Posts By: Nancy Hobbs

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Dave Dutro

Please welcome the eighth of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Dave Dutro, a trail runner who builds community as a coach, race director, club organizer, and dog lover. Photo above by Jon Jonkers. “The only regret I have is that I didn’t… Read more »

Record Set At The 2017 Barr Trail Mountain Race

The 17th Barr Trail Mountain Race was held in Manitou Springs, Colorado, on Sunday, July 16. On a day which started under cloud cover and slight fog, the skies cleared and temperatures warmed to the upper 60s for the 7:00 a.m. start time. Nearly 300 runners finished within the three hour and thirty minute cutoff… Read more »

Spring 2017 Trail Running Survey Results

Several times a year the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) conducts surveys to understand trends within our sport, demographic profiles of its participants and their preferences. Complete survey results are made available to corporate members at the Switchback, Steep & Rocky and All-terrain levels. The following selected outtakes are from our most recent trail running… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Camden, Maine

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the sixth in 2017. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Camden, Maine, population 4,850. Trail Town The town of Camden’s motto, “where the… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Dawn Lisenby

Please welcome our newest American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Dawn Lisenby, a trail runner who builds community through coaching, race directing, and volunteering. One of those volunteer projects is coaching for the Police Athletic League (PAL), in her local community of Flagler Beach, Florida;… Read more »

Meet Trail Ambassador Doug Mayer

Please welcome the sixth of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Doug Mayer, a trail runner who builds community locally, nationally, and internationally. Doug is from the small town of Randolph, New Hampshire – population 350 – located at the base of Mount… 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 »

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 »

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 »