

FINAL Results for the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Romp are now available here and on the UltraSignup site. Congratulations to all runners.

... and in case you missed all the photos on Larry Sillen's site, try these:
2014 Pajama Romp 6-Hour - Photo Album #1 - The race begins...
2014 Pajama Romp 6-Hour - Photo Album #2 - and has a middle...
2014 Pajama Romp 6-Hour - Photo Album #3 - and an end.  

8/2/2014

Registration is now open for the Staten Iasland 6 Hr Ultra Marathon on September 20th. 2014 Info now available, along with manual registration forms. In addition, fee free online signup at is now available.  

7/28/2014

PRELIMINARY Results for the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Romp are now available. BUS will review all the scoring sheets over the next few days and FINALIZE the results. The FINAL results will be posted here and on the UltraSignup site.

... and many thanks once again, to Larry Sillen (our volunteer Event Photographer) for the MANY photos of EVERYBODY taken during this race. Larry has grouped all these photos into three Photo Sharing albums on his Google+ pages. All the photos in these albums are free for you to download and use.  

7/7/2014

Lots of things to make note of today:

6/28/2014

On-line registration for the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Romp on July 26th is now available at .
Be sure to register soon for this fun mid-summer evening event.  

6/13/2014

Don't forget The Great New York 100 Mile/100K Running Exposition coming up on Saturday, June 21st, starting in Times Square and running throughout the city. This race has been full for weeks, but there are still more volunteers needed.

Be sure to check the event Facebook page or Phil's Event Site for the latest details.

... and we also just posted an update to the NYUR Grand Prix standings for the 5 events completed so far. Two more events to go.  

6/12/2014

The results for the Broadway Ultra Society Joe Kleinerman 12-Hr Run have been reviewed and finalized. Lots of photos will be available soon.

... and if you want to see some really super ultra runners, check out The Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race starting June 15th (and running to August 6th) in Queens. These runners will attenpt to complete more than 5,600 laps of an 883 meter course in less than 52 days (if you do the math that's about 60 miles a day).  

6/8/2014

The 2014 running of the Broadway Ultra Society Joe Kleinerman 12-Hr Run was held yesterday (June 7th) in Crocheron Park. It was a warm and sunny day, but 63 runners took the challenge and put in some impressive performances.

Congratulations to the event 1st place champions: Tommy Pion (with 82.66 miles) for the men, and Sky Canaves (with 75.12 miles) for the women. Check the full PRELIMINARY results here, lots of photos will be available soon.  

6/1/2014

Last call for the Joe Kleinerman 12 Hour Run coming up this Saturday, June 7th, at 7:30am.

The Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) has also posted the manual registration form and info sheet for the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Romp on July 26th. Online registration will also be available soon.  

5/14/2014

With some sad news for the ultra community, Richie Innamorato of the Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) adds the following:

In Memory

Stanley Friedlander

June 5, 1940 to May 6, 2014

We are very sad to report the passing of long-time BUS Member, Stanley Friedlander of Valley Stream. He was 73. Stanley was a widower survived by his daughter, Emily Peck and two grandchildren, Noah and Avery. He was also survived by three brothers and one sister: Gerald, Lawrence, Charles, and Susan. Stanley earned his Bachelor�s degree from the City College of New York and his PhD from New York University. He taught Mathematics at Queens College and Northwestern University. He also taught for over 25 years at Bronx Community College where he served as chairman of the Department of Mathematics. He was an accomplished marathoner and ultra marathoner and founder of the Valley Stream Running Club. He also founded and directed the Valley Stream 50-Mile from 1981-1990. Stanley was a generous BUS patron and a willing volunteer plus selflessly devoting thousands of hours to the care of others in hospice. His humor and kindness will be missed by all of us. Condolences can be send to the Friedlander Family; 77 Birch Lane; Valley Stream, NY 11581.  
5/13/2014

The Long Island Greenbelt Trail 50K (& 25K) results & Photos have been posted... and the NYUR Grand Prix Standings have been updated. Congratulations to all finishers! And special congrats to the 50K leaders, Aaron Heath and Keila Merino.

... now, don't forget to register asap for the Joe Kleinerman 12 Hour Run on Saturday, June 7th.  

5/3/2014

Lots of interesting stuff to highlight today, including:

4/18/2014

Info & Registration forms are now available for the Joe Kleinerman 12 Hour Run on Saturday, June 7th. Be sure to register early for this "classic" early summer event in its traditional Crocheron Park venue.

... and don't forget to register SOON for the next race in our Grand Prix series, the Sybil Ludington 50K coming up on Saturday, 4/26.

... and, of course, don't forget the Long Island Greenbelt Trail 50K on Saturday May 10th.  

4/1/2014

The thoroughly reviewed and "probably final" results for the BUS 6 Hr Run & NYUR 3-Hr Run are now available. Of course, there is always room for disputes if you disagree with our results... Just contact the race director. The Grand Prix standings have also been updated, click here to review.

... and don't forget to register for the next race in our Grand Prix series, the Sybil Ludington 50K. If you liked the hills of Alley Pond, you'll love the rolling beauty of the Sybil course.
 

3/26/2014

The BUS 6 Hr Run & NYUR 3-Hr Run is coming up this Sunday, March 30th. We are looking forward to seeing you all there. Unfortunately, the 3-hour event has reached its limit, so we CANNOT accept any more entries, but the 6-hour starting at 8:45am is still open. Even if you don't run for the whole 6 hours we'll score you in the official results.

It's probably too late to mail a registration form, but contact the race director now to lock in the "Pre-Entry" rate.
 

3/5/2014

This site has been "off-the-air" for quite a while, so we missed a lot of early year events... WE APOLOGIZE!! ... but we're back now, and are planning the GrandPrix and BUS events for the rest of 2014. Here are a few of the things happening in the short term:

... and we'll be posting Info & Registration for the following as soon as available:
  • Joe Kleinerman 12-Hour Run on Saturday, June 7 in Crocheron Park.
  • BUS Pajama Romp 6-Hour on July 26th. We're searching for a new and interesting venue.
  • The Staten Island 6-Hour on september 20th... maybe back in it's original site at Cloves Lake.
  • The 6Hour-60th Birthday Run on October 19th.
  • ... and maybe a BUS sponsored "Fat Ass Format" event in mid-December.

11/18/2013

There is sad news tonight for local area ultra runners. Rich Innamorato prepared the following announcement to describe the loss of a true friend of ultra running and ultra runners:

New York Ultra Running is sad to report the passing of Ojars Stikis. Ojars succumbed to a long battle with cancer on November 16. He was 78. Ojars resided in Englewood, NJ and was an active ultra runner for almost two decades. Most of his ultra highlights occurred in his 60�s and 70�s Such highlights included the following:

Ten-time finisher of the JFK 50-Mile; 4-time finisher of the NY Pioneer 100-mIle Trek; 3-time finisher of the Vermont 100-Mile Trail Run including running 29:57 at age 70 being first in his age grounp and earning nomination for "Geezerjock of the Year"; ran his best 100-mile trail run at age 66 with a 27:56 at Umstead and 4-time National Age Group Champion for 50K finishing first in his age group (70-74) four consecutive years at Caumsett.

