New Hampshire to host the 2013 USA Mountain Running Championships

US Mountain Running Team Staff On July 21, 2013, Cranmore, NH, will host the USA Mountain Running Championships. The event will also be the sole selection race for the US Mountain Running Team (USMRT), as well as the host of the North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Championships. USA Track & Field (USATF) members will… Read more »

Trail running on lava rocks in Hawaii

Traveling to Hawaii for a trail running vacation can provide a diversion from the standard single track fare. Of course there is an abundance of this variety of trail, but likewise, there is the uniqueness of running on volcanoes – some dormant, some active – and realizing a new type of off-road running. On the… Read more »

World Masters Mountain Running Championships set for Czech Republic

Janské Lázné, Czech Republic, will host the 13th WMRA/WMA Masters World Mountain Running Championships on August 31. The event is organized annually by a host club who submits a bid which must be supported by the respective IAAF-member nation and is sanctioned jointly by the World Masters Athletics (WMA), and the World Mountain Running Association… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s April e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. The Footzone is a locally owned full service running store in Bend, Oregon It’s time to get racing, or at least put one on the schedule for… Read more »

ATRA Notes – April 2013

ATRA Notes is a monthly email newsletter for race directors, trail runners and members. You can now find ATRA Notes reprinted on this blog! If you are not already an ATRA member, simply visit this link to join today.   New! ATRA Socks: If you are interested in having your own pair of ATRA socks…send… Read more »

Trail running for a cause – Run d’Haiti

Story by IV Whitman – originally published in ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter– Volume 18, Number 63 – Spring 2013 We run to get fit, to win, to help, to remember and to say we’ve done “it.” But most of us run each day for the simple pleasure of getting outside and breathing to the determined… Read more »

Race Report: Through the Mist at Moby Dick

Story by Laura Clark – originally published in ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter – Volume 18, Number 63 – Spring 2013 Photo from runwmac.com Since it was first published in 1851, Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick has come to symbolize everyman’s quest for something beyond day-to-day trivia, a reach outside the box toward a larger justification. And… Read more »

8 Trail Running Tips: How to get started

Want to get started trail running but are unsure where to begin?  Here are 8 simple trail running tips for beginners and first time trail runners. You’ve read a few things about trail running and even had a few friends tell you a thing or two about the sport, but you are still apprehensive about… Read more »

Defining our sport – mountain running

Trail and mountain running have been categorized using several elements to include terrain/surface, elevation (gain or loss), and distance. Trail running the Grand Canyon – Photo by Jared Scott In the United States, mountain running and trail running are often used interchangeably and in most cases, refer to the same type of running in terms… Read more »

Inaugural trail running conference announced

For the first time, trail runners will have a conference dedicated to their “sport.” The Inaugural Estes Trail Ascent will be held June 20-22, 2013, in Estes Park, Colorado, at the world-renowned Stanley Hotel. The conference will include break-out sessions and seminars led by experts in their respective fields. Topics to be covered range from… Read more »