Posts By: Peter Maksimow

2nd annual National High School Trail Championships a success

This past weekend in Salida, Colorado, the 2nd Annual National High School Trail Running Championships (NHSTC) saw some fierce competition amongst some of the top young female and male high schoolers in the state. The 5+ mile course took runners up some of the tight switchbacks, lung-busting climbs and fast, single-track descents on the Salida… Read more »

ATRA member XTERRA Trail Run Castle Rock race is this Sunday

American Trail Running Association corporate member, XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series, will host the third annual XTERRA Trail Run Castle Rock at Colorado’s beautiful Phillip S. Miller Park located in Castle Rock, CO just 30 minutes north of Colorado Springs and 30 minutes south of Denver, on Sunday August 5th, 2018. The race distances include… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Salida, Colorado

Welcome to another colorful installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month—and sometimes more often in this case—we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature a location that is out of this world, the city of Salida… Read more »

Youth Running: A Chat with Dan Kesterson

We recently spoke with Dan Kesterson about youth running and the Youth Runner Elite Middle School Camp he organizes near Mt Hood in Oregon. This camp is designed for girls and boys entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Dan is the editor of Youth Runner Magazine which was founded in 1996 and is based near… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Jenn Coker

Trail running tips for women is series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8. In this installment our Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Peter Maksimow, spoke with inov-8 Advocate Program member Jenn Coker, who moved from Georgia to the Colorado mountains. We will hear from other inov-8 ambassadors, listen to their stories and provide tips for women on… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Helen Stuart

Trail running tips for women is a series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8. We will hear from other inov-8 ambassadors and team members, listen to their stories and provide tips for women on the trails in our Trail News section throughout 2017. If you have questions for a future installment in this… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Kelly McConnell

Trail running tips for women is series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8. In this installment our Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Peter Maksimow, spoke with inov-8 Advocate Program member Kelly McConnell, who calls Colorado home. We will hear from other inov-8 ambassadors, listen to their stories and provide tips for women on the trails in… Read more »

Trail Running in Salida, Colorado – Run Through Time Marathon and Half Marathon

Facebook automatically offers a translation of “Salida” to the word “Exit”. Mark Zuckerberg obviously does not know about the small mountain town in Chaffee County, Colorado! This past weekend in beautiful Salida, CO, runners were treated to summer-like temperatures at what has traditionally been known a “winter marathon”, which made for a hot day at… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Nicky Spinks

Trail running tips for women is series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8. This month we introduce inspirational runner Nicky Spinks, who is supported by trail running brand inov-8. She, and other inov-8 ambassadors, will provide tips for women on the trails on our Trail News section throughout 2017.  The year of 2016 was an outstanding one for Nicky Spinks…. Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Montpelier, Vermont

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the first one in 2017. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the city of Montpelier, Vermont. Trail Town: Montpelier, Vermont (not to be… Read more »

Featured Trail Town: Del Norte, Colorado

Welcome to the third installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the old western town of Del Norte, in Colorado’s sprawling San Luis Valley. Trail Town “How do… Read more »