Posts By: Richard Bolt

USATF Youth Mountain Runners Race Through History in Susa Italy

A United States contingent of six athletes, two staff members and a small squad of supporters have arrived in the Susa Valley of Northwest Italy for tomorrow’s 14th edition of the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) International WMRA U18 Mountain Running Youth Cup. This classic mountain running event will feature 90 of the best under… Read more »

How to Plan and Execute Your Biggest Off-Road Adventure Runs

This article was written by professional trail runner Ryan Ghelfi and originally published on trailsandtarmac.com. Ryan is also a member of the Trails & Tarmac coaching team with David Laney, Jenn Shelton, Camelia Mayfield, Brett Hornig, Rachel Drake, Cole Watson, Tyler Green and Alex Nichols. It’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the short window… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference announces partnership with Spartan Trail

This press release was originally published on the US Trail Running Conference website. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) helps organize the US Trail Running Conference with select proceeds going to support our organization. Spartan Trail is an ATRA Switchback corporate member. Active at Altitude, organizers of the 2019 US Trail Running Conference have announced… Read more »

ATRA Members ElliptiGO and Xero Shoes Launch Blaze Your Trail with $2500 in Prizes

Press release from American Trail Running Association corporate members ElliptiGO and Xero Shoes. SAN DIEGO, CA– ElliptiGO Inc., Headsweats and Xero Shoes are enticing entrants with $2,500 in prizes during the Blaze Your Trail giveaway. One grand prize winner and two runner-up winners will be outfitted for outdoor adventures with prizes from all three active… Read more »

US Youth Skyrunning Team Continues to Impress at World Championship

Written by US Youth Skyrunning Assistant Coach John Kerrigan. ATRA is an associate member of the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Photos courtesy of US Skyrunning and the International Skyrunning Federation. The 2019 US Youth Skyrunning Team and their coach Ryan Kerrigan are en route home after a successful third appearance at the Youth Skyrunning World… Read more »

Sam Sahli reflects on his European Mountain Running Adventure

Written by Sam Sahli. Sam was the top American male at the Trail World Championships this past June. Raidlight is an American Trail Running Association corporate member and sponsor of our View from the Pack series of articles. Photo above by Corsa in Montagna. The Piz Tri Vertical and the Fletta Trail races this past… Read more »

US Youth Skyrunning team returns to Italy for World Championships

Written by John Kerrigan, US Skyrunning Youth team assistant coach. The American Trail Running Association is an International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) associate member. US Skyrunning is making a third appearance at the 2019 Youth Skyrunning World Championships to be held in L’Aquila, Italy in the Apennine mountains, the same mountain range in which the US… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference snags Billy Mills as keynote speaker and sponsorship from Run Strong by Fox River

This press release was originally published on the US Trail Running Conference website. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) helps organize the US Trail Running Conference with select proceeds going to support our organization. Inspired by Olympic Gold Medal winner Billy Mills, Run Strong socks by Fox River support both your trail run and Native… Read more »

Manitou Incline to close during three historical running events this summer

The Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon and Salomon Running are American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate members. ATRA’s Peter Maksimow is the Barr Trail Mountain Race event committee member. ATRA is an International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) associate member. When runners in the 2019 Barr Trail Mountain Race and the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon make… Read more »

Inov-8 Runner to Attempt Appalachian Trail World Record

Inov-8 is a long time American Trail Running Association corporate member. British athlete Kristian Morgan is aiming to set a new world record for running the iconic 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail in the fastest known time. Starting on July 1st, the inov-8 ambassador hopes to break the highly sought-after speed record of 41 days, 7 hours… Read more »

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 »