45 YEARS of HISTORY and TRADITION
April 28, 2019 will be the 45th running. Let the tradition continue. The Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultra Races are the oldest ultras in Connecticut and many other places. It is the oldest 100K in the United States. Come join us for the fun and celebration of another banner year.
Check-in for the 100K and 50-Mile races will be at the Lake Waramaug State Park from 5:45 a.m. - 6:20 a.m. 50K check-in will be 5:45 a.m. - 7:20 a.m. Please do not park at the Lake Waramaug State Park the night before the race, as the park is not yet open for the season.
Currently at 2019 USATF sanctioned event, the course is slightly rolling loops, on smooth paved surfaces, around scenic Lake Waramaug. There is a 2.2 mile out and back at the beginning of the race for all runners. The 50K runners will then do three 7.6 mile laps around the lake followed by a 1.9 mile out and back to the finish at the State Park. The 50 mile runners will complete six laps around the lake and finish at the State Park. The 100K runners will do seven laps around the lake followed by a 2.3 mile out and back to finish at the State Park.
Who Is Jack Bristol?
When I first heard about Jack Bristol's death, I was stunned. I walked around in a fog, feeling a little loose in the stomach all day. It wasn't that Jack and I were great friends. I've lost closer buddies and haven't felt as strange. But over the years I've grown to like and respect Jack a great deal. His body was built like many runners, but his long hair scrubby beard and gleam in his they told the shaper observer this was an exceptional animal...