Posts By: Nancy Hobbs

Announcing Our New Video Series: The Ridgeline

Ridgeline

Welcome to the Ridgeline, a new video series from the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) sharing tips and techniques for trail runners of all ability levels. This video series will also feature stories of hope, motivation, and determination to support our 2021 theme – Resilience. Our audience can look forward to Ridgeline interviews with elite… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review – Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding

Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding, by Daniel E. Lieberman. Pantheon Books, 2020. 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. How many of us are exercised (read: upset, agitated)… Read more »

Snowshoe Racing: The Frigus Snowshoe Race

Frigus

The Frigus Snowshoe Race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos by Mike Seman. The above emblem is probably all you need to know to get the rough idea: a wasted… Read more »

Gnar Gnar to host 2021 USATF Mountain Running Championships

On February 18, the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail council unanimously approved the Gnar Gnar race to host the 2021 USATF Mountain Running Championships. The event will be held on August 15 at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, located at Government Camp, Oregon, and is one of many quality events from American Trail Running Association member Go… Read more »

Spartan Trail & Pacific Coast Trail Runs to host Golden Gate Trail Classic

Spartan Trail

Announcement from ATRA corporate member Spartan® with quotes from ATRA member Dean Karnazes and ATRA advisory board member Greg Lanctot. San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and Trails of Marin & Mount Tamalpais set the stage for North America’s only Spartan Trail World Championship event. Spartan®, the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand, has teamed… Read more »

ATRA Member Salomon Announces North American Golden Trail National Series

World Cup

Announcement from American Trail Running Association Steep and Rocky member Salomon.  New United States and Canada-based series will shine a spotlight on competitive trail running across five races in 2021 ATRA member Salomon announces the launch of the North American Golden Trail National Series (GTNS), inviting trail runners across North America to run the five-race… Read more »

Saratoga Winterfest Snowshoe Race actually features…Snow!

Saratoga Winterfest

Saratoga Winterfest 5K Snowshoe 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. Photos by Jen Ferriss. This may seem like a no-brainer but for the first time in many years, Saratoga Winterfest Snowshoe 5K… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Grace Taylor

Grace Taylor

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 Grace Taylor 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 »

Resilience: Our Theme for 2021

resilience

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA), announces “Resilience” as our theme for 2021. As trail runners its important for us to build resilience in these times of stress by being compassionate, flexible, reframing frustrations, getting enough rest and of course getting outdoors to run trails! At ATRA, our mission is to represent and promote trail… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Jess Clarke

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 Jess Clarke 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 »

The Run Show USA: A New Running Expo Coming In 2022

Dean Karnases

Announcement from Jeff Blumenfeld, Director of Media Relations, The Run Show USA 2022. The American Trail Running Association is a Run Show USA partner and will be on-site with an expo booth. Carl Lewis, Dean Karnazes, Susie Chan, Kelly Roberts, Camille Herron and Lazarus Lake are among the running royalty confirmed to appear at the… Read more »

Snowshoe Racing: Circling Around Gurney Lane

Snowshoe Racing

Churney Gurney snowshoe 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. Photos by Jen Ferriss. I’m on my way…off Northway Exit 20 and up onto Gurney Lane Recreation Area to the Churney Gurney 5K… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Stephanie Davies

stephanie

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

ATRA member UltraRunning Magazines turns 40

UltraRunning Magazine

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member UltraRunning Magazine. ATRA members get a 25% discount on UltraRunning Magazine. Founded in 1981, UltraRunning Magazine is celebrating 40 years as the Voice of the Sport™ in ultrarunning. The February 2021 issue will provide comprehensive and in-depth historical coverage featuring a summary of each decade written… Read more »

Snowshoe Racing: A Classic Adirondack Experience in Saranac New York

Snowshoe

Cock-a-Doodle-Shoe snowshoe 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. Photos by Jen Ferriss. Now into its ninth year, the Cock-a-Doodle-Shoe Snowshoe Race at the New Land Trust in Saranac, NY is not for… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Tyler Lahti

Tyler

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

A Rolling Start at the Gore Mountain Snowshoe Race

Gore Mountain

Gore Mountain snowshoe 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. Photos by Jen Ferriss and the Gore Mountain Ski Bowl. Remember those classic shots we used to see of runners crowded at the… Read more »

ATRA Member Saucony® Introduces Peregrine 11 Trail Collection

Peregrine

Announcement from American Trail Running Association corporate member Saucony. Built on a trusted foundation of PWRTRAC and PWRRUN, the Peregrine 11 delivers dirt-power goodness that’s both responsive and aggressive. Global performance running lifestyle brand Saucony has unveiled the all-new Peregrine 11 Collection, a triad of grippy, protective trail shoes built on a trusted foundation of… Read more »

2021 International U18 Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

After last years event cancellation, 2021 will mark the 15th edition of the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) International U18 Mountain Running Cup. This invitation only event provides a unique opportunity for youth mountain runners from around the world to test themselves against the worlds best. Much more rugged than the typical U.S. high school… Read more »