Posts By: Richard Bolt

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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New Super Racer-Friendly Revised Policies from EX2 Adventures

The following announcement is from ATRA member EX2 Adventures. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could enter a race knowing that your registration wouldn’t go to waste should your plans change and you need to back out? At EX2, we offer you that peace of mind with the introduction of some major changes designed to… Read more »

ATRA announces 10 years of support from OrthoLite

American Trail Running Association announces continued relationship with OrthoLite. Ortholite insoles can be found in trail running shoes from other ATRA corporate members Icebug, Salomon, La Sportiva.  OrthoLite: the Official Insole of the American Trail Running Association Colorado Springs, CO —– The American Trail Running Association (ATRA), announced that OrthoLite has renewed their partnership and… Read more »

39th Meeting of WMRA Council Concludes in Monaco

The following press release was written by WMRA Council member Nancy Hobbs. Nancy is also the founder and Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association. 39th Meeting of the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) Council Concludes in Monaco MONACO – 9 January 2016 The meeting of the WMRA Council was held at the Hotel… Read more »

Bandera 100k & USATF 100k National Championship Results

Written by USATF Championship liaison Roy Pirrung. Photo above by Roy Pirrung. Photos below by Rick Kent.  CORRECTION on January 14, 2016: the original version of this press release did not include Cassie Scallon’s course record.  Bandera, TX–Jim Walmsley, 25, Flagstaff, AZ, shattered the Bandera 100k trail course record, held by Jorge Maravilla since 2014…. Read more »

ALTRA Footwear continues sponsorship of Runner’s World Half & Festival

The following press release is from ATRA Switchback Corporate Member ALTRA Footwear. ATRA will be attending the 2016 Runner’s World Half & Festival on Oct. 14-16, 2016 in Bethlehem, PA. ALTRA Footwear Signs Long-Term Extension with Runner’s World To Continue as Presenting Sponsor of Runner’s World Half & Festival EMMAUS, PA – January 7, 2016… Read more »

Inaugural SLO Ultra Trail Race to Showcase Beautiful Natural Resource

The following press release is from ATRA corporate member Race SLO, organizers of running races in California’s central coast region.  Inaugural SLO Ultra Trail Race to Showcase Beautiful Natural Resource Race SLO’s unique new ultra event hosted by HomeFed and produced in partnership with The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo, the event’s official beneficiary,… Read more »

The ICESPIKE traction system for winter running

The following article was written by John Vonhof and was originally published on FixingYourFeet.com. The article has been re-published here with permission from John and ATRA corporate member ICESPIKE.  Photo by John Vonhof. The ICESPIKE traction system for winter running ICESPIKES have been around for a while and have proven themselves to be a reliable tool… Read more »

Seasick Marketing Announces New Trail Race, Launches Registration

The following press release is from ATRA corporate member Seasick Sports Marketing. Seasick Marketing Announces New Trail Race, Launches Registration January 5th, 2016 (Del Mar, CA)- Seasick Sports Marketing Group, a Del Mar based Event Management Company, is excited to announce the launch of their 2016 event schedule with the addition of a new trail… Read more »

Welcome Double-track – ATRA adds a new corporate membership category

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association. Photo by Ultra Trail del Mugello. Welcome Double-track – ATRA adds a new corporate membership category Colorado Springs, CO — In an effort to fill a void in its corporate membership categories, the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) will offer a double-track membership in 2016…. Read more »

Tom Johnson Inducted into the American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame

Press release from the American Ultrarunning Association, Morristown, NJ. Photo from www.run100s.com (Tom Johnson, 2nd row, 3rd from right). Tom Johnson Inducted into the American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame Tom Johnson can lay claim to the most unusual athletic background of any elite American ultrarunner–perhaps any American ultrarunner, period. In college at the University of California at… Read more »

9th Annual Vail Mountain Winter Uphill coming up February 21

Written by Jen Mason. Photo by ninetyseventy.com. 9th Annual Vail Mountain Winter Uphill coming up February 21 (Vail, Colo.) – What better way to celebrate American Heart Month than with a challenging trek up Vail Mountain on Sunday, February 21. The annual Vail Mountain Winter Uphill Race and Hike welcomes runners, hikers, skiers and snowshoers… Read more »

Atlas Snow-Shoe Co. Introduces New Peak Series Collection of Snowshoes

The following press release is from ATRA corporate member Atlas Snow-Shoe Co. and just in time for the winter season. In addition to the new Peak snowshoes mentioned below, experienced trail runners might want to consider the Atlas Speed series snowshoes for men and women. Atlas Snow-Shoe Co. Introduces New Peak Series Collection of Snowshoes New… Read more »

Pacing and mule-ing at USATF ultra running championships

Pacing and mule-ing at USATF ultra running championships With the first two 2016 USATF ultra running championships coming up in just a few weeks, we’ve been getting quite a few questions about pacing or “mule-ing” athletes. While pacing is not allowed, there is a provision for “safety runners.” USATF Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council member… Read more »

2016 USATF Mountain, Ultra, Trail Championship Schedule

USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council announces the following events slated to host national championships in 2016, covering distances from 10 kilometers to 100 miles as well as 24 hours. Nine states including California, Washington, Texas, Utah, Colorado, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, and New Hampshire will serve as hosts in the coming year. January 9 –… Read more »

American Trail Running Association introduces new partner program

American Trail Running Association introduces new partner program Written by Nancy Hobbs, December 15, 2015 Colorado Springs, CO — The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has introduced a new platform for vendors and suppliers to connect with and support trail race directors through its Event Standards Partnership Program. ATRA introduced its Event Standards Program in… Read more »

ATRA Event Standards Program Quick Start Guide

ATRA Event Standards Program Quick Start Guide Updated December 15, 2015 ATRA’s Event Standards Program is as an educational resource for race directors and race participants. The program, first introduced in 2012, is comprised of 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event. A more detailed version of our Event Standards Program is available… Read more »