Milan, New Hampshire Protects 577 Acres for Community Forest

Press release from Milan Community Forest Committee. Photo credit: Jose Azel / Aurora Photos. The town of Milan added 577 acres to its Community Forest. These lands will provide the town with income through sustainable timber harvesting, as well as places for local residents to hike, trail run, hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. The… Read more »

Trail Sisters: How it started and where we are headed

Written by Gina Lucrezi for ATRA’s Winter Trail Times Newsletter. About six years ago, I moved to Carbondale, Colorado to work with Trail Runner magazine as their Advertising Manager. I was an avid trail runner and wanted to take my racing to a more competitive level. What better place to train than in the Roaring… Read more »

Are you a trail running community builder? Join our Trail Ambassador Program

As part of our theme for 2017; “Community: Building Trail Running Connections“, the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) introduces its new Trail Ambassador Program. Starting in January 2017, we will select individuals who do amazing things in their community, whether it be local, regional, or national, to “build trail running connections.” This could include starting a… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Portersville, Pennsylvania

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the city of Portersville, Pennsylvania. This article was written by Jenni Hulburt, MS. Jenni is a Portersville resident,… Read more »

USATF MUT Council Announces 2017 National Championship Races

Photo above: Andy Wacker on his way to victory at the 2016 Lake Padden Trail Half.  At the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida earlier this month the Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council confirmed the final races for the 2017 National Championships.  There will be a total of $48,000 in prize… Read more »

LPTent USA joins our Event Standards Partner Program

In 2012 the American Trail Running Association introduced its Event Standards Program, and recently has included vendors and suppliers as partners to further assist trail race directors in meeting ATRA’s 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event. “LPTent USA is a perfect fit as a partner in our Event Standards Program,” said… Read more »

A first-timer’s insight to The Running Event #TRE16

Back at the office, I’m unwinding from three conferences in 10 days which included The Running Event (TRE to the insider), and I’m already looking forward to attending in 2017. This annual mecca for speciality retailers, vendors, race directors, and working media is a cornucopia of all things running. Orlando was the site this year… Read more »

Baseball and trail running

The American Trail Running Association was a rights holder attending for the first time the US Sports Congress. We shared our message with attendees, participated in networking activities, and enjoyed informative speakers on timely topics. Listening to the keynote address given at the 10th annual US Sports Congress by Dave St. Peter, president of the… Read more »

USATF presents the 2016 Robert Giegengack Award to Nancy Hobbs

Press release from USA Track & Field. ORLANDO — USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Chairwoman and U.S. Women’s Mountain Running Team founder Nancy Hobbs was awarded the 2016 Robert Giegengack Award for her years of dedication to the sport, particularly her pioneering efforts to promote women’s mountain running. Hobbs received the award on Saturday… Read more »

Leslie Jordan, INC. Announces Expansion into Medals & Medallions

Press release from ATRA corporate member Leslie Jordan, Inc. Portland, OR – Leslie Jordan, Inc. is proud to announce it’s recent expansion to include design and manufacturing of event Medals and Medallions. In addition to providing race day apparel, the decision to include Medals was generated by customers need. “We recognize that many Race Directors… Read more »