Posts By: Nancy Hobbs

World Mountain Running Association Announces 2021 World Cup

World Cup

World Cup announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Above photo by Marco Gulberti. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. The World Mountain Running Association is pleased to present the 2021 World Cup calendar with events in the United States, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France and Austria…. Read more »

Nancy’s Top Ten Tips for Trail Running Success

Trail Running Tips

I was recently a guest on The Trail Life Podcast hosted by Jeff Stoner, owner of American Trail Running Association corporate member Endurance Race Series. Jeff and I talked about what makes the trail running community special and what it means to be a trail runner. Among the many topics covered during our conversation, I… Read more »

Race Report: Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon and Squirrelly Six Mile

Hairy Gorilla

Hairy Gorilla 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. Laura’s race report was first published in the the Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC) newsletter and is re-posted here with permission. With temperatures in… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Diane Groff

Diane Groff

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 Diane Groff 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 »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Jeanette Reynolds

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 Jeanette Reynolds 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 »

McLaughlin and Peterman Win Marathon Trail Championships in Moab

Moab Trail Marathon

The USATF Marathon Trail Running Championships were hosted by the Moab Trail Marathon in Moab, Utah, on Saturday, November 7, a day that marked the final USATF Championship of 2020. National Championship titles were awarded to Allie McLaughlin (30 – Colorado Springs, CO) and Adam Peterman (25 – Missoula, MT). Due to COVID-19 safety measures,… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Amy Machael

Amy Machael

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 Amy Machael 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 »

Moab Trail Marathon Caps Off 2020 USATF Championship Season

Moab Trail Marathon Race Day

The coronavirus pandemic has made 2020 a challenging year for races and the even USA Track & Field’s mountain, ultra, trail championship series didn’t escape the wave of event cancellations. Of the twelve championships scheduled this year, seven have been cancelled and only two will have taken place since the pandemic started. The final 2020… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Anastasia Christman

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 Anastasia “Petal” Christman 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… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: George Rehmet

George Rehmet

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 George Rehmet 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 »

Stewardship Success Stories from the San Juan Mountains Association

Throughout 2020 the American Trail Running Association has been sharing stories of climate action and conservation. This announcement comes from the San Juan Mountain Association – dedicated to the responsible use and preservation of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. As Americans head outside in droves to recreate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, public lands have never… Read more »

Tailwind Nutrition Introduces Limited Edition Salted Caramel Rebuild

Tailwind Nutrition

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member Tailwind Nutrition. Tailwind Nutrition, the complete nutrition provider to athletes, introduces its newest, limited edition flavor. For this season only, Salted Caramel flavor joins the Tailwind Rebuild family. Tailwind Rebuild products, named among Outside Magazine’s “Best Recovery Tools of 2020,” were developed to help athletes recover… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Sandra Galindo

Sandra Galindo

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 Sandra Galindo 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 »

Featured Trail Town – Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville Trail Town

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series spotlighting Fayetteville, Arkansas: Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, this gem is a nature lover’s dream, offering scenic beauty and recreational opportunities like trail running, cycling, paddling and rock climbing. Trail Town Fayetteville offers visiting trail runners and residents a multitude of experiences. Here, culture and nature… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Tim McNamara

Tim McNamara

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 Tim McNamara 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 »

A Trail Runner’s Perspective: Through the 2020 Looking Glass

Trail Runner

This trail runner’s perspective was written by Ashley Brasovan (pictured above, right). It took COVID approximately 6 months, 2 weeks and 5 days to break me. Like many people, I didn’t expect 2020 to look quite like this. Right after competing in the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials – and in the midst of buying… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Shoe Review: Saucony Switchback 2

Saucony Switchback 2

Saucony and BOA Technology are American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate members.  I’m the type of trail runner who likes to wear my kicks right out of the box, no walking around the house to get them “broken in.” Since I wear test a lot of running shoes, I can tell pretty quickly whether I… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Zobel Belisario

Zobel Belisario

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 Zobel Belisario 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 »

Wacker and Moreno Victorious at USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships

Trail Championships

Foggy skies with temperatures in the mid-50s greeted the nearly 250 runners competing in the Birkie Trail Run Festival Half Marathon, which hosted the USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships on Saturday, September 26. To comply with state and local COVID-19 guidelines, the race featured staggered starts with small groups of runners. The USA Track &… Read more »