ATRA announces partnership with life insurance provider Health IQ

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is pleased to announce that its members can benefit from special rate life insurance for runners, from our official partner Health IQ. Health IQ works with innovative insurance carriers to offer runners special rates on life insurance. As a licensed insurance agency in all 50 states, Health IQ has… Read more »

Van der Groen and Van Ornum Win 50 Mile races at SLO Ultra presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com

Press release by ATRA corporate member Race SLO. Second edition hosted by HomeFed and PG&E drew more than 1,000 runners and featured four challenging trail run courses – 50 mile ultra, marathon, half-marathon and 5 mile – at pristine, private Wild Cherry Canyon in Avila Beach; post-event Race SLO Dirt Festival celebrated with live bluegrass… Read more »

US Masters Mountain Runners take on the World Championships

Written by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. The World Mountain Running Association, in partnership with the World Masters Athletics, annually oversees a world championship event in the sport for athletes ages 35 to 79. This year’s 17th WMRA/WMA Masters Mountain Running Championships held in Pruske, Slovak Republic, on Saturday, September 2, and there was truly… Read more »

On the Quest for Trail Running Success in Namaqualand with TriSport

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport SA.  The Namaqua Quest 3 Day Trail Running Stage Race, organized by TriSport SA in partnership with WildTrail SA, takes place every year during Namaqualand’s colourful flower season. This year, however, due to the crippling drought, not many flowers were visible but that did not deter athletes from… Read more »

2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships – Team USA Selection Standards

Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee members Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs and Jason Bryant and approved by the MUT Council. The World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships is regulated by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) under the patronage of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The U.S. Long… Read more »

Silver Medal Winning Team USA shares experiences from the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Treasurer, World Mountain Running Association. Photos by Richard Bolt, USA Team Leader. Editors Note: This article was updated on October 20, 2017 to show Francisco Puppi (Italy) as the winner of the men’s race after Petro Mamu was disqualified for a doping violation.  Following the US silver medal day – two… Read more »

Silver Times Three for Team USA

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Treasurer, World Mountain Running Association. Photos by Richard Bolt, USA Team Leader. Editors Note: The Team USA men’s results in this article have been updated following the disqualification of Petro Mamu for a doping violation.  Team USA secured two team silver medals, an individual silver and individual bronze at this year’s… Read more »