Posts By: Nancy Hobbs

Sahli and Arritola earn berths on Team USA at Broken Arrow Skyrace

At today’s Broken Arrow 26K Skyrace in Squaw Valley, CA, Sam Sahli, 24, Evergreen, CO, and Morgan Arritola (pictured above – photo by Michael Scott), 33, Ketchum, ID, edged out a competitive field to earn the final automatic spots on the USATF Long Distance Mountain Running Team scheduled to compete in Argentina on November 16…. Read more »

Ultra Trail of Angkor – a Cambodian Trail Running Adventure

This article appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter and was provided by the race director Jean Claude Le Cornec. Cambodia was the venue for a very unique trail running event — the Ultra Trail of Angkor — on January 19 and 20, 2019. Nearly 1000 participants from 42 countries, thirsty… Read more »

Tailwind Nutrition Debuts A New Flavor

Press release provided by ATRA Double Track member Tailwind Nutrition. Tailwind Nutrition’s New Flavor Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again. Satisfying flavor keeps energy up and stomach calmed down. Tailwind Nutrition is excited to debut Colorado Cola, a new addition to its Endurance Fuel line, at the Summer Outdoor Retailer show this week…. Read more »

Elite Trail Runners and LGBTQ Couple Launch OUTrun

Written by OUTrun co-founders Addie Bracy and Corey Conner for the Spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Above photo: Addie Bracy at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Poland. As professional athletes and an LGBTQ couple, we have experienced so much support and empowerment from our involvement in the running… Read more »

Tecnica Introduces ORIGIN Custom-fit Trail Running Shoes

Press release from American Trail Running Association double-track corporate member Tecnica. Tecnica is proud to announce another first in outdoor footwear with the launch of ORIGIN – the first trail running shoe with a customizable fit. The concept introduces a completely new design approach to the running shoe category, based first on the anatomy of… Read more »

We’re Partnering with OrthoLite to “Connect with the Trail”

Here at the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) we’re excited to announce the launch of our newest program, Connect with the Trail, a grassroots, community-building initiative sponsored by OrthoLite, with additional support from Salomon Running and Balega. #ConnectWithTheTrail invites trail runners to share meaningful photos & videos from their trail running experiences on Instagram or… Read more »

BADWATER® 135 Ultramarathon Celebrates 42nd Running

Press release from American Trail Running Association double track member Badwater® / AdventureCORPS®. On July 15-17, AdventureCORPS presents its legendary BADWATER® 135 ULTRAMARATHON. Now in its 42nd year, the world-renowned event pits up to 100 of the world’s toughest athletes against one another and the elements. In scorching temperatures and at altitudes as high as… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador: Beau Beard

Please welcome the twenty ninth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the fifth in 2019. A resident of Birmingham, Alabama, 35-year-old Dr. Beau Beard is a fixture on and off the trails as an athlete, chiropractor, and volunteer. Nominator Olivia Affuso wrote, “Not only is Dr. Beau Beard an amazing… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Product Review: iBungee Shoe Laces

iBungee Laces reviewed by Jen Ferriss for the American Trail Running Association. Gremlins being sneaky or black magic must have been cast on my shoes at every race or hike I pursued when I first started heading to the nearby Green, Berkshire and Adirondack Mountains. Stopping, bending over with a high heart rate and looking… Read more »

Congratulations Tailwind Nutrition on Receiving Colorado Governor’s Award

Press release from American Trail Running Association Double-track member and Colorado based sports nutrition company Tailwind Nutrition. Colorado-based sports drink manufacturer, Tailwind Nutrition, is proud to be named the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting. The award, a joint recognition from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)… Read more »

Our View from the Pack series presented by RaidLight shines a spotlight on Kathleen O’Neill

In this series of articles, the American Trail Running Association recognizes and celebrates trail race volunteers and trail runners like Kathleen O’Neill who are inspiring everyday athletes committed to growing trail running in their community. “View from the Pack” is supported by ATRA corporate member RaidLight. Nominator Ian Torrence writes, “Flagstaff’s Kathleen O’Neill comes to… Read more »

Oprah, Graduation and Trail Running

As I prepared to listen to Oprah Winfrey’s Colorado College commencement address this morning, I was sure her message would somehow relate to trail running. Of course I think everything relates to trail running. I wrote a piece about the similarities between baseball and trail running a few years ago, and I often think about… Read more »

Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series Kicks Off This Weekend

Press release from the Vail Recreation District (VRD). Vail Recreation District is an ATRA corporate member and provides limited free trail race entries for ATRA members through our monthly e-newsletter giveaway program. Written by Eric Henderson. Colorado’s longest-tenured trail running series will serve as the unofficial summer kick off for mountain runners with its first… Read more »

Trail Running Product Review: Illuminate the Night with RunLites

RunLites by Mangata reviewed by 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 by Pamela Delsignore at Moreau State Park. RunLites are an amazingly versatile hand held light and must-have item that should take up residence in every… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Training for the Uphill Athlete

Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers, by Kilian Jornet, Steve House and Scott Johnston. Patagonia, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Images courtesy of Patagonia. Above photo: Steve… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Greg Sisengrath

Please welcome the twenty eighth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the fourth in 2019. Forty-three-year-old Greg Sisengrath is an athlete, coach, volunteer, and trail supporter. (Photos by Stasulli Photo / Trail Racing Over Texas). Nominator Jason Bahamundi wrote, “Greg coaches athletes, sets up group training runs, provides advice and… Read more »

LEKI Offers Full Ride Scholarship to Timothy Olson’s Run Mindful Retreat

Press release by American Trail Running Association corporate member LEKI.  LEKI is excited to announce the second annual LEKI Full Ride Scholarship to Timothy Olson’s Run Mindful Retreat taking place in Boulder, CO, June 13-16. The scholarship includes registration fees, air travel, lodging and LEKI Trail Running gear for one deserving trail runner. LEKI has… Read more »