Big Final Weekend for the Trail Runner Trophy Series

TR Staff September 24th, 2015

North America’s biggest trail-race series will cap off 2015 with a blockbuster race weekend


The Mountain Lakes 100 in Oregon, one of 10 Trophy Series races taking place over the weekend. Photo by Paul Nelson


The Trail Runner Trophy Series had its biggest year yet in 2015, with a whopping 194 races from March through September. Fittingly, the series will close on a banner weekend, with 10 races from Georgia to British Columbia.

On Saturday, trail runners can look forward to the Bays Mountain Trail Race in Tennessee; the Bear Chase Trail Races, Emerald Mountain 12K and Mountain Chile Cha Cha in Colorado; the Hungerford Trail Races in Michigan; The Mountain Lakes 100 in Oregon; and the XTERRA Georgia Harbins Park.

Three more races on Sunday round out the weekend: the Cumberland C&O Towpath Marathon and Half Marathon, in Maryland; The North Face Dirty Feet Trail Run #4, in British Columbia; and the Trail 2 Trail Series’s Chatfield Hollow State Park in Connecticut.

We’ll tally up the final Trophy Series standings after the results from those races come in, but in the meantime, here are the standings as of September 18:

Age-group leaders

F 10-19 – Ashlyn Wert, McElhattan PA, 15, 2 races, 32.7 miles, 115.3 points

F 20-29 – Jenny Rodgers, Lock Haven PA, 29, 5 races, 93.3 miles, 138.9 miles

F 30-39 – Sayard Tanis, Dauphin PA, 33, 6 races, 80.2 miles, 320.8 points

F 40-49 – Laurie Hall, Morrisdale PA, 46, 8 races, 160.1 miles, 187.6 points

F 50-59 – Claudia Bickel, Helena MT, 53, 2 races, 46.5 miles, 186 points

F 60+ – Jane Kone, Howard PA, 61, 7 races, 76.6 miles, 187.6 points


M 10-19 – Nathan Longhurst, Rockford WA, 2 races, 39 miles, 156 points

M 20-29 – Matt Lipsey, Kersey PA, 25, 4 races, 59.3 miles, 204.5 points

M 30-39 – Adam Russell, Rome PA, 36, 9 races, 139.6 miles, 377.9 points

M 40-49 – Jeff Smucker, Woodward PA, 49, 4 races, 59.3 miles, 180.7 points

M 50-59 – Dennis Yonkin, Lewisburg PA, 36, 5 races, 94.8 miles, 235.2 points

M 60+ – Michael Ranck, Deer Lake, PA, 64, 7 races, 105.5 miles, 373.8 points


Ultra Standings


Stephen Bridson, Stayner ON, 53, 4 races, 227.94 miles, 611.1 points

Ron Wireman, Knoxville TN, 34, 2 races, 200 miles, 600 points

Nickademus Hollon, San Diego CA, 25, 1 race, 120 miles, 480 points


Mary Flaws, Waukesha WI, 48, 3 races, 250 miles, 750 points

Bethany Lewis, Salt Lake City UT, 37, 2 races, 170 miles, 680 points

Autumn Isleib, Colorado Springs CO, 30, 3 races, 176.2 miles, 476.2 points

Most Races

Adam Russell, Rome PA, 36, 9 races

Brian Brown, Lewisburg PA, 40, 9 races

Rob Shirk, Altoona PA, 53, 9 races


Most Miles

Jordan Schmidt, Ramsey MN, 21, 300 miles

John Taylor, Minneapolis MN, 53, 300 miles


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