The Hush Hush Endurance Run
Hush Hush Hiatus
No Hush Hush runs are currently planned.
Character and History of the Race
The Hush Hush Hundred is a fat ass event which means no fees, no frills, no whining. Competitors should expect to be social, to tell plenty of jokes, to engage in lively and provocative conversation and to run with the group. As the day (or night) wears on, the group may splinter into fast and slow factions. Course support will make all attempts to meet needs of runners at both ends of the spectrum.
The inaugural event on December 9 and 10, 2011 was conducted as a covert 100 miler on the NCR Trail Snail home turf. Because the event required access to the NCR Trail during the prohibited dawn to dusk period, the event was cloaked in secrecy. Most believe the name "Hush Hush" came from this need for secrecy, but others think it may have more to do with the running proclivities of the event series founder. For Harry Good, the “elder statesman of ultra running, the Hush Hush Hundred Miler also served the purpose of topping his 100 miler career with his 10th and final finish at the distance.
Hush Hush History
|1||12/9-10/2011||The original Hush Hush 100 miler on the NCR - Only four runners started, and three finished the full distance.|
|2||6/22/2013||100K on the NCR - From Ashland to Hanover Junction in PA and back. An unexpectedly warm day resulted in only one finisher for the full distance. Three finished 50 miles, two more finished 40 miles, and two completed 50K.|
|3||1/14/2014||Hush Hush Half Hundred|
|4||8/1/2014||Hush Hush Night Run - an overnight run on the hilly streets of the twin cites of Lutherville/Timonium. Starting at 9pm, with a 12 hour cutoff, eight runners exceeded marathon distance, alternating four and five mile loops through the night.|
|5||1/24/2015||Hush Hush Half Hundred - a winter's day at Loch Raven. Four runners completed the 50 miles, with seven more completing 50K.|
|6||8/14-16/2015||Hush Hush Hush - Three days of the NCR, the goal was three 50Ks in three days! An amazing five runners completed the challenge. One more runner completed 2 days, and eight completed a single 50K during the weekend.|
|7||2/19/2016||Hush Hush Half Ass - second night run on the streets of the twin cities. Seven intrepid runners (who all should have known better) went beyond marathon distance this time.|
|8||4/15/2017||Hoppity Hush Hush - 5K to 50K on the NCR. Four 50 finishers and one over-achiever who did 35 miles.|