It all started when...

In 2012, ultrarunner Michael Menard had the idea to put on a 50-mile race starting and ending at Hancock Shaker Village. In 2013, Benn Griffin added the Sweltering Summer at Clapp Park, followed in 2014 by the Vegan Power 50k led by Ana Wolf. Over time, as races were added, the BURCS Founders talked about creating a series to draw people in. 

In 2014, it was decided to add a "BURCS Badass" option, for the hardy souls whose soles allow them to cover multiple races in a single season. Those foolish enough and "badass" enough to finish the Vegan Power 50km, Sweltering Summer Ultra, and Free to Run Trail Races would earn the coveted BURCS Badass Belt Buckle, to be awarded at the conclusion of the last race. 

In 2016, BURCS added a points system to encourage runners to return. Overall top three male and female runners at the end of the season earned a BURCS Badass Fleece. As each year goes by, the BURCS Points Standings have become a coveted end of season award. There is pride and real gold and silver buckles and bling to show off and celebrate with at the end of the season.

Links to BURCS Results: 

2016-2019 BURCS Points Standings
Hancock Shaker Village 50/26.2 Results (2012, 2013, 2014)
Free to Run Trail Races 50/26.2/13.1 Results (2015-Present)
Sweltering Summer 8-Hour/26.2/5k Results (2013-Present)
Vegan Power 50k/25k Results (2014-Present)
Notchview Ultra (Formerly BURCS Summer Fatass) (2015-Present)
Jug End Loop Ultra Results (2016-Present)