Posts By: Richard Bolt

Peak Races Snow Devil: The New Frontier of Snowshoe Racing

Cole Crosby

Written by mountain, trail and snowshoe racer Cole Crosby. Are you ready to try snowshoe racing? Check out our snowshoe page. The Peak Races are all about “going beyond your limits”. With the Snow Devil, this snowshoe run is really at the pinnacle of providing a rustic racing experience that tests the toughest winter runners… Read more »

Running in the Dark

This article first appeared in the winter 2021 issue of ATRA’s quarterly newsletter Trail Times and was written by Janelle Lincks who was born and raised in Colorado. She presently is based out of Boulder where she works as a gardener. As well, she is a competitive trail runner recently sponsored by ATRA switchback member… Read more »

Webinar Provides Path to Carbon Neutral Trail Races

Carbon Neutral

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Marathon Printing as an American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member. US Trail Running Conference webinar provides timely advice to enable race directors to analyze and produce races that can fully offset carbon emissions. The first webinar in a seven-webinar series produced by the US… Read more »

Three Americans Return From Inaugural SkySnow World Championships

SkySnow

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association is a longtime member of ISF and supporter of Skyrunning in the USA. Three American athletes just competed at the inaugural SkySnow World Championships held on February 4–5, 2022, in Andalusia at the Sierra Nevada Ski and Mountain Resort, Granada, Spain. Organized by… Read more »

American Mike Popejoy Takes Silver At SkySnow World Championships

SkySnow

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association is a longtime member of ISF and supporter of Skyrunning in the USA. Above photo: @josemiguelmunoze. Italy, Spain and Russia Top SkySnow World Championships Day 2 SkySnow, the new skyrunning discipline, came to a hugely successful close yesterday with the first World Championships… Read more »

Italy and Sweden Take The First SkySnow World Championships Podium

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association is a longtime member of ISF and supporter of Skyrunning in the USA. Above photo: @josemiguelmunoze. SkySnow, the new skyrunning discipline, launched the first World Championships yesterday on February 4, 2022, in Andalusia at the Sierra Nevada Ski and Mountain Resort, Granada, Spain. Fourteen… Read more »

Snowshoe Racing Comes to Spring Mount Ski Area in Pennsylvania

Snowshoe

Photos and results from American Trail Running Association member Pretzel City Sports.  This past Saturday, January 29th the Pretzl City Sports’ Snowshoe 5K went down at Spring Mount Ski Area in Spring Mount, PA. 177 hearty runners finished the tough course that climbed up the ski area and returned back to the starting line. Elite… Read more »

Keep Running All Winter Long With Traction From inov-8

inov-8 X-TALON

The new inov-8 X-TALON ULTRA 260 V2 Gets A Grip on Mud, Sand and Snow. Runners can find it hard to get out the door when the weather gets frightening and the trails get messy. Fortunately, there are shoes available to help you keep “the rubber side down.” Born in the British Lake District, ATRA… Read more »

Spartan Trail World Championship Season Two Announced

Spartan Trail

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Spartan Trail. Photo above: Carlos Diaz Recio. Nine events across the world, $225,000 in prize money, distances from 30 km to 100 miles. Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand, continues its growth in the trail running market launching season two of the Spartan Trail World… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: GO FAR

GO FAR: How Endurance Sports Help You Win at Life, written by Jennifer Strong McConachie, Hatherleigh Press, 2021. 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. Notice that the above title, GO FAR, is all in… Read more »

2022 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships – U.S. Team Selection

Approved by the USATF MUT Executive Committee on January 24, 2022. The inaugural World Mountain & Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) is scheduled for November 4-6, 2022 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This new biennial event is organized by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) and the International Trail Running Association… Read more »

Fifteen Nations Ready to Kick Off the First SkySnow World Championships

SkySnow

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association is a longtime member of ISF. SkySnow, the new skyrunning discipline, will launch the first World Championships on February 4-5, 2022, in Andalusia at the Sierra Nevada Ski and Mountain Resort, Granada, Spain. Despite international Covid restrictions, fifteen ISF Member countries across the… Read more »

Chutes and Ladders at the Gurney Lane Snowshoe Race

Snowshoe

Gurney Lane Snowshoe Race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos: Heidi Underwood. Gurney Lane Snowshoe Race and its summertime counterpart, Churney Gurney Trail Race must be two of the best… Read more »

Marathon Printing to Sponsor 2022 US Trail Running Conference Webinar Series

Marathon Printing

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Marathon Printing as an