Running races – Scottish Ultramarathon Series Thu, 17 Jun 2021 00:27:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Running races – Scottish Ultramarathon Series 32 32 Town of Breckenridge to host full range of trail running events Wed, 16 Jun 2021 23:43:00 +0000

Bethany Michalak runs French Gulch en route to victory in Breckenridge Town’s second virtual race in the Summer 2020 Summit Trail Running Series.
Photo by Vince Hutton / Breckenridge Recreation Department

The town of Breckenridge will host a trail running race this summer on July 4, the Summit Trail Running Series from July to mid-September and two independent races in September.

City of Breckenridge sports and special events coordinator Vince Hutton said the Independence Day 10k run will start at 7 a.m. on July 4.

The July 4th race kicks off the city’s traditional July 4th festivities, which also include the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race, and ends on Main Street. The race, which features two 5.5-mile loops with a vertical gain of 857 feet, has no same-day registration and is limited to 250 runners.

The Summit Trail Running Series will take place every other Wednesday from July 7 to September 15, with all races starting at 5:30 pm Each race will have a short and long course. The first race, July 7, will feature 4 and 7 kilometer options on the Breck Rec / Morning Thunder course. The runners will then run 5 or 8 kilometers on the French Gulch course on July 21.

On August 4, the series will take place over 4 and 9 km courses on Baker’s Tank. Next, runners will take 6 and 14 kilometer courses on Horseshoe Gulch on August 8. The traditional Flumes / Tom’s Baby races will take place on 7 and 11 kilometer courses on September 1 before the end of the series with Carter Park 8K and 14K on September 15.

Hutton said courses and maps are subject to change. There is no same day registration for the series.

The series will return to in-person racing formats this year after runners used the popular Strava GPS app last summer to record their times on pre-marked runs.

This fall, the Falling Leaves 7K Trail Run kicks off at 9 a.m. on September 11, while the Oktoberfest 5K Trail Run kicks off at 10 a.m. on September 25.

The Independence Day 10K trail and other stand-alone events return in 2021 after they did not take place in 2020 in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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The Texas All-Star race was the Hendrick show, but Kyle Larson rightfully won Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:31:19 +0000

It didn’t count in the points, I still don’t know what the format was, and I never want to hear the word inversion again.

That being said, Sunday’s NASCAR All-Star race in Texas was won by the only true 2021 NASCAR All Star: Kyle Larson.

Larson passed teammate Chase Elliott on a restart with 10 to go, then fended off Brad Keselowski in the final rounds to earn $ 1million. Like most of the past two months, Hendrick Motorsports has once again ridden the rest of the field with Larson, Elliott and William Byron having a head start (or three) over everyone else.

“It’s like running second behind the Hendrick cars right now is an accomplishment. They’re just dumb and fast,” said Keselowski. “I took him out (Larson) from Turn 4 but they have so much speed.

Yeah. That pretty much sums it up.

Larson and Chase Elliott fight in Texas

If you count Sunday’s race, Larson has now claimed three straight wins, including virtually every stop on the course. In fact, starting with the Mother’s Day race in Darlington, Larson finished: 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1.

Yeah, that will work!

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Elliott, meanwhile, is right behind. Since Dover on May 16, the defending champion hasn’t finished outside of the top three, including a COTA win.

Kyle Larson hasn't finished outside of the first two for almost two months.

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Let’s go back to Larson, who is the eighth driver in history to win the All-Star race more than once (2019, 2021).

You know what’s coming … who knows the other seven? I’ll give you a minute.

Before we continue, here’s another statistic: The top seven cars in Texas were either Hendrick or Penske.

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Drivers who have won multiple All-Star races include Dale Earnhardt, Davey Allison, Terry Labonte, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Larson.