October 3rd, 2023

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Races Opening Registration 11/28-12/4

December is a hot month for 2024 race registration! The most popular events sell out quickly. Keep your eyes glued to ultrasignup.com to get your spot and ensure the best possible pricing on your favorite races!

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!

Races Opening Registration 10/30-11/5

It's a busy week, the start of what we like to call "registration season." Between now and the first week of January, races begin to open registration for 2024. Keep your eyes glued to ultrasignup.com to ensure the best possible pricing on your favorite races!

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.

The Long Road to Running in a City

A few months ago, I found myself in a familiar place: back in my hometown’s running shop, struggling to decide what shoes to buy. I had narrowed it down to two—a newer model of the road shoes I had been running in for years, and a pair trail shoes, built for the trails I wanted […]

Adventure as a Training Plan

A couple years ago, I signed up for three very different races within nine weeks of each other: The Rut 50K in Montana in September (a steep 31 miles with 10,500 feet of climbing, up to 11,000+ feet), the Mines of Spain 100K in Iowa in October (62 miles, 8,400 feet of climbing, much closer […]

Finding Community In Human-Powered Adventure

Lifelong athlete Brendan Madigan, Race Director and Founder of the Broken Arrow Sky Race, is deeply driven to provide value and connection to athletes and people in need.

9.12.23 – Semi-Rad and 100 milers

Trailhead: Semi-Rad interprets trail speak, 100 milers, and a new episode of the Trailhead pod UltraSignup Brendan Leonard, Semi-Rad, interprets trail speak in his latest for UltraSignup, then entertains us on the pod, plus a weekend of 100 milers. TOGETHER WITH    Happy Tuesday, runners! This time of year seems to be full of 100 mile […]

9.05.23 – Summer’s End and Dirt Circus

Trailhead: UTMB week, another big new FKT, and a new episode of The Trailhead podcast UltraSignup It’s UTMB week in Chamonix and it’s hard to talk about anything else. But pay attention there was a new FKT on the Pacific Crest trail. TOGETHER WITH    Happy Tuesday, runners! It’s a Courtney Dauwalter world, we’re just living […]

The First Running of Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. Part Two

Part 2: The story of the first edition of UTMB, Dawa Sherpa's incredible finish, and the legacy that continues today.

The First Running of Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc

Part One: The story of the first edition of UTMB, Krissy Moehl, and the trail around Mont Blanc.

The 2023 Tahoe 200 Endurance Run

A visual journey through the wilds of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Why Hardrock Endures

Few races have captured the imagination like this rugged race through the San Juans.

Our Favorite Threads

After the Threads app took the social media world by storm this week, we put together a roundup of the best.

The 2023 Western States 100 Endurance Run

Photos from a snow-covered, record-setting year.

The Ideal Ultramarathon

A Semi-Rad original for UltraSignup News.

We Have Nothing, but We Have Everything

Katie Schide on life, love, and the pursuit of happiness.

Good Vibrations from Innsbruck, Austria

The 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships.

Three the Hard Way

Running Western States, Hardrock, and UTMB in the same year.

Trailhead Podcast: Season 2 Episode 11

Broken Arrow, Skyraces, Via Ferratas, and Race the Cog

The 2023 Cocodona 250

Photos from the life-changing adventure through Arizona.

Walmsley on Snow

One of America’s best ultrarunners takes on the European ski-mountaineering scene.

Five Years a Trail Runner

An unlikely athlete finds his way to ultrarunning.

Trailhead Podcast: Season 2 Episode 10

Drop Bags, DNFs, and Barefoot Shoes on Techy Terrain

By Invitation Only

First published in Like the Wind magazine issue #17.

Bulletproof Your Knees With Ben Patrick

The “Knees Over Toes Guy” has advice for trail and ultrarunners.