January 16th, 2024

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2023 Winners of the Keep Trail Running Weird Awards

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Mountain Mist Celebrates 30 Years

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

Hot List: 2024 February – West

Get your 2024 race calendar set! Check out all the upcoming trail races in 2024 and the ones that just opened their registration.

Hot List: 2024 February – South

Get your 2024 race calendar set! Check out all the upcoming trail races in 2024 and the ones that just opened their registration.

Hot List: 2024 February – New England

Get your 2024 race calendar set! Check out all the upcoming trail races in 2024 and the ones that just opened their registration.

Hot List: 2024 February – Midwest

Get your 2024 race calendar set! Check out all the upcoming trail races in 2024 and the ones that just opened their registration.

Hot List: 2024 February- Mid-Atlantic

Check out trail races near you! Here is every trail race in February and March and the ones that just opened their registration.

New Year, And?

A Semi-Rad original for UltraSignup News.

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.

Hot List: 2024 January – Mid-Atlantic

A new year means new races! Check out races that are coming up or opening up!

Hot List: 2024 January – West

A new year means new races! Check out races that are coming up or opening up!

Hot List: 2024 January – South

A new year means new races! Check out races that are coming up or opening up!

Hot List: 2024 January – Pacific

A new year means new races! Check out races that are coming up or opening up!

Hot List: 2024 January – New England

A new year means new races! Check out races that are coming up or opening up!

Hot List: 2024 January – Mid-West

A new year means new races! Check out races that are coming up or opening up!

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.

11.21.23 – Trailhead: The Trailhead Podcast Reflects on 2023

Results from JFK 50, Dirt Circus, and Fat Ox. Plus a new episode of the Trailhead Podcast where Buzz and Corrine speak to the community.

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.

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!

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!

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 […]