Posts By: Richard Bolt

Featured Trail Town – Liberty Lake, Washington

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. 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 Liberty Lake, Washington, population 8,600. TRAIL TOWN: From white sandy beaches to the vibrant greenery of… Read more »

Team USA announced for NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Six elite US mountain runners representing five states and ranging in age from 16 to 37, will represent Team USA at the 14th North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships this fall. The 2017 NACAC Mountain Running Championships, sanctioned by the World Mountain Running Association, will take place in Golden, BC, Canada,… Read more »

Book Review: The Trail Runner’s Companion

Book review written by Laura Clark for our Summer 2017 Trail Times Newsletter. The Trail Runner’s Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, 5Ks to Ultras, by Sarah Lavender Smith. Falcon, 2017. The first thing I do when I approach a book is admire the jacket, glance at the table of contents and… Read more »

Where Buffalo Roam and Runners Run

Written by Mike Teger for ATRA’s Summer 2017 Trail Times Newsletter. Mike lives and runs on the trails near his home in Colorado Springs. An ATRA member, Mike was the – in his words, “lucky recipient” – of a race entry provided by Spectrum Sports Management to ATRA for its monthly e-newsletter giveaway. I have… Read more »

U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team Selected To Compete In Italy At World Championships

Written by U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team Manager Paul Kirsch. With a record number of applicants, USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail executive committee has selected some of the nation’s top junior cross country, track, mountain and trail runners to compete at the World Mountain Running Championships in Premana, Italy on July 30. Junior athletes, ranging in age… Read more »

16th European Mountain Running Championships Event Preview

Written by WMRA Council Member Tomo Šarf for the local organizing committee (LOC). On Saturday, 8 July the best European mountain runners will test their strength in Kamnik/Slovenia at the 16th annual European Mountain Running Championships. A record number of 240 runners from 27 countries will compete this prestigious competition with the finish on 1660m… Read more »

ITRA Responds to U.S. Ultra-Trail Race Directors’ Open Letter About UTMB Qualifying

[Editors Note] The following press release is from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) in response to an open letter from nine U.S. ultra-trail race directors published on ultrarunning.com and trailrunningmag.com. We are publishing ITRA’s response in the interest of promoting an open discussion about the role of organizations like ITRA in the U.S. trail… Read more »

2017 STYR Labs Badwater 135 – The World’s Toughest Foot Race Celebrates 40 Years

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS, Inc. On July 10-12, AdventureCORPS presents its legendary STYR Labs BADWATER® 135. Now in its 40th year, the world-renowned event pits up to 100 of the world’s toughest athletes against one another and the elements. In scorching temperatures and at altitudes as high as 8,360 feet (2548m), runners,… Read more »