Results from the WMRA International Youth Cup

Story and photos by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Seventeen countries were represented among the nearly 100 entrants in the 9th World Mountain Running Association‘s International Youth Cup held in Arco, Italy, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Junior boys and girls ages 16 and 17, competed for their respective national athletic federations in the hopes… Read more »

New ATRA website coming this Summer!

We’ve got exciting news ATRA followers! The American Trail Running Association is building a new and improved website at  Scheduled to be unveiled at the Outdoor Retailer Show in early August, our new home on the web is getting more than a cosmetic upgrade – we’re adding more features and new ways for you… Read more »

Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race

[Press release from our friends at Mt. Washington] Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road RaceMt. Washington Auto RoadJune 21, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. Past two years’ male winners Blake and Canaday take on Joe Gray (again)Belotti challenges Erholtz in women’s field; Haefeli, Arritola withdrawnFormer champion Gutierrez, veteran Byrne, newcomers Bak, Miller and Manzi vie for… Read more »

Trail Racing in Costa Rica

by Philippe Bukovec Enjoy an experience like no other when you travel for a race in Costa Rica. Events featured below are organized by ATRA corporate member Costa Rica Race. February 7, 2015 is the next edition of the Ultra Trail ARENAL Volcano which includes four different race distances, making the event accessible to everyone…. Read more »

Time for an Upgrade?

A message from Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association From time to time, we upgrade our running wardrobe. This may include a purchase of the latest model of trail shoes, a super lightweight hydration pack, the newest moisture-wicking socks, or a sleek pair of compression tights. For some, upgrades don’t happen that often. Maybe… Read more »

Eating to go the Distance — From 5K to 100 miles

By Naomi Mead This article originally appeared in our Summer 2014 Trail Times Newsletter – Volume 19, Number 68. Whether you’re a novice preparing for your first 5K, or a seasoned marathon runner training for your next step up on the endurance ladder, the way in which you fuel your body before, during and after… Read more »

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

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.   If you’re like me, you probably get pretty bored doing the same route every day, same long run every weekend. This month I’m going to put out… Read more »

Win an FREE entry to the Leadville 100

Can you run 100 miles & write about it?  The Leadville Trail 100 may be sold out but you can still win an FREE entry! We are happy to announce that Herbalife is offering one American Trail Running Association follower entry into the 100-miler on August 16-17, 2014, as well as a four-night stay at… Read more »

Desert Runners – Inspiring Journey through World’s Toughest Terrains

Hey trail runners! Here’s a new film called Desert Runners that follows a group of athletes as they complete RacingthePlanet’s Four Deserts Grand Slam, the most difficult desert ultra-marathon series on Earth. The runners trek across four 250km ultra-marathons in the world’s driest (Atacama Desert in Chile), windiest (Gobi Desert in China), hottest (Sahara Desert… Read more »