Winter traction for trail running

By ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs I recently spoke with a newbie trail runner who was concerned about doing an upcoming trail race because of recent snows and the probability that the trails would be covered in snow. I introduced said runner to Icespike and she was thrilled to learn about a product she knew… Read more »

Trail running rules on the run

“Rules on the Run” are principles of trail running etiquette that foster environmentally-sound and socially-responsible trail running. These principles emulate the well-established principles of Leave No Trace, and Rules of the Trail by the IMBA. The American Trail Running Association believes that by educating trail runners to observe “Rules on the Run,” trail runners will be… Read more »

Welcome to the new trailrunner.com

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) enters the current technology decade with its newly designed website, www.trailrunner.com. Recrafting the site for a relaunch was the largest initiative undertaken by ATRA in 2014. With the support of ATRA’s board of directors, ATRA’s online marketing director Richard Bolt enlisted the Portland, Oregon-based 33 Degrees Design Studio and… Read more »

Vail offers a great winter challenge to trail runners

Vail, Colorado will host the FIS Alpine World Championships next month sharing the stage with its ski neighbor Beaver Creek from February 2-15, 2015, but a lesser known event is gaining momentum after a seven year legacy in this pristine winter wonderland. On Sunday, February 22, the 8th annual Vail Mountain Winter Uphill will be… Read more »

2015 US Mountain Running Team Selection Criteria

The U.S. Mountain Running Championships, to be held at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, July 25, 2015, will be the sole selection race for the U.S. Mountain Running Team where the top 6 men and top 4 women to finish will earn berths to the team (provided they are USATF members and eligible… Read more »

Duct Tape TV – 2014 TNF 50 Mile Championships

ATRA Single-track corporate member Duct Tape TV covered last Decembers North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championship race. “I honestly think this race might be the most competitive ultra trail race in the U.S., maybe ever. No one can just walk away and easily win. You’ve got to really work for it, and even then… Read more »

Max’s Running Tip of the Month – January 2015:

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend‘s December e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. It’s January 2015, time to get ripped. Or maybe not. Either way, this is a great time to work on that part of running that we always… Read more »

Max’s Running Tip of the Month – December 2014

The following article was written by +Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend‘s December e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. Most of us take some sort of break from running during the winter, either to do something else or just rest the legs for a bit. A break… Read more »