Book Review: Dandelion Growing Wild, by Kim Jones

Sometimes a connection is felt when reading another’s personal life story and this is one of those times. Over the past few days, I have enjoyed pouring through the 21 chapters in Kim Jones’ recently self-published autobiography, Dandelion Growing Wild: A triumphant journey over astounding odds by American marathon champion. Although not known as a trail… Read more »



OrthoLite renews partnership with ATRA

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is pleased to announce that OrthoLite has renewed their partnership and will continue to be known as the official insole of ATRA. OrthoLite has been a major supporter of ATRA for nearly a decade, the most of which has been as an official partner. “We are thrilled to continue OrthoLite’s… Read more »



World Mountain Running Association concludes annual meeting

The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) held its annual council meeting January 11-13, 2013. The three-days of meetings for the nine-member council were held at the Marriott hotel located on the Riviera, La Porte de Monaco. The first two days of meetings dealt with the many programs which the WMRA oversees to include the signature… Read more »



USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Championships announced

Max King wins the 2012 USA 50k Trail Championships At the USATF annual meetings in Daytona Beach, Florida, in early December, the mountain ultra trail council awarded 2013 championship designation to events in seven states. The events include the following: USA 100km Trail – January 12, Bandera, TX-Bandera 100K USA 50 Mile Trail – March… Read more »



USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council announces 2012 runners of the year

The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2012 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Ultra Runners of the Year, Trail Runners of the Year, Trail Championship Series winners, and Contributor of the Year. The following individuals will be recognized at the USATF Annual Meetings in Daytona Beach on December 1…. Read more »



Switch Eyewear sunglasses for trail running

Sunglasses are essential for outdoor athletes and should be included in every trail runner’s repertoire. Therefore, it is important to find a pair that performs well in any number of conditions — sunshine, glare, wind, dust and blowing debris, and glare. With so many different brands on the market, it can be a daunting task… Read more »