Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Know where to look: Discovering trails in my hometown

On the most recent trip to my hometown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, I discovered some trails I didn’t know existed. It was April, 2017 and spring was just thinking about awakening from its winter slumber. And me, I was wide awake and tired of running on the roads and longed for a bit of trail adventure… Read more »

USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for 2017 Runner of the Year nominations

Nominated athletes for Runner of the Year (ROY) must be current members of USA Track & Field and hold US Citizenship. Some athletes will be nominated automatically based on performances in select USATF National Championships and World Championship events. See the full list of automatically nominated athletes at the bottom of this article. Anyone can… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Jenn Coker

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 Jenn Coker, who moved from Georgia to the Colorado mountains. We will hear from other inov-8 ambassadors, listen to their stories and provide tips for women on… Read more »

Bend trail runners take national championship titles at the Moab Trail Marathon

Bend, Oregon trail runners Mario Mendoza and Renee Metivier earned more national championship titles at the Moab Trail Marathon and USATF Trail Marathon Championships. Mario finished in 3:13:55 while Renee, in her first trail marathon crossing the finish line in 4:08:03. More than 1800 runners participated Saturday’s races which included the Moab Trail Marathon, the… Read more »

Race SLO to Co-Host the 2018 US Trail Running Conference

Press release by ATRA corporate member Race SLO. Sixth edition of the US Trail Running Conference set for August 28-31 in Endurance Town USA to be held in conjunction with SLO Ultra & MTB 2018 event; first time annual educational conference is to be held outside Colorado. SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – (November 2, 2017)… Read more »

USA’s best marathon trail runners gather in Moab, Utah

The USATF Trail Marathon Championships will be held in conjunction with the Moab Trail Marathon this coming Saturday, November 4, in Moab, Utah.  Dubbed, “a magical 26 miles,” by race director Danelle Ballengee, this race course challenges competitors over a single loop course, with a few well-placed out and back sections near the 11 and… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Carolina Beach, North Carolina

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 Carolina Beach in southeastern North Carolina, population 6,000. TRAIL TOWN: The Town of Carolina Beach is… Read more »

Chase and Hobbs collaborate on a series of four trail running guide books

American Trail Running Association (ATRA) president Adam W. Chase and executive director Nancy Hobbs have joined forces again to coauthor a series of four trail running guide books. These “where-to” guides follow on the heels of their successful “how-to” book, The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running, first published in 2001, with a second edition published… Read more »