Posts By: Richard Bolt

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 »

Mother’s Day Event in Colorado Springs

Join us for a Mother’s Day event in Colorado Springs, CO.  Mountain Chalet & the American Trail Running Association present “Focus on Women: TRAIL RUNNING — the TOP 10 TIPS” on Thursday May 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. We’re celebrating Moms, Daughters, Sisters, Aunts,… Read more »

Pikes Peak Marathon gets a new logo

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – The story that led to the Pikes Peak Marathon’s new logo began with the mountain itself, the magical sky scraping peak that marks the end of the Great Plains and the beginning of the Rocky Mountains. It includes a history of mining, auto racing, climbing, and the personal experiences of thousands of… Read more »

ATRA Partners with Champion System

ATRA Partners with Champion System Trail runners nationwide will be opening their wallets in anticipation for the exciting new partnership between The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) and Champion System. The details of the agreement were recently finalized when the two parties agreed to create a custom apparel E-Store made exclusively by the technical apparel… Read more »

Collegiate Running Association announces Trail Championships

Press release from ATRA partner Collegiate Running Association (CRA).  April 15, 2015 – Indianapolis, IN – The Collegiate Running Association is proud to announce their first National Championship event in Trail Running, set for Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Quarter Marathon (10.55K) Championships will be held as part of the inaugural Indiana… Read more »

Vasque Sponsors Ultrarunner Krissy Moehl

Press release from ATRA corporate member Vasque. Vasque performance footwear, a brand with a long history of helping runners get out on the trail, proudly announces its partnership with ultrarunner, race director and all-around goodwill ambassador for the trail running community, Krissy Moehl. As part of the ambassadorship, Moehl will be testing new products and… Read more »

ATRA Announces Partnership with Trail Run Project

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has formed a partnership with Boulder, Colorado-based Adventure Projects, creators of authentic communities for planning, doing, and sharing outdoor activities including the newly launched Trail Run Project.  ATRA’s website visitors can now search for trails using the new Find a Trail feature. Inspired by the success of the company’s… Read more »

A Better-Rounded (Trail Running) Lifestyle

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Spring 2015 issue of ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter. Variety in training, diet, work and social life is a refreshing ingredient to keep life exciting and moving forward. However, all too often runners get into a rut in training and also with their nutrition. To avoid a downward spiral,… Read more »

Trail races dates announced for Vail Valley

This announcement was originally published in the Vail Recreation District’s email newsletter. The Vail Recreation District (VRD) is a long-time ATRA corporate member. The Vail Recreation District’s La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series returns for its 19th summer and will offer running enthusiasts 50 miles and 16,475 vertical feet in elevation gain on scenic… Read more »

Alex Nichols Preps for Trail World Championships

Story by Stephanie Wurtz. This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of the Pikes Peak Road Runners “The Long Run”.  Photo courtesy of Inov-8 / Ian Corless. Spring is teasing us again. With trails beginning to thaw and a bit more extra daylight, it’s easy to think we’re safe to put away the insulated running… Read more »

Triple Crown of Running adopts BTMR

Press Release written by Tim Bergsten MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – One of the top mountain runs in the west, the Barr Trail Mountain Race (BTMR), will merge with the Triple Crown of Running in 2015. The agreement will provide long term financial stability and proven race operations support for the BTMR, which is set to run… Read more »

Lisa Jhung releases her new book “Trailhead”

PR from Dave Trendler, VeloPress.  You can find this and other trail running books listed on our “Resources” page. Boulder, CO, USA – April 3, 2015 – Please join Boulder’s running community at two upcoming parties celebrating the release of a new book by Boulder-based running journalist Lisa Jhung. Jhung is a veteran trail runner,… Read more »

Shannon Payne asks “What’s Enough?”

Written by Shannon Payne (pictured left, #4853) – BRC/Adidas Racing Team, winner of the 2014 Mt. Washington Road Race and member of Team USA at the 2014 WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships at Pikes Peak. Every time the beginning of a new year rolls around, it seems as though you can take a walk… Read more »

Flyathlon. Run, Fish and Beer

The Rocky Mountain Flyathlon by Andrew Todd This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter. If you have never caught a cutthroat trout, held it just long enough to marvel at its myriad vibrant colors, and then released it back to frigid mountain waters, I recommend that you add… Read more »

Team USA selection for NACAC Mountain Championships

Article by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association The 2015 NACAC (North American, Central American & Caribbean) Mountain Running Championships will take place on Saturday, July 18, at Cypress Mountain, located just north of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Cypress Mountain Ski Area was one of the venues at the 2010 Vancouver/Whistler Olympics. This is… Read more »

One World Trekking Essay Contest

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) and One World Trekking announce an essay contest which, for the chosen writer, will result in a free entry to the 2016 Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon to be held on May 29, at the base of Mount Everest, and includes not only the race, but the trek to and from… Read more »

Trail Running Events on the Pacific Crest Trail

“The impact of trail races and trail racers on our nation’s trails. Issues related to permits, perception, and preservation.” By Candice Burt – Race Director at Destination Trail and Athlete with Altra Running Team, Ultimate Direction, and Vfuel Endurance Gel. You can contact Candice at runcandicerun@gmail.com. Trail running events are a core part of the trail… Read more »

Postpartum Training

By Michele Yates – 2013 USATF Ultra Trail Runner of the Year and brand new mom There is no doubt that giving birth and postpartum mommy duties are beyond challenging. As a matter of fact, I cannot even put into words for those who don’t know (everyone who is/was NOT a breastfeeding, working, training mom)… Read more »

XTERRA Colorado partners with Young Leaders

Spring will be here before we know it, which means it will be time for the XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series to spring into action again. The annual XTERRA Cheyenne Mountain State Park 24K/12K/5K is scheduled for April 12 at the picturesque Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs. The event is open to runners… Read more »

Mountain & Trail Running in Wales

Article by guest blogger & trail runner Gina Paletta. (Above Photo by Sports Pictures Cymru) Known for its iconic castles, picturesque mountains and stunning trails, Wales has been selected to host the 31st World Mountain Running Championships in Betws y Coed, Wales, Great Britain on September 19th, 2015. After successfully hosting the IAU Trail World Championships… Read more »