Resources

How to Get Started

Trail running is a great way to enjoy nature, get exercise and explore beyond the roads. While there is an abundance of specialized trail running gear & footwear, you can use standard running equipment to get started. Click the button below to read our "8 Trail Running Tips: How to get started" article!

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Accident Insurance

The American Trail Running Association has partnered with Adventure Advocates to provide low cost accident medical insurance for trail runners:

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Diversity & Inclusion Links

Running Organizations

USA Track & Field's Mountain, Ultra & Trail Links

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Take Climate Action

Race directors are in a unique position to educate and influence the trail running community. To help them mobilize our community around the climate crisis, Protect Our Winters' (POW) Race Director Toolkit is a great resource.

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Trail Clean-up & Plogging

Join other runners and keep our trails clean. What would happen if everyone picked up at least one piece of litter?

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Sustainability Guidelines for Races

Race directors can greatly reduce the impact of their trail races on the environment by instituting a few simple measures. Check out our sustainability guidelines for trail running races.

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