Posts By: Richard Bolt

Core vs Trunk for Trail Runners

Written by ATRA member Stephen R. Santangelo I prefer to make reference to the body’s mid-section as the “trunk,” rather than the fitness industry’s buzz word of choice — “core.” The drawback to mid-section training, regardless of what word one chooses as the descriptor, is the focus on the same useless exercises such as crunches,… Read more »

Jarryd Dunn dominates the Oystercatcher Trail Race

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport SA (South Africa). The Oystercatcher hiking trail is famous for being one of the best in the world, with the BBC rating it as one of the “30 unforgettable hikes to do before you die.” Not only is TriSport’s Oystercatcher Trail Run a physically enjoyable event but the… Read more »

Strong runners set to compete for national titles at Tussey Mountainback

Press release written by Mike Casper, Race Director, Tussey Mountainback.  Photo above from bouncingsoles.com.  Tussey Mountainback meets ATRA’s event standards.  STATE COLLEGE, PA — David Roche and Megan Roche, aka “the first couple of trail running,” will try to make their marks on the roads of Rothrock State Forest on Oct. 8 at the 18th annual edition… Read more »

Are You a California Trail Warrior?

Press release from ATRA corporate member Race SLO. Inaugural Warrior Trail Run Adventure race launches the #CaliforniaWarrior campaign for people to share their personal inspiring stories; register today to be part of a one-of-a-kind “California Warrior” off-road experience at Camp San Luis Obispo on March 23-24, 2018. SAN LUIS OBISPO, California – The inaugural Warrior… Read more »

2018 North American Continental Snowshoe Championships to be held in Saranac, NY

Press release written by Mark Elmore. Corinth, NY: The United States Snowshoe Association is pleased to announce that the World Snowshoe Federation (WSSF) recently awarded their 2018 North American Continental Snowshoe Championships event to 2017 US National Snowshoe Team member Jeremy Drowne and his Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe Snowshoe Race in Saranac, NY. The WSSF Continental Snowshoe Championships… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Q&A with Race Director Samantha Pruitt

This post was originally published at USTrailRunningConference.com and is reprinted with permission. Samantha Pruitt is the Founder & CEO of ATRA member Race SLO, an ultra running athlete and lover of human bad-assery. Samantha spoke with US Trail Running Conference Director Terry Chiplin.  Terry: Race SLO has been around since 2008. How long have you… Read more »

ATRA member Endurance Race Series is headed to San Diego

Press release from ATRA member The Endurance Race Series. The ERS is excited to officially announce the addition of a new “Winter” trail running series located in San Diego, CA. The new trail series is called the “Sunshine Series”, and will see a total of 5 events on the schedule from September 2017- March 2018…. Read more »

Under Armour’s inaugural Mountain Running Series wrapped up in Colorado over the weekend

Reprinted with permission from ATRA corporate member Under Armour. Writer: Carly Terwilliger. Photos courtesy of Myke Hermsmeyer. Under Armour’s inaugural Mountain Running series wrapped up in Copper Mountain this weekend. The road to the Rockies ran through a kickoff event in Mt. Bachelor, OR and also wound through the Appalachians in Killington, VT. The newly… Read more »