Application Window Open Until February 2 for Badwater® 135

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS®, Inc. AdventureCORPS®, Inc., hosts of the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon, is currently accepting applications for this year’s race, scheduled for July 10-12, 2017. Now in its 40th year and recognized globally as “the world’s toughest foot race,” this iconic race pits up to 100 of the world’s toughest athletes –… Read more »

Book review: The Grand Trail, by Alexis and Frederic Berg

Review written by Laura Clark, a trail runner and snowshoe racer who lives in Saratoga Springs NY and is a Children’s Librarian at the Saratoga Springs (New York) Public Library.  The Grand Trail publisher Velopress is an ATRA corporate member.  It is a universal urge to proclaim to the world who we are, what makes… Read more »

inov-8 gets a grip on Pacific Northwest mud with Rainshadow Running

Press release from ATRA corporate member inov-8.  Photos of Yassine Diboun from inov-8. inov-8, the All-terrain running brand, has announced its title sponsorship of the 2017 Rainshadow Running Race Series. The sponsorship is a year-long partnership that includes 16 trail races of varying distances from 25-100k across the Pacific Northwest, including the Western States 100 Mile… Read more »

inov-8 announces partnership with prominent UK trail running event

Story from ATRA corporate member inov-8 about their three-year partnership with Lakeland Trails. Written by Carl Fallowfield and originally published on the Cumbria Crack. Photos by James Kirby. We enjoy sharing news about international events to broaden the scope of our mountain and trail running family. Lakeland Trails, which attracted 12,500 trail runners to its events in 2016,… Read more »

Welcome CamelBak: presenting partner of our new Trail Ambassador Program

We’re excited to announce CamelBak as the presenting partner of our newly launched Trail Ambassador Program.  Starting this month, we’ll will select an individual who does amazing things in his or her community, whether it be local, regional, or national, to “build trail running connections.” American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors will receive CamelBak hydration… Read more »

WSSF World Snowshoe Championships hosted by USA in 2017

Written by avid snowshoe racer Laura Clark who shares a brief overview of next month’s event. The World Snowshoe Federation (WSSF) World Snowshoe Championship will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017, in Saranac Lake, NY. Previously hosted in Austria, Canada, Italy, Japan and Sweden, this will be its first time taking place in the U.S…. Read more »

Altra footwear to partner with Aravaipa Running

Press release from ATRA corporate members Aravaipa Running and Altra Footwear.  Photos provided by Aravaipa Running. Altra Footwear will be the presenting sponsor for Aravaipa Running’s 2017 & 2018 Black Canyon Ultras with the 2017 race taking place February 18. The Black Canyon Ultras feature point to point 100k & 60k courses along the world-class… Read more »

2017 International Youth Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

Information from the World Mountain Running Association. This is the 12th edition of the WMRA International Mountain Running Youth Cup. This year’s course is an up/down hill circuit. Estimated distance is between 4.5 and 5.5 kilometers. Venue: Gagliano del Capo, Italy Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017 Trip Duration: Typically travel from the USA departing Wednesday,… Read more »

A conversation with trail running speedster Zach Miller

Not yet 30 years old, Zach Miller has won some of the premier ultras in the country and abroad. In his quiver of victories: JFK 50 Mile, Lake Sonoma 50 Mile, CCC® (the little ‘sister’ of the UTMB®), back-to-back wins at the North Face 50 Mile, Madeira Island Ultra Trail. He’s been a member of… Read more »

Race Roster joins our Event Standards Partner Program

We are proud to announce Race Roster as the newest partner in our Event Standards Program. The Event Standards Program was created in 2012 to assist trail race directors in meeting our 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event.  The Event Standards Partner Program was added in 2015 to further assist event… Read more »