Inaugural US Skyrunning Series Announced

From Ian Sharman – Director, US Skyrunning Series: Inaugural US Skyrunning Series 2014 Less Cloud. More Sky. San Francisco, CA (December 10th, 2013) – Fourteen quality races, three disciplines, the same winning formula. The inaugural 2014 US Skyrunning Series is the natural expansion of the international Skyrunning events that have captured the imagination of runners… Read more »

The Polish Economic Forum interviews Nancy Hobbs

In advance of this September’s World Mountain Running Championships in Poland, ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs answered questions from the Polish Economic Forum. Nancy Hobbs, Marco De Gasperi and Paul Kirsch How many people run in the mountains In the USA? Is it a popular sport?In the United States, mountain running and trail running are often… Read more »

4th IAU Trail World Championships this weekend in Wales.

From the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU): The 4th edition of the IAU Trail World Championships take place on July 6th in Llanrwst, North Wales, Great Britain. Both male and female trail world champions Erik Clavery (FRA) and Maud Gobert (FRA) will be in attendance in North Wales to defend their titles. The International Association… Read more »

New Pikes Peak High-Altitude Mile set for August 13th

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – With a rust-colored cap of granite boulders, a hard-blue sky overhead, and precious little air to breathe, the summit of Pikes Peak is like an alien environment. Tim Bergsten & Nancy Hobbs (photo by Tim Bergsten) An elite field of runners will make this discovery at the inaugural Pikes Peak High-Altitude… Read more »

Industry experts come together for inaugural trail running conference

The panel discussions for the inaugural trail running conference, the Estes Trail Ascent, wrapped up Friday, June 21, in Estes Park, Colorado. The three-day conference, which started on Thursday, June 20, culminated in a 5.9-mile trail race on Saturday, June 22, featured speakers from footwear and hydration company manufacturers, as well as elite-level competitors, race… Read more »

Team USA selected for WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge

Team USA will compete in the 10th WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running World Challenge to be held in Szklarska Poręba, Poland, on August 3, 2013. Stevie Kremer (center) won the 2012 World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge The WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge has been held every year since 2004 when Sierre-Zinal hosted the event…. Read more »

Seven Sisters Trail Race Rocks to a New Beat

Story By Laura Clark With early morning temperatures stuck at a 32 degrees tights-only slot a bare week before 7 Sisters Trail Race, it is no wonder that the instant appearance of spring delivered an unprecedented hoard of last minute runners. Not to mention the record number of fully committed pre-registrants. When Jeff, Jen Ferriss… 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 May e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. Max King winning the 2012 USA 50k Trail Championships Whew, it’s getting warm out there! It’s nice to know that summer is right around the corner, which… Read more »

ATRA Notes – May 2013

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

International Mountain Running Youth Challenge Scheduled for July

Junior USMRT member Laura Beresford at the 2010 World Mountain Running Championships The 8th Annual WMRA International Youth Cup will be held in Gap, France on Sunday, July7.  This mountain/trail running event provides an opportunity for athletes ages 16 and 17 (in the year of the competition) to participate on an international stage. The event… Read more »