Red Newt Racing provides challenging events in inspiring places, and mediums for celebrating, fostering, and fueling the community that seeks them. Based out of Ithaca, New York, the company was founded as an extension of events that Ian Golden has created and directed. Events that have ranged from 1 to 100 miles, from some of the toughest on the east coast and most beautiful in the country. They have been selected to serve as USATF National Championships and be included in the US SkyRunning Series. Yet it remains a vital mission to retain a classic homegrown and accessible trail/ultra feel and be thankful and beholden to the community that makes them possible.

What I seek are challenging courses using some of the most inspiring trails in this region. I want people to find mindfulness and connection to the trails, test the tolerances of body and mind, celebrate the community which is trail and ultra, and remain stewards of the environment at large. In doing so my hope is these events fuel a passion not simply for racing, but rather a shared transcendence of motion, effort, mindfulness and beauty. Red Newt Racing exists to provide a medium for my passion, but also a context where we may all enjoy, challenge, succeed, fail, hurt and ultimately flow as a singular community.

Until then… RD- Ian Golden

Here is our video of the 2nd running of the Breakneck Point Trail Runs! This is a Red Newt Racing event.

This years marathon had a bit of an added challenge with the torrential downpours the night before and throughout the day. Runners were in knee deep mud at times and battling 50+mph winds near the summit. It was truly an epic day for the runners, race directors, the Whiteface staff and all of the volunteers. Looking forward to seeing what the 2016 race has in store... 

It was an epic weekend in the Adirondacks of New York! Red Newt Racing was in town with the inaugural running of the Whiteface Vertical K on Saturday and the Marathon on Sunday. The VK has you starting from the base of Whiteface Mountain and running straight to the top in 2.5 miles with 3,300 feet of gain! This is a video of Saturdays Vertical K, the calm before the storm... Hope you enjoy and we will see you out there next year! 

Here is our video of the inaugural running of the Water Gap 50 Kilometer trail running race! The race is put on by Ian Golden of Red Newt Racing and is the last race of the year in the series. It was a perfect Fall day, with temps starting in the mid 30's and topping out around 50º. This is a point to point race on the McDade Trail of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. We hope you enjoy the video and see you at next years event!

Here is our video of the inaugural Breakneck Point Trail Marathon & 25k! This was an epic day for all the athletes that showed up ready for an adventure on one of the toughest courses out there. A great moment in sports unfolded when MPF RNR Athletes Ben Nephew, Iain Ridgway, Carlos Agostinetto, Ryan Welts, as well as Denis Mikhaylove raced hard against one another, competing for the top spots. It wasn't until Mount Beacon, mile 24, with its 1,400 foot climb to the top, things started to separate. It was a sprint to the end and most of it was captured on camera. 

Here is our video from the 2015 Cayuga Trails 50 Mile USATF Championships! 

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