Posts By: Nancy Hobbs

Chase and Hobbs collaborate on a series of four trail running guide books

American Trail Running Association (ATRA) president Adam W. Chase and executive director Nancy Hobbs have joined forces again to coauthor a series of four trail running guide books. These “where-to” guides follow on the heels of their successful “how-to” book, The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running, first published in 2001, with a second edition published… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Soleil Gaylord

Please welcome our tenth 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Soleil Gaylord, a high school senior who builds community by sharing her passion for trail and mountain running in her hometown of Telluride, Colorado, and beyond. This dynamo ran her first trail race in… Read more »

Warm up and cool down

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo and originally published in the Fall 2017 edition of the Trail Times newsletter. If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? ~John Wooden Many factors are essential in maintaining a healthy body to continue running the trails over the years and performing… Read more »

Harry Potter comes to Mt. Greylock

Written by Laura Clark for the Fall 2017 edition of the Trail Times newsletter. Members of the Western Massachusetts Athletic Club always knew Mt. Greylock was magical, with its mist-enshrouded War Memorial crowning the top and its winter-white hump inspiring Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. But this year provided firm confirmation: Harry Potter & Company chose Greylock… Read more »

Pikes Peak Trekker Expedition a Success

This past August an American Trail Running Association team captured panoramic “street-view” imagery of the entire Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon course using Google’s backpack-mounted camera system. The resulting imagery will enable fans of the Pikes Peak race to view the entire length of the trail from the comfort of their home, or on the… Read more »

ATRA’s Richard Bolt recognized for contributions to snowshoe running

At the 16th annual Birkie Trail Fest in Hayward, Wisconsin on Saturday, September 30, ATRA’s Director of Marketing Richard Bolt was presented with the 2017 Cindy Brochman Memorial Snowshoe Magazine Person of the Year award. The upper Midwest was a fitting spot to celebrate Bolt’s accomplishments as a snowshoe ambassador and role model, since the… Read more »

Team USA leads medal count at NACAC Mountain Running Championships

In spite of Team Mexico winning individual golds, Team USA led the medal count with five of the 12 medals awarded at this year’s 14th North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships in Golden, BC, Canada. A deep USA men’s squad led the scoring to take gold in the team competition with… Read more »

Base Camp Las Vegas, book reviewed by Laura Clark

Base Camp Las Vegas: 101 Hikes in the Southwest, by Deborah Wall. Imbrifex Books, 2017. Fly nonstop to Las Vegas (as easy as flying the tourist nonstop to Disney World), take in a few shows and then escape to the desert trails. What a deal! Described public recreation areas are handily sorted by distance from… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Carol Tatom

Please welcome the ninth of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Carol Tatom, a trail runner who builds community by sharing her passion for the sport with others. She offers advice, encouragement and support which extends well beyond her training partners. This busy… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Dave Dutro

Please welcome the eighth of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Dave Dutro, a trail runner who builds community as a coach, race director, club organizer, and dog lover. Photo above by Jon Jonkers. “The only regret I have is that I didn’t… Read more »

Record Set At The 2017 Barr Trail Mountain Race

The 17th Barr Trail Mountain Race was held in Manitou Springs, Colorado, on Sunday, July 16. On a day which started under cloud cover and slight fog, the skies cleared and temperatures warmed to the upper 60s for the 7:00 a.m. start time. Nearly 300 runners finished within the three hour and thirty minute cutoff… Read more »

Spring 2017 Trail Running Survey Results

Several times a year the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) conducts surveys to understand trends within our sport, demographic profiles of its participants and their preferences. 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… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Camden, Maine

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the sixth in 2017. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Camden, Maine, population 4,850. Trail Town The town of Camden’s motto, “where the… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Dawn Lisenby

Please welcome our newest American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Dawn Lisenby, a trail runner who builds community through coaching, race directing, and volunteering. One of those volunteer projects is coaching for the Police Athletic League (PAL), in her local community of Flagler Beach, Florida;… Read more »