Ojars is survived by his wife Liz and would be celebrating 45 years of marriage next month. Ojars was a great friend to the ultra community, transporting many to ultra events and also contributing to the ultra cause. He will be sorely missed.

There were no funeral arrangements, but condolences can be mailed to:
Liz Stikis
27 Old Quarry Road
Englewood, NJ 07631

11/10/2013

The 2013 New York Ultra Running Grand Prix Final Standings & Award Winners have been posted here.

Congratulations to all award winners, and especially to our 2013 champions, Aaron Heath and Sky Canaves. Also a special congrats to our 2 ultra "ironmen" Charles Bifulco & Jay Lustgarten who completed all 8 races of the 2013 series.
 

10/23/2013

The GLIRC 6 Hr-60th BD Run is now in the record books, completing the 2013 NYUR Grand Prix Series. Check out the full results here.

We'll be finalizing the Grand Prix standings and posting the 2013 award winners in the next few days.
 

10/18/2013

The NYUR Grand Prix Standings have been updated to include the Ted Corbitt 24-Hour Run results (7th event).

Just 1 more Grand Prix event left for the year... the GLIRC 6 Hr-60th BD Run is this Sunday (10/20) in Sunken Meadow Park on Long Island. It's not too late to post-entry.
 

10/16/2013

... more PHOTOS posted for your download and use from the Ted Corbitt 24-Hour Run. These new photos were provided by volunteer Glen Teitell. Link to all these photos here.

... and the results have been updated after extensive review... there have been some changes from the preliminary results, so check out these Updated Results.
 

10/12/2013

There are now thousands of PHOTOS (of everybody and everything) posted for your download and use from the Ted Corbitt 24-Hour Run. Our volunteer event photograher, Larry Sillen (thanks Larry) has posted ALL these photos in three Picasa Photo Albums. Link to all these albums here, and view, grab, or share any you want.

10/7/2013

The Ted Corbitt 24-Hour Run is now in the record books. Check the Preliminary Results here. Congratulations to the two champions, Jim Morris and Lan Nguyen (aka Tiger Ellen), and to all of the 49 runners who joined in the fun... and special thanks to all the volunteers who made this race possible.

We will have checked all the count sheets and finalized the results, and published some pictures later this week.
UPDATE: 5:55PM on 10/7 - The first round of score sheet reviews has resulted in some changes... check the link above. Please contact the if you still have questions.
 

10/2/2013

There's lots of new news for this week:

  • This coming weekend is the Ted Corbitt 24-Hour Run starting at 10am on Saturday, October 5th at Juniper Valley Park in Queens. Take a look at this List of Entries (as of 10/1/13)... and if you want to join the fun call the Race Director (917-620-3431) NOW!
    Note: we still need a few volunteers, so if you, your friends, or relatives can give us some time, please call the Race Director.
     
  • We have posted 100's of high quality, downloadable PHOTOS from the Staten Island 6 Hr Ultra Marathon on the NYUR Flickr site. These are professional photos, contributed by Glen Teitell, including group and individual photos taken throughout the race... if you were there, there's a great hi-res picture of you in this collection.
     
  • ... the 2013 NYUR Grand Prix Standings have been updated to include the Staten Island results. Just 2 more events left for the year... so it's time to pick up the pace :-)

9/22/2013

We've finished with the first review & corrections of the result for the Staten Island 6 Hr Ultra Marathon and posted the Preliminary Results. Congratulations to all the 105 runners who joined in the fun.
 

9/17/2013

The next two NYUR Grand Prix events are almost here:

  • This Saturday (September 21st), join us at the Staten Island 6 Hr Ultra Marathon in it's new venue in scenic Silver Lake Park. Post entries will be accepted.
     
  • Then 2 weeks later on Saturday (October 5th) come out to Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village, Queens for the Ted Corbitt 24-Hour Run. Join us for this marquis event of the BUS season, celebrating the life, contributions, and accomplishments of the great ultra runner, Ted Corbitt.

    Note: we really need volunteers to support the TC24, so if you, your friends, or relatives can give us some time, please let us know with this Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet... and earn our THANKS, and a T-shirt.

8/30/2013

Information & Registration Forms for the BUS Ted Corbitt 24-Hour Run are now available. Join us for this marquis event of the BUS season, starting at 10:00am on Saturday, October 5th at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village Queens.
 

8/25/2013

This is another catch-up posting:

  • Info & Registration is now available for the SI 6 Hr Ultra Marathon. Sign-up now for this great run in a new venue.
     
  • The site and dates for the BUS Ted Corbitt 24-Hour Run have been confirmed. Full information & registration forms will be available in the next few days.
     
  • ... and don't forget the GLIRC 6 Hr-60th BD Run. On-line registration is now available.
     
  • ...and another reminder... the next Umstead 100 mile Endurance Run may not be until April 5th, 2014, but On-Line Registration opens at NOON EDT, SATURDAY, September 7th, 2013. Be at the front of the line or be disappointed.
     

7/28/2013

The weather was perfect for the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Romp, and everthing seemed to run smoothly. Click Here for a listing of the Preliminary results. Please contact Richie if you have any problems with this data.
 

7/25/2013

Registration for the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Romp is now CLOSED. Sorry, but no more entries can be accepted. Here is the list of entries received as of 7/25/13. Please contact Richie if you think you should be on the list.
 

7/16/2013

Registration for the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Romp has begun to pick up... Here is the list of entries received as of 7/15/13. Please contact Richie if you think you should be on the list. Reminder: please get your entries in by Wednesday, 7/24/2013.
 

7/12/2013

Registration for the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Romp has been running a little slow. RD Richie Innamorato thinks the USPS might be running in holiday mode, so here is the list of entries received as of 7/11/13. Please contact Richie if you think you should be on the list. Reminder: please get your entries in by Wednesday, 7/24/2013.

Also, non-BUS members should check the New York Trail & Ultra Running Meetup site for information on a fee discount for this race.  

7/7/2013

Latest news and catch up:

  • Registration is now in progress for the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Romp on Saturday July 27th. RD Richie Innamorato asks that all registrations be received by July 24th to help in planning.
     
  • Congratulations and thanks to Phil McCarthy, RD for The Great New York 100Mi/100K Running Exposition held on June 29th. It was a truly amazing race, highlighting the perseverance of the runners, and the volunteer support and cooperation of the local ultra running community. Be sure to check the Event Facebook page for lots of runner reports and photos.
     

6/23/2013

Less than a week to go before the The Great New York 100Mi/100K Running Exposition... and the excitement is building for all of us who will be running, volunteering, or pacing. Registration is now closed, but there is plenty of room for more volunteers and and I'm sure your running friends would love some support and/or pacing.

Check out the event Facebook page for last minute info and helpful posts from other runners and particpants. Also, Phil's detailed/interactive Map-My-Run course map is worth studying... along with his very detailed Turn-by-Turn directions.
 

5/29/2013

We did a little updating to our Race Calendar for those of you planning an ultra summer vacation.
 

5/25/2013

It's been a while since we updated this site, but we're back NOW, so let's try to catch up:

4/7/2013

Preliminary Results for the BUS 6-Hour Run & 3-Hour Award Run Preliminary Results are now available. Contact Richie at (917-620-3431) or email if you have questions.
 

