Anchor Down Ultra

There's nothing like a long, soul searching run along the ocean in the summer, where at any given moment you can stop, dunk your head into the saltwater, soak up the sun and keep putting one foot in front of the other. Here in our tiny little piece of the country, Rhode Island, we don't have a lot of trails or mountains, but we do have a beautiful coastline to enjoy... Each summer we invite you to Rhode Island to battle what we consider one of the most iconic ultra races on the East Coast, in beautiful Colt State Park in Bristol. We welcome new and experienced ultra runners alike. The ADU is strategically held each year on one of the hottest weekends of the year. With a mix of trail and pavement and the summer heat, this grueling race is known to pose a challenge to the most experienced trail runner. At the same time, the loop-style course, easy aid-station access and beautiful scenery will make for a great event for the first-timer looking to try out the ultra-running scene in one of the most welcoming events in the sport. Set up your tent, anchor down, and run long with us.
Date:  2023-08-11
Distance:  6 Hour, 12 Hour, 24 Hour
City:  Bristol
Registration Cost:  6 Hour= $105+ processing fees, 12 Hour= $150+ processing fees, 24 Hour= $180+ processing fees
State:  RI
Hosted By:  Jason Paganelli (RD)
  • Small race
  • Epic main aid station
  • Midnight Pizza Party
  • Wonderful volunteers
  • Access to your campsite after every lap
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Safety is a priority
  • Easy logistics
  • Course can be challenging
  • Held in heat of summer (on purpose!)


Anchor Down Ultra is "the Smallest State's Longest Races" and one you don't want to miss!
Posted Feb 02, 2023


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Erika Hamel
Nashua, NH
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