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Brendan Gilpatrick

Barkley Fall Classic

I was not born to run. In high school I lettered in 4 sports none of which were cross-country or track and field.  In college I played lacrosse and found that once I graduated I had this feeling that something was missing. I signed up for a race with a close friend and trained with little knowledge. I finished — it hurt — and I was hooked.

Since that first race, I have used my passion for running to develop my knowledge of the sport and the science behind it. To date I have raced distances from the local 5k to trail 100 milers. Running has allowed me to explore places I would not have imagined possible and to make a deep and lasting connection to the natural world. It motivated me to go back to school and earn a master’s degree in Exercise Science to have a greater understanding of human physiology and performance.

  • USATF Level 1 Track and Field Coach
  • USATF Level 2 Sprints, Hurdles, Relays
  • USATF Level 2 Endurance
  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach
  • Road Runners Club of America Certified Running Coach
  • Certified CPR/First Aid AED Trainer through the American Red Cross
  • Former Head Cross Country/ T & F Coach
  • M.S. kinesiology – University of Maine

2023 Races: 

South Mountain Marathon – NC

Quebec Mega Trail 110km – Canada

Barkley Fall Classic – TN

Race Highlights

2022 Results:

TARC Spring Classic Marathon – 1st Overall

Quebec Mega Trail Golden Trail Race – 30th Overall

Barkley Fall Classic – 6th Overall

2019 Results:

Barkley Fall Classic, 34th overall

2018 Results: 

Chocoura Mountain Race, 30th overall

2017 Results:

1st Place and Course Record (now broken), Last Man Standing, Maine

10th Overall, Buckin Hell 50K, Canada

12th Overall, TARC Spring Classic, Massachusetts

3rd Overall, Riverland’s 100 Miler, Maine

2016 Results:

4th Overall, Orcas Island 100 Miler, Washington

32nd Overall, Sugarloaf Marathon, Maine

3rd Place, Cayuga Trail Marathon, New York

18th Overall, Sky Race Mont Albert, Canada

3rd Overall, Peak to Peak Challenge, Maine

2nd Overall,  Race Through the Woods Half Marathon, Maine

3rd Overall, Big Brad 50K, Maine

50K PR: 3:54 at One Day at the Fair, New Jersey

2015 Results:

9th Overall Hurt 100 Miler, Hawaii

1st Overall Big A 50K, Maine

5th Overall 24 Hours Around the Lake, Massachusetts

4th Overall TARC Fall Classic  50K, Massachusetts

3rd Overall TARC Winter Fells 32 Miler, Massachusetts


1st Doc and Mardie Brown 5K

12th Tiger 3 Miler

12th Rail Trail Half Marathon

7th Big Brad 50K


5th 24 Hours in Waterbury, Vermont

6th HURT 100K, Hawaii

2nd Coyote Springs 50K, Nevada

5th Hells Hills 50K, Texas

5th TARC Summer Classic, Massachusetts

Bear 100 Sub-30 Hour Finisher, Utah to Idaho

Kalalau Trail Kauai, Hawaii (5:54:07, 22 Miles, +10,000ft climbing)


23rd, Madeira Island 85K (Portugal)

10th Overall, Buckin Hell 50K, Canada

22nd, Ultra Trail Barcelona 100K (Spain)