Posts By: Richard Bolt

A Winter Trail Running Challenge

Written by Catherine Frame for the Spring 2018 edition of our Trail Times Newsletter. Well, I finally did it! I made it through most of the Colorado winter, completed a series of four races – each one progressively longer – and I loved it! This chilly time of year has always been a struggle for… Read more »

The Hidden Dangers of Toe Warmers

Written By Maureen E. Roberts Have you ever gone skiing on a frigid Northeast winter day, popped some toe warmers on your ski sock underfoot, put on your boots, and headed out on the mountain, confident your feet will stay warm after hours riding a chilly lift? Many of us have, with nary a thought… Read more »

Trail running meets cross country skiing at the American Birkebeiner

This past weekend American Trail Running Association Director of Marketing Richard Bolt travelled to Hayward, Wisconsin to participate in the largest cross country ski race in North America – the Slumberland American Birkebeiner. With over 13,000 skiers and an estimated 30,000 spectators, “Birkie” weekend has grown from humble roots when in 1973 Tony Wise and… Read more »

Kinabalu: new trail running range from SCOTT

Press release from American Trail Running Association member Scott Running. With a range of trail running shoes and functional apparel, SCOTT Running is presenting ‘the new head-to-toe’ Kinabalu trail running collection inspired by Malaysia’s highest mountain. Mount Kinabalu is a mountain that has it all in one place when it comes to diversity of trail… Read more »

2018 US Trail Running Conference adds Race Directors HQ as sponsor

Press release from ATRA partner US Trail Running Conference and originally published here.  Tools and reports provided by Race Directors HQ add value for attending race directors. The US Trail Running Conference has reached a sponsorship agreement with Race Directors HQ, the online race director resource platform, for the 6th annual event to be held… Read more »

Mountain Running Coaching Seminar Coming March 3 in Italy

On Saturday 3 March, at the end of the Mountain Running Italian Team training camp (25 Feb-4 March), a coaching seminar on off-road running will be held in Boario Terme, Italy. The athletes selected by FIDAL (Italian Athletics Federation) are: Men (club): Baldaccini Alex (Atletica Valle Brembana) Cagnati Luca (Atletica Valli Bergamasche) Cavagna Nadir (Atletica… Read more »

Trail Tip Tuesday – Safely Run on Snow & Ice

Hello trail runners! It’s #TrailTipTuesday brought to you by ATRA member Vasque Footwear and trail running pro Jason Poole.  It’s still winter out there in trail running land so this week Jason has tips for running safely on snow & ice. “To safely run on snow & ice, try these suggestions: use a traction device… Read more »

2018 US Trail Running Conference announces groundbreaking Responsible Sport Certification and sponsorship agreement with Ragnar Events

Press release from ATRA partner US Trail Running Conference. US Trail Running Conference organizers seek to take a further step forward and share education in leadership of responsible trail running across all trail races and trail runners. The US Trail Running Conference is seeking to be the first sport related Conference to be awarded a… Read more »

2018 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships – Race Preview

Rocky Raccoon event organizers Tejas Trails are long time American Trail Running Association corporate members. On February 3rd and 4th in Huntsville, Texas Tejas Trails will host the USA Track & Field (USATF) 100 Mile Trail Championships and 26th running of the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile. According to race director Chris McWatters, “this race just… Read more »

2018 Loon Mountain Race to Host Fifth Annual Collegiate National Championship

Press release from ATRA strategic partner Collegiate Running Association. The Collegiate Running Association has announced the fifth-annual Collegiate Mountain Running National Championships will take place on July 8, 2018, at the Loon Mountain Race, hosted by acidotic RACING, in Lincoln, New Hampshire. For the fifth consecutive year, prize money will be distributed to the top… Read more »

Collegiate Running Association Renews Association Partnership with US Trail Running Conference

Press release from ATRA strategic partner Collegiate Running Association. The Collegiate Running Association is excited to announce it has extended its Association Partnership for the 2018 US Trail Running Conference to be held August 29-31, 2018. The Conference is presented by the City of San Luis Obispo, CA, and Race Roster, the fastest growing endurance… Read more »

Collegiate Running Association announces 2017 Athletes of the Year

Press release from ATRA strategic partner Collegiate Running Association (CRA).  This announcement was originally posted on the Collegiate Running website.  Become a free member of the Collegiate Running Association by clicking here. Patrick Smyth (Santa Fe, NM / University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Corey Dowe (Barrington, NH / University of New England) have been named the… Read more »

US Youth Skyrunners Wanted For 2018 Championships In Italy

Written by USA Youth Skyrunning team coordinator Ryan Kerrigan. Photos by iancorless.com / ISF. After last year’s exciting and fruitful performances in Arinsal, Andorra, the US team begins to rally for the 2018 Youth Skyrunning World Championships in Italy! Article from last years competition here: http://www.skyrunning.com/youth-is-on-their-side-tomorrows-skyrunners-shine-in-world-championships/ Sam Hodges (Cornwall, VT) and Erin Magill (Moretown, VT)… Read more »

Under Armour Mountain Running Series Announces 2018 Race Calendar

Press release from ATRA corporate member Under Armour.  Photos by Myke Hermsmeyer.  Under Armour, the global leader in innovative performance apparel, footwear and equipment, announced today the race dates and locations for the 2nd annual Under Armour Mountain Running Series, presented by GORE-TEX® Products. In partnership with POWDR, the trail running series is designed for… Read more »

ATRA Supports the Outdoor Weber Collegiate Idea Competition

Press release from the Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center.  The American Trail Running Association is a marketing sponsor of the Outdoor Weber student competition. The Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center at Weber State University is pleased to announce its first national Outdoor Weber student competition sponsored by Camping World® March 22-24, 2018. The contest will be held… Read more »

2018 USATF 100 km Trail Championships – Race Preview

Written by Roy Pirrung, USATF Championship Liaison. Tejas Trail is an ATRA corporate member.  Above photo by Tejas Trails.  On January 6 through the 7th in Bandera, Texas the Tejas Trails organization will host its 8th USA Track & Field trail running championships and 16th running of the Bandera 100k. The venue, the Hill Country,… Read more »