Posts By: Richard Bolt

4th Annual Broken Arrow Skyrace hosts the world in Olympic Valley

Now in its fourth year, the successful Broken Arrow Skyrace has added a new element to the five day, four distance festival of off-road racing – the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) World Cup. Located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and a stones throw from scenic Lake Tahoe, Broken Arrow’s challenging 26 km race will… Read more »

Mount Washington race sees a record three winners crest the summit

Written by John Stifler for the Mount Washington Road Race. Photos by American Trail Running Association corporate member Joe Viger Photography. The Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race today witnessed the first tie in its 59-year history, as Brittni Hutton, of Lubbock, Texas, and Heidi Caldwell, of Craftsbury Common, Vermont, hit the finish-line tape… Read more »

Mount Washington Elite Field Preview

Written by Paul Kirsch. A note from Paul – “This race is always a highlight of my Summer. Mount Washington is storied event and it’s an honor to work with the elite athletes who come from around the world to compete. I wanted to write up a little more about the field than fits in… Read more »

US Trail Team ready to rumble at the Trail World Championships

A talented group of American ultra-trail runners have arrived in Coimbra, Portugal for this Saturday’s 44 km Trail World Championship race. Along with athletes from over 50 countries, the Americans have settled into Hotel Dona Inês just meters away from the Mondego River. The cool waters may beckon, but first the athletes must tackle the… Read more »

Wilson and Holman win USATF 50 Mile Trail Championship

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Lin Gentling. The 2019 USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships were held in conjunction with the Cayuga Trails 50 Mile within the John H. Treman and Buttermilk Falls State Parks just outside the city of Ithaca, NY. The day dawned cool, but with hints of pending rain throughout most of the… Read more »

Skyrunning announces North American Championship

Press release from American Trail Running Association partner International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Photos from the Barr Trail Mountain Race. The International Skyrunning Federation is pleased to announce the 2019 Skyrunning North American Championship which will be held in Colorado on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the iconic Barr Trail Mountain Race on the famous Pikes… Read more »

Italian Mountain Running Champions Named at Trofeo Nasego

Story written by Italian running journalist Alberto Stretti and edited by Richard Bolt. Photo credits D. Benedetto and M. Gulberti (for corsainmontagna.it). You can read Corsa in Montagna’s Italian language Trofeo Nasego race summary on their website. Last weekend, the Trofeo Nasego race hosted Italy’s mountain running national championship where local hero’s went up against… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Sport Smoothies

Sport Smoothies: More than 65 Recipes to Boost Your Workouts & Recovery, written by Fern Green. Published by ATRA member VeloPress, 2019. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. I must admit I have been… Read more »

Records Fall as Jaskowak and Isaac Claim Collegiate Trail Running National Titles

Press release from ATRA partner Collegiate Running Association (CRA). The Collegiate Running Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to promote healthy lifestyles among college students by providing and expanding opportunities in the sport of running. CRA organizes annual mountain and trail running championships. Photos by the Collegiate Running Association. Athens, Ohio – Daniel… Read more »

A Different Kind of Monster: The Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top

The following trail race profile was written by race director Tracy Sulkin. Photos by Peter Maksimow who is a 2-time winner of the race. The 2019 Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top takes place on September 2. The 54th annual Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top is a destination trail race in Southern California with a monster climb to the 10,064-foot… Read more »

Südtirol Drei Zinnen Alpine Run joins the Mountain Running World Cup

Press release from the Südtirol Drei Zinnen Alpine Run and World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Our executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA treasurer. Above photo by wisthaler.com. On Tuesday, April 16 the organizers of one of the loveliest mountain runs of the world publicly announced the wonderful news: this year, the Südtirol Drei Zinnen… Read more »

Maximal Running Shoes May Lead to Increased Risk of Injury

Study announcement from Oregon State University – Cascades. BEND, Oregon – A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to “maximal” running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time, a new study from Oregon State University – Cascades has found. The shoes,… Read more »

Balega Unveils New Kids Socks and Fresh Colorways For Spring

Balega International is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Durham, N.C. — Balega International, a leading sock brand in the run specialty market known for its underlying technical performance, expands its Silver, Hidden Dry, Blister Resist, Women’s Enduro and children’s Hidden Cool sock collections with new colorways for Spring 2019. The updated styles will… Read more »

U.S. Trail Team announced for the 2019 Trail World Championships

[Updated May 10, 2019] Twelve American trail running athletes to compete at the Trail World Championships in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal. The USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council is proud to announce members of the U.S. Trail Team scheduled to compete at the 2019 Trail World Championships (TWC) on June 8, in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal…. Read more »

Skyrunning in the USA

……and what the American Trail Running Association doing to help support the sport. As a member of the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF), the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has had a connection to Skyrunning since its early years with the late 1990s U.S. Fila Skyrunner Series. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is a 501(c)3… Read more »

LEKI Welcomes Ultra Runner Xavier Thevenard as Brand Ambassador

LEKI is an ATRA corporate member and supporter of our Trail Ambassador program. To learn more about LEKI and using poles for trail running, read our Trail News article “Using poles for a more a efficient trail running experience.” BUFFALO, NY – LEKI, a leader in skiing, trekking and trail running poles, announces they have signed… Read more »