4/1/2013

The race director has posted an updated list of pre-entries for the BUS 6-Hour Run & 3-Hour Award Run & Lunch this Saturday. Click here to see all the entries so far. If you're not on this list... and you want to be... contact Richie at (917-620-3431) or email NOW. Both races almost full.
 

3/30/2013

Last all for the BUS 6-Hour Run & 3-Hour Award Run & Lunch on Saturday, April 6th. Click here for the updated list of registered runners (as of 3/30). PLEASE get your registration in by APRIL 4th. Thanks.
 

3/16/2013

We're getting close to the BUS 6-Hour Run & 3-Hour Award Run & Lunch on Saturday, April 6th. Click here to see if your registration has been processed (as of 3/16). If your registration form is not in the mail, please get it in asap. Thanks.

... also, check out the 2013 Grand Prix standings as of the first event at Caumsett State Park. Bob will be posting a few minor revisions to the Grand Prix rules shortly.
 

3/7/2013

The first NYUR GrandPrix event, the Caumsett State Park 50K, is in the record books and results and photos have been posted.

The next event is the BUS 6-Hour Run & 3-Hour Award Run & Lunch on Saturday, April 6th. Let us know asap that you are coming.

... and check the Broadway Ultra Society Page for 2013 membership info and form.
 

1/23/2013

Final Info & registration forms are now available from the Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) for the BUS 6-Hour Run & 3-Hour Award Run & Lunch on Saturday, April 6th... please sign-up asap.

... and check the BUS Page for 2013 membership info and form. .

1/16/2013

The 2013 Grand Prix Series is finally taking shape. The Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) will be leading off the series with the Caumsett Park 50K on Sunday, March 3rd.

... and once again the Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) will be hosting the BUS 6-Hour Run & 3-Hour Award Run on Saturday, April 6th... followed by the the award ceremony for the 2012 Grand Prix series. Save the date.

The rest of the 2013 Grand Prix schedule will be posted here shortly. .

12/25/2012

... added a few photos I took at the BUS Queens Fat Ass 50K & 30K Sprint on the NYUR Flikr Site. I apologize for the poor quality of these photos... I now know for sure I can't take pictures and run at the same time.

Hopefully some of you will send some better pictures from your own efforts. Email me files or links (to tim.ryan@newyorkultrarunning.org).

12/23/2012

It was cold, windy and hilly, but we all seemed to enjoy yesterday's BUS Queens Fat Ass 50K & 30K Sprint . Results are now available, and we'll be posting pictures soon.

12/18/2012

The "weather outside (may be) frightful" but Race Director Richie wants us all to come out for the BUS Queens Fat Ass 50K. It's a "Fat-Ass" format run, but with more than usual support... and awards for everyone who finishes more that 30K... so dress warmly and join us this Saturday.

12/14/2012

The Race Director has added some clarifications for the BUS Queens Fat Ass 50K description... along with a plea to get your registrations in by December 20th.

... and on another planning note, information and registraion is now available for the 2013 Merrell Caumsett Park 50K race. Don't miss this National Championship event.

12/5/2012

The FINAL Standings & Award Winners for the 2012 NYUR Grand Prix have been posted. We also posted the full scores for all participants after all seven events. Check the 2012 Grand Prix Rules to see why some names and scores were not counted in the FINAL Standings.

Congratulations and Thanks to all participants and award winners, with special congratulations to our 2012 Champions, Aaron Heath and Jodi Kartes-Heino.

11/24/2012

Sandy, workloads, and traveling has kept this site silent for a while, but lots of ultra stuff has been going on in the background. Here's some highlights:

  • Phil McCarthy has posted preliminary plans for the 2013 edition of The Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition on June 29th, 2013. He's also set up a website (www.tgny100.com) to keep us all posted as plans progress.
     
  • ... and Richie at the Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) has announced plans for The Queens Fat Ass 50K Run (with accompanying 30K) on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012. Stay tuned for final plans. Update (11/25/12): Click here for Registration form and full information (pdf).
     
  • Meanwhile we have been researching 2013 races for our Ultra Race Calendar. Please let us know (email me) about any of your favorite ultras for inclusion. In the mean time, if you're looking for some local winter races, be sure to check out the NJ Trail Series 2013 schedule.
     
  • ... and of course, congratulations to all the ultra runners who completed the NYRR NYC 60K (traditionally, The Knickerbocker), and the JFK 50 MIler in this November.
     
  • Finally, Bob is doing the final checking of the 2012 NYUR Grand Prix Results. The Final results and award winners will be posted here shortly.

10/15/2012

Yesterday's 6 Hour-60th Birthday Run presented by the Greater Long Island Running Club was another great ultra run... and the Results have already been posted. (and Photos too)

This was the final event of the 2012 NYUR Grand Prix Series, and the 2012 final standings and Grand Prix Award winners will be posted here as soon as a available.

10/5/2012

Thanks to Glen Teitell of Freeze Frame Studio for taking pictures of EVERYONE who ran in the Staten Island 6-Hour Ultra Marathon.

We've posted them all on the NYUR Flickr site. Enjoy!

9/27/2012

Bob says thanks for the feedback, and he's revised (slightly) the 2012 Grand Prix Standings based on your input.

9/24/2012

... and our equally speedy official NYUR Grand Prix records keeper (Bob Sherman) has already re-calculated the 2012 Grand Prix Standings.

Just 1 more event for the 2012 series, so sign up now for the 6 Hour-60th Birthday Run on October 14th.

9/23/2012

Thanks to quick work from the race director (Mike Tobin) and the Richmond Rockets, the Staten Island 6-Hour Ultra Marathon results are already available!

9/13/2012

Again, this site has been silent for a few weeks while I got busy on other work, but here are a few Ultra News items which I should have noted:

  • First off, it's time to plug the Staten Island 6-Hour Ultra Marathon coming up on Saturday, Sept 22nd. This can be a great competitive race (it's a NYUR Grand Prix event), or a wonderful training experience (with full support) over a pleasant 2 mile loop course. New this year, there will be 2, 3, and 4 person relay teams. Sign up Now!
  • Richie at the Broadway Ultra Society had such a good time at the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Romp that he's started planning another more low key event in December (on the 8th or 9th). Stay tuned to this site for the evolving details.
  • For those of you who are looking forward to running 60K in November, don't worry, the Knickerbocker is alive and well (on Saturday, Nov 17th)... the New York Road Runners just decided to change the name, to the NYRR NYC 60K. Registration is now open... and it's still one of the least expensive ultras in the area. No word yet if they will have a "Baggage" option :-)
  • ... and finally, congratulations to the USA participants (including our NYUR Grand Prix champion, Phil McCarthy) on excellent performances at the IAU World 24-Hour Championships in Katowice, Poland on Sept 8th and 9th.

8/6/2012

We've processed all the inquiries and checked all the score sheets again, so the Pajama Romp Final Results are now in the books, and we've updated the 2012 NYUR Grand Prix Standings (after 5 Events).

... and several of you have sent us photos for the NYUR Flikr page. Special thanks to Donna Tabios, Lucimar Araujo, and Becky Tsai for sharing their photos with us all.
 

7/31/2012

The BUS 6-Hour Pajama Romp last Saturday is now in the books. Check out the Preliminary Results and with inquiries.
 

