By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
Another early season race, this one in Tuscany, Italy: Chianti Ultra Trail by UTMB.
In 2024 we will take runners on a journey through time in the heart of Italy. Set on a hilltop amongst a sea of vines and famed for its vineyards and castles, the medieval village of Radda in Tuscany will be the start for all distances.
For the everyday runner (me!) more races means more opportunities to see awesome places and get running stones in the process, but Hannes mentioned on Singletrack an interesting point: If top runners have tons of races to choose from to get their qualification for Mont-Blanc it could lead to less competition and ‘more boring races’. Hannes won Eiger easily this last month and lead the race from start to finish. Not sure how to square this as I, obviously, want more races to choose from, so more runners can get to experience these events. Maybe pros need to find ‘their races’ which really matter to them and run those and ignore the others?
Side note: I updated my UTMB events calendar with the latest information.