Posts By: Richard Bolt

2021 IAU 24 Hour World Championship – Team USA Selection

24 Hour

Editor’s Note: Due to the limited number of competitions and inability for athletes to travel and readily compete, the qualifying window for the 2021 U.S. National 24 Hour Team to the 2021 IAU 24 Hour World Championship has been extended thru 5/2/2021 to allow five additional month for qualifying. The International Association of Ultrarunners has… Read more »

8 Trail Running Tips: How to get started


Want to get started trail running but are unsure where to begin?  Here are 8 simple tips for beginners and first time trail runners. You’ve read a few things about trail running and even had a few friends tell you a thing or two about the sport, but you are still apprehensive about giving it… Read more »

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Webinar to be hosted by US Trail Running Conference


American Trail Running Association member Salomon & Running Industry Diversity Coalition to co-sponsor and Mirna Valerio to be lead trainer. Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference, announces that Mirna Valerio will be the lead trainer for the second in their webinar series, focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) on February… Read more »

2021 World Mountain & Trail Running Championship – Team USA Selection


Written by USA Track & Field’s Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council’s Team Selection Task Force^. Approved by the MUT Executive Committee on January 27, 2020. The inaugural World Mountain & Trail Running Championships is scheduled for November 11-14, 2021 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This new biennial event is organized by the World Mountain Running Association… Read more »

5 Reasons to Hire a Pro Photographer for your Trail Race


Written by ATRA Event Standards partner and professional photographer Joe Viger. Everyone wants trail race photographs and the truth is they are everywhere on the internet. After any event, a quick look at social media and you can usually find all sorts of images from athletes and spectators taken with cell phones, posted by hobbyist… Read more »

Study Finds BOA Fit System Improves Athlete Performance Up To 9%

BOA Fit System

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member BOA® Technology. BOA® Technology is excited to share the publication of a peer-reviewed white paper by Footwear Science validating improvements in athletic performance in footwear developed with the BOA Fit System. BOA’s partnership with the University of Denver began in 2018 to measure the biomechanical impact of its… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Debut Webinar A Success


The first webinar in a nine-webinar series introduced by the US Trail Running Conference was hosted on Thursday January 21. The content focused on and explored the future of safe trail races during the COVID pandemic. Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference and the webinar series, reported that participation for the… Read more »

ATRA 25th Anniversary Challenge – Winter 2021

25th Anniversary Challenge

Welcome to our Pikes Peak Elevation and Pikes Peak Mileage Virtual Challenge! Since the American Trail Running Association was founded in Colorado Springs, a city along the Front Range of Colorado with a view of Pikes Peak America’s Mountain, we’ll celebrate our founding by offering a distance and elevation virtual challenge related to this iconic… Read more »

2021 Spartan Trail World Championship Announced

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Spartan Trail. World-class race series to take place across four continents creating an exclusive championship for elite trail runners and age group athletes. American Trail Running Association member Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand, has stepped up to the trail running world in a complicated… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Launches Webinar Series

Kilian Jornet

Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference, announces a webinar series geared to trail race directors that will feature monthly presentations on key subject areas that are critical for race directors to manage successful, viable, and sustainable events. The first of nine webinars will be held January 21, 2021, with the final… Read more »

USATF Track Coach Newsletter Interviews Our Founder Nancy Hobbs

This interview was originally published in USATF Track Coach 2020 – Issue 233, the official technical publication of USA Track & Field. Track Coach and Editor Russ Ebbets interviewed Nancy Hobbs about mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) running. Nancy, what is your current position within USA Track & Field? Chairperson of the USATF Mountain Ultra… Read more »

Pikes Peak Marathon Returns for the 2021 Golden Trail World Series

Golden Trail

Announcement from The Golden Trail World Series (GTWS). GTWS sponsor Salomon Running is a longtime American Trail Running Association member. 2019 Pikes Peak Marathon photos by Philipp Reiter. 2020 was an unprecedented year for trail runners and trail racing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To save the 2020 season the Golden Trail World Series (GTWS)… Read more »

ARE (Albany Running Exchange) You Ready for a Trail Adventure?


ARE Adventure race report written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos courtesy of Josh Merlis. Forty-eight of us signed up for Josh Merlis’ latest Adventure Running Exchange (ARE) challenge scheduled for December 6th in… Read more »

2021 US Trail Running Conference Returns to Arkansas

Trail Running Conference

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Active at Altitude, organizers of the 9th Annual US Trail Running Conference has announced that the 2021 edition of the industry-leading Conference will return to Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 27 – 30, for the second year in a row. The Conference provides high quality content,… Read more »