Posts By: Richard Bolt

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 »

60 years of running in the Pikes Peak region

Press Release by Ron Ilgen, President Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc (an ATRA corporate member) MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – Sixty years ago, body builder Monte Wolford won the inaugural Pikes Peak Marathon. Since then, the people of this great race, Arlene Piper, Matt Carpenter, and many others have written the region’s running history. And the mountain… Read more »

Athletes deliver at USATF Mountain Running Championships

Athletes deliver at USATF Mountain Running Championships Story by Nancy Hobbs The field for yesterday’s USATF Mountain Championships at Mt. Bachelor, was referred to by many athletes as, “crazy deep.” Not only were championship titles and $10,000 in prize money on the line, all of the senior U.S. Mountain Running Team members would be named… Read more »

Team USA women gold, men silver at NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Chairperson, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council and Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association.  Photos by USA Team Leader Richard Bolt can be found here. Vancouver, BC, Canada —– At today’s NACAC Mountain Running Championships at Cypress Mountain, host country Canada swept the top four places in the men’s race… Read more »

Flashback Friday! A Woman’s Guide to Trail Running

“It’s all in your head: A woman’s Guide to Trail Running” was written by Nancy Hobbs for our Trail Times Newsletter and first published in 2005. What do you think?  Is this guide as relevant today as it was 10 years ago? Even though I started running in 1980, the first time I went on a… Read more »

NACAC Mountain Running Championships returns to Canada

NACAC Mountain Running Championships returns to Canada this weekend – by Nancy Hobbs (photo by Richard Bolt) The 2015 NACAC Mountain Running Championships will take place at Cypress Mountain, located just north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, on Saturday, July 18.  Cypress Mountain Ski Area was one of the venues at the 2010 Vancouver/Whistler Olympics. This… Read more »

Lawyer to Run Vermont 100 Blindfolded to Benefit the Blind

PRESS RELEASE from the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired  Manchester, NH lawyer Ron Abramson has been a runner since 2006. Having completed over 25 marathons and ultra-marathons, Abramson decided to set his sights on a new challenge. On July 18, 2015, Abramson will join 300+ other runners – and dozens of horses –… Read more »

Slippery Slope at Soapstone

This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Summer 2015 Trail Times newsletter. Slippery Slope at Soapstone – story by Laura Clark (pictured right) Ever have a disappointing race? Silly question. They are out there just waiting to get you. But one benefit which can’t be immediately appreciated is that the following year you are almost guaranteed… Read more »

Creating Memories on the Trails

“Creating Memories on the Trails” by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs Trail running affords us memorable experiences. There are the stunning views we enjoy atop a high point which overlooks an expansive valley below, there are the diverse flora and fauna we encounter along the trails, there is the inevitable change in terrain from our… Read more »

Flashback Friday! Tips for the trail

TIPS FOR THE TRAIL was written By Patti Finke. M.S. for our Newsletter #12 first published in 1999.  What do you think?  Are these tips as relevant today as they were 16 years ago? Why, we asked? The answer was easy “the warm sun, the rushing of Little Muddy Creek, the view up Mt Hood to… Read more »

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 »