Posts By: Nancy Hobbs

Practicing Positivity and Staying Motivated with Trail Running

Written by Tommy McClellan for the Summer 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. “Running is 90 percent mental, and the other 10 percent is physical.” Who knows if this quote’s math is correct, but I do know that thinking and acting positive has not only had a positive effect on my running, but my… Read more »

Spice up Your Training: Four Go-To Workouts for Trail Runners

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Summer 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew is the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance, TrainingPeaks, and a USATF Level II endurance coach. Looking to spice things up and add a challenging and fun twist to your trail running training? Workouts are intended to be a challenge, but… Read more »

Spring 2019 Trail Runner Survey Results

Each spring, the American Trail Running Association conducts a survey to measure trail running trends from our national audience. This year we had 1600 respondents. Complete survey results are made available to corporate members at the Switchback, Steep & Rocky and All-terrain levels. The following selected outtakes are from our most recent trail running survey… Read more »

Kettle Moraine Trail Runs Showcase Teamwork, Kindness and Grit

This article was written by Ornery Mule Racing event director Michele Hartwig. Ornery Mule Racing organizes the Kettle Moraine Endurance Trail Runs and is an ATRA corporate member. Photos by Ornery Mule Racing. The 25th annual Kettle Moraine 100 Endurance Trail Runs were held on June 1, 2019 in LaGrange, Wisconsin. The event features 100… Read more »

ElliptiGO MSUB giveaway at Run The Edge Independence Day Celebration

Press release from American Trail Running Association corporate switchback member ElliptiGO. Leading virtual event organizers invite participants to explore the USA during Amerithon multi-sport virtual event. Run The Edge, the premiere organizers of virtual fitness challenges, are daring runners, hikers, cyclists, and swimmers to make their way across the United States in their 3,521-mile Amerithon… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Sports Nutrition Handbook

Sports Nutrition Handbook: Eat Smart, Be Healthy, Get on Top of Your Game by Justyna and Krzysztof Mizera. VeloPress, 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. VeloPress is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Athletes… Read more »

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 »