Posts By: Richard Bolt

Italy’s Limone Extreme Hosts First Skyrunning VK OPEN Finals

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The VK OPEN Championship was introduced earlier this year by the International Skyrunning Federation to highlight this longstanding and highly popular discipline – the Vertical Kilometer® – for those who like it fast and steep. With seven races in five countries concentrated in Europe, it’s been a whirlwind… Read more »

15 National Teams to Compete in Mountain Running Nations Cup

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: Damiano Benedetto. [Editor’s Note: The USA Track & Field (USATF) COVID-19 Working Group’s current international travel policy for U.S. teams prohibits American athletes from participating… Read more »

Americans Janelle Lincks & Darren Thomas Win GTNS 2021 Grand Final

Golden Trail

Announcement from the Golden Trail Series supported by American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Salomon. Photos: Golden Trail Series. Race day was October 24th – 11:30 AM Local Time (1:30 PM CET) – 31 km – 1,350 meters vertical, Faial Island, The Azores, Portugal The longest stage was kept for last, and it was probably… Read more »

Janelle Lincks Wins, Darren Thomas 4th at GTNS Final Stage 2

Golden Trail Series

Announcement from the Golden Trail Series supported by American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Salomon. Photos: Golden Trail Series. Between the scorching sun and heavy rain, the Golden Trail National Series (GTNS) athletes were up against the elements in the second stage of the Grand Final in the Azores. Saturday, October 23rd – Sao Jorge… Read more »

Americans Janelle Lincks and Darren Thomas Win GTNS Final Stage 1

Announcement from the Golden Trail Series supported by American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Salomon. Photos: Golden Trail Series. The Americans took charge of the first stage of the Golden Trail National Series (GTNS) grand final in the Azores, Portugal with a double-whammy male and female win. The 27 km race featured 2,400 meters of… Read more »

Twenty Countries Head for Skyrunning European Championships in Portugal

Skyrunning European Championships

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Photos: Spotcriativo Eventos. After the welcome announcement of the 2021 Skyrunning European Championships in February, after a year of cancellations, Portugal looks forward to hosting athletes from twenty countries, one more than the previous edition,… Read more »

Golden Trail National Series Grand Final Goes To Portugal

Azores Trail Run

Announcement from the Golden Trail Series supported by American Trail Running Association member Salomon. Photo: Azores Trail Run / Golden Trail Series. 3-DAY STAGE RACE – OCTOBER 22nd TO 24th – THE AZORES, PORTUGAL The best athletes from the entire Golden Trail National Series (GTNS) supported by Salomon, are gathering on the Azores archipelago for… Read more »

Maude Mathys and Stian Angermund Win 2021 Golden Trail World Series

Golden Trail World Series

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series supported by American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Salomon. Photos: GTWS. Maude Mathys (SUI) and Francesco Puppi (ITA) are victorious at the GTWS Final in El Hierro, Spain. American Dani Moreno finishes 5th in the race and 2021 GTWS rankings. This 2021 GTWS Grand Final – a 37… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference announces GO Sleeves as 2021 Exhibitor

Go Sleeves

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. GO Sleeves build innovative Kinesiology products that provide support, stability, pain reduction and enhanced recovery for athletes. Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference, announces that GO Sleeves will be a star exhibitor at the race director and trail runner expos… Read more »

International Skyrunning Federation Launches Inaugural SkySnow World Championships

SkySnow

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Photo above: ©Niccòlo Guasti. Snow represents one of the classical elements of skyrunning, especially at high altitude. To stay in line with the concept and to expand the sport to winter racing and lower altitudes… Read more »

World Cup Race Report: Italy’s Chiavenna-Lagunc

Chiavenna-Lagunc

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: Marco Gulberti. Andrea Mayr and Henri Aymonod crowned champions… Read more »

Top Takeaways from the Broken Arrow Skyrace “Women’s Panel”

Written by Susan Kendrick. Susan is the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) board vice president, a Wisconsin trail runner and the Director of Brand Relationships for UltraSignup. Athlete comments derived from audio recording transcripts. Photo Above: Jamil Coury/Salomon. Top takeaways from 5 amazing trail runners – Check out their books, blogs, podcasts, inspiration, and support… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup Preview: Italy’s Chiavenna Lagunc

Chiavenna Lagunc

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: Corsa in Montagna. For our final Mountain Running World… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference announces Clare Gallagher as Keynote Speaker for 2021 Event

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Endurance athlete and environmental advocate to open industry leading Conference in Fayetteville, AR. Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference, announces Clare Gallagher as the keynote speaker for this year’s edition of the industry-leading event. Gallagher is an ultrarunner and environmental… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Yoga for Runners

Yoga for Runners, written by Christine Felstead. Second Edition, Human Kinetics, 2022. 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 approached this review with some trepidation. In fact, I tried to hand… Read more »

Northern and Pannu Win USATF 100K Road Championships

Written by USATF national championship liaison Lin Gentling. Photos: Craig Thornley, Matt Keyes and Lin Gentling. Elizabeth Northern and Rajpaul Pannu take home titles at the 2021 USATF 100K Road Championships hosted by California’s No’to’mom 100K. No’to’mom, a Nisenan Tribe word for the body of water that the European settlers called the American River near… Read more »

World Cup Race Report: Spain’s Zumaia Flysch

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: WMRA. The runners woke to rainy conditions in Zumaia,… Read more »

Vermont 50: Trail Run and Cycle Through The Green Mountains

Vermont 50

Story and photos by American Trail Running Association contributor Peter Maksimow. The 29th annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike and Ultra Run set off during a dreary and damp Sunday morning on September 26, in the small village of Brownsville, Vermont. Both runner and cyclist competed side-by-side in the misty darkness, as waves began at 6:00… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup Preview: Spain’s Zumaia Flysch

flysch trail

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: WMRA. 2021 has been a year of firsts for… Read more »

Over 950 Athletes Race Wisconsin’s Birkie Trail Run Festival

Birkie

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Birkie Trail Run Festival. Photos: American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation. A crisp autumn morning shaped up for ideal conditions as runners and trekkers took to the hills for to the annual Birkie Trail Run Festival, sponsored by Salomon. Over 950 runners and trekkers, from 33 states, took part in… Read more »