Posts By: Richard Bolt

Results from the WMRA International Youth Cup

Story and photos by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Seventeen countries were represented among the nearly 100 entrants in the 9th World Mountain Running Association‘s International Youth Cup held in Arco, Italy, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Junior boys and girls ages 16 and 17, competed for their respective national athletic federations in the hopes… Read more »

New ATRA website coming this Summer!

We’ve got exciting news ATRA followers! The American Trail Running Association is building a new and improved website at trailrunner.com.  Scheduled to be unveiled at the Outdoor Retailer Show in early August, our new home on the web is getting more than a cosmetic upgrade – we’re adding more features and new ways for you… Read more »

Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race

[Press release from our friends at Mt. Washington] Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road RaceMt. Washington Auto RoadJune 21, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. Past two years’ male winners Blake and Canaday take on Joe Gray (again)Belotti challenges Erholtz in women’s field; Haefeli, Arritola withdrawnFormer champion Gutierrez, veteran Byrne, newcomers Bak, Miller and Manzi vie for… Read more »

Trail Racing in Costa Rica

by Philippe Bukovec Enjoy an experience like no other when you travel for a race in Costa Rica. Events featured below are organized by ATRA corporate member Costa Rica Race. February 7, 2015 is the next edition of the Ultra Trail ARENAL Volcano which includes four different race distances, making the event accessible to everyone…. Read more »

Time for an Upgrade?

A message from Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association From time to time, we upgrade our running wardrobe. This may include a purchase of the latest model of trail shoes, a super lightweight hydration pack, the newest moisture-wicking socks, or a sleek pair of compression tights. For some, upgrades don’t happen that often. Maybe… Read more »

Eating to go the Distance — From 5K to 100 miles

By Naomi Mead This article originally appeared in our Summer 2014 Trail Times Newsletter – Volume 19, Number 68. Whether you’re a novice preparing for your first 5K, or a seasoned marathon runner training for your next step up on the endurance ladder, the way in which you fuel your body before, during and after… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month – June 2014

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s May e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and +Max King.   If you’re like me, you probably get pretty bored doing the same route every day, same long run every weekend. This month I’m going to put out… Read more »

Win an FREE entry to the Leadville 100

Can you run 100 miles & write about it?  The Leadville Trail 100 may be sold out but you can still win an FREE entry! We are happy to announce that Herbalife is offering one American Trail Running Association follower entry into the 100-miler on August 16-17, 2014, as well as a four-night stay at… Read more »

Desert Runners – Inspiring Journey through World’s Toughest Terrains

Hey trail runners! Here’s a new film called Desert Runners that follows a group of athletes as they complete RacingthePlanet’s Four Deserts Grand Slam, the most difficult desert ultra-marathon series on Earth. The runners trek across four 250km ultra-marathons in the world’s driest (Atacama Desert in Chile), windiest (Gobi Desert in China), hottest (Sahara Desert… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s May e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and +Max King.  Time to go for a hike, that’s right, a power hike. Racing up at 16,000ft this last weekend reminded me that I need to hike more. I know… Read more »

Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race lottery field is full.

From our friends at the Mt. Washington Road Race Eric Blake & Tommy Manning at the 2012 MWRR Pinkham Notch, N.H. – April 28, 2014 Defending champions +Eric Blake of Connecticut and Laura Haefeli of Colorado will lead some 1,300 runners to the starting line of the 54th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race on Saturday, June… Read more »

ATRA Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet

Colorado Springs, CO — The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes. ATRA is now eligible to receive donations from 1% for the Planet member companies, placing them among… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s April e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. Someone once said “To run fast…you must run fast.” Wise words by any standard but also very true. As race season approaches, the same 5 mile loop… Read more »

Where to run. Brazos Bend State Park, TX

This article first appeared in the March 2014 ATRA Newsletter. By Rob Goyen Hidden from the hustle, bustle and concrete and located just 28 miles southwest of Houston, lies Brazos Bend State Park. The park will host two ultramarathons this year put on by Brazos Bend Trail Races (www.brazosbendtrailraces.com) on April 26 and December 13-14…. Read more »

Strength Training: Plank vs Pushups

This article was by Stephen R. Santagelo and first appeared in the March 2014 edition of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Times Newsletter. Plank vs Pushups: which one is right for you? The most popular “core” exercise is the plank and the most popular bodyweight exercise is the push up. So – Plank… Read more »

Snowshoe Nationals in the Green Mountain State

This article originally appeared in the March 2014 ATRA Newsletter. By Laura Clark   While the Olympics is exciting, inspiring and fun to watch on TV, it is just that…watching.  If you are like me, I would really rather be participating than sitting on the sidelines.  And while our local Dion Snowshoe Series events do just… Read more »

A Flatlander’s Training Tips for Altitude

This story originally appears in the March 2014 ATRA Newsletter. By Herb Kieklak This article is for all of us flatlanders who live at sea level or “nearabouts,” but aspire to run “at altitude.” If you live in Colorado or other big mountain places, this will only make you laugh, as y’all just have to… Read more »

7th ANNUAL VAIL MOUNTAIN WINTER UPHILL COMPETITION

(Vail, Colo) — The 7th Annual Vail Mountain Winter Uphill competition will take place Saturday, Feb. 22 on Vail Mountain. The race will begin at 7 a.m. in Lionshead, adjacent to the Eagle Bahn Gondola, and take runners, skiers, snowshoers and outdoor enthusiasts approximately 2,000 vertical feet, or two miles, up the groomed trails to Eagle’s Nest at the… Read more »

ATRA Announces Partnership Renewal with Ortholite

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is pleased to announce that OrthoLite renewed their partnership on December 18, 2013, and will continue to be known as the official insole of ATRA. OrthoLite has been a major supporter of ATRA for nearly a decade, the most of which has been as an official partner. “OrthoLite is… Read more »

Trail Runner Recipe: by Michael James

The following recipe originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of ATRA Trail Times email newsletter: Ingredients: 3 c. organicgirl Super Greens ¼ c. finely shredded coconut ½ tsp. cinnamon ¼ c. soaked quinoa ½ c. roasted and salted sunflower seeds ½ c. dated (pitted) ¼ c. lemon zest Mix all ingredients until finely chopped. Take 1… Read more »