Posts By: Richard Bolt

Passing the torch at Tejas Trails

Written by Chris McWatters You may have read the recent article from Joe Prusaitis about how he and his wife, Joyce, passed their “baby” (Tejas Trails) on to a new guy. I’m that “new guy.” I want you to know about some plans of mine to honor these two people, their Austin, TX-based trail running… Read more »

Junior Men’s Mountain Running Team ends Medal Drought in Wales

Written by Nancy Hobbs – Treasurer, World Mountain Running Association Photos by Richard Bolt – Team Leader, US Mountain Running Team Team USA’s junior men struck double silver at the 31st World Mountain Running Championships held at Betws-y-Coed, Wales on Saturday, September 19, earning the first-ever junior men’s medals at the event. Team USA started… Read more »

Flashback Friday: 2002 7 Sister’s Race Report

“Editors note: 7 Sister’s Trail Race Report was written by Ben Nephew for ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter #25 – originally published in 2002.  Ben lives in Mansfield, Massachusetts and is an Assistant Professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.” Victory at Last Since this race took three years to develop, this is… Read more »

Flashback Friday: An Early Morning Run Around Uluru

“Editors note: Fishin’ Tale Australian Outback: An Early Morning Run Around Uluru was written by Erik Siewertsen for ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter #24 – originally published in 2002.” Fishin’ Tale Australian Outback: An Early Morning Run Around Uluru The alarm sounded at 4:45 am, and a weary glance through the window above revealed the brilliant… Read more »

Morocco Race, a unique event for all participants

Race announcement from ATRA corporate member Morocco Race. The first edition of the the “Morocco Race” will take place on November 14th 2015. This trail running race is unique in Morocco and in the world of trail running. Trailers will discover amazing paths with mountains of the High Atlas in forefront, only 35 minutes from Marrakech,… Read more »

Do you run solo, with a teammate or in a pack?

“Do you run solo, with a teammate or in a pack?” was written by Ultramaratonistas Mel Gosse & Jon Sinclair. Mel & Jon are sponsored by ATRA corporate member Xero Shoes. When it comes to any race 5km or longer, there will often be a “lead pack”, couples doing it together as a relationship builder,… Read more »

Jonathan Wyatt heads to Wales

Media Release from the 31st World Mountain Running Championships 2015.  ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs and Director of Online Marketing Richard Bolt will also be heading to Wales next month for this event. Nancy is a member of the WMRA Council.  Richard is Team Leader for the US Mountain Running Team.  For Team USA updates… Read more »

Upcoming events from AdventureCORPS

AdventureCORPS, creator of the epic Badwater 135 is an ATRA corporate member. The following is an excerpt from their August 2015 email newsletter. 2015- 2016 AdventureCORPS CALENDAR OF EVENTS: It is our goal to only send you useful, informative, interesting, and entertaining info, insights, stories, and more about our events, the people who do them, the… Read more »

Ready for another high elevation race this year?

Are you ready for another high elevation race this year?  Try the Hermit Pass Marathon, Half and 13K – an ATRA race member. WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2015 WHERE: A Painted View Ranch near Westcliffe, CO; 1 hr. west of Pueblo, 2 hrs southwest of Colorado Spring, 3hrs southwest of Denver in the Sangre de… Read more »

Attention Sub-2:22 (Male) & Sub 2:48 (Female) Marathoners!

An announcement from our ultra running friends. While this is not a trail running opportunity, many speedy trail runners have competed at the IAU 50 km World Championships including last years winner and Team USA member Emily Harrison (pictured center). Attention all Sub-2:22 (Male) & Sub 2:48 (Female) Marathoners!!! U.S. National 50 Kilometer Team Opportunity… Read more »

USATF 50K Trail Championships Preview

USATF 50K TRAIL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & TAMALPA HEADLANDS 50K Written by race directors Tim & Diana Fitzpatrick Tamalpa Runners, Inc., Marin’s largest running club, will present the Tamalpa Headlands 50k trail race on Saturday August 29th, 2015. Designated this year’s USATF National 50K Trail Championship, the race has attracted an outstanding elite field. It starts… Read more »

International Mountain Running Coaches Forum

17th September 7-9pm St Georges Hotel, Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom Welsh Athletics and England Athletics are delighted to host the 1st International Mountain Running Coaches Forum. This two hour event will provide an opportunity for international coaches to come together to listen to two stimulus presentations followed by time to share thoughts and ideas. Attendance… Read more »

CW-X defines the “art” if running

CW-X is a long time ATRA corporate member and provided this press release. Japanese Psychedelic Artist Uses CW-X Tights As Canvas NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 17, 2015) – The Wacoal Sports Science Corp. (WSSC), makers of CW-X Engineered Endurance Apparel, is offering a limited edition tight featuring a print by one of the leading pop… Read more »

Xero Shoes Slashes Weight & Bulk with Z-Trek

Broomfield, Colorado based Xero Shoes is a new ATRA corporate member. The following press release was originally published by Xero Shoes on March 9, 2015. For decades, sport sandals like Chaco, Teva, and Keen have been de rigeur for outdoor enthusiasts. Their downside? A brick-like weight and stiffness, with a suitcase-filling thickness. The new Amuri… Read more »

Flashback Friday: 2000 Cle Elum Ridge 50k

“Editors note: The 2000 CLE ELUM RIDGE 50K RACE REPORT was written by Lou Joline for ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter, Volume 5, No. 18 – originally published in Fall 2000. Have you run this race? Share your experience in the comments sections below.” GETTING THERE I knew that I was in the Pacific Northwest as… Read more »

Flashback Friday: Hydration – Plan Ahead To Keep Going

Editors note: Hydration: Planning Ahead To Keep Going was written by Dave Mackey for ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter #26 in 2003. Dave recently survived a gruesome accident while trail running. You can help Dave and his family offset medical expenses and lost income on YouCaring.com. Trail running combines many environmental factors that add significant stress… Read more »

O2X Summit Challenge Series comes to Winter Park

O2X Summit Challenges is an ATRA corporate member. Press release from O2X Summit Challenges. WINTER PARK, COLORADO – The O2X Summit Challenge Series, in partnership with lululemon athletica, will bring its physically and mentally demanding brand of off-trail racing to Winter Park’s Mary Jane. Described by Outside magazine as a “new breed of … obstacle race,”… Read more »

ATRA includes partner in Event Standards Program

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association Colorado Springs, CO —– The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) which formed a partnership with Boulder, Colorado-based Adventure Projects in April, has furthered that relationship by including Trail Run Project in their Event Standards Program. “One of our goals at ATRA is to educate runners… Read more »

Junior Team Selected for World Championships

This post originally appeared on usmrt.com.  This is an official World Championship Team that receives only partial funding from USA Track & Field. We encourage donations to help offset travel for our junior team members. Interested supporters can donate via usmrt.com website (via PayPal), or send a check to the American Trail Running Association, PO box… Read more »

Flashback Friday! 2002 Jungfrau Marathon

“Editors note: The 2002 Jungfrau Marathon Race Report was written by Mark E Nesfeder for ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter #26. Have you run the Jungfrau Marathon? Share your race experience in the comments below.  The above photo is from the 2012 Jungfrau Marathon which served as the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships and was… Read more »