7/23/2012

Ultra news from the last week:

  1. The Broadway Ultra Society will score The BUS 6-Hour Pajama Romp electronically this coming Saturday, so if you want to get in on the action send in your application form NOW!. (Yep, the name has been changed slightly but it's the same race)
  2. Last Monday (on July 16th) several area runners began the Badwater Ultra Marathon... 135 miles in Death Valley. Phil McCarthy led the park of our locals, and finished 6th overall in 26:52:01. Phil has published a race report on his blog, which illustrates why he and everyone who particpated (along with their crews) deserves our hardy congratulations. Check the full results & splits to see the remarkable performances of our fellow runners.
  3. ... and the preliminary results are in for the Vermont 100 Endurance Run. Of special note, local runner Mike Arnstein finished in 13th place (18:46:23) just 4 days after finishing Badwater in 31:04:55.

7/8/2012

Plenty of important news today:

  1. First off, if you're thinking of running the BUS 6 Hour Pajama Run, PLEASE send in your registration form NOW... we are trying to get electronic scoring for this race, but we need to have a minimum of confirmed registrations by the end of next week (week beginning 7/16) to confirm a contract with the time keeper.
  2. Phil McCarthy (race director of the GNY100) will be running in the Badwater Ultra for the third time on July 16th... 135 miles in Death Valley (that says it all). He is running in support of Project Hospitality. If you'd like to help Phil in this worthy cause, take a look at this Pledge Sheet, or donate on-line.
  3. Speaking of the The Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition (aka GNY100), Phil has published a race report on his blog.
  4. ...and finally, registration for the GLIR 6Hr/60th Birthday Run on October 14th is now open. If you are one of the birthday runners (born in 1952) register early to get your name on the "commemorative" appareel.

7/2/2012

It's been over a week since the last runners finished The Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition and I'm finally getting around to highlighting this astonishing event (organized and directed by Phil McCarthy). Words cannot describe how terrific this event turned out to be, so I refer you to the event Facebook Page for reviews and photos from the runners, pacers and crews who made this event so spectacular. The 2013 version of this race (Phil promises there will be a 2nd annual) will definitely be the driving force in my training plans for next year.

In other news, be sure to register early for the upcoming BUS 6 Hour Pajama Run on July 28th. This will be a great way to get your long run done in the "cool" of a summer evening.

... and we have the registration form for the Staten Island 6 Hour Run presented by the Richmond Rockets on Sept 22nd. As a new feature this year, the race can be run by 2, 3 or 4 person relay teams.
 

6/22/2012

Only 1 day to go for The Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition. We just added some printable maps and course details to this site in case any of you runners, pacers, or volunteers didn't get the latest emails from the race director (Phil McCarthy). Printed copies will also be available at the start.

Good Luck to all participants... Have fun, stay cool, and stay safe!
 

6/18/2012

Important Request:
There is an ordinanance under consideration by Community Board No.8 in the Bronx to dedicate (co-name) 228th Street as Ted Corbitt Way. We at NYUR feel that Ted, the legendary NY (and international) ultra runner and founding president of the New York Road Runners, more that deserves this recognition and honor.

Support efforts for the passage of this ordinance are being coordinated by Ted's son Gary. Please click here to read Gary's request for your support at the next board meeting on Tuesday, June 19th at 7:30 pm. If you can attend please contact Gary to let him know you'll be there, and get more details.

... and thanks to local ultra runner Grant McKeown for calling this to our attention.
 

6/12/2012

Lots of news to list here:

  • If you haven't already seen them, check out the results from the Comrades (Ultra) Marathon in South Africa. This 56 mile race is a favorite with many local runners. Special congratulations to Admas Beliligne, who became the first American woman to complete 10 Comrades and earn the perpetual green bib.
  • If running 2 marathons in a day at Comrades doesn't impress you, check out the progress of the ultra-ultra runners in the Sri Chinmoy 2012 Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, the longest certified foot race in the world. Starting on Sunday, June 17th, these Runners will have to finish more than two marathons a day from 6 AM to midnight for 50 continuous days in order to complete the distance in the allotted time.
  • Coming up in July (16th) is another super hard ultra, the 135 mile Badwater Ultra Marathon. Looks like lots of local runners and their "crews" will be running this year.
  • ... don't forget Phil McCarty's The Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition, starting on June 23rd. This premier race will be something to remember. To keep up with last minute changes, also check Phil's Facebook Event Page.
  • Finally, the Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) has provided the information & registration form for the 2012 6-Hour Pajama Run on July 28th. The race director (Richie) asks that you PLEASE enter early. There will be no late or post entries.

6/10/2012

I made a bunch of calendar updates and additions... and there was lots of news about local runners, which I'll highlight as soon as I have some time this week. If you don't see the calendar changes, be sure to click the "Refresh" icon in your browser.
 

5/18/2012

Surprise! We've updated the 2012 Grand Prix Standings for 4 Events! At this point Aaron Heath is in the lead of the men, and Jodi Kartes-Heino leads the women... but there's still three more events to go so there's plenty of room for changes.
 

5/16/2012

Our LI Greenbelt Trail 25K / 50K page has been updated with the full results for the 25K (the 50K was already correct). We also added links to Photo Albums provided by GLIRC.
 

5/13/2012

The LI Greenbelt Trail 50K is in the record books, and the results have been posted. Congratulations to all runners.

... and yes, we are behind in updating the 2012 NYUR Grand Prix standings, but will be posting updates SOON!.

... and with apologies to our ULTRA ultra runners for our silence, be sure to check their extreme(ly) great performance in the recently completed 2012 Self Transcendence 6 and 10 DAY races. And while you're there, consider joining this group of super "extreme" athletes for the 2012 Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race starting in June.
 

5/10/2012

There's lots of news to highlight, so here goes:

4/24/2012

The weather was fairly nice ... maybe a little warm... for the Sybil Ludington 50K last Saturday. Check our Results & Photos page for times of all finishers... and pictures of just about everyone. Congratulations to all finishers, and thanks to the Taconic Road Runners Race Directors and volunteers for once again organinizing this terrific event.

BTW, we will shortly be updating the Grand Prix standings for this event and the BUS 6 Hour results.
 

4/14/2012

In my haste to get the BUS 6-Hour Run & NYUR Awards 3 Hr Run Final Results posted, I forgot to mention that Richie is getting corrected award tags printed and will mail them to finishers with his next newsletter.

I also forgot to post a reminder about the upcoming Sybil Ludington 50K. You don't want to miss this scenic (and hilly) road race... it is a classic! See you there next weekend.
 

4/10/2012

The score sheets for the BUS 6-Hour Run & NYUR Awards 3 Hr Run have been reviewed and re-reviewed, and we've listened to all concerns... and the FINAL Results have now been posted.

But, of course, email me at and I'll re-check again if you still have problems. Also, please remember to email me your pictures from the run(s) and award ceremony for our phote gallery.
 

4/1/2012

The weather was damp and chilly but it looks like a good run was had by all at the BUS 6-Hour Run & NYUR Awards 3 Hr Run. The most difficult part was the manual scoring process... some of the ever vigilant scorers wound up with frozen fingers (and butts). We made some mistakes, but the PRELIMINARY Results reflect a day long review which we think made most needed corrections.

