Trail Runner’s Book Review – Runner’s High by Josiah Hesse

Runner's High

Runner’s High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes is Changing the Science of Sports, by Josiah Hesse. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2021. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. From the moment I picked up Josiah… Read more »

Trail Race Course Marking Advice From Ian Torrence

Course Marking

Proper course marking is one of a race director’s most important tasks and is essential for putting on a safe and successful trail race. Trail races can be more challenging to mark than road or cross country events because they are often staged in large parks, forest, or mountainous areas with trail systems with complex… Read more »

Grayson Murphy Smashes Course Record at the Canfranc-Canfranc 16K

Grayson Murphy

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: WMRA / Canfranc-Canfranc. After an exciting day of racing… Read more »

Charlotte Morgan and Peter Frano Win Spain’s Canfranc-Canfranc 45K

Canfranc

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: WMRA / Canfranc-Canfranc. There was a huge amount of… Read more »

American Grayson Murphy to Run Spain’s Canfranc Canfranc Mountain Race

Grayson Murphy

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photo Above: Marco Gulberti. World Mountain Running Champion Grayson Murphy… Read more »

Lincks and Gray Defend Home Turf at the Cirque Series Arapahoe Basin

Over the past several years, the Cirque Series has quickly become one of the most competitive short-distance mountain race series in the Western United States. Founded in 2015, the series consists of six races hosted by some of the county’s most renowned alpine ski resorts. This year’s venues include Alta, Utah, Brighton, Utah, Alyeska, Alaska,… Read more »

Grayson Murphy Wins WMRA World Cup Race Trofeo Nasego

Grayson Murphy

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photo Above: Alexis Courthoud. After Saturday’s exciting racing at Vertical… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference announces Diversity Scholarship for Trail Race Directors & Community Organizers

Conference

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) partner US Trail Running Conference. Industry leading event takes action to help and support race directors and community organizers from underrepresented groups in the sport. Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference has announced an exciting new scholarship designed to bring more race directors and… Read more »

Grayson Murphy Finishes 2nd at Italy’s Vertical Nasego Race

Grayson Murphy

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photo Above: Marco Gulberti. Victory for Andrea Mayr (Austria) and… Read more »

UTMB Stories: Unpacking Coloradan Josh Eberly’s First OCC

Josh Eberly

Last Sunday, August 29, concluded a week of trail running action at the 2021 Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) races held in Chamonix, France. UTMB week includes an alphabet soup of trail races of different distances, including the YCC (4, 8 & 15 km), MCC (40 km), OCC (56 km), CCC (101 km), TDS (145 km),… Read more »

Kremer and DeMoor Capture Titles at the Pikes Peak Marathon

Pikes Peak

Story and photos by American Trail Running Association contributor Peter Maksimow. “It’s good to be back to racing….I have missed this.” These words were the general sentiments which reverberated among the participants of the 66th installment of the Pikes Peak Marathon (PMM) on Sunday, August 22. Most running events have been postponed or cancelled altogether… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Hillary Allen’s Out and Back

Hillary Allen

Out and Back: A Runner’s Story of Survival Against All Odds, by Hillary Allen. Blue-Star Press, 2021. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Photo above: Richard Bolt. Hillary Allen’s dramatic rescue from what should… Read more »

Anton Krupicka Returns with a Podium at the Leadville Trail 100

Anton Krupika

Adrian MacDonald’s Astonishing First 100 Miler, Annie Hughes Home Turf Victory and Krupicka’s Podium Return at the 2021 Leadville Trail 100 Mile. This past weekend, August 21-22, the 2021 Leadville Trail 100 presented by LaSportiva  and owned by Life Time, attracted some of the county’s top ultrarunners to Leadville, Colorado for this grueling high altitude… Read more »

Webinar For Race Directors Highlights Sponsors, Partnerships and Revenue

Sponsors

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Industry experts deliver practical advice and effective solutions at US Trail Running Conference webinar. The eighth webinar in a nine-webinar series produced by the US Trail Running Conference and presented by the leading trail registration platform UltraSignup, was hosted Thursday, August 19. The subject… Read more »

Gray and McLaughlin Victorious at the 2021 Pikes Peak Ascent

Pikes Peak Ascent

At the 65th running of the Pikes Peak Ascent, hometown favorites Joseph Gray and Allie McLaughlin raced for the wins on what was a picture-perfect morning in Manitou Springs, Colorado at the start line at 7:00 a.m. However, the mid-50 degree temperatures at the start would vanish as the runners ascended the Barr Trail to… Read more »

Nationwide Trail Etiquette Campaign Kicks Off

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner Trails Are Common Ground; organized by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). With a call for inclusiveness and mutual respect, Trails are Common Ground is the work of the largest group of trail users, brands, advocacy groups, and media outlets ever assembled. Any trail runner, mountain biker, or… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Daniels’ Running Formula

Daniels’ Running Formula, 4th edition, by Jack Daniels, PhD. Human Kinetics, 2022. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Above photo: Peter Maksimow. The name Jack Daniels is known throughout the world, but for runners,… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Statement on Arkansas Anti-LGTBTQ Legislation

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. ATRA and USTRC are committed to making trail running a diverse and welcoming sport Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference is incredibly disappointed in the passing of recent legislation that discriminates against Arkansas’s LGBTQ community. Senate Bill 354 was signed… Read more »