USA Youth Mountain Running Team Announced

For the first time in the 12-year history of the WMRA International Youth Cup, the United States will field a complete squad for this mountain running competition designed to showcase athletes who are 16 and 17 years old. This year’s race will be held in Gagliano del Capo, Italy, on Saturday, June 24. Details on… Read more »

AdventureCORPS hosts Badwater Salton Sea 81-Mile Ultramarathon this Sunday

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS®, Inc.. Follow the “live” webcast and real-time GPS Tracking! AdventureCORPS®, Inc. hosts the BADWATER® Salton Sea 81-Mile Ultramarathon annually in May and the fifth annual edition takes place this weekend on Sunday-Monday, April 30 – May 1, 2017. This remarkable event challenges teams of two or three ultrarunners… Read more »

Spokane River Run Celebrates 14 Years

With a mix of distances, terrain, elevation changes, and start times, the Spokane River Run delivers to a varied audience and satisfies the newbie trail runner to the experienced veteran. This year’s event celebrated its 14th running on Sunday, April 23, and included a 5K, 10K, two different 25K routes, a 50K, and a 50K… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Durango, Colorado

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the fourth in 2017. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Durango, Colorado, population 17,834. Trail Town: Incorporated in 1881 as a train depot… Read more »

La Sportiva & Adventure Fit Introduce Trail Run Relay

Press release from ATRA corporate member La Sportiva. La Sportiva NA and and Adventure Fit have partnered to introduce the Trail Run Relay. Debuting in Lyons, CO on June 3, 2017, the Trail Run Relay is a social and challenging race where 2- or 4-person teams take turns running a single 5km loop. To make things… Read more »

Book Reviews: Greek Heroes – Fact and Fiction

Written by Laura Clark for ATRA’s Spring 2017 Trail Times Newsletter. Cresting Homer’s rosy-fingered dawn is a new interest in Greek heroes. Sparked by Rick Riordan’s middle-grade Percy Jackson series two offerings for adults have recently made their debut. As a matter of pride for all of us, they are written by ultrarunners accustomed to… Read more »

Going Beyond the Marathon

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Spring 2017 issue of ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter. If 2017 is the year you will go beyond the marathon distance, consider the following. Preparation: Longer distances will require more time in lots of aspects, make sure you have the time to commit to training. Starting with a good plan… Read more »

Give Hips the TLC they Need: DIY Kinesio Tape® Guide

Written by Liz Grimm for ATRA’s Spring 2017 Trail Times Newsletter. Your brain’s sole existence in the world is to survive – because of this, the body has evolved to become a machine capable of changing in any way needed to survive whatever conditions challenge it. As runners, we call this compensation. When things go… Read more »