But just in case, please email me at and I'll re-check the score sheets. We'll finalize the results and update the NYUR Grand Prix standings asap, but it will probably take a few days. Also, please remember to email me your pictures from the run(s) for our phote gallery.
 

3/27/2012

This coming weekend is a big one for the Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) and for us at New York Ultra Running (NYUR). BUS is holding it's first race of 2012, and NYUR is presenting it's 2011 Grand Prix winners with their awards. Join us for these simultaneous events, click BUS 6-Hour Run & NYUR Awards 3 Hr Run for information. Late entries are welcome for both events, but PLEASE give Richie a call (917-620-3431) and let him know you're coming if you haven't ALREADY sent in your registration form.
 

3/27/2012

Some good news, the North Coast 24 Hr Endurance Run in Cleveland, Ohio has been scheduled to run twice this year. The May 5th & 6th running will be this year's USATF 24Hr National Championship, and the Sept 22nd & 23rd running will be the same great event.
 

3/7/2012

It's been a busy news week for local ultra running:

  • The Staten Island 6 Hour Run permit has been approved for Saturday, Sept. 22... so plan on it. It will be a NYUR Grand Prix event.
  • Yesterday Phil McCarthy posted more info and forms for The Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition on June 23rd.
  • Also, a hardy congratulations to Phil (McCarthy) for being awarded the NYRR "Ultra Runner of the Year"... VERY well deserved!
  • The Caumsett 50K was held this last Sunday. Full results and some photos are now available. Congratulations to all finishers (and almost finishers).
  • As a NYUR Grand Prix event, we've begun posting the 2012 Standings (including the Caumsett Event). Also, check the slight revisions to the 2012 Rules.
  • Finally, please join us at the NYUR Annual Awards Ceremony on March 31st in Crocheron Park. Let us know you're coming... so we have enough food... and sign up for the BUS 6-Hour Run (&/or the NYUR Awards 3 Hr Run).

3/6/2012

Phil McCarthy, the Race Director for The Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition scheduled on Saturday, June 23rd has progressed considerably in his planning. Be sure to read his Info Sheet, Runner and Volunteer/Pacer Applications if you are thinking about running or helping out on the tremendous NY adventure. Also check out the Facebook and the MapMyRun course map links for the latest updates.
 

2/22/2012

Just a few notes: If you've been trying to contact Richie at the Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) by email since about the 19th... fu-get-about-it ... his computer has crashed and he can't read or reply to any emails. But he says to call him directly at 917-620-3431.

Also, it looks like ultra runner, Michael Tobin, is going to bring back his Staten Island 6 Hour Run this Fall on Saturday, Sept. 22 (permit pending). We'll publish details here as soon as finalized.

2/4/2012

Information & Registration forms are now availaible for the 2012 Long Island Greenbelt Trail 50K to be held on Saturday, May 12th. If you've never run this race, be sure to check out this extensive photo collection provided by local runner, Lucimar Araujo, from last year's running. This collection has many photos of the runners and trails throughout this challenging course.

2/3/2012

NYUR Grand Prix Champion Phil McCarthy has announced preliminary plans for the inaugural Great New York 100 Mile Running Exposition to be held on Saturday, June 23rd. Check back to this site for more details as plans are finalized.

2/1/2012

Registration forms and race details for the 2012 BUS 6 Hour Run & NYUR 3 Hour Award Run & Lunch on March 31st are now available. Join us.

1/29/2012

On-line and mail-in registration and race details for the 2012 Sybil Ludington 50K are now available.

On a different topic... if you've run (and I'm sure enjoyed) any of the The Holiday Marathons on the trails in Van Cortlandt Park, please join us in signing the Save-The-Putnam-Trail Petition to keep the Parks Department from paving over this beautiful urban trail.

1/22/2012

The Race Director of the Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) has confirmed the details for the 2012 BUS 6 Hour Run & NYUR 3 Hour Award Run .
Please plan on joining us for either of these fun events and/or for the lunch and awards ceremony that follows. Detailed directions and registration forms will be available shortly.

BTW... if you can't wait for these events... or for the Caumsett 50K (on Mar 4th) to get your long runs in, you should check the New York Trail & Ultra Running (Meet-up Site) for less formal local area group runs... coming up next weekend, see Phil McCarthy's 2nd Occasional Manhattan Bridges Run.

1/12/2012

Good News! The Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) has confirmed the date for its first event of 2012 (Saturday, March 31st). That's all thats been confirmed, so keep checking the 2012 BUS 6 Hour & NYUR 3 Hour Award Run page for details. The 6 hour will be part of the 2012 NYUR Grand Prix Series.

12/28/2011

All of us at New York Ultra Running wish you continuing good cheer throughout this holiday season, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR in 2012! We look forward to the new year and some exciting and challenging ultras throughout the area. Check back to this site frequently in the coming days for more details.

12/14/2011

I forgot (sorry Vinny) to highlight a local Fatass format run scheduled for January 8th on parts of the Long Island Greenbelt Trail. See details at LI Recover from the Holidays Fatass 50. This is a free, self-supported, 5 mile out-and-back event... run as many (or as few) loops as you want.

12/12/2011

I need to apologize again for letting this site be silently passive for the last month. Here's another quick catch-up:

  1. Firstly, rest assured that New York Ultra Running is in the process of planning it's schedule of Grand Prix events for 2012. The currently confirmed events are highlighted in blue above. The Caumsett State Park 50K (scheduled for March 4th) is now open for registration.
  2. I'm also in the process of updating the Ultra Race Calendar above, to include the planned / confirmed dates for 2012. This is a work in progress, so let me know if I missed any races you'd like to include (email me at ). Of course, if you don't see a race in our calendar, check the Ultra Running Magazine's Searchable Calendar or, for local events and training runs check out the New York Trail & Ultra Running (Meet-up Site).
  3. The folks who have been bringing us the Holiday Marathon Events (thanks Michael Arnstein and Michael Oliva) in Van Cortlandt Park have run into a Parks Dept road block for Christmas day... but they've saved the day by re-scheduling at a new venue in Tibbett's Brook Park (see The Christmas Marathon Westchester for the details).
  4. ...and finally, congratulations to all of you who completed the Knickerbocker 60K last month. I took a few pictures, which are posted on the NYUR Flikr Site.
... and, again, I'll try to stay more up-to-date in the future.

10/31/2011

The New York Ultra Running 2011 Grand Prix Events (8) have all been completed... and the Final Standings have been calculated and posted. Congratulations to our 2011 Champions, Phil McCarthy and Jodi Kartes Heino... and to all the other winners and age group champions.

Over the next few months we will be planning for an awards presentation in early 2012... and for events to be part of a 2012 series. As always, your ideas and suggestions (like especially any new ultras in the area) are always welcome and will not be ignored. Send ideas to me at . Thanks! ... and Happy Halloween!!

10/17/2011

Just a quick note on yesterday's 6-hour Grand Prix race on Long Island. The weather was pretty close to ideal and the trail conditions were great. You can see the full results at 6 Hour - 60th Birthday Run Results.

Congratulations to all runners... and we'll have the 2011 Grand Prix totals finalized and posted here soon.
 

