In which Denis Allen issues a colossal challenge – to himself!

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Denis Allen’s primary annual goal is to stay healthy. On the verge of his fourth Ultimate finish, never has his worldview been so simple. Running and personal health are two sides of the same coin, and Denis knows he’s successful if everything clicks for his main event – the ENDURrun Ultimate. More than anything else, the… Read more »

Everything you need to know about ENDURrun photos

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You can’t run very far in Run Waterloo without having a camera in your face. Our paparazzi is friendly, and they capture some amazing memories that all all free to use. Through the first four Stages of ENDURrun 2017, our photographers have posted over 3,000 photos to Flickr. Here’s what you need to know about… Read more »

How early is too early to start training for 2018?

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Unfortunately for Taylor Kelly, the answer to that question is clear: this is still too early. When Taylor completed the 2016 ENDURrun, she signed up right away for 2017. But training didn’t go as planned this year, and when she sustained a concussion at the end of July, it all but ended her chances of… Read more »

Five Stages in, Nick Burt is feeling great

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Quietly, Nick But is putting together an incredible run at ENDURrun 2017. Rob‘s Stage wins are appropriately grabbing the headlines this year, but Nick‘s performances this week are nothing short of awesome. After 5 Stages, Nick is cumulatively 20th all-time and he has a firm grip on the 2017 male Rookie award. We already knew that Nick… Read more »

Stage 6 start order

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Time your race preparations with this projected start order. The 10 KM Time Trial (TT) starts one runner each minute, in reverse order to their seed time, which is determined from previous results and expected finish times. Dropouts and no-shows may still adjust the start times by up to 10 minutes from the Estimated Start Time… Read more »

“It’s like coming home, again.”

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Five years between Ultimate entries is a long time. Of the 2017 Ultimate field, Merzi Dastoor has taken the second most years between Ultimate finishes (his previous was 2012). Many Ultimate runners compete for one single year, or run many, often consecutive years. Merzi was one of those one-timers until we were pleasantly surprised to find… Read more »

Must-see moments: Stage finishes with Michelle

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One of the early storylines of ENDURrun 2017 was the enforcement of time limits, the tweaking of some limits, and the resulting community debate. In the months since, as 12:30pm on Tuesday, August 15 drew closer, not many people were more affected by that deadline than Michelle Barnes. Of the seven Stages, 3, 4, and… Read more »

Pacing with the Putmans

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It’s hard to believe that we’ve known the Putmans for eight years now. It took some prodding from Paul Mora and Mark McDonald just to get them into the Relay competition, and then several years of organizing teams (2010-2013) before Cathy finally took the plunge in 2014. Both she and Aaron have extensive histories of ultramarathoning,… Read more »

Jack on 2018: “I just can’t help myself!”

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Without a doubt, Jack Kilislian is one of the most enthusiastic ENDURrunners. In a community brimming with enthusiasm, Jack stands out. He is often one of the first runners to arrive and and one of the last to leave. He’s a fixture at all ENDURrun socials – including the rest day brunch, where we caught up… Read more »

2018 registration now open

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ENDURrun will be back for a 16th year in 2018. Join us August 11-19, 2018, for an unforgettable week of challenge and camaraderie. Register for 2018. The base cost of the Ultimate is $400. We are offering a $50 promo code this week (ENDURRUNNER) for $50 off, which also includes a 2018 Run Waterloo membership,… Read more »