Posts By: Richard Bolt

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 »

WMRA announces 2015 World Cup races

The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) announced races for their annual Mountain Running World Cup.  The six race series includes the World Mountain Running Championships as well as 5 additional challenging and well know mountain races.  The 2015 World Cup will include: Race #1 – June 7th – 20th Annual Ratitovec Mountain Run – Železniki,… Read more »

Getting social with trail running

Article by guest blogger & trail runner Gina Paletta. Are you getting social with trail running? No matter how dedicated the runner, sometimes it’s difficult to lace up your shoes and get out of the door. Luckily, today’s digital age is making it easier to find sources of inspiration when motivation is running low. Social media… Read more »

U.S. Team for Trail World Championships Announced

For the fourth time, the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) will organize a world trail running event. However, 2015 marks the first time the event has been given the title of World Trail Championships as opposed to the prior three installations when the race was dubbed a challenge-level event. Scheduled for Saturday, May 30, the start… Read more »

ATRA forms partnership with the Collegiate Running Association

Colorado Springs, CO —– TheAmerican Trail Running Association (ATRA) is proud to announce a new partnership with the Collegiate Running Association. The partnership will continue to increase exposure and awareness for trail and mountain running, especially among college students and the general public. “This is a natural partnership for the Collegiate Running Association”, said Co-Founder… Read more »

Special Runner’s World offer for ATRA fans

Hit the trail! Runner’s World magazine has a special offer for fans & followers of the American Trail Running Association.  Get 11 issues for only $20 (US residents only)!  Click here to get this special offer.  Did you know that Runner’s World has a trail section?  Read original stories, training tips, shoe reviews, videos and… Read more »

USA 100 Mile Trail Championships Results

Story & photos by Jason Bryant (USA Track & Field Championship Liaison) One hundred miles is a long ways, a long way for things change. Does it really matter who is leading at 20 miles in a 100 mile race? That depends. The 2015 USA 100 Mile Trail Championships took place this past Saturday as… Read more »

Dipsea Race to be broadcast by UltraSportsLive.tv

Press Release from the Dipsea Race Committee: (Mill Valley, CA) The Dipsea Race is going live stream. The 105th running of the annual Dipsea trail race from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach on June 14 will be available to watch live and free via the Internet following an agreement this week between Dipsea Race Committee… Read more »

Rocky Raccoon & USA 100 Mile Pre-Race Story

Story by Jason Bryant The USA 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this Saturday Jan. 31 at the Rocky Raccoon 100 put on by Tejas Trails. The race runs the trails at Huntsville State Park in Texas. The course is five loops with each loop being 20 miles. There is a minimal amount of… Read more »

Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile LIVE Coverage

FEATURED EVENT: ATRA “Single-track” corporate member Tejas Trails is organizing this weekend’s Rocky Raccoon 100 mile race in Huntsville, Texas.  This race will also be sanctioned by USA Track & Field and serve as the USA 100 Mile Trail Championships.  For pre & post race interviews with elite athletes and LIVE coverage during the race… Read more »

Summary of annual WMRA meetings

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association The annual winter meetings of the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), an association under International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) patronage, whose membership in 2014 included 43 dues-paying nations, concluded in Monaco, today, Sunday, January 25, highlighted by lively discussion among its council members. Representing… Read more »

Help support US Mountain Running Team athletes

Did you know that ATRA has been raising money for over 10 years to support US athlete travel to the annual World Mountain Running Championships?  Food, lodging & ground transportation is covered by the event organizers but US Mountain Running Team members receive only a portion of their airline ticket reimbursement from USA Track & Field.  … Read more »