Joe Gray and Grayson Murphy Win Gold Medals in Argentina

Article written by Team USA staff members Jason Bryant, Nancy Hobbs and Paul Kirsch. Photos by Nancy Hobbs and Paul Kirsch. On Friday, Nov. 15, 38 countries converged in Villa La Angostura, Argentina for the 35th edition of the World Mountain Running Championships. It would be a great day for Team USA with three total… Read more »

Guide to following Team USA at the World Mountain Running Championships

[Editor’s Note: Updated with results from Friday’s short distance race. Scroll down for info on long distance race] Short Distance Race – Friday Today (Friday, November 15) the World Mountain Running Championships kick off in Villa La Angostura, Argentina with the short distance 14 km (750 meters of ascent & descent) race for senior athletes… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Jenny Baker

Please welcome our newest American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak. Race director, camp director, author, and trail advocate Jenny Baker exemplifies what it takes to build community. Nominator Amber Hefner-Rishel, sports and event sales manager for the Dalton Convention and Visitor Bureau, wrote, “Jenny Baker is a trail race director who… Read more »

Opportunities for Youth in Mountain, Trail and Skyrunning

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. One of the highlights of my running career has been competing for Team USA in the junior race at the 2015 World Mountain Running Championships in Wales. It was my first… Read more »

Raramuri Style Redemption at the Cloudsplitter 100 Mile

Race report written by Xero Shoes Ambassador Randy Kreill. Xero Shoes is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Randy Kreill describes himself as “a back-of-the-pack ultra LSD junkie, chasing the maximum numbers of hours of runner’s high and sharing what’s working with hopes of drawing more people into an awareness of what we are… Read more »

The Rise of Spartan Trail

Photos and article by Peter Maksimow. Spartan Trail and Altra are American Trail Running Association switchback corporate members. Spartan Race. You have more than likely heard of this brand name in the context of obstacle course racing (OCR). The stereotype of Spartan participants is they are muscular, athletic human specimens; half-clothed, scaling walls, tossing spears,… Read more »

AdventureCORPS presents Artsakh Ultra, a six-day trail running race through the Republic of Artsakh

Press release from American Trail Running Association corporate member AdventureCORPS®. In 2020, AdventureCORPS® – organizers of the world-famous Badwater® ultramarathon running races in Death Valley and across the USA – will host a six-day, point-to-point, 160-mile (260km) trail running stage race in the Republic of Artsakh, the democratic, Christian, Armenian homeland located just east of… Read more »

Youth Runners Show Grit at Inaugural Highlander Sky Vertical

Written by US Skyrunning Head Coach Ryan Kerrigan. Photos by US Skyrunning. A quick-moving snow squall dusted the slopes of Mad River Glen ski area minutes before the start of the Inaugural Highlander Sky Vertical race on Sunday November 3. An inch or more of snow covered the steep slopes, providing a wintery feel and… Read more »

Fayetteville, Arkansas to host 2020 US Trail Running Conference

The Ozarks Mountains are ready to welcome trail runners and race directors to this awe-inspiring region of Arkansas. Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference has announced that the 2020 edition of the industry-leading Conference will be held at Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 21 – 24. The Conference provides information and inspiration to… Read more »

Inside Look into French National Mountain Running Team Camp

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. French translation by Tayte Pollmann. Faites défiler vers le bas pour la version française de cet article. From 28 October to 2 November, the French mountain running teams (long distance, short,… Read more »

Chessa Adsit-Morris and Adam Peterman Win 2019 USATF Trail Marathon Championship

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Lin Gentling. Photos by Lin Gentling. Cold, cold, cold greeted the almost 700 runners from all over the United States to the 6th consecutive USATF Trail Marathon Championships held in conjunction with the Moab Trail Marathon on Saturday, November 2. Although Moab, Utah, was experiencing unusually cold weather, the desert… Read more »

Trail Running Product Review: BioLite HeadLamp 330

November is National Running Safety Month! Just in time for shorter days and darker nights, ATRA Trail Ambassador Susan Kendrick, reviews the BioLite HeadLamp 330, the no-bounce, rechargeable head mounted LED light. I admit it, I have a drawer full of headlamps. I love to run trails in the late afternoon and evening (my reward… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: 1999 World Mountain Running Trophy Race Report

Written by Nancy Hobbs and Dave Dunham and originally published in September 1999 as a Microsoft Word document distributed via email. Beginning in 2009, the World Mountain Running Trophy was upgraded to the World Mountain Running Championship by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF).  Kundasang, located in the state of Sabah in the country… Read more »

Tayte’s Trail Tips: 5 Ways to Improve Your Downhill Running Speed

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Watching experienced trail runners glide downhill is a beautiful sight. They seem to fly effortlessly, soaring over rocks and obstacles seemingly without fear of falling; even over the gnarliest terrain. However,… Read more »

Thunderbunny 12K Trail Race to host 2020 and 2021 Collegiate Trail Running Championships

Press release from American Trail Running Association partner Collegiate Running Association. Photos by Tim Hibbard. Athens, OH – The Collegiate Running Association (CRA) and the Southeastern Ohio Trail Runners (SEOTR) announced a partnership extension which will return the Collegiate Trail Running National Championship to Athens, Ohio through 2021. The sold out 2019 event hosted the… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. These articles feature a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the city of Johnstown; located where the Conemaugh River forms at the confluence of its tributaries, the Stonycreek River and the… Read more »

Mountains Beyond Mountains: Circumnavigating the Tahoe Rim Trail

Written by Coach Andrew Simmons for the Fall 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. The trails traversing the Lake Tahoe basin offer amazing views of the deepest lake in the United States. Circumnavigating Tahoe Rim Trail is normally a week-long feat for back packers and hikers, but once a year, athletes line up to… Read more »