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Speedgoat Mountain Races will be July 28,29, 2017

January 31 2017, 5:22 pm

This year the Speedgoat Mountain Races will be held July 28,29th,   2017.   We have discontinued the “Quadbanger” event due to lack of interest in what was probably the coolest descent race possible. Sorry bout that folks, but the classic 50k remains and the Vertical Mile race is still on for Friday the 28th, Read More

Appalachian Trail Record Attempt #3….here we go again

July 25 2016, 9:04 pm

For those interested, I’ll be starting my 3rd attempt at the Appalachian Trail record in early August of 2016.  We are not sure on a date yet, we are playing a weather window,  As for now,  all systems are go….:-) Big thanks to Red Bull for supporting this project and making my world so wonderful. Read More

My picks for the North American Ultrarunner of the Year!

December 15 2015, 7:13 pm

Keep in mind folks, I am a trail runner biased towards the 100 mile race.  In the meantime, go like my Facebook athlete page for more info on my own endless career. MALE ULTRA RUNNER OF THE YEAR Seth Swanson, strongest overall performances, but how can someone win Ultrarunner of the Year and not win Read More

Speedgoat 50k Registration goes online soon!

December 11 2015, 7:06 pm

On January 4th at 7am,  come join the rest of the nuts and run the Speedgoat 50k.  Don’t forget to add the other two races we created last season, the Vertical Mile, and the (soon to be legendary) Quadbanger Descent Race.  Find all info here at www.karlmeltzer.com/speedgoat-50k/ Stay tuned for more posts from me, and Read More

Speedgoat Festival Races are now secured

November 18 2014, 2:04 pm

We have some more info on this year’s Speedgoat Mountain Festival at Snowbird Ski Resort.  This year we will have 3 races, each on a seperate day: Race #1 will be the Speedgoat Vertical Mile: The race will start at the Creekside Venue  (the normal 50k start) at 3pm on Friday July 24.  The afternoon Read More

Speedgoat Festival Weekend is now a reality, with a few other tidbits to share.

November 3 2014, 5:35 pm

We’ve had a few meetings recently on having multiple races on Speedgoat weekend 2015 at Snowbird Ski Resort.  It has now become a reality. We will have 3 races over the course of 3 days. All of em’ will be hard, all of them will hurt, in a sadistic sort of way. Here’s the lineup: Read More

200 miles is not that far?

September 29 2014, 7:41 am

This weekend brought me to the Bear 100 to crew a long time friend, Petra Pirc-McDowell.  It’s been an eternity since I’ve posted anything on my ancient blog, but this time I figured, what the hell.  After seeing many folks at the Bear 100 fight, struggle and swim in the mud, it deserved some love.  Read More

Appalachian Trail 2014…..and what happened

September 17 2014, 3:36 pm

For a quick listen on my failed Appalachian Trail record attempt in 2014.  Go check out the Talk Ultra page on Facebook.  I’m too lazy to post a final report here.  🙂  Well, I’m not really too lazy, but it’s just easier to listen to the interview.  Enjoy, and return soon for an update on Read More

Speedgoat 50k now in progress!!!

July 19 2014, 8:34 am

For live results, go to http://www.ultralive.net/speedgoat/webcast.php We have live results rolling RIGHT NOW, check it out, Sage Canaday of Hoka One One is out in front on record pace,  Anna Frost leads for the women, barely ahead of Kasie Enman.  Keep tuned for live results..baaaah!

One more off the couch win for mankind

April 8 2014, 10:14 am

Sometimes I wonder how I do it. I went into the Zion 100k with the intention of running strong to the finish.  I had no intentions of “racing” off the front.  It just happened.   With a total of about 130 miles on my legs since the Moab 55k on February 14th, I managed to Read More