Friday, February 18, 2011

broadway ultra society (b.u.s.): 2011 race calendar update

richie just sent out an email that listed the 2011 broadway ultra society events for the first half of the year. the dates for the caumsett park, sybil ludington, and long island green belt trail 50k's had already been posted on the web site.

the big news - in my opinion - is the return of the 100 mile memorial trek this year! it was an open question whether we'd see a return of this fantastic biennial event because, back in 2009, richie sadly announced that the 15th edition that year was "probably" the last one b.u.s. would stage.

other news from richie's email: a new 6-hour run would be held in hendrickson park in valley stream, long island, on april 2 (together with a shorter, 3 hour, run). the annual grand prix awards lunch would be held immediately after those runs.

here is the text of richie's email:

The first event of the year is the Caumsett State Park 50K on Sunday, March 6 starting at 8:30 AM. The race is also the USATF National Championship. There is also a coinciding 25K starting at 9:30 AM. Both the 50K and 25K are Long Island Championships. You can call the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) at 516-349-7646 or you can access an entry blank from the New York Ultra Running (NYUR) web site.

The first BUS event of the year will be a 6-hour at Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream starting at 8:00 AM. The race application will be enclosed in the said mailing. NYUR will also sponsor a 3-hour on the same April 2 date but starting at 11:00 AM. The event flyer is also enclosed in the mailing. Following the conclusion of both races will be a Grand Prix lunch provided by NYUR and the distribution of the 2010 NYUR Grand Prix Awards.

Please also be reminded that the 33rd running of the Sybil Ludington 50K will be held this year on Saturday, April 16 starting at 8:00 AM. And the 9th annual Long Island Greenbelt 50K Trail Run will be held on Saturday, May 7 starting at 7:30 AM. Entry blanks for both events will be mailed in about 2 weeks.

And last but not least, BUS will conduct the NY Pioneer Memorial (3-day) 100-Mile during Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-30). There also will be a coinciding 50K.

I hope all is well and let's keep in touch.



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