Amber and Long Win Mountain Running World Cup In Ireland

World Cup

Olivia Amber (USA) and Ruairi Long (IRL) set course records against a record field in the Seven Sisters Skyline 30K race. The old adage ‘if you don’t like the weather; just wait 5 minutes’ held true in the rugged, windswept Derryveagh mountains of County Donegal, Ireland at the 5th running of the Seven Sisters Skyline… Read more »

Getting a Trail Run in at the Grafton 15K


Grafton 15K race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid masters mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos by Jessica and Naomi Hoffman. Bill Hoffman and his Mountain Dog Running enterprise, best known for its extreme trail races… Read more »

Gonzo Jimenez: Elite Chocolatier and “Ok” Ultrarunner


I’m an elite chocolatier and an ok ultrarunner -Gonzo Jimenez Gonzo Jimenez commits himself fully to everything he does in life. Nine months after his first trail run he completed the grueling Leadville 100 Mile footrace in Leadville, CO. After being ousted from his house for being a “troublemaker” at the age of seventeen, he… Read more »

Kemp and Park Claim Collegiate Trail Running National Titles

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) partner Collegiate Running Association (CRA). Southeast Ohio Trail Runners (SEOTR) is an ATRA member. Race was held within the Thunderbunny 11K in Ohio’s Strouds Run State Park Hannah Kemp (West Liberty University) and Josh Park (Ohio University) were victorious in the Collegiate Running Association’s 2022 Trail Running National Championships… Read more »

2022 U.S. U18 Mountain Running Team Announced

U18 Mountain Running

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) and USA Track & Field (USATF) are excited to announce the U.S. team members for the 15th Edition of the International U18 Mountain Running Cup in Saluzzo, Italy. Taking Place on June 26, eight 16 and 17 year old American athletes representing 4 states will tackle the technical 4.4km… Read more »

McConaughy and Hughes Untouchable at the Cocodona 250

Cocodona 250

The Cocodona 250, a “250-mile ultra run across Arizona,” was held May 2 to 6, 2022, primarily on trails from Prescott to Flagstaff, AZ. The event was organized by Aravaipa Running headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. Only in its second year, the Cocodona 250 has already become one of the premier 200-mile plus trail running events… Read more »

Darn Tough Vermont Becomes Official Sock Partner for US Trail Running Conference

Darn Tough Vermont

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Leading US sock manufacturer to partner with industry-leading event for the first time Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference, have announced that Darn Tough Vermont has become the Official Sock Partner of the 2022 Conference. Darn Tough Vermont is an… Read more »

2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championship Awarded to Innsbruck Austria


Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos: Florentin Haunold at Roast Media. The joint application of Innsbruck Tourism and the Stubai Tourism Association for the right to host the 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) was successful against strong international competition. The community of Innsbruck-Stubai will bring the WMTRC to Tyrol… Read more »

Cookie Art and Professional Trail Running Dreams

Justin Charboneau

Brittany and Justin Charboneau are making dreams come true through cookies and trail running. Brittany, a.k.a. The Funny Runner, is an accomplished professional trail runner sponsored by The North Face. She is coming off of several recent race wins and challenges including a first place at the Lake Sonoma 50 Mile, first place at the… Read more »

Top Trail Runners Vie For Mount Washington Road Race Titles

Announcement from the Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. 5 time winner Joseph Gray returning to defend title. Kim Dobson, 6 time winner, returns to defend title. 7.6 miles with 4300′ of ascent. Only one hill! Race day is Saturday, June 18, 2022. The 61st running of the Delta Dental Mount… Read more »

Greasing the Joints for Spring Trail Running Training

This article was written by longtime ATRA contributor Stephen R. Santangelo and first appeared in the Spring 2022 issue of  our Trail Times newsletter. For many of us living in the upper Northern Hemisphere, temperatures are rising to comfortable levels as winter comes to a close and spring freshness is upon us. During the winter… Read more »

Janelle Lincks Writes About Overcoming Self Doubt

This article was written by Janelle Lincks and first appeared in the Spring 2022 issue of Trail Times. Janelle is based out of Boulder where she works as a gardener. As well, she is a competitive trail runner recently sponsored by ATRA switchback member inov-8. Photo: @arapahoe_basin. “Faith means doubt. Faith is not the suppression… Read more »

Beavin and Demerjian Win 2022 USATF 100k Road Championships

Kalie Demerjian

Written by USATF Championship liaison Lin Gentling. Photos courtesy of Mad City Ultras and Ann Heaslett. The Upper Midwest is known for its windy conditions in the spring, but nothing compared with the gales that the 100K road national championships runners fought at the Mad City Ultras on Saturday, April 23. Although this is a… Read more »

Anthony Kunkel’s 250-Mile Spiritual Running Journey To Chimayo’s Holy Dirt

Anthony Kunkel

While the majority of elite runners are focused primarily on winning high-profile competitions and securing sponsorships, professional runner Anthony Kunkel shows us that running doesn’t have to be just about competition and can instead be a way to explore spirituality. Kunkel, two-time national road running champion (2017 USATF 50-Mile Road National Champion and 2018 100-Kilometer… Read more »

Autistic Runner Zach Bates Chasing Dreams at The Canyons 100K

On Saturday, April 23, 2022, top ultra-trail runners will be competing at the final HOKA Golden Ticket Race of the year, the Canyons Endurance Runs 100-kilometer race in Auburn, CA, where the top three men and women will earn “Golden Tickets.” These sought after tickets grant the recipients a guaranteed entry into the historic Western… Read more »

2022 USATF 100K Road Championships Race Preview

Mad City

Written by USATF Championship liaison Lin Gentling. Fourteen years is a long time to have hosted the USATF 100K Road Championships, but this is the sustaining record that Mad City Ultras race director, Timo Yanacheck, holds for this event. He knows what he is doing and does it well. It’s almost go time for the… Read more »

Pikes Peak APEX Announces Partnership with ATRA Member Aravaipa Running

Announcement from American Trail Running Association members Pikes Peak APEX and Aravaipa Running. The APEX and Aravaipa Join Together to Invite Runners to Participate in the 2022 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox Sports Strategies announces a partnership between Pikes Peak APEX and Aravaipa Running that will expand the 4-day event to include running in… Read more »