Posts By: Richard Bolt

New Hampshire’s Corey Dowe Shares Her U.S. Team Adventure In Thailand

This article was written by U.S. Mountain Running Team Member Corey Dowe (pictured above, left) who competed at the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships last month in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She competed in the “classic” up/down mountain running race where she finished in 23rd position. People keep asking, “How was Thailand?” My initial response… Read more »

American John Bezou Still Has Grand Slam In Sight After Atacama Crossing Ultra

Guest trail runner profile and race report written by Joseph W. Gex, II. Photos: Thiago Diz. Lieutenant Colonel John Bezou (Ret.) recently returned from Atacama, Chile, where he completed the Atacama Crossing ultramarathon. This race marked the third ultramarathon (155-mile race over seven days) on the third different continent that Bezou has completed this calendar… Read more »

ATRA Member Avalon 50 Offers First Chance at 2023 Triple Crown Glory

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Spectrum Sports Management, organizers of the Hi-Tec Run Catalina series. 50-mile, 50k race will put daring participants in the running for new belt buckle The first event in the 2023 Hi-Tec Run Catalina series, the Avalon Benefit 50-miler and 50k, will bring trail runners, walkers and hikers to… Read more »

2023 Skyrunner® World Series Is Announced

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). ATRA is an ISF associate member. Photo: The spectacular Madeira SkyRace® – from sea to sky. ©iancorless.com The Skyrunner® World Series (SWS) announces the new 2023 calendar with 13 races in eight countries and a massive €100,000 prize purse. The 2023 Skyrunner® World Series, under new management, is… Read more »

2023 Youth Skyrunning Championships – New Categories, New Courses

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). ATRA is an associate member of ISF. Above photo: U.S. Team athlete Beñat Froemming. iancorless.com. It’s back to the roots for the 2023 Youth Skyrunning World Championships returning to Gran Sasso, L’Aquila, Italy on August 4-6, 2023. This year, four categories will compete in the VERTICAL and SKY… Read more »

ATRA Member DYNAFIT Becomes First Official Partner of ITRA

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member DYNAFIT. The International Trail Running Association (ITRA) is the leading umbrella organization globally for the sport of trail running. Now, ITRA and DYNAFIT are announcing their partnership. That makes the brand by athletes for athletes that develops premium product systems for mountain endurance athletes the first official… Read more »

Trails Are For Every Body – Hope Barrett

The following profile is a part of our Trails Are For Every Body Instagram series produced by ATRA board member Kriste Peoples. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) celebrates trail running athletes at all levels of engagement and ability, and because the Trails Are For Every Body, each week we’re sharing the profiles of trail… Read more »

2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships – U.S. Team Selection

Approved by the USATF MUT Executive Committee on November 22, 2022. U.S. Team Selection for the 2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships – Innsbruck, Austria The second World Mountain & Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) is scheduled for June 6-10, 2023 in Innsbruck-Stubai, Austria. This biennial event is organized by the World Mountain Running Association… Read more »

ATRA Member inov-8 Launches New Hike-Run Hybrid Shoe

Announcement from long-time American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member inov-8. Photos: inov-8. inov-8 is bringing the worlds of hiking and trail running together with the launch of a new waterproof shoe for winter. The pioneering sports brand say their new ROCLITE G 315 GTX V2 is designed for both hiking and running, as well as… Read more »

Trails Are For Every Body – Susan Yasuhara

The following profile is a part of our Trails Are For Every Body Instagram series produced by ATRA board member Kriste Peoples. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) celebrates trail running athletes at all levels of engagement and ability, and because the Trails Are For Every Body, each week we’re sharing the profiles of trail… Read more »

Spanish Pyrenees To Host 2024 World Masters Mountain Running Championships

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Above photo: Ruben Fueyo. Spain will host the World Mountain Running Masters Championship for the first time in 2024. This championship is organized jointly by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) and World Masters Athletics (WMA). It will be the 23rd edition of an event born back… Read more »

Italy’s Valsir Extend Mountain Running World Cup Support To 2024

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) written by Alexander Beaven. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is also the WMRA General Secretary. Above photo: Marco Gulberti. After the great experience of the 2022 Mountain Running World Cup, Valsir and the WMRA are happy to announce that their partnership will be renewed for the next two… Read more »

World Mountain and Trail Running Championships: Mountain Running Preview

Written by Ally Bevin for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is is the WMRA General Secretary. We’re now just 2 days away from the inaugural World Mountain and Trail Running Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand! The races will be streamed LIVE on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WMTRC2021Thailand A groundbreaking collaboration between WMRA,… Read more »

2022 WSSF World Snowshoe Championships Results

Copahue Extremo | Caviahue—Neuquen—Buenos Aires, Argentina Photos from Copahue Extremo [Facebook] September 1st – 4th, 2022 Senior Men’s 12.7km Podium & Top Ten (195 athletes) GOLD – Javier Carriqueo ARG 57:10 SILVER – Roberto Ruiz SPAIN 58:14 BRONZE – Eric Hartmark USA 59:59 4th Stephane Ricard FRANCE 1:01.03 5th Carlos Becerra ARG 1:01.57 6th Angulo… Read more »