Posts By: Richard Bolt

Sam Sahli reflects on his European Mountain Running Adventure

Written by Sam Sahli. Sam was the top American male at the Trail World Championships this past June. Raidlight is an American Trail Running Association corporate member and sponsor of our View from the Pack series of articles. Photo above by Corsa in Montagna. The Piz Tri Vertical and the Fletta Trail races this past… Read more »

US Youth Skyrunning team returns to Italy for World Championships

Written by John Kerrigan, US Skyrunning Youth team assistant coach. The American Trail Running Association is an International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) associate member. US Skyrunning is making a third appearance at the 2019 Youth Skyrunning World Championships to be held in L’Aquila, Italy in the Apennine mountains, the same mountain range in which the US… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference snags Billy Mills as keynote speaker and sponsorship from Run Strong by Fox River

This press release was originally published on the US Trail Running Conference website. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) helps organize the US Trail Running Conference with select proceeds going to support our organization. Inspired by Olympic Gold Medal winner Billy Mills, Run Strong socks by Fox River support both your trail run and Native… Read more »

Manitou Incline to close during three historical running events this summer

The Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon and Salomon Running are American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate members. ATRA’s Peter Maksimow is the Barr Trail Mountain Race event committee member. ATRA is an International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) associate member. When runners in the 2019 Barr Trail Mountain Race and the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon make… Read more »

Inov-8 Runner to Attempt Appalachian Trail World Record

Inov-8 is a long time American Trail Running Association corporate member. British athlete Kristian Morgan is aiming to set a new world record for running the iconic 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail in the fastest known time. Starting on July 1st, the inov-8 ambassador hopes to break the highly sought-after speed record of 41 days, 7 hours… Read more »

4th Annual Broken Arrow Skyrace hosts the world in Olympic Valley

Now in its fourth year, the successful Broken Arrow Skyrace has added a new element to the five day, four distance festival of off-road racing – the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) World Cup. Located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and a stones throw from scenic Lake Tahoe, Broken Arrow’s challenging 26 km race will… Read more »

Mount Washington race sees a record three winners crest the summit

Written by John Stifler for the Mount Washington Road Race. Photos by American Trail Running Association corporate member Joe Viger Photography. The Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race today witnessed the first tie in its 59-year history, as Brittni Hutton, of Lubbock, Texas, and Heidi Caldwell, of Craftsbury Common, Vermont, hit the finish-line tape… Read more »

Mount Washington Elite Field Preview

Written by Paul Kirsch. A note from Paul – “This race is always a highlight of my Summer. Mount Washington is storied event and it’s an honor to work with the elite athletes who come from around the world to compete. I wanted to write up a little more about the field than fits in… Read more »

US Trail Team ready to rumble at the Trail World Championships

A talented group of American ultra-trail runners have arrived in Coimbra, Portugal for this Saturday’s 44 km Trail World Championship race. Along with athletes from over 50 countries, the Americans have settled into Hotel Dona Inês just meters away from the Mondego River. The cool waters may beckon, but first the athletes must tackle the… Read more »

Wilson and Holman win USATF 50 Mile Trail Championship

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Lin Gentling. The 2019 USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships were held in conjunction with the Cayuga Trails 50 Mile within the John H. Treman and Buttermilk Falls State Parks just outside the city of Ithaca, NY. The day dawned cool, but with hints of pending rain throughout most of the… Read more »

Skyrunning announces North American Championship

Press release from American Trail Running Association partner International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Photos from the Barr Trail Mountain Race. The International Skyrunning Federation is pleased to announce the 2019 Skyrunning North American Championship which will be held in Colorado on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the iconic Barr Trail Mountain Race on the famous Pikes… Read more »

Italian Mountain Running Champions Named at Trofeo Nasego

Story written by Italian running journalist Alberto Stretti and edited by Richard Bolt. Photo credits D. Benedetto and M. Gulberti (for corsainmontagna.it). You can read Corsa in Montagna’s Italian language Trofeo Nasego race summary on their website. Last weekend, the Trofeo Nasego race hosted Italy’s mountain running national championship where local hero’s went up against… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Sport Smoothies

Sport Smoothies: More than 65 Recipes to Boost Your Workouts & Recovery, written by Fern Green. Published by ATRA member VeloPress, 2019. 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. I must admit I have been… Read more »