Posts By: Richard Bolt

Leave No Trace This Summer as You Run Trails

Resilience

This announcement was originally published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and includes tips trail runners can use to minimize their impacts on the wilderness. June is Great Outdoors Month! As the weather warms up and more people head out to explore the outdoors, the U.S. Geological Survey has tips for minimizing impacts to the… Read more »

Race Preview – 2021 USATF 50 km National Championship

Written by USATF Championship Liaison and American Trail Running Association treasurer Lin Gentling. The USA Track and Field (USATF) 50 km National Road Championships will take place this Sunday, June 13th, at Heckscher State Park, in East Islip, New York. The course is a 5k loop to be run 10 times by competitors. The 2021… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: 500 Races, Routes and Adventures

500 Races

500 Races Routes and Adventures: A Runner’s Bucket List, by John Brewer. Published by Universe, 2021. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Even with all the heft, tactile feel and drool-worthy photography requisite of… Read more »

2021 Golden Trail World Series Kicks Off June 13 In Spain

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series (GTWS) Supported by American Trail Running Association member Salomon. Above photo credit: Athlete Rachel Drake | GoldenTrailSeries | Azores Trail Race | Martina Valmassoi. The countdown to the first race of the 2021 Golden Trail World Series (GTWS) series has started and elite trail runners are ready to… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Webinar Shares Sustainability Initiatives For Race Directors

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference.  In this unique virtual education series, trail running event management experts offer ways for race directors to reduce waste and achieve a zero carbon footprint. The fifth webinar in a nine-webinar series produced by the US Trail Running Conference and presented by the leading… Read more »

UK Trail Runner Sets Record Plogging Across Northern England

Damian Hall

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member inov-8. Photos: Leo Francis / www.inov-8.com. Ultramarathon runner Damian Hall has set a new record time for “plogging” the 185-mile Wainwright’s Coast to Coast route. Running west to east, from St Bees on the Irish Sea coastline to Robin Hood’s Bay on the shores of the North Sea,… Read more »

Trail Shoe Review: Inov-8 TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX

inov-8 "innovates" again with the TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX

Last Summer when ATRA member inov-8 launched the TERRAULTRA G 270 we were big fans of the zero drop graphene-grip pioneering trail shoe. This light and grippy shoe quickly became a go-to kick for racing on the loose and slippy. As good as that zero-drop shoe is, there are many athletes looking for a bit… Read more »

ATRA Member Leslie Jordan Announces New Super Soft Tri-Blend Fabric

Leslie Jordan

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Leslie Jordan Inc. Portland, Oregon based Leslie Jordan announces their NEW super soft tri-blend fabric to their already extensive performance and lifestyle apparel line. Leslie Jordan, Inc. specializes in creating shirts & finisher giveaway items that trail race directors can customize completely, and that trail runners will run… Read more »

California’s Run Catalina Island Events Are Back!

Announcement from long-time American Trail Running Association member Spectrum Sports, organizers of the Catalina Island Marathon. We are excited to announce the return of Run Catalina this fall. We have been working very closely with the state of California and the state health officials and we’re very excited to see the new Guidelines for Community… Read more »

International Skyrunning Federation Launches New VK OPEN Championship

Skyrunning VK

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Above photo: iancorless.com For lovers of the Vertical Kilometer® – a new championship launches today promoted by the International Skyrunning Federation. The VK OPEN Championship features nine races in six countries concentrated in Europe, birthplace… Read more »

Inside the La Sportiva Cyklon with BOA’s Dan Feeney, Ph.D.

Cyklon

Tayte Pollmann interviewed Dan Feeney, Ph.D., manager of biomechanics research engineering at the Performance Fit Lab at BOA Headquarters in Denver, about the new La Sportiva Cyklon. This new trail shoe, similar to previous BOA-powered trail running shoes, includes the patented fitting technology, the BOA® Fit System, which incorporates “a micro-adjustable dial, super-strong lightweight laces,… Read more »

Colorado’s Poudre Wilderness Volunteers Raise $37,000 for Forest Trail Restoration

Announcement from Poudre Wilderness Volunteers – caring for Northern Colorado Wilderness. The Poudre Wilderness Volunteers (PWV), a wilderness trail stewardship organization, concluded a GoFundMe campaign, “Reopen Your Favorite Trails.” The Cameron Peak fire, Colorado’s largest wildfire, destroyed and burned over 208,000 acres of the Roosevelt National Forest. There are 122 miles of trails within the… Read more »

Greece’s 421 KM Run Messinia Moved to October 2021

Run Messinia

Announcement from Run Messinia. Photo above: Vladimir Rys. The final date of the 10 marathons in total in 10 days will be held on October 2-11, 2021. Run Messinia will start on October 2 from Mani and will conclude in Pylos on October 11, 2021. The closing of this event will take place in the… Read more »

AdventureCORPS Announces Joe Nimble as the Official Shoe of Badwater

Joe Nimble

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member AdventureCORPS®. AdventureCORPS®, the organization behind the legendary Badwater® brand and world-wide series of Badwater races, is pleased to announce Joe Nimble® as the Official Shoe of Badwater® for 2021. Joe Nimble® is the German shoe pioneer that has been championing the cause of toefreedom® since 1982 and has… Read more »

Gear Review – Nathan RunLite Travel Pack

Nathan RunLite

Nathan RunLite Travel Pack reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Pack provided free of charge by Nathan. “Tiny but mighty” is how Nathan describes the latest addition to their hydration pack lineup. Versatile, adaptable… Read more »

Nathan QuickSqueeze Lite Insulated Flask

Nathan

Nathan QuickSqueeze Lite Insulated Flask reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Flask provided free of charge by Nathan. OK, I admit it. I am a handheld junkie. I also have a size-able collection of… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Gear Review: Swiftwick Flite XT Zero Sock

Swiftwick

Swiftwick Flite XT Zero socks reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Socks provided free of charge by Swiftwick. Possessing a Swiftwick Flite XT Zero sock is akin to acquiring a foot covering with its… Read more »

Jackpot Ultra & USATF 100 Mile (Road) Championship Results

Written by USATF MUT Council vice-chair Meghan Canfield. The Jackpot Ultra Running Festival hosted the 2021 USATF 100 Mile Road Championships in Henderson, Nevada on April 24 where $10,000 in prize money was up for grabs. With temperatures predicted to reach into the 90s, and wind gusts up to 40 mph for the USATF 100… Read more »

2022 IAU 100km World Championship – Team USA Selection & Qualifiers

2022 U.S. National 100Km Team Qualifying Standards and List of Current Qualifiers The USATF 100 Kilometer National Team will compete in the 2022 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100 Kilometer World Championship under the patronage of the IAAF on a date and location to be determined (Note that this event has an “even year” occurrence)…. Read more »