Posts By: Richard Bolt

Amber and Long Win Mountain Running World Cup In Ireland

World Cup

Olivia Amber (USA) and Ruairi Long (IRL) set course records against a record field in the Seven Sisters Skyline 30K race. The old adage ‘if you don’t like the weather; just wait 5 minutes’ held true in the rugged, windswept Derryveagh mountains of County Donegal, Ireland at the 5th running of the Seven Sisters Skyline… Read more »

Getting a Trail Run in at the Grafton 15K

Grafton

Grafton 15K race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid masters mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos by Jessica and Naomi Hoffman. Bill Hoffman and his Mountain Dog Running enterprise, best known for its extreme trail races… Read more »

Kemp and Park Claim Collegiate Trail Running National Titles

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) partner Collegiate Running Association (CRA). Southeast Ohio Trail Runners (SEOTR) is an ATRA member. Race was held within the Thunderbunny 11K in Ohio’s Strouds Run State Park Hannah Kemp (West Liberty University) and Josh Park (Ohio University) were victorious in the Collegiate Running Association’s 2022 Trail Running National Championships… Read more »

2022 U.S. U18 Mountain Running Team Announced

U18 Mountain Running

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) and USA Track & Field (USATF) are excited to announce the U.S. team members for the 15th Edition of the International U18 Mountain Running Cup in Saluzzo, Italy. Taking Place on June 26, eight 16 and 17 year old American athletes representing 4 states will tackle the technical 4.4km… Read more »

Darn Tough Vermont Becomes Official Sock Partner for US Trail Running Conference

Darn Tough Vermont

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Leading US sock manufacturer to partner with industry-leading event for the first time Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference, have announced that Darn Tough Vermont has become the Official Sock Partner of the 2022 Conference. Darn Tough Vermont is an… Read more »

2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championship Awarded to Innsbruck Austria

Innsbruck

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos: Florentin Haunold at Roast Media. The joint application of Innsbruck Tourism and the Stubai Tourism Association for the right to host the 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) was successful against strong international competition. The community of Innsbruck-Stubai will bring the WMTRC to Tyrol… Read more »

Top Trail Runners Vie For Mount Washington Road Race Titles

Announcement from the Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. 5 time winner Joseph Gray returning to defend title. Kim Dobson, 6 time winner, returns to defend title. 7.6 miles with 4300′ of ascent. Only one hill! Race day is Saturday, June 18, 2022. The 61st running of the Delta Dental Mount… Read more »

Beavin and Demerjian Win 2022 USATF 100k Road Championships

Kalie Demerjian

Written by USATF Championship liaison Lin Gentling. Photos courtesy of Mad City Ultras and Ann Heaslett. The Upper Midwest is known for its windy conditions in the spring, but nothing compared with the gales that the 100K road national championships runners fought at the Mad City Ultras on Saturday, April 23. Although this is a… Read more »

2022 USATF 100K Road Championships Race Preview

Mad City

Written by USATF Championship liaison Lin Gentling. Fourteen years is a long time to have hosted the USATF 100K Road Championships, but this is the sustaining record that Mad City Ultras race director, Timo Yanacheck, holds for this event. He knows what he is doing and does it well. It’s almost go time for the… Read more »

Pikes Peak APEX Announces Partnership with ATRA Member Aravaipa Running

Announcement from American Trail Running Association members Pikes Peak APEX and Aravaipa Running. The APEX and Aravaipa Join Together to Invite Runners to Participate in the 2022 Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox Sports Strategies announces a partnership between Pikes Peak APEX and Aravaipa Running that will expand the 4-day event to include running in… Read more »

Trail Runners Knitting Hats for a Cause

Written by US Mountain Running Team staff member and trail race director Paul Kirsch. Photos: Freddi Lynne Triback. Two New England mountain/trail runners start a hat fundraiser to raise money for the children of Ukraine. When you meet Freddi Triback and Brian Walfield at mountain and trail races across New England, they seem to know… Read more »

Best Practices for Creating Safe Spaces in Trail Running Communities

Webinar

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Runners Equity Alliance speakers offer suggestions for community action at US Trail Running Conference webinar. The third webinar in a seven-webinar series produced by the US Trail Running Conference and presented by Marathon Printing, the leading producer of custom printed items for endurance sports,… Read more »

ATRA Member Inov-8 Launch Ultimate Road-to-Trail Shoe

inov-8

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member inov-8. Pioneering sports brand inov-8 is launching its first road-to-trail running shoe featuring Graphene, the world’s strongest material. The new PARKCLAW G 280 is designed to give runners more confidence to turn off the road and discover the joys of trails. The shoe goes on pre-sale today ahead… Read more »

International U18 Mountain Running Cup Coming to Saluzzo, Italy

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association founder Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA Secretary. Above photo: Richard Bolt. The WMRA is delighted to announce final details of the 15th International U18 Mountain Running Cup. After 2 years of cancellations due to Covid-19, the event is confirmed for Sunday the 26th… Read more »

Mount Kilimanjaro to Host World’s Highest Marathon Skyrunning Race

Kilimanjaro

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association is a longtime member of ISF and supporter of Skyrunning in the USA. Photos: World’s Highest Marathon. The world’s highest Vertical Kilometer®, marathon and ultra marathon will be held on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, on May 9, 2022. The events will be sanctioned by… Read more »

Italy’s Valsir to Sponsor Mountain Running World Cup

Grayson Murphy

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA Secretary. The World Mountain Running Association is delighted to announce the next exciting step in the evolution of the Mountain Running World Cup. Italian plumbing and heating supplies manufacturer Valsir have signed on as the title sponsor of the series,… Read more »

2022 US Snowshoe Nationals – It is Great to Be Back!

Snowshoe Nationals

Written by trail and snowshoe runner Cole Crosby (pictured above #17 – photo credit: USSSA). The last U.S. Snowshoe National Championship that I had the chance to run was back in 2019 at the same venue of this years’ running: The Lakewoods Resort in Cable, Wisconsin. It was a course I have known well with… Read more »