Race Directors Wrap at US Trail Running Conference

Trail Running Conference

Friday marked the last of three “race director days” at the 8th annual US Trail Running Conference in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The on stage and outdoor action continued with a group trail run, presentations, panel discussions, vendor fair and urban trail exploration on electric scooters. Once again, team members from the non-profit American Trail Running Association… Read more »

Kilian Jornet Highlights Day Two of the US Trail Running Conference

US Trail Running Conference

Thursday, October 22, marked the second day of the 8th annual US Trail Running Conference in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a series of presentations, panel discussions and exhibitors for trail race directors. Several well-known presenters made virtual appearances including elite mountain trail runner Kilian Jornet and Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run event director Craig Thornley…. Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Kicks Off in Fayetteville, Arkansas

US Trail Running Conference

Yesterday the 8th annual US Trail Running Conference got underway in Fayetteville, Arkansas with a Climate Action and Sustainability keynote address to an in-person and virtual audience of trail running fans. Taking place at the Fayetteville Town Center, this year’s conference debuted live-streaming of sessions, panel discussions and presentations. Located on the beautiful Downtown Square,… Read more »

ATRA 25th Anniversary Challenge

Anniversary

We at American Trail Running Association are excited to be celebrating our 25th anniversary through a unique virtual challenge for trail runners. Our first three tired challenge kicks off September 1, and runs through December 31, 2020. Participants can set goals of 25, 250 or 2500 kilometers and can walk, hike, or run their way… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: George Rehmet

George Rehmet

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like George Rehmet who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their way… Read more »

Stewardship Success Stories from the San Juan Mountains Association

Throughout 2020 the American Trail Running Association has been sharing stories of climate action and conservation. This announcement comes from the San Juan Mountain Association – dedicated to the responsible use and preservation of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. As Americans head outside in droves to recreate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, public lands have never… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Announces US Launch of Kilian Jornet’s Charter for Outdoor Sports

Kilian Jornet

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) partner US Trail Running Conference. ATRA’s 2020 theme is Climate Action. Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference has announced that the 2020 event will feature the US launch of a charter for outdoor sports from top mountain and trail runner, Kilian Jornet. The Spanish mountain… Read more »

Tailwind Nutrition Introduces Limited Edition Salted Caramel Rebuild

Tailwind Nutrition

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member Tailwind Nutrition. Tailwind Nutrition, the complete nutrition provider to athletes, introduces its newest, limited edition flavor. For this season only, Salted Caramel flavor joins the Tailwind Rebuild family. Tailwind Rebuild products, named among Outside Magazine’s “Best Recovery Tools of 2020,” were developed to help athletes recover… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Sandra Galindo

Sandra Galindo

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Sandra Galindo who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their way… Read more »

Twists and Turns Through the World of Virtual Trail Racing

Virtual Racing

Race report written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Normally held in Bolton Landing, New York, the 4th annual Amy’s Adventure Race took place October 1st to 4th as a virtual event. Photos by Matt… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville Trail Town

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series spotlighting Fayetteville, Arkansas: Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, this gem is a nature lover’s dream, offering scenic beauty and recreational opportunities like trail running, cycling, paddling and rock climbing. Trail Town Fayetteville offers visiting trail runners and residents a multitude of experiences. Here, culture and nature… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Tim McNamara

Tim McNamara

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Tim McNamara who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their way… Read more »

No Race? No Problem! Alejandro Venzor Runs 100 Miles Solo

Alejandro Venzor

Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our society, many trail runners have found their 2020 race plans cancelled or drastically changed. Some of us have turned to virtual races or other challenges to satisfy our racing itch. Despite the lack of in-person racing, there have been many inspiring stories of trail runners… Read more »

Oregon’s Hagg Mud Will Not Be Happening in 2021

Hagg Mud

Announcement from Karen, Laurie & Teri, Co-Race Directors, Hagg Mud Runs, Oregon Road Runners Club. Photos from @HaggMud. It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce that the 2021 Hagg Mud Double, 50k and 25k will not be taking place in February 2021. We love this community, and we feel the deep weariness… Read more »

Our 25th Anniversary Challenge T-shirts Are Now Available

25th Anniversary Challenge T-shirt

Get Your Challenge T-shirts! With a $55 registration for the American Trail Running Association’s 25th Anniversary Challenge, you receive a quality T-shirt with a unique design and list of all our “Trail Teasers”. Not registered? Sign-up on FitRankings.com to join the challenge! If you’re already registered for our challenge and now want to buy the… Read more »

A Trail Runner’s Perspective: Through the 2020 Looking Glass

Trail Runner

This trail runner’s perspective was written by Ashley Brasovan (pictured above, right). It took COVID approximately 6 months, 2 weeks and 5 days to break me. Like many people, I didn’t expect 2020 to look quite like this. Right after competing in the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials – and in the midst of buying… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Shoe Review: Saucony Switchback 2

Saucony Switchback 2

Saucony and BOA Technology are American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate members.  I’m the type of trail runner who likes to wear my kicks right out of the box, no walking around the house to get them “broken in.” Since I wear test a lot of running shoes, I can tell pretty quickly whether I… Read more »

Sara McCormack & Sylvain Cachard Conquer Italy’s Trofeo Nasego Mountain Race

Trofeo Nasego

Trofeo Nasego race recap written by Alberto Stretti. Photo credits: Damiano Benedetto and Marco Gulberti. More race photos are available on Flickr.com. One Italy’s premier national mountain running events, Trofeo Nasego, on Sunday became a top-flight international event in absence of the now cancelled 2020 World Mountain Running Championships. Prior to the race Sylvain Cachard… Read more »

Henry Aymonod and Valentina Belotti Win Italy’s Vertical Nasego

HERNY AYMONOD

Written by Alberto Stretti. Photos: Damiano Benedetto and Marco Gulberti. In a really tough day due to very bad weather, Henry Aymonod (Italy) and Valentina Belotti (Italy) are the 2020 winners of the vertical kilometer “Vertical Nasego” in Casto in northern Italy. Belotti started women’s Vertical Nasego competition with Mojica Koligar (Slovenia) head to head… Read more »