Posts By: Richard Bolt

LEKI interviews Pau Capell about his UTMB FKT Attempt

Pau Capell

American Trail Running Association corporate member LEKI interviewed Pau Capell after his FKT attempt last month to break 20 hours on the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc course. Photos Jordi Saragossa. August 27-28 (Chamonix, France) – In arguably the most spectacular European FKT attempt of the season, 28 year old Pau Capell tried to beat the 20… Read more »

Salomon Introduces its First Recyclable Performance Running Shoe, Index.01


Press release from long-time American Trail Running Association corporate member Salomon Running. Salomon, the global leader in trail running and winter sports equipment, unveils the Index.01, a ready-to-recycle performance road running shoe. The shoe is the result of three years of research and development at Salomon’s Annecy Design Center in the French Alps, developed to… Read more »

Our 25th Anniversary Challenge is off and (Trail) Running!

Denise Flory Challenge

Week one is in the books! Kicking off on September 1, our 25th Anniversary Challenge got underway with participants sharing photos from their runs wearing mismatching socks and race T-shirts at least five years old. These hearty trail runners posted on our 25th Anniversary Challenge Facebook page. Here are some highlights: Denise Flory was getting… Read more »

The 2020 World Mountain Running Championships Are Cancelled

The 2020 World Mountain Running Championships and World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships originally scheduled for November 13/14 in Lanzarote, Spain have been cancelled by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). As a result of this cancellation, US team selection which was supposed to start this month, has been suspended. The USATF Mountain, Ultra, Trail… Read more »

Team USA Results from IAU’s 6 hour Virtual Global Solidarity Run

Global Solidarity

This past weekend, the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) staged its Virtual Global Solidarity Run, an event pitting athletes from national federations against one another as they ran a 6-hour virtual challenge. According to the IAU, “Athletes need to have some motivation to train and compete during these difficult times but need to do so… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Announces Reward Program for Race Directors

Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference has announced an innovative reward program for race directors that will grow participation for the industry-leading event. Race Directors who join the reward program can earn free registration places for either in-person or virtual access to this year’s Conference by encouraging their followers to register… Read more »

Race to Benefit Native American Youth Runners Goes Virtual

Native American Runners

Announcement from Kerri Cottle Mwangaza Community Outreach and Education Coordinator and Abraham Kosgei Mwangaza Race Director for the Buffalo Thunder Half and Marathon Relay. Kerri is an avid trail runner and attended the U.S. National Snowshoe Championships this past winter in Leadville, Colorado. Mwangaza Athletics Club is so grateful and humbled for all of the… Read more »

Spartan Trail World Championship Kicks off at Sweden’s Fjällmaraton


The Trail Ultra (100 km) and Trail Run (43 km) categories of Spartan Trail World Championship have their first leaders and lightens the competition for the upcoming challenges. At Fjällmaraton, it was a perfect day for running in Scandinavian Peninsula with proper health and safety measures, and a star-studded elite field. The first stop of… Read more »

Damian Hall “Plogs” His Way to a 268-mile Pennine Way Record

Damian Hall

Top ultramarathon runner Damian Hall has set a new record time for the 268-mile Pennine Way – while also “plogging” (e.g. cleaning the trail of litter) at the same time. The 44-year-old inov-8 ambassador completed the iconic route from Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders to Edale, Derbyshire, which includes a section along Hadrian’s Wall,… Read more »

New Selection Criteria for 2020 USATF Mountain Running Team

USATF Mountain Running

[Editors UPDATE September 6, 2020 – The World Mountain Running Championships have been cancelled. The USATF MUT Council will not name a team in 2020. Selection criteria for the 2021 World Mountain Running Championships will be announced in December.] The following is the updated selection criteria for the 2020 USATF Mountain Running Team scheduled to… Read more »

Graphene-Grip Pioneer inov-8 Launches New TERRAULTRA G 270


Press release from American Trail Running Association member inov-8. Photos courtesy of inov-8. THE BEST ULTRAMARATHON SHOE JUST GOT EVEN BETTER inov-8 will take the sport of ultramarathon running by storm this summer with an evolution of its award-winning TERRAULTRA shoe. Featuring an improvement in its pioneering use of Graphene-Grip and a new plush cushioning… Read more »

NorCal’s Urban Coyote Racing Hitting the Pause Button

Urban Coyote Racing

Message from race director Phil Oreste. Urban Coyote Racing is an American Trail Running Association member and organizes trail races in the San Francisco Bay Area. After discussions with the various park services and municipalities and due to the current conditions with the COVID-19 pandemic, Urban Coyote Racing are suspending registrations for all of our… Read more »

ATRA Member ElliptiGO to Organize Record-Setting Event

ATRA member ElliptiGO

Insert yourself in the photo above! ATRA member ElliptiGO plans to organize 1000 riders from around the world to make history by riding in the Bike for Humanity II charity ride on July 25th. Participation in this virtual event is free and participants can ride anywhere, at any time, for any distance that day. This will… Read more »

Golden Trail Series Announces Changes to Championship Qualification

Golden Trail Series

Announcement from long-time American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Salomon Running. Photos courtesy of the Golden Trail Series. As the current worldwide health situation continues to evolve in response to the coronavirus pandemic, trail running races are slowly re-starting in many countries. This gives the Golden Trail Series (GTS) a glimmer of hope that the… Read more »

Chaski Launches Virtual Camp for Trail Runners

Virtual Camp Chaski

Camp Chaski is an online, virtual, week-long running camp starting July 6th built for the current COVID-19 inducted limitations of 2020 by runners, for mountain/ultra/trail runners of all levels. Over the course of this week, runners will learn from some of the most accomplished runners in the sport, partake in structured runs as well as… Read more »

Semi Final Voting for WMRA’s Greatest Race Of All Time is Open

Greatest Race Smarna Gora

While the majority of races have been cancelled, the World Mountain Running Association has been trying to keep great mountain running content coming to its community. First they took a look at the greatest of all time (GOAT) mountain runners and now they’re looking at the greatest of all time mountain running races – e.g…. Read more »