Posts By: Nancy Hobbs

Max King & Ladia Albertson-Junkans win the 25th Chuckanut 50K

On Saturday, March 18, Max King sets a course record at Chuckanut 50K; Ladia Albertson-Junkans wins in her debut outing at the ultra distance. In spite of less-than-ideal weather conditions, both Max King and Hayden Hawks went under King’s 3:35:42 course record set in 2014, at today’s 25th running of the Chuckanut 50K in Bellingham,… Read more »

Meet our new trail ambassador – Edie Riedel

Please welcome the third of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Edie Riedel from Lafayette, LA. After starting her running pursuits on the roads, the 46-year-old mother of two, switched her focus to trail about five years ago. Edie gives back to her… Read more »

Meet our new trail ambassador – Julie Takishima-Lacasa

Join us in celebrating our second 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, Julie Takishima-Lacasa from Honolulu, HI. Julie gives back to her trail running community as a runner, coach, club founder, and race volunteer. Check back with us each month as we introduce another ATRA Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak…. Read more »

World Mountain Running Association winter council meeting summary

In addition to her role with the American Trail Running Association, author Nancy Hobbs is the treasurer of the World Mountain Running Association. On Sunday, February 5, the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) held its annual winter council meeting in Cap d’Ail-Monaco, with seven of its eight council members present (Erhan Basoglu, was not in attendance)…. Read more »

Motel 6 joins ATRA as a preferred partner in our event standards program

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is delighted to announce Motel 6 as our newest partner in the Event Standards Program. Introduced in 2012, the ATRA Event Standards Program is designed to help event directors organize safe and well organized trail running race.  The partner program includes product & service providers to further assist trail race directors in meeting the… Read more »

Tejas Trails hosts USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships on Saturday

Press release written by Jason Bryant, USATF Championship liaison for the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile.  Tejas Trails and Altra are American Trail Running Association corporate members. The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this Saturday, February 4, at the Rocky Raccoon 100 presented by Altra and directed by Tejas Trails. This will be the… Read more »

Spectrum Sports partners with Honey Stinger

Press release from ATRA corporate member Spectrum Sports Management. Spectrum Sports Management, the leading Southern California sports management event production and sponsorship agency, unites with Honey Stinger for its upcoming RunCatalina events, including the Avalon 50K/50M Benefit Run, Catalina Island Marathon and Catalina Eco Marathon. All runners are invited to travel to Catalina Island to participate… Read more »

Meet our first Trail Ambassador – Mark Nesfeder

Please welcome the first of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak.  For January we’re proud to introduce Mark Nesfeder from Warrenton, VA.  Mark gives back to his trail running community as a runner, coach, and trail advocate. Check back with us each month as we introduce another ATRA Trail… Read more »

Application Window Open Until February 2 for Badwater® 135

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS®, Inc. AdventureCORPS®, Inc., hosts of the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon, is currently accepting applications for this year’s race, scheduled for July 10-12, 2017. Now in its 40th year and recognized globally as “the world’s toughest foot race,” this iconic race pits up to 100 of the world’s toughest athletes –… Read more »