Running Festival Ou Rondawel 2017

running festival Rondawel The venue for the Running Festival Johannesburg 2017 is now at Die Rondawel 10 Rooikat Street Thersia Park, Akasia, Pretoria. The re-named event which features  a 6 day race, 72/48/24/12/6 hour races begins December 27th and runs until January 2nd 2018. Current start list as of 14/11/2017: 6 Day Race Bib number 6001 K-G Nystrom. […] Continue reading →

Icarus Florida UltraFest 2017

icarus florida ultrafest The Icarus Florida UltraFest 2017 will be the penultimate 6 day race this year with Across The Years in the USA being the final event. The course is a loop through Synder Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – paved, flat and shaded and 1.0408 Km long. The course is USATF and IAAF certified and the race is USATF sanctioned. Field […] Continue reading →

6 Day Races – Sports doping, Victorian style

Stemming from Mark Dorions short posts on the ultralist with updates from the Self- Transcendence 6 & 10 day races in Flushing Meadow in New York, a recent post on the thread drew attention to an article, originally posted by Vanessa Heggie Tuesday 19 June 2012 in the Guardian titled Sports doping, Victorian style, which […] Continue reading →

Celtic Ultra Fest 2014

A new event is being planned for September: The Celtic Ultra Fest 2014. This ambitious project – the only one of its kind in the UK features road ultras for everyone starting with a marathon, a 50 km/50 miles, 100km/100 miles, 6/12/24/48/72 and 6 day races. The 72 hour race will be the first such […] Continue reading →

6 Jours de France 2014 Is Cancelled

Gerard Cain has announced that the . After finding a new course after much work, the event has not found favour with a newly elected Council of Villefranche for a variety of reasons he reports. This is the text posted on the race website: Désolé de vous l’annoncer, mais la nouvelle Municipalité (dernièrement élue) de […] Continue reading →

British 6 Day Race Record

James Zarei The current British 6 Day Race Record is held by George Littlewood (1859–1912) who ran 623 miles 1,320 yards at Madison Square Gardens in New York. The race took place in 1888 between 26 November and 1 December – a 125 years ago. Littlewood also holds the 6 day walking record of  531 miles set […] Continue reading →

Six Days In The Dome 2014

Posted on the Ultralist: Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:25:27 -0400 From: joe fejes Subject: Six Days in the Dome Registration is now open on Ultrasignup for the 24/48/6 day indoor 400 Meter track event to be held at the Alaska Dome next August 4th. Thanks to Christian Griffith for setting up the sixdaysinthedome.com website. […] Continue reading →

Brief History Of 6 Day Races

dipali cunningham Dipali Cunningham A brief history of 6 day races from Wikipedia begins in 1867 when Edward Payson Weston walked from Portland, Maine to Chicago, Illinois in 25 days, a distance of 2,134 km (1,326 mi), earning him $10,000 and national fame. In 1874 Weston walked his first six-day race and was challenged by Daniel O’Leary, who completed […] Continue reading →