10/3/2011

An apology is in order for the silence coming from this site for the last month, so I'm sorry! A combination of work and personal "busy-ness" has kept me occupied elsewhere, but here's a quick catch-up:

  1. First and foremost, congratulations to local runner Phil McCarthy for finishing FIRST in the North Coast 24Hr Endurance Run. Phil finished more than 153 miles to take the USATF National 24 Hr Champion title.
  2. Reminder: the last of the 2011 NYUR Grand Prix events is coming up in less than 2 weeks... but there's still time to register (by mail or on-line) for the 6Hour-60th Birthday Run.
  3. If any of you have enjoyed any of the last year's Holiday Marathon Events organized by Michael Arnstein and Michael Oliva in Van Cortlandt Park, please read this article (Parks and Retribution - The Riverdale Press), and if you too are outraged by the NYC Parks Department's actions, please let them know at www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/maildpr.html or email the Commissioner of Parks, Adrian Benepe, directly at adrian.benepe@parks.nyc.gov.
  4. Another apology: The results from the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Run WILL be published in the next Ultra Running magazine issue, BUT we missed a deadline for them to print pictures and a race report written by 2nd place finisher, David Ploskonka... but here's the report anyway (Ploskonka - 2011 Pajama Run Race Report)... thanks David.
... and I'll try to stay more up-to-date in the future.

9/4/2011

Ultra runner Mat Gerowitz is coordinating a "Fat-Ass" format September 11th 50K around Manhattan. Check out the New York Trail & Ultra Running event site or Mat's blog at [september11th50k.blogspot.com] for details. But if you want to do it you better HURRY and sign up... the event needs to stay small to be manageable and lots of people are interested.

8/31/2011

For those of you who were part of the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Run at the end of July, we just posted a HUGE collection of new race photos on our "Flickr" site at [ NYURPhotos - BUS PajamaRun 6Hr -2011]. These photos were all contributed by Donna Tabios (wife of runner Gerald Tabios #31)... Thanks Donna.

8/29/2011

The hurricane has been filling the news this whole last weekend, and we hope that whatever running you got in was safe and enjoyable, but now it's time to start training for the upcoming Fall season... so don't forget these great runs coming up this long weekend:

  1. Start off on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 7:30 AM with the Manhattan 14.2 Mile Training Run. This scenic training run (NOT a race) is always fun ... and there's plenty of swag waiting for you at the finish.
  2. It's a holiday weekend, so there's a Holiday Marathon (The Labor Day Marathon) in VanCortlandt Park on Monday at 9am. It's a free run on a 6.56 mile trail loop, just come out and run... you pick the total distance for your run. Also check out the full Holiday Marathon Event Calendar to plan the rest of your year.
  3. ...and don't forget to check the New York Trail & Ultra Runnining (Meet-up Site) for group runs in your area.

8/7/2011

The NYUR Grand Prix Standings have been updated to include the results from the BUS Pajama Run. Just one more confirmed event (the 6 Hour-60th Birthday Run in October) left in the 2011 Series. Don't miss it.
 

8/5/2011

The OFFICIAL results for the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Run have been posted. There have been some changes from the preliminary results... most of you will be pleasantly surprised... others, not so much... but congratulations to all runners on your excellent performances.

We've also created an initial Photo Album from photos taken at the start and in the 1st 30 minutes of the race. PLEASE, send your own photos and cell phone snaps to and I'll be happy to add them to this album.

7/31/2011

The preliminary results for the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Run have been posted. These are the complete results, including all fractional distances and some other corrections we missed in the dark at 1am.

We apologize for the confusion at the awards ceremony but hope everyone had a good time anyway. It was a great night of running by everyone.

7/17/2011

Weekend News Update:

  1. Don't forget to sign up soon for the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Run on Saturday, July 30th.
  2. Check out our Ultra Race Calendar... we've added several interesting races in the next few months.
  3. The Vermont 100 Race Results have already been posted... Congratulations to our local superstar, Michael Arnstein on his 1st place finish... and check out the fine performances by the many other area runners.

7/1/2011

Holiday weekend news:

  1. Final info & Registration Form available for the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Run.
  2. Check out the new links on our Other Running Sites page... and let us know if you have any other suggestions to add to this page ( ).
  3. Enjoy the "casual" running events scheduled for this weekend, see the New York Trail & Ultra Running (Meet-up Site) and The July 4th Marathon.
  4. A belated congratulations to the area runners who completed the 56 mile Comrades Marathon in South Africa this June... check this link to look for your friends.
  5. Happy 4th to everyone! We'll see you all at some race real soon.

6/21/2011

Richie Innamorato has just announced a new addition to the 2011 BUS schedule of events. On Saturday July 30th at 6PM, BUS will host the BUS 6-Hour Pajama Run... ending exactly at midnight... in Astoria Park, Queens. The course will be a 1.27 mile loop on lit park paths. This event will also be added to the 2011 NYUR Grand Prix series.

Details will be posted as soon as they are available, but the date, time, and location have been confirmed... so plan on it.

6/21/2011

Looking for some low key but challenging training experiences? Try Phil McCarthy's Take the A Train - a run along the route of the A train from end to end, this Saturday, June 25th.
OR 
The July 4th Marathon in Van Cortlandt Park.

6/14/2011

Start plannining your Fall race schedule, see the newly posted information & application for the October 16th 6 Hour - 60th Birthday Run.

6/8/2011

Our Grand Prix Keeper (Bob Sherman) has updated the standings, see (2011 Grand Prix Final Standings after 6 Events).

6/5/2011

Thanks to local ultra runner Lucimar Araujo, who took many pictures while running the Greenbelt Trail 50K and compiled them into a "QuickTime movie" she titled ENJOYING NATURE AT THE GREENBELT TRAIL RUNS. (Note this will run a lot better if you have a recent version of Apple QuickTime Player or equivalent installed on your computer... free download at QuikTime download)

Click this link for a walk-thru of the whole race with lots of pictures of the runners (and the trails they encountered). If you've never run these trails, watch this, then sign up for next year's race!

6/5/2011

If you're looking for a low key, pleasant, and scenic training run in early Fall (Sunday, Sept 4) in Manhattan, try the Manhattan 14.2 Mile Training Run sponsored by the NYPD Running Club. Lot's of support and lot's of goodies at the finish... Great preparation for the Fall marathons and ultras.

5/28/2011

The full results for the Queens 50K have been posted.
The full results for the Pioneer 100 Trek are also now available.

It was a long weekend, and congratulations to all runners and finishers in these two difficult races. In the 3 days of these races, many runners and friends took lots of pictures. PLEASE, pick out your best and send them to me at so that we can share them on this site.

5/25/2011
(Updated 5/26/11)

There has been a change of course for the 2nd day of the BUS Pioneer 100 Mile Trek. Click this link for explanation and description... Note: the 1st and 3rd days remain the same.

(Final Instructions now available... c u all there.)

5/22/2011

From the Michael Oliva at the New-York-Trail-Ultrarunning Meet-Up site:

JOIN fellow runners and friends on Wednesday May 25th to celebrate with Phil McCarthy his new American (48-Hr) record! We have reserved our own room with couches etc. at McAnn�s Bar & Grill (www.mcanns46.com), 3 West 46th St. (just west of 5th Ave). Phil will be there to talk about and answer questions about his record run. We will have some buffet style food provided. There will be a cash bar and there is a full menu if you want to order other food. We plan to get started at 6:00PM and stay well into the night! Feel free to invite and bring along friends who want to celebrate with us as well. Please RSVP to the event at www.meetup.com/New-York-Trail-Ultrarunning or just send me an email (runningmeetup@gmail.com) to let us know youre coming. Hope to see you all there! 

