Posts By: Richard Bolt

Trail Running in Costa Rica

“Trail Running in Costa Rica” was written by Daniel FLEYGNAC, participant of ULTRA RUN ARENAL VOLCANO 2015 and Marathon Irazu Volcano COSTA RICA, a small country of Central America wedged between Panama and Nicaragua, currently in vogue for tourism, the practice of trail begins in recent years thanks to organizations like Costaricarace directed by Philippe… Read more »

A Trail Buffet in South Africa

This article originally appeared in our Summer 2015 Trail Times newsletter. Written by Sonja Otto (image from http://www.soxtrailrun.co.za) The afb Southern Cross Trail Run takes place in one of South Africas’ hotspots for holiday destinations and serene outdoor vistas. Where towering mountains and thick indigenous forest meet azure blue oceans teaming with sea life and rolling… Read more »

Ankle Strength for Trail Runners

This article originally appeared in our Summer 2015 Trail Times newsletter. Written by Stephen R. Santagelo The foundation of strength begins at the ground and works up. The ankles are the number one body part in developing that foundation. Do you know muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones of the feet, including the ankles and hands… Read more »

Mount Washington Road Race Results

Press release from our friends at the Mt Washington Road Race where several top American trail runners dominated.  Defending USA Mountain Running Champion Joe Gray set a new American course record.  Photos by Joe Viger Photography.  55th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race Results · Joe Gray doubles up with 2nd fastest time at… Read more »

Trail running creates an active urban community

News from ATRA partner the Collegiate Running Association Written by Steve Taylor, founder of the Collegiate Running Association & Cross Country coach at the University of Richmond. Steve is pictured above interviewing 2014 CRA Mountain Running Champion Morgan Arritola at Loon Mountain, New Hampshire. The first ever Collegiate National Trail Running Championships were a success… Read more »

Mt. Washington Road Race Preview

Editor’s note: Although it now takes place on a mostly paved surface, the Mt. Washington Road Race is a longtime favorite for mountain & trail runners. First run in 1936 when the surface was 100% dirt, this 7.6 mile race up the auto road climbs 4600’ to finish on the rocky summit of the highest… Read more »

Trail racing season continues in Vail, Colorado

News from ATRA corporate member Vail Recreation District. The La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series continues with the Summer Solstice 5K Run/Walk, 10K and Free Kid’s Fun Run this Saturday. (Beaver Creek, Colo.)–The Vail Recreation District’s 2015 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series continues this week with the La Sportiva Summer Solstice Trail Run… Read more »

Pikes Peak: 60 Years of Miles and Smiles

The following article originally appeared in ATRA’s Summer 2015 Newsletter. By Shannon Payne (3rd place at the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent & WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships). One of Colorado’s — arguably mountain running’s — most iconic races turns 60 this year. The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, beloved amongst vertically-inclined mountain runners and a… Read more »

Pregnancy and Trail Running

The following article originally appeared in ATRA’s Summer 2015 Newsletter. by Amber Reece-Young (pictured above at the 2011 NACAC Mountain Running Championships in Ajijic, Mexico). Who says you can’t keep running when you are pregnant? Well, your doctor might so it is always wise to get medical clearance first. If your OB-GYN okays it, then… Read more »

Nike Trail Running to sponsor USA Mountain Running Championships

Above photo: Men’s start at the 2013 USA Mountain Running Championships, North Conway, New Hampshire. Longtime USA Track & Field partner Nike has expanded its support for trail running by becoming the first-ever title sponsor for a MUT (Mountain, Ultra, Trail) national championship. Just 18 months after forming its elite team, Nike Trail Running will… Read more »

Mara Olson & Joseph Gray win CRA Trail Champs

June 13, 2015 – Indianapolis, IN – Mara Olson (Butler University) and Joseph Gray (Calvary Bible College – pictured above) were victorious in the first-ever Collegiate Running Association Trail Championships (¼ Marathon – 10.55k) held this morning in Indianapolis, Indiana. The race, held as part of the Indiana Urban Wilderness Run, was the first public… Read more »

Everest Marathon Essay Contest

[Editors note:] This essay contest presented by ATRA and One World Trekking was held prior to the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the quake and we look forward to a successful 2016 Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon. By Molly Mikita. It is difficult for me to put into… Read more »

Ultra Legend Scott Jurek Attempts AT Record

Press Release from Justin McCarthy, Shuffle Communications – Scott is currently on the trail……. Boulder, Colorado — Scott Jurek, ultra-marathon running legend, 24 hour American record holder (165.7 miles or 61⁄2 marathons in one day!), NY Times best-selling author listed by Runner’s World Magazine as one of the greatest runners of all-time, is attempting to… Read more »

Icespike for traction 365 days a year

Winter may be over but ATRA corporate member Icespike has four tips for using their product year round.  You can never have too much traction! 1. Trail Runners: Trail shoes with the fancy treads are nothing but mud collectors. Your shoes will weigh as much as you do by the end of your run. Icespike eliminates… Read more »

Strong US Team headed to IAU Trail World Champs

Article by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Team USA will be among the 39 countries to be represented at the IAU Trail World Championships on Saturday, May 30, in Annecy-le-Vieux, France. The start and finish for the 86-kilometer trail race will be at Plage d’Albigny. The course will include 5,300 meters of total climbing and… Read more »

Get a FREE “trail” with Runner’s World magazine

Get even more trail running with Runner’s World magazine! Our friends at Runner’s World have another special offer for fans & followers of the American Trail Running Association.  Get 11 issues for only $20 (US residents only) and get the special Trail edition FREE!  Click here to get this special offer. Did you know that… Read more »

Team USA announced for NACAC Mountain Champs

Athletes from four states and ranging in age from 20 to 44 will represent Team USA at the 12th North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships.  The 2015 NACAC Mountain Running Championships, sanctioned by the World Mountain Running Association, will take place at Cypress Mountain, located just north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, on… Read more »

AlterG treadmill for trail runners

As trail runners we all know that running on dirt creates less impact than running on pavement. What if you could run with less impact force than a soft, buffed out, pine needle covered single-track trail? With an AlterG anti-gravity treadmill you can! The AlterG uses an inflatable enclosure built into the treadmill to un-weight… Read more »

Team USA for Long Distance Mountain Running Champs

Team USA for Long Distance Mountain Running Champs Announced. The 2015 WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships will be hosted by the Zermatt Marathon on July 4, 2015 run in the shadow of Switzerland’s Matterhorn. The U.S. Long Distance Mountain Running Team consists of 5 women and 5 men with the top 3 men… Read more »

Trail Butter launches Team USA flavor

Portland, Oregon based Trail Butter & Flora Health  have created a new “red, white & blue” flavor to help raise money for US athletes competing in the IAU Trail World Championships in Annecy, France. Scheduled for Saturday, May 30, the 86-kilometer trail race will include 5,300 meters of total climbing and will test the competitors’… Read more »