Posts By: Richard Bolt

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

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend‘s October e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. We’ve probably touched on this before but going into this time of year sometimes the most difficult part of our run is just getting out the door…. Read more »

Bellingham to host 2014 Trail Championship

Press Release from Al Coyle, Race Director (Bellingham, WA) This past December, the USA Track & Field Association (USATF) awarded Bellingham’s Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon the national championship for 2014 based on a competitive proposal process. This honor and designation is a first for Bellingham and has drawn the most elite field ever assembled for… Read more »

Course records at USA 50km Trail Championships

It was a fast day in Bend, OR, at today’s USA 50km Trail Championships. A cloudless sky with temperatures in the 50s for the 9:00 a.m. start, would bode well for the athletes to set off at a fast pace and as a result, both the men’s and women’s course records were broken. For the women, first-timer… Read more »

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

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s September e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. We are now hurtling headlong into fall race season. All your summer training is starting to show and you’re feeling pretty confident (or not) about your upcoming race,… Read more »

O2X Summit Challenge: The mountain is the obstacle

The following post is sponsored content from new ATRA “Switchback” corporate member O2X.   WARREN, Vermont – O2X Summit Challenge Series is bringing fitness back to its outdoor roots with an inclusive festival atmosphere and all-natural course options that will challenge anyone from the casual 5K jogger or weekend hiker to the hardcore mountain runner… Read more »

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

The following “tip of the month” article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s August e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. We’ve talked a lot at the shop lately about how we run, specifically what we run in, and we all came up with… Read more »

Mexico to host the NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Story by +Nano Hobbs – Photos by +Richard Bolt The 11th North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships will be held on Sunday, July 20, at Carrera La Chupinaya in Ajijic, Jalisco, over a 13.8-kilometer course, the same venue which hosted the event in 2011. Men’s podium – 2011 NACAC Mountain Championships Although the event is… Read more »

2014 USA Mountain Running Championships – Race Preview

Story by Nancy Hobbs – Photos by Richard Bolt With the number of pre-registered runners sitting at 475, a final tally of more than 500 runners are expected to compete at the USA Mountain Running Championships at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire on Sunday, July 6. Start of the 2013 USA Mountain Running Championships –… Read more »

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

Max just finished 4th at the Western States 100 – his first 100 mile race – congrats Max! 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.   Max with 2013 World Junior Mountain Running Champion Mandy… Read more »

Photos from the World Skyrunning Championships in Chamonix

The World Skyrunning Championships took place this past weekend with the Mont Blanc 80km, Marathon 42km, Cross 21km and Vertical KM. Photographer Elliott Mazzola sent us several epic photos of the event and the top finishers. You can find a story and link to full results of the events on Skyrunning.com. Luis-Alberto Hernando – Spain… Read more »

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 »