Posts By: Richard Bolt

USA Team Invitational coming to Lake Sonoma

After a successful debut event at the 2015 North Face 50 Mile Championships this past December, the USA Team Invitational returns for its second edition at the Lake Sonoma 50 Mile race. This ultra-trail invitational is an opportunity for trail running shoe brands to have their sponsored athletes compete in head-to-head competition for a team… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Announces Major Upgrades for 2016

This US Trail Running Conference article was written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director & Founder, American Trail Running Association. To celebrate its fourth installment, the US Trail Running Conference introduces a fresh look complete with a new logo, a redesigned website, a teaser video, and an expanded list of expert panelists and sessions. This year’s… Read more »

Welcome new ATRA advisory board member Chris Dunn

The American Trail Running Association is please to announce the addition of Chris Dunn as an advisory board member. Chris Dunn joins existing advisory board members Brandy Erholtz, Andy Ames, Doug Laufer, Eric Black, Tom Sobal, and Dave Mackey from Colorado. Danelle Ballengee and Bryon Powell from Utah, Ian Torrence from Arizona, Bart Yasso from… Read more »

A Journey Into the Magical World of the Fiords

Written by the staff at NIGSA Events & Expeditions. NIGSA organizes the Patagonian International Marathon, Ultra Fiords & Ultra Trail Torres Del Paine and is an ATRA corporate member.  This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter and was published in December 2015. After the resounding success of the inaugural Ultra Fiords race in… Read more »

The BADWATER ultra running experience returns to the East Coast

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS®, Inc, organizers of BADWATER Ultra Races. The BADWATER ultra running experience returns to the East Coast in one month when the third BADWATER CAPE FEAR race takes place on Bald Head Island, North Carolina on March 19, 2016. With 50km and 51-mile race options, Badwater Cape Fear features… Read more »

Re-introducing your ATRA staff members!

This announcement about ATRA staff was written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director & Founder, American Trail Running Association. Learn even more about Nancy in this recent WeRunFar profile with ATRA member iRunFar.  Photo above by Robert Rhodes. We are growing and we thank you for being part of our success! As such, I wanted to take this… Read more »

Registration open for US Trail Running Conference

Written by Terry Chiplin, US Trail Running Conference Event Director, Estes Park, Colorado. The 2016 US Trail Running Conference takes place September 28 to October 1, 2016 and registration is now open for both Trail Race Directors and Trail Runners! The Conference has a new logo, a new website, an expanded section for Trail Race… Read more »

Exploring the High Andes

Exploring the High Andes was written by . This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter published in December 2015. Highline Running Adventures is an ATRA corporate member. Exploring the High Andes: Trail running has always been a way of training for me. Working as an expedition climbing guide, the long days on trail… Read more »

Sensible and Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Sensible and Successful New Year’s Resolutions was written by Stephen R. Santangelo. This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter published in December 2015. How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Are you keeping them? Though the New Year is filled with excitement and adventurous possibilities, it can also bring about frustrations and disappointments,… Read more »

2016 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship Results

The 2016 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship results and story was written by USATF Championship liaison Jason Bryant. Both Altra and Tejas Trails are ATRA corporate members. The more things change, the more things stay the same? I covered last year’s race and in some ways the race probably could not have been more different…. Read more »

How to prepare for a multi-day stage race

How to prepare for a multi-day stage race was written by Xero Shoes ambassadors Mel Gosse & Jon Sinclair. Xero Shoes is an ATRA corporate member. Multi-day stage racing includes an interesting mix between speed and stamina, and requires a great deal of grit and grind to last day and night in harsh environments. This… Read more »

USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship / Rocky Raccoon Preview

The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship / Rocky Raccoon preview was written by USATF Championship liaison Jason Bryant. Jason will be sending race updates via Twitter from @USAultrarunning.  Tejas Trails and Altra both ATRA corporate members. The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this Saturday February 6 at the Rocky Raccoon 100 presented by Altra… Read more »

Spectrum Sports Debuts Catalina Cash Challenge races for 2016

With the Catalina Cash Challenge, ATRA Corporate Member & Leading Southern California Event Production Company Continues to Elevate the Competition at Two Catalina Trail Races in Upcoming Year. Claremont, Calif. – Spectrum Sports Management, the leading Southern California-based sports management event production and sponsorship agency, announces that the company is elevating the competitive spirit of… Read more »

Elite trail runners prepare for 2016 US Olympic Trials

A sizable group of elite trail runners have qualified for the 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials scheduled to take place February 13th in Los Angeles, California. Showing strong crossover talent on the roads are past members of the US Mountain Running Team, USATF national champions in mountain, ultra & trail running, a Western States 100… Read more »

American Trail Running Association introduces newest team member

Colorado Springs, CO — The American Trail Running Association (ATRA), welcomes Peter Maksimow at the newest member of the ATRA team. In his role as Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Maksimow will create opportunities and develop relationships with races, clubs, and corporations and will work on special projects and programs to help grow and expand the… Read more »

Application Window Open Until February 2 for STYR Labs Badwater® 135

The STYR Labs Badwater® 135 is an ATRA corporate member. Application Window Open Until February 2 for STYR Labs Badwater® 135, “The World’s Toughest Foot Race.” Furnace Creek, CA – AdventureCORPS®, Inc., hosts of the STYR Labs Badwater 135 Ultramarathon, is currently accepting applications for this year’s race, scheduled for July 18-20, 2016. Now in… Read more »

Trails In Motion Film Festival teams up with Race Roster

Press release from Race Roster. Race Roster is an ATRA corporate member and provides race directors with personalized event pages, secure payment & invoices and social marketing tools. Trails In Motion Film Festival teams up with Race Roster The annual Trails In Motion Film Festival world tour has announced a new partnership with Canadian-based on-line… Read more »

The 18th Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset coming August 3, 2016

Press release from Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset. The 18th Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset coming August 3, 2016 In the first week of August 2016, adventure seeking runners from all over the world will take part in the 18th Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset (MS2S) at the shores of Lake Hovsgol. The registration period for this unique… Read more »

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