IAU Trail World Championships – 2018 Team USA Qualification Standards

Drafted by USATF Mountain, Ultra Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee members Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs, Alex Varner, Howard Nippert, with support from Jason Bryant and Krisy Moehl and approved by the MUT Council. The IAU/ITRA Trail World Championship is regulated by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) under the patronage of the International Association of… Read more »

57th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Race Preview

Joe Gray and Brandy Erholtz Favorites at the historic footrace up the auto-road. Gray to compete against former winners Canaday and Blake, along with Kenyan, Francis Wangari, and top cyclist Cameron Cogburn. Race day is June 17, 2017 – 9:00 AM. PINKHAM NOTCH, NH – One man in this year’s Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Denise Flory

Trail running tips for women is series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8. In this installment our Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Peter Maksimow, spoke with inov-8 Advocate Program member Denise Flory, who calls Colorado home. We will hear from other inov-8 ambassadors, listen to their stories and provide tips for women on the trails in… Read more »

Rickey Gates crisscrossing the nation on foot #TransAmericana

Dipping his toe in the waters off Charleston, South Carolina, on March 1, Ricky Gates started his five-month #TransAmericana quest to cross the country on foot carrying 12 pounds of gear on a self-supported endeavor. Midway through the trip – some 2,000 miles in – Gates stopped off in Colorado Springs to share his story… Read more »

Wild Utopia – Pondo Drifter Trail Run organized by TriSport SA

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport SA. Transkei, Wild Coast, Pondoland, what does the mind’s eye conjure up when it hears these words? Massive cliffs, rough seas, friendly locals, and pristine beaches, or possibly ocean-going cows, colourful rondavels pock marking the landscape or children screaming “SWEATIE, SWEATIE!”? Yes, the Transkei is undeniably and incredibly… Read more »

Ashworth Awards renews partnership with ATRA

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) announces Ashworth Awards will return for the second consecutive year as the preferred awards partner in its Event Standards Program. ATRA’s Event Standards Program was introduced in 2012, and includes vendors and suppliers as partners to further assist trail race directors in meeting ATRA’s 15 criteria necessary for staging… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Helen Stuart

Trail running tips for women is a series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8. We will hear from other inov-8 ambassadors and team members, listen to their stories and provide tips for women on the trails in our Trail News section throughout 2017. If you have questions for a future installment in this… Read more »

We’re proud to announce an enhanced partnership with OrthoLite

We’re proud to announce that longtime corporate member OrthoLite has renewed their partnership and will continue to be known as the official insole of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA). Additionally, OrthoLite will join supporting partner adidas TERREX, in the newly launched ATRA Trail Ambassador Program presented by CamelBak. OrthoLite has been a major supporter of… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Emily McDevitt

Please welcome the fifth of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Emily McDevitt, a trail runner from Camden, Maine, who builds community through her incredible marketing and fundraising prowess, club camaraderie, and writing. (Above Photo credit: Tom Platz) Some of the skills Emily carries… Read more »