Collegiate Running Association announces 2016 Athletes of the Year

Press release from ATRA partner The Collegiate Running Association (CRA). Bethany and Hayden received funding for their 2016 World Mountain Running Championship trip to Bulgaria from the American Trail Running Association. (Richmond, VA) – Bethany Sachtleben (Stafford, VA / Northern Virginia Community College) and Hayden Hawks (St. George, UT / Southern Utah University) have been… Read more »

Bandera 100K & USATF 100K Trail Championship Results

Written by Roy Pirrung, USATF Championship liaison at the Bandera 100K. Tejas Trails is an ATRA corporate member.  Photo above by Rick Kent, Enduro Photo. Stephanie Howe Violett and Justin Ricks take national championship titles at the USATF 100k Trail Championships held in conjunction with the Bandera 100k – a Tejas Trail event.  Stephanie Howe… Read more »

Athletes end 2016 with a bang at Groeneweide Trail Run

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport South Africa. The Garden Route is renowned for its natural beauty and the NMMU campus at Saasveld, which played host to these events, is no exception. Lush green vegetation and thick undergrowth as well as an abundance of bird and wildlife make this area a feast for the… Read more »

Spectrum Sports Announces New Trail Race

Press release from ATRA corporate member Spectrum Sports Management.  Spectrum Sports Management, the leading Southern California sports management event production agency, announces the return of their annual Tejon Ranch Trail Half Marathon & 10K on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Runners will have the opportunity to explore one of the greatest land conservations in the west… Read more »

Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon announces partnership changes

Press release from ATRA “double-track” corporate member Tri-Sport SA. Estienne and Nadia Arndt to hand over reigns to Tri-Sports Hano and Sonja Otto in new agreement with original partner, Simon Kelly. South Africa – Estienne and Nadia Arndt, Race Director and Manager of the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) respectively, have ended their partnership in… Read more »

Protect your skin from the trail running elements

Written by By Cammi Balleck for ATRA’s Winter 2016 Trail Times Newsletter.  Cammi & Company is an ATRA corporate member. If you’re an all-weather runner, you will face it all, and no snow or ice will keep you from your run. While your body is benefitted, your skin will pay the price. You already know… Read more »

Trail Running and Fund Raising

Written by Doug Mayer for ATRA’s Winter 2016 Trail Times Newsletter. One of the highlights of my year is co-race directing the Randolph Ramble, a rugged, late-fall 10km in the wilds of the northernmost region of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. It’s everything I love about trail running—a tough challenge with friends old and new, and… Read more »

ATRA Trail Running Camp Standards

American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Running Camp Standards Below are 14 key areas to consider when staging a trail running camp, or when selecting a trail running camp to attend. Program: Provide specific camp details including duration, audience (ie: beginner, intermediate, advanced, or mix), and types of trails to be run (terrain and elevation)…. Read more »

Survey reveals runner preferences from Moab Trail Marathon

Several times a year the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) conducts surveys to understand trends within our sport, demographic profiles of its participants and their preferences. Following the Moab Trail Marathon held in Moab, Utah this past November, we conducted a survey of race participants in the marathon, half marathon, and 5k.  Nearly 30 percent of… Read more »

Roy Pirrung Inducted into American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame

Press release from the American Ultrarunning Association, Morristown, NJ. Roy Pirrung is a veteran of many trail races and serves on the USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Council with ATRA’s Nancy Hobbs and Richard Bolt. In 1980, at the age of 32, Roy Pirrung was 60 pounds overweight, smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day, and was a… Read more »