A brand-new trail ultra is planned for the Buffalo Creek area this summer. The North Fork 50 Mile/50K Trail Race will start at Jeffco’s Pine Valley Ranch Park, along the banks of the North Fork of the South Platte River, and climb into Pike National Forest along trails best known for their superb mountain biking. All of the run will be on single-track and double-track trails. Although some of the course passes through areas burned by the Buffalo Creek fire—and thus this could be a sunny, hot race—the area is still beautiful and the trails are smooth and excellent for running. A welcome addition to the midsummer schedule!