Posts By: Nancy Hobbs

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 »

Visit Our Booth at the American Birkebeiner Virtual Expo Feb. 4-5

American Birkebeiner

Written by American Trail Running Association Vice President Susan Kendrick. Susan is a Wisconsin-based trail runner and Director of Strategic Partnerships & Sponsorship for ATRA member American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation. Like all events, the 47th annual Slumberland American Birkebeiner cross country ski races at the end of February will look different this year due to… Read more »

A Trail Runner’s Call for Climate Action

Climate Action

This article was written by trail runner and Dartmouth College student Soleil Gaylord. As we close out 2020, Soleil’s call for climate action caps off a difficult past 12 months for people and the planet. Climate Action was the American Trail Running Association’s theme for 2020.  I will remember 2020 as the year of coronavirus… Read more »

Collegiate Running Association Adds Snowshoe To Mountain & Trail

Collegiate

Year in review written by Collegiate Running Association co-founder Steve Taylor. 2020 was a year marred with massive interruptions for the organization due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Collegiate Running Association (CRA) was scheduled to host a record six national championships in Snowshoe, Road, Mountain and Trail Running for college students. For the first time… Read more »

World Mountain Running Association Stages Virtual Congress Meeting

Mountain Running

This past Saturday, the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) held its 37th annual congress meeting over a video conference. Normally this gathering of athletics federation representatives meets in person at the annual World Mountain Running Championships. Unfortunately, because the world championships originally scheduled to take place earlier this month in Lanzarote, Spain was cancelled, the… Read more »

New York’s Moreau Half Marathon Features Staircase of Death

Moreau Half Marathon 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 Mountain Dog Running. At my relaxed age, I no longer worry about every race. I just like to spend a day… Read more »

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 »