Moab to host the USA Trail Marathon Championships

The Nation’s top elite runners will be competing in the November 8th USA Trail Marathon Championships in Moab, UT.  The race is full with over 1500 runners signed up for the Marathon, ½ Marathon and 5k events.  The Marathon, with its USA Championship title has drawn over 50 elite runners who will via for top… Read more »

Smyth and Dalzot victorious at USA Trail Half Marathon Championships

Patrick Smyth handily won this year’s USA Trail Half Marathon Championships which was held on Saturday, October 18, in Bellingham, WA, at Lake Padden. The 28-year-old from Salt Lake City, UT, bested a strong field to post the fastest time in the event’s four-year history crossing the finish line in 1:14:55, nearly three minutes ahead… Read more »

The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running

Everything You Need to Know About Equipment, Finding Trails, Nutrition, Hill Strategy, Racing, Training, Weather by Adam W. Chase and Nancy Hobbs Paperback with color photos List Price: $18.95
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2nd annual Trail Running Conference a success

Joy, solitude, inspiration, peace, liberation, and fun were all descriptive emotions attendees at the 2nd annual Estes Trail Ascent & Trail Running Conference said trail running brings to them. The conference was held in Estes Park, Colorado, at the Stanley Hotel and welcomed more than 140 trail runners and race directors over three days (October… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month – October 2014

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend‘s October e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. We’ve probably touched on this before but going into this time of year sometimes the most difficult part of our run is just getting out the door…. Read more »

Bellingham to host 2014 Trail Championship

Press Release from Al Coyle, Race Director (Bellingham, WA) This past December, the USA Track & Field Association (USATF) awarded Bellingham’s Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon the national championship for 2014 based on a competitive proposal process. This honor and designation is a first for Bellingham and has drawn the most elite field ever assembled for… Read more »

Course records at USA 50km Trail Championships

It was a fast day in Bend, OR, at today’s USA 50km Trail Championships. A cloudless sky with temperatures in the 50s for the 9:00 a.m. start, would bode well for the athletes to set off at a fast pace and as a result, both the men’s and women’s course records were broken. For the women, first-timer… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month – September 2014

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s September e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. We are now hurtling headlong into fall race season. All your summer training is starting to show and you’re feeling pretty confident (or not) about your upcoming race,… Read more »

O2X Summit Challenge: The mountain is the obstacle

The following post is sponsored content from new ATRA “Switchback” corporate member O2X.   WARREN, Vermont – O2X Summit Challenge Series is bringing fitness back to its outdoor roots with an inclusive festival atmosphere and all-natural course options that will challenge anyone from the casual 5K jogger or weekend hiker to the hardcore mountain runner… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month – August 2014

The following “tip of the month” article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s August e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. We’ve talked a lot at the shop lately about how we run, specifically what we run in, and we all came up with… Read more »