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Gorge Waterfalls 100k ultramarathon race report: A dozen waterfalls along this scenic route

[By Dana Notman] 2016’s Gorge Waterfalls 100k race took place on Saturday, April 2, and the weather forecast for this ultramarathon was spectacular. We were going to experience something the Pacific Northwest hadn’t seen a lot of lately – sunshine and warm temperatures. With highs projected to reach 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 21C), I was pleased that there wouldn’t be too much mud, too many puddles, or a layer of dampness covering the rocky, technical trails we were going to

You can help! Fight the ban on trail running events on the Pacific Crest Trail.

The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2650 mile (4250 km) trail system that follows the west coast of the USA, from Canada to Mexico. Although hiking and equestrian activities are allowed on the trail, there is a proposal to ban trail running events! If you don’t think that this is right, please add your signature to this petition which has been posted by Destination Trail’s race director (and ultrarunner and trail lover) Candice Burt. Here’s Candice’s letter to the PCTA: The

Why I’m happy with my DNF in last week’s 50k ultramarathon!

It’s really easy to think of an ultramarathon DNF as a failure. But I have to say that my DNF last week, at the Sun Mountain 50k in Washington State, feels like a success. First of all, my original goal was to set a PR at Sun Mountain. Although I’m a back-of-the-pack runner, I’m usually a solid finisher. I ran this race two years ago (my first 50k ultra, outside of a mult-day race) with an achilles tendon injury –

Angel’s Staircase 60k

RunningUltramarathons editor Jacqueline Windh and her partner, RU contributor Dave Gilbert, ran Angel’s Staircase together in August 2013. The race is organized by Rainshadow Running, and incorprates a total of 10,000′ elevation gain and loss over 60 km of trails through the mountains of central Washington State. As of 2014, it’s been added to the USA Skyrunning series. Dave filmed as they ran, and his daughter Valerie edited his clips into this film: