Enter TribeSports. It's a site that offers to put together folks depending on their sport of choice. They have everything you can think about, general and more precise split. From paddling to yoga to beach volleyball...
That said, a week of June 7th to June 13th is their Ultra Week. Every day of that week they will post content that relates to Ultrarunning. Their communication person, Adrian Kastelic, emailed me and asked a couple questions for their poll, and whom am I to not respond when it's about my passion?
I am including below my answers (which are short), but please be sure to check into their Blog Site and see what else they got talked about from day to day, and may be join a Tribe for your sport(s) of choice!
If trail 50k - McKenzie River 50k in OR, a flatter but extremely scenic course with history over 20 years!
50M - American River in CA (an easier intro to road-to-trail), White River in WA (totally scenic and "only" 2 climbs)
You got me lost here:)
50M - Zane Grey takes number 1 for gnarly-ness and terrain (love tough stuff).
ZG50 - 2006
ZG50 - 2007
ZG50 - 2009
Pocatello comes close 2nd.
Pocatello50 - 2009
Pocatello 50 - 2012
100M - a toss-up between San Diego and Hardrock (they are just two different beasts). Bighorn's flowers (and jumbo shrimps at the AS) are magnificent.
SD100 - 2005 (win and CR)
SD100 - 2007 (crewing and pacing)
SD100 - 2010 (racing)
Hardrock 100 - 2008 (crewing and pacing)
Hardrock 100 - 2009 (running)
Hardrock100 - 2011 (sweeping)
Bighorn 100 - 2007
Bighorn 100 - 2008
p.s. I don't repeat courses unless I love them. These 5 races are truly my favorite. I am on my way back to San Diego 100 as you're reading this post!