Posts By: Richard Bolt

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 »

Records Fall as Jaskowak and Isaac Claim Collegiate Trail Running National Titles

Press release from ATRA partner Collegiate Running Association (CRA). The Collegiate Running Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to promote healthy lifestyles among college students by providing and expanding opportunities in the sport of running. CRA organizes annual mountain and trail running championships. Photos by the Collegiate Running Association. Athens, Ohio – Daniel… Read more »

A Different Kind of Monster: The Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top

The following trail race profile was written by race director Tracy Sulkin. Photos by Peter Maksimow who is a 2-time winner of the race. The 2019 Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top takes place on September 2. The 54th annual Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top is a destination trail race in Southern California with a monster climb to the 10,064-foot… Read more »

Südtirol Drei Zinnen Alpine Run joins the Mountain Running World Cup

Press release from the Südtirol Drei Zinnen Alpine Run and World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Our executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA treasurer. Above photo by wisthaler.com. On Tuesday, April 16 the organizers of one of the loveliest mountain runs of the world publicly announced the wonderful news: this year, the Südtirol Drei Zinnen… Read more »

Maximal Running Shoes May Lead to Increased Risk of Injury

Study announcement from Oregon State University – Cascades. BEND, Oregon – A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to “maximal” running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time, a new study from Oregon State University – Cascades has found. The shoes,… Read more »

Balega Unveils New Kids Socks and Fresh Colorways For Spring

Balega International is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Durham, N.C. — Balega International, a leading sock brand in the run specialty market known for its underlying technical performance, expands its Silver, Hidden Dry, Blister Resist, Women’s Enduro and children’s Hidden Cool sock collections with new colorways for Spring 2019. The updated styles will… Read more »

U.S. Trail Team announced for the 2019 Trail World Championships

[Updated May 10, 2019] Twelve American trail running athletes to compete at the Trail World Championships in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal. The USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council is proud to announce members of the U.S. Trail Team scheduled to compete at the 2019 Trail World Championships (TWC) on June 8, in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal…. Read more »

Skyrunning in the USA

……and what the American Trail Running Association doing to help support the sport. As a member of the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF), the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has had a connection to Skyrunning since its early years with the late 1990s U.S. Fila Skyrunner Series. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is a 501(c)3… Read more »

LEKI Welcomes Ultra Runner Xavier Thevenard as Brand Ambassador

LEKI is an ATRA corporate member and supporter of our Trail Ambassador program. To learn more about LEKI and using poles for trail running, read our Trail News article “Using poles for a more a efficient trail running experience.” BUFFALO, NY – LEKI, a leader in skiing, trekking and trail running poles, announces they have signed… Read more »

Competitor Running Welcomes Jonathan Beverly as Editor-in-Chief

Press release from Pocket Outdoor Media, parent company of ATRA Double-track corporate member VeloPress. Lauded running journalist Jonathan Beverly to lead America’s #1 performance running media brand. Boulder, Colorado — Jonathan Beverly is the real deal! After serving successfully as the Guest Editor of Competitor Running’s February editorial, Beverly has been hired as the brand’s… Read more »

Race Report: Stone Bridge Caveman Snowshoe Races

Race report from Laura Clark at the Stone Bridge Caveman Snowshoe Races which took place on February 16, 2019. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Are you interested in snowshoe racing? Check out our 2019 snowshoe calendar of events with over… Read more »

Anti-Doping 101 – An online seminar by the US Anti-Doping Agency

All USA Track & Field (USATF) members are invited to take part in the first US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Webinar of 2019 on Tuesday, March 5th. Be sure to join this webinar to learn about testing protocols, therapeutic use exemptions, and best practices as it relates to anti-doping. Don’t miss, Anti-Doping 101! What: USADA Webinar… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Auburn, California

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. These articles feature a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Auburn in foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains with a population of 14,000 full time residents. (Above photo by Carlos Marin)…. Read more »

Californians victorious at USATF 50 km Trail Championships

Tollefson (pictured above) earns second USA Track & Field 50 km Trail title; Moreno wins her debut at the distance. Storm clouds overhead, intermittent rain showers, and temperatures below 40 degrees greeted runners arriving at Overlook Park in Auburn, California — dubbed the Endurance Capital of the World –for the 7th annual FOURmidable 50K host… Read more »

#TBT – SoCal Trail Running in the 1980s

While most trail runners are aware that our sport has been in existence for decades, records pre-dating the internet, digital photography and social media are not easily accessible. Thanks to Southern California trail runner and President of MPA Event Graphics Mike Plant, we get a peek into the way, way back machine to see trail… Read more »