Warm up and cool down

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo and originally published in the Fall 2017 edition of the Trail Times newsletter. If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? ~John Wooden Many factors are essential in maintaining a healthy body to continue running the trails over the years and performing… Read more »

Core vs Trunk for Trail Runners

Written by ATRA member Stephen R. Santangelo I prefer to make reference to the body’s mid-section as the “trunk,” rather than the fitness industry’s buzz word of choice — “core.” The drawback to mid-section training, regardless of what word one chooses as the descriptor, is the focus on the same useless exercises such as crunches,… Read more »

Harry Potter comes to Mt. Greylock

Written by Laura Clark for the Fall 2017 edition of the Trail Times newsletter. Members of the Western Massachusetts Athletic Club always knew Mt. Greylock was magical, with its mist-enshrouded War Memorial crowning the top and its winter-white hump inspiring Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. But this year provided firm confirmation: Harry Potter & Company chose Greylock… Read more »

Jarryd Dunn dominates the Oystercatcher Trail Race

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport SA (South Africa). The Oystercatcher hiking trail is famous for being one of the best in the world, with the BBC rating it as one of the “30 unforgettable hikes to do before you die.” Not only is TriSport’s Oystercatcher Trail Run a physically enjoyable event but the… Read more »

Strong runners set to compete for national titles at Tussey Mountainback

Press release written by Mike Casper, Race Director, Tussey Mountainback.  Photo above from bouncingsoles.com.  Tussey Mountainback meets ATRA’s event standards.  STATE COLLEGE, PA — David Roche and Megan Roche, aka “the first couple of trail running,” will try to make their marks on the roads of Rothrock State Forest on Oct. 8 at the 18th annual edition… Read more »

Pikes Peak Trekker Expedition a Success

This past August an American Trail Running Association team captured panoramic “street-view” imagery of the entire Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon course using Google’s backpack-mounted camera system. The resulting imagery will enable fans of the Pikes Peak race to view the entire length of the trail from the comfort of their home, or on the… Read more »

Are You a California Trail Warrior?

Press release from ATRA corporate member Race SLO. Inaugural Warrior Trail Run Adventure race launches the #CaliforniaWarrior campaign for people to share their personal inspiring stories; register today to be part of a one-of-a-kind “California Warrior” off-road experience at Camp San Luis Obispo on March 23-24, 2018. SAN LUIS OBISPO, California – The inaugural Warrior… Read more »

2018 North American Continental Snowshoe Championships to be held in Saranac, NY

Press release written by Mark Elmore. Corinth, NY: The United States Snowshoe Association is pleased to announce that the World Snowshoe Federation (WSSF) recently awarded their 2018 North American Continental Snowshoe Championships event to 2017 US National Snowshoe Team member Jeremy Drowne and his Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe Snowshoe Race in Saranac, NY. The WSSF Continental Snowshoe Championships… Read more »

ATRA’s Richard Bolt recognized for contributions to snowshoe running

At the 16th annual Birkie Trail Fest in Hayward, Wisconsin on Saturday, September 30, ATRA’s Director of Marketing Richard Bolt was presented with the 2017 Cindy Brochman Memorial Snowshoe Magazine Person of the Year award. The upper Midwest was a fitting spot to celebrate Bolt’s accomplishments as a snowshoe ambassador and role model, since the… Read more »