5/19/2011

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death last Tuesday (5/17) of Bill Fischer, one of the New York area's most prolific ultra runners, and supporter of ultra running events. Some of the highlights of his ultra career include finishes at Western States, Vermont, and winner of the 1990 BUS Grand Prix. He was also a frequent and dependable volunteer at many BUS events. In August 2007, he ran his last ultra... Ralph's Run... in memory of his good friend Ralph Balsamo.

Bill died after a long fight with bladder cancer. He is survived by his 16 year old son. An informal memorial has been planned for this Saturday, 5/21, at 11:30am in the Meridiana Restaurant (2756 Broadway, south of 106th St in Manhattan). All area ultra runners and friends are invited.  

5/19/2011

On a happier note, congratulations to our 2010 NYUR Grand Prix Champion, Phil McCarthy, who put in a outstanding performance in the 48 hour race at the NJ 3 Days at the Fair ultra series. His 257.34 miles total for 48-hours broke the American record. WELL DONE PHIL!!  

5/14/2011

Looking for something new to do next weekend while waiting for the Memorial Day weekend and the BUS Pioneer 100 & Queens 50K, try this NEW Bad Ass Endurance - 6 Hour Trail Run/Relay on the Staten Island Greenbelt (who knew? Check the SI Greenbelt site for more info). The race itself will be a 5K trail/beach loop... and fee-free on-line registration is still available.

5/8/2011

Thanks to Linda at GLIR, the Greenbelt 50K Results have already been posted. Congratulations to all finishers in this difficult race.

The Greenbelt 25K Results are also available.
 

5/2/2011

I'm really sorry... I totally overlooked the Sri Chinmoy 6 & 10 DAY Races, which ended last Thursday, April 28th. Check out the results. These are the ultra runners who make even other ultra runners say WOW!
 

5/1/2011

Congratulations to the local ultra runners (me too) who went out to this weekend's Long Island Marathon... look for your friends at this results page.
 

4/30/2011

Only 1 week to go for the next NYUR Grand Prix event, the Long Island Greenbelt Trail 50k. There's still time to signup, so join us on the trails.
 

4/21/2011

The Sybil Ludington 50K Race Report & Results have been posted on the official Taconic Road Runners site.

... and our Grand Prix Keeper (Bob Sherman) has updated the standings, see (2011 Grand Prix Final Standings after 3 Events).
 

4/21/2011

Maybe not an ultra, but several of our local ultra runners competed in the Boston Marathon last Monday... look for your friends in the 2011 Boston Marathon Searchable Results.

Congratulations to all our finishers ... and a special shout out to Ruth Liebowitz, who finished both Boston and Sybil Ludington (2 days before).
 

4/16/2011

Richie from BUS has finalized the details for the Pioneer 100 & Queens 50K races on Memorial Weekend. We hope to see you there for one of these events.

... and congratulations to the finishers of today's Sybil Ludington 50K. I'll get the results posted as soon as I get back from Boston... but if you're in a hurry, try the Taconic Road Runners site.
 

4/12/2011

One of the most enjoyable races in the NYUR Grand Prix series is up this coming weekend, the Sybil Ludington 50k near (and around) Carmel, NY. Come on up for a great run through the scenic HILLS.
 

4/6/2011

The score sheets have been reviewed and compared to the backup sheets, and the results have been FINALIZED for the BUS 6-Hour Run and the NYUR 3-Hr Run. Congratulations to all runners... we hope everyone had a great run and a fun day, and that you can forgive (and forget) our few scoring errors.

We would love to get your comments about the day's events... at our NYUR FORUM. Also, check out the blogs by runners Phil McCarthy (winner of the 6-Hour Run) and Frank Colella for race reports and a few photos.

... And also congratulations to the local runners who went south for the Umstead Endurance Runs in NC. Check the results for the 100 and 50 mile events at www.umstead100.org.
 

4/3/2011

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday for the BUS 6-Hour Run & NYUR 3-Hour Award Race. It was a great day, with some impressive performances. The preliminary results are posted at the BUS 6-Hour Run PRELIMINARY Results and the NYUR 3-Hr Run PRELIMINARY Results. Note that these are still "preliminary" and will be reviewed in detail over the next few days, so if you see any problems send me an email me at . It's not too late to correct mistakes.

... And congratulations to our NYUR 2010 award winners, especially our 2010 Champions Phil McCarthy and Jodi Kartes-Heino. See (2010 Grand Prix Final Standings) for a full list of all our award winners.
 

3/30/2011

Don't forget the 1st Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) event of 2011 (this Saturday, April 2nd) in Valley Stream. The weather report has cleared up and the BUS 6-Hour Run promises to be a great race... or, if you're looking for a shorter long run, try the accompanying NYUR 3-Hr Run & Awards Lunch. It may be too late to mail in an application, but come on out anyway... there will be room for you.

Also, check out our "BUS page" to read the latest club mailings, with the evolving plans for future events... and membership appeal.
 

3/24/2011

This site has been stagnant for the last few days, while I went to Atlanta for a warm weather marathon... it was fun, but too hilly for a "Boston Qualifier"... now I'm looking forward to the upcoming BUS 6-Hour Run and accompanying NYUR 3-Hr Run & Awards Lunch. We all hope to see you there... at least stop by for the lunch and the 2010 awards presentation.

Note: If I missed any thing while I was gone, please go to our NYUR Forum and tell us about it.
 

3/10/2011

Local ultra runner Alicja Barahona is at it again... running two fantastically challenging events as charity fundraisers.

To support her efforts and get more info, see Alicja's Letter to New York area ultra runners and friends.
 

3/8/2011

Bob Sherman (keeper of the NYUR Grand Prix Rules) has finalized the 2011 NYUR Grand Prix Rules, and calculated the Points and Standings after the completion of our first event (the Caumsett Park 50K).
 

3/6/2011

The first event of New York Ultra Running 2011 Grand Prix is now in the record books... the Caumsett Park 50K... and those records are now posted on the JMS Racing site. Congratulations to all finishers.

It was a rainy, sloppy, and windy day, but there were lots of smiles (as people were leaving anyway). Please go to the NYUR Forum and give us your feedback and/or share your personal experiences from the day.
 

3/1/2011

The New York Ultra Running 2011 Grand Prix kicks off this weekend (on Sunday, March 6th) with the Caumsett Park 50K. Again this year, this race is also the 2011 USATF 50km Road Championship.

If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. On-line registration is available through March 5th at 9am. Note: there are NO extra fees to register on-line. We hope to see you there.
 

3/1/2011

The NYUR Forum has been up and running for about a month. Although many of you have given it a try (guests are always welcome), we had hoped more of you would register a user name on the site and begin adding your voice to the conversation about ultra running (and related) topics.

This forum is hosted on ProBoards.com. They provide a secure environment in which to post questions, ideas, comments (including criticism)... and receive answers, ideas, and comments from fellow runners... so please REGISTER now, and begin posting your comments.
 

