Posts Categorized: Trail Running

US Trail Running Conference Q&A with Race Director Samantha Pruitt

This post was originally published at USTrailRunningConference.com and is reprinted with permission. Samantha Pruitt is the Founder & CEO of ATRA member Race SLO, an ultra running athlete and lover of human bad-assery. Samantha spoke with US Trail Running Conference Director Terry Chiplin.  Terry: Race SLO has been around since 2008. How long have you… Read more »

ATRA member Endurance Race Series is headed to San Diego

Press release from ATRA member The Endurance Race Series. The ERS is excited to officially announce the addition of a new “Winter” trail running series located in San Diego, CA. The new trail series is called the “Sunshine Series”, and will see a total of 5 events on the schedule from September 2017- March 2018…. Read more »

Base Camp Las Vegas, book reviewed by Laura Clark

Book review by Laura Clark Base Camp Las Vegas: 101 Hikes in the Southwest, by Deborah Wall. Imbrifex Books, 2017. Fly nonstop to Las Vegas (as easy as flying the tourist nonstop to Disney World), take in a few shows and then escape to the desert trails. What a deal! Described public recreation areas are… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Carol Tatom

Please welcome the ninth of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Carol Tatom, a trail runner who builds community by sharing her passion for the sport with others. She offers advice, encouragement and support which extends well beyond her training partners. This busy… Read more »

Van der Groen and Van Ornum Win 50 Mile races at SLO Ultra presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com

Press release by ATRA corporate member Race SLO. Second edition hosted by HomeFed and PG&E drew more than 1,000 runners and featured four challenging trail run courses – 50 mile ultra, marathon, half-marathon and 5 mile – at pristine, private Wild Cherry Canyon in Avila Beach; post-event Race SLO Dirt Festival celebrated with live bluegrass… Read more »

On the Quest for Trail Running Success in Namaqualand with TriSport

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport SA.  The Namaqua Quest 3 Day Trail Running Stage Race, organized by TriSport SA in partnership with WildTrail SA, takes place every year during Namaqualand’s colourful flower season. This year, however, due to the crippling drought, not many flowers were visible but that did not deter athletes from… Read more »

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 »

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 »