Trail Running in Costa Rica

“Trail Running in Costa Rica” was written by Daniel FLEYGNAC, participant of ULTRA RUN ARENAL VOLCANO 2015 and Marathon Irazu Volcano COSTA RICA, a small country of Central America wedged between Panama and Nicaragua, currently in vogue for tourism, the practice of trail begins in recent years thanks to organizations like Costaricarace directed by Philippe… Read more »

A Trail Buffet in South Africa

This article originally appeared in our Summer 2015 Trail Times newsletter. Written by Sonja Otto (image from http://www.soxtrailrun.co.za) The afb Southern Cross Trail Run takes place in one of South Africas’ hotspots for holiday destinations and serene outdoor vistas. Where towering mountains and thick indigenous forest meet azure blue oceans teaming with sea life and rolling… Read more »

Ankle Strength for Trail Runners

This article originally appeared in our Summer 2015 Trail Times newsletter. Written by Stephen R. Santagelo The foundation of strength begins at the ground and works up. The ankles are the number one body part in developing that foundation. Do you know muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones of the feet, including the ankles and hands… Read more »

Mount Washington Road Race Results

Press release from our friends at the Mt Washington Road Race where several top American trail runners dominated.  Defending USA Mountain Running Champion Joe Gray set a new American course record.  Photos by Joe Viger Photography.  55th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race Results · Joe Gray doubles up with 2nd fastest time at… Read more »

Trail running creates an active urban community

News from ATRA partner the Collegiate Running Association Written by Steve Taylor, founder of the Collegiate Running Association & Cross Country coach at the University of Richmond. Steve is pictured above interviewing 2014 CRA Mountain Running Champion Morgan Arritola at Loon Mountain, New Hampshire. The first ever Collegiate National Trail Running Championships were a success… Read more »

Mt. Washington Road Race Preview

Editor’s note: Although it now takes place on a mostly paved surface, the Mt. Washington Road Race is a longtime favorite for mountain & trail runners. First run in 1936 when the surface was 100% dirt, this 7.6 mile race up the auto road climbs 4600’ to finish on the rocky summit of the highest… Read more »

Trail racing season continues in Vail, Colorado

News from ATRA corporate member Vail Recreation District. The La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series continues with the Summer Solstice 5K Run/Walk, 10K and Free Kid’s Fun Run this Saturday. (Beaver Creek, Colo.)–The Vail Recreation District’s 2015 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series continues this week with the La Sportiva Summer Solstice Trail Run… Read more »

Pikes Peak: 60 Years of Miles and Smiles

The following article originally appeared in ATRA’s Summer 2015 Newsletter. By Shannon Payne (3rd place at the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent & WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships). One of Colorado’s — arguably mountain running’s — most iconic races turns 60 this year. The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, beloved amongst vertically-inclined mountain runners and a… Read more »

Pregnancy and Trail Running

The following article originally appeared in ATRA’s Summer 2015 Newsletter. by Amber Reece-Young (pictured above at the 2011 NACAC Mountain Running Championships in Ajijic, Mexico). Who says you can’t keep running when you are pregnant? Well, your doctor might so it is always wise to get medical clearance first. If your OB-GYN okays it, then… Read more »