1/26/2011

Richie Innamorato of the Broadway Ultra Society (BUS) has been off-the-grid for the last few months, but in a mailing to the BUS membership today he provided some insights to the plans for the coming year. Quoting:

"I still hope to have a 2011 BUS season... A mailing will be distributed (in mid-February) ... (and) will have more info about the 2011 schedule and membership."

"The first BUS event will probably be Saturday, April 2. It will be a 6-hour or a 50K. I do not know at this time where it would be... the objective is to combine the NYUR Awards Distribution and an ultra event at the same time."

Check back here, or on the new NYUR Forum for the latest news. Please REGISTER on the Forum, and give us your feedback about Richie's plans.
 

1/24/2011

To make this site more interactive and give area ultra runners a place to recommend upcoming races, provide race reports, ask (and answer) general and specific questions about ultra running and events, we are implementing the new NYUR Forum.

This forum is hosted on ProBoards.com, which is used by many groups like New York Ultra Running. They provide a secure environment in which to post questions, ideas, comments (including criticism)... and receive answers, ideas, and comments from fellow runners (and occasionally from NYUR staff).

Initially, the forum is set up so that anyone (any guest) can read all threads and replies, but to post replies or start new conversation threads, you will have to register and activate a user name (does not have to be your real name... avatars welcome) with ProBoards. All information requested for registration is confidential and will not be shared by ProBoards or NYUR... so please REGISTER now, and help start the conversation going.
 

1/12/2011

Looking for a low key trail run in the snow, ice, and cold?? Try the Forest Park/Queens Trail Run. This "Meetup" event may not be an ultra (unless you make it one), but could be just the winter workout to keep you in shape for the upcoming spring races.
 

1/5/2011

If you (and a bunch of friends) are interested in putting together relay teams for some local 200-ish mile relay races, take a look at these:

The organizers promise some early registration discounts for NYUR runners... so if you are interested in any of the events.
 

1/5/2011
Updated 1/24/11

If you enjoyed (or missed) any of the holiday marathon trail runs in Van Cortlandt Park (on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's... see below), then check out the Holiday Marathons web site for upcoming events. The next run is scheduled for Valentines Day.

Be sure to check out the next race in the series... the Valentines Day Marathon.
 

12/31/2010

Last minute UPDATE on Grant McKeown's New Year's Van Cortlandt Park Fat Ass Run on January 2nd. This run has been CANCELLED! Click the link to see Grant's explanation... and plans for possible rescheduling.

The First Annual New Year's Marathon in Van Cortlandt Park at 11am on January 1st (tomorrow) is still on (with some possible course changes/alternatives) ... so come on out and run in the New Year.
 

12/30/2010

If you want to lead or participate in a local group run or race, signup for the new New York Trail & Ultrarunning "Meetup" site organized by Michael Oliva. This will be a great medium to find training partners/groups and runs in the area.
 

12/30/2010

And don't forget Grant McKeown's New Year's Van Cortlandt Park Fat Ass Run on January 2nd.
There may be some last minute snow related course or schedule changes for this run, so check back here for updates.
 

12/30/2010

Keep up the momentum of the holidays by coming out for the First Annual New Year's Marathon in Van Cortlandt Park at 11am on New Year's day. This low key, free fun run (marathon, 1/2 marathon or 10K) may be just what you need to start the new year. Don't forget to wear your "snow treads" for those snow covered trails.
 

12/21/2010

Don't forget to celebrate these Happy Holidays the "ultra-runner" way with the Christmas Day Marathon (results posted) and/or the New Year's Van Cortlandt Park Fat Ass Run.
 

12/11/2010

Remember the great turn out at the no fee, low key, self-supported, fun trail run (marathon, half-marathon or 10K) in Van Cortlandt Park [www.thethanksgivingmarathon.com] (results posted) on Thanksgiving day? Sorry you missed it?

Here's the opportunity to do it all (again) on Christmas day. See [The Christmas Day Marathon] for full details.
 

12/3/2010

For the 2nd year Grant McKeown is organizing the New Year's Van Cortlandt Park Fat Ass Run. Click this link for details (and links to pictures from last year)... or email directly. Put on your winter running gear and come on out.
 

11/22/2010

Two great northeast area ultras happened this last weekend (11/20/2010). Congratulations to all our area runners who completed either the JFK 50 Miler in Maryland, or the Knickerbocker 60K in Central Park. The results for both races have been posted.

If any of you participants took any personal photos at either of these races, please send them to ... and I'll add them to a race photo gallery. Thanks.
 

11/16/2010
(updated
11/22/10)

Looking for something to do on Thanksgiving day to justify that extra slice of pumpkin pie? Here's a no fee, low key, self-supported, fun trail run (marathon, half-marathon or 10K) in Van Cortlandt Park. Details at [www.thethanksgivingmarathon.com]. No commitment necessary... just show up and run!

Check out the FAQ section of this site for detailed directions... and a hint of some interesting (and free) ultras coming up in 2011.
 

11/13/2010

Keeping in mind that this is an ULTRA running site, it is still appropriate to congratulate the MANY area ultra runners who completed the world's(?? still counting) largest marathon [the ING NYC Marathon].
 

11/12/2010

The NYUR Grand Prix events are now over for 2010. Planning is in progress for the 2011 event schedule, including the 2010 Award Ceremony (and fun run) early in the year. Check back for schedule updates.

Please send your ideas and suggestions to us at [ ]. Thanks.
 

10/27/2010

The New York Ultra Running 2010 Grand Prix Final Standings have been posted.

Congratulations to JODI KARTES HEINO as the overall women's winner; to PHIL McCARTHY as the overall men's winner; and to all the runners who placed in the overall competition, or placed 1st in their age groups ... and thanks for everyone who participated in the 2010 series of events... special thanks and congratulations to BRUCE KACEN who completed ALL seven events.
 

10/25/2010

It looks like the 2011 edition of the Sybil Ludington 50K has been planned for Saturday, April 16th. This may be a conflict for those of you planning on the Boston Marathon. We'll keep you posted on the Sybil Info Page when the date is finalized and the application is available.
 

10/17/2010

The results for the 6 Hour-60th Birthday Run have been posted. Congratulations to the overall winners Jodi Kartes Heino (1st Female) and Phil McCarthy (1st male)... and to all the "ultra" runners who participated (no matter how far they ran).

As always, please send any of your personal photos to ... and I'll start up a photo gallery. Thanks.
 

10/14/2010

If you are ever in the Atlanta (GA) area, check out the Georgia Ultrarunning & Trailrunning Society (GUTS) web site. They sponsor a trail ultra on December 5th (the Pine Mountain 40 miler) which offers a challenging run to help ride out the New York winter.
 

10/2/2010

Thanks to Byron Lane's contribution, we've started a Trail Mix-up 6-Hour Photo Gallery. Now all we need is some more photos to fill it out a little... so please send any of your photos to .
 

9/27/2010

The BUS Trail Mix-up 6-Hour Results have been reviewed, and finalized. Note: The race director (Richie) will be indisposed for the next couple of weeks, so please direct any questions about the results to .

Congratulations to men's winner Byron Lane, and women's winner Gail Marino. It was a great day for all (weather wise... and the memory of all those hills is probably beginning to fade as your legs recover). The collection of 41 ultra runners logged a grand total of more than 1128 miles for the day.