July 16th, 2024

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The Most Important Week on the Trail Running Calendar?

Find out everything that's going on 6/18-6/30 from Olympic Valley to Auburn, starting with Broken Arrow Skyrace to TrailCon and Western States. Plus, get the chance to win $ towards your next race registration!

Between Two Pines Takes on Western States

The lottery gods have smiled upon us, and Dominic Grossman and Andy Pearson, hosts of Between Two Pines Podcast, will take their turn in the hot seat this weekend, June 29, 2024, when they hit the start line of the Western States Endurance Run in Olympic Valley.

Bad Advice for Ultramarathon Runners

In Brendan Leonard's latest for UltraSignup News, the man known as Semi-Rad, shares Bad Advice for Ultramarathon Runners.

History of the Belt Buckle in Ultrarunning

What do belt buckles have to do with ultrarunning? The history of the belt buckle as a reward for completing a 100-miler stems from the horse world.

Transitioning From a Marathon to a 50K

The expert coaches at CTS breakdown the differences between running a marathon and a 50K to help you transition from 26.2 to 31.1 on the trails smoothly.

If Foot Races Were Big Gulps

In Brendan Leonard's latest for UltraSignup News, the man known as Semi-Rad compares race distances to sugary convenience store drinks.

Captains of Performance: Katie Schide and Jason Koop’s Coach-Athlete Voyage

Great communication and the right coach have helped rocket Katie Schide to the front of the most competitive races in the world.

How Are We Preparing for Crewing Season?

The latest from Semi-Rad for UltraSignup News. Follow Brendan Leonard on Instagram.

Hot List: 2024 April – Pacific

Check out all the upcoming trail races and the ones that just opened their registration in the Pacific April Hot List.

UltraSignup Ambassador Club 2024!

The inaugural group is made up of runners from across the United States.

Marathons vs. Ultramarathons

Same, same, but different. Right? The latest from Semi-Rad for UltraSignup News. Follow Brendan Leonard on Instagram.

The Formation of The Trail Team

Andy Wacker saw a gap in professional development of trail runners and decided to quit waiting around for someone to fill it.

The Big Alta: Daybreak Racing and Freetrail’s Relationship Mullet 

Insights on the success and sustainability of trail racing from the inaugural Big Alta weekend

Mountain Mist Celebrates 30 Years

The South's annual ultrarunning celebration of community and camaraderie, with whatever the weather delivers


Reasons I will not win certain famous Ultra races this year

02.07.24: Get Ready for Black Canyon Ultras

Enjoy another new episode of The Trailhead Podcast with pro skier Drew Pertersen as he talks ultra running and mental health.

New Year, And?

A Semi-Rad original for UltraSignup News.

2023 Winners of the Keep Trail Running Weird Awards

Each year, UltraSignup closes out the year with Keep Trail Running Weird Awards. We consider the awards a ‘podium finish’ for the everyday runner, honoring the beautifully weird and free-spirited culture of the trail running community. Since 2021, we have recognized 5 winners nominated by the community and 5 winners based on crunching the numbers […]

The Best Recovery Tools for Trail Runners

Gadgets to help you rest easy and manage stress in between workouts.

Kick off the New Year – Events Opening Now

Below you will find a list of races that open their registration on or around January 1. Some of these events will sell out quickly, be prepared. Others offer the best possible pricing to early birds. Whichever camp your goal race falls into, be prepared, be patient, and don't be afraid of wait lists. May the odds be ever in your favor.

Facing the Unknown: Guidance for Negotiating the Hidden World of Athlete Contracts

The unknown can be torturous when it comes to athletes entering the sponsorship market with a vacuum of information.

2023 Moments in Photos with David Miller

Every run has a story to tell, and often the best way to tell it is without any words at all.

Keep Trail Running Weird Finalists

Get to know the top finalists in each category for the 2023 Awards. Cast your vote by January 5!

The Best Sustainable Trail-Running Gear for Every Season

Environmentally friendly picks to lighten your footprint when you take to the trails.

Why I Love Races

The latest humor by Semi-Rad for UltraSignup News.

2023 Keep Trail Running Weird Awards

We are excited to announce that the 2023 Keep Trail Running Weird Awards season is here!

The Heart of Mountain Marathon Queen Stevie Kremer

How one of the world’s most iconic sprint-to-stardom trail runners balances a life of extremes

2023 UltraSignup Staff Gear Favorites

Get to know a few of the UltraSignup staff, where they run, and the gear they've relied on this year for maximum fun and optimal race performance.

11.14.23: Trailhead: the new World Trail Majors

Registration season means big announcements, like yesterday's news of the new World Trail Majors. An international series that could be compared to the World Marathon Majors.

11.07.23 – Trailhead: Daylight Savings, Lucy’s Dad, Trailhead Pod

Get the weekend round-up, hear the latest from the Trailhead Podcast with Corrine and Buzz, and watch the new film by Dylan Harris.

The Making of “Lucy’s Dad”

A conversation with running filmmaker Dylan Harris about his experience making the film "Lucy's Dad."

10.31.2023 – World Records, Golden Tickets, and time to register

Happy Halloween! The trail community is buzzing with news, debate, and fun at Javelina Jundred. Plus dozens of races opening for 2024!

10.24.23 Trailhead: Javelina week & A Growing Sport

After a big weekend at Diagonale des Fous, Backyard Ultra World Championships, and the Golden Trail World Series final, gear up for Javelina Jundred!

My Momentum During an Ultramarathon

What can stop me, miles 0-31ish. What can stop me, mile 31 and beyond.