Laz’s new ultra is basically Vol State 2.0

January 5th, 2020 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Didn’t get into Vol State? Here’s your backup race (that’s arguably just as cool)


The man who inspired the name “Barkley Marathons” dies at 70

December 8th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Barry Barkley was Laz Lake’s friend, neighbour and running partner


Laz Lake is planning another very long walk in 2021

December 4th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene, Uncategorized | No Comments »

This time Laz plans to walk from the top of the US to the bottom, and his route just might take him into Canada


Laz’s Vol State race is underway in Tennessee

July 11th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

We’ve identified five Canadians at this year’s race, including Bev Anderson-Abbs, a Barkley Fun Runner from 2013


Laz Lake arrives in Calgary for Dave Proctor’s Backyard Ultra

June 21st, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

The Barkley Marathons race director may bestow the winner with a golden coin to this year’s Big’s Backyard Ultra. Photo: BOSS DIgital Media


Laz Lake to attend Dave Proctor’s Backyard Ultra in Calgary

April 17th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

The famous Barkley Marathons race director may also bestow the golden coin on the winner, which grants entry into his own backyard ultra in Tennessee


Barkley Marathons and Frozen Head: just a jog in the park?

March 28th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

In daylight and before Barkley weekend, Frozen Head looks just like any other state park. Photo: Howie Stern


Meet the inspiring Canadians at Big’s Backyard Ultra

October 25th, 2018 by Tory Scholz | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Jerry Hughes of Victoria, BC toed the line and defied the odds at the Lazarus Lake ultra


Why beer may be good for recovery

October 23rd, 2018 by Tory Scholz | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

Replenish calories and reduce inflammation with a cold one this weekend


Lazarus Lake finishes 5,100 kilometre walk across America

September 14th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

The journey began on May 8th when Laz drove from Tennessee to Rhode Island to start his coast to coast walk


81-year-old woman runs 150 miles at Tennessee ultramarathon

September 10th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Sylvia Quinn of Spokane, Washington had never run such a long race before grinding out 150 miles at Lazarus Lake’s age-positive ultra


Laz reaches Oregon as A Race for the Ages kicks off in Tennessee

August 29th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running | No Comments »

The eccentric race director Lazarus Lake has reached Oregon, the final state in his walk across America