ATRA works closely with the following partner organizations to help champion fun, safe & healthy trail running & ultrarunning, advocate for trail access and promote competitive programs for runners of all ages and abilities.
US Trail Running Conference
The 4th annual US Trail Running Conference, takes place Wednesday September 28 to Friday September 30 with sessions for trail runners & trail race directors, combining to all things trail running with interactive workshops covering specific subjects critical to holding successful, sustainable & low impact events.
Collegiate Running Association
The American Trail Running Association works with the Collegiate Running Association to increase exposure and awareness for trail and mountain running among college students. The Collegiate Running Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded November, 2013 with a mission to promote healthy lifestyles among college students by providing and expanding opportunities in the sport of running.
USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. A division of the Long Distance Running (LDR) Committee, the Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Council oversees 3 national teams and a dozen national championship races within USATF. ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs is Chairperson of the MUT Council. ATRA Director of Online Marketing Richard Bolt is on the MUT Council Executive Committee.
Running USA is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization devoted to improving the status and experience of distance running and racing in the United States through collective marketing and promotions, information and communications within the industry and to the national media, services to events and industry members, and the development of American world class stars. ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs is a former member of the Running USA marketing department.
International Skyrunning Federation
Skyrunning was the brainchild of Italian mountaineer Marino Giacometti, who, with a handful of fellow climbers, pioneered records and races on Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa in the Italian Alps in the early ‘90’s and founded the Federation for Sport at Altitude (FSA) in 1995. Today, the sport is managed by the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) which took over from the FSA in 2008. The principal aims of the ISF are the direction, regulation, promotion, development and furtherance of skyrunning and similar multisport activities on a worldwide basis.
1% for the Planet
1% for the Planet’s mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. As they celebrate their 10 year anniversary and more than $100 million invested in positive environmental change by member companies, we invite you to join them by supporting member businesses, volunteering with and donating to nonprofit partners like the American Trail Running Association.
Road Runners Club of America
Founded in 1958, The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is the oldest and largest national association of running clubs, running events, and runners dedicated to promoting running as a competitive sport and as healthy exercise. The mission of the RRCA is to promote the sport of running through the development and growth of running clubs and running events throughout the country.
International Mountain Bike Association
Since 1988, the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA's staff, chapters, clubs and members work to benefit the entire mountain bike community. ATRA and IMBA cooperate on trail maintenance initiatives to help support all non-motorized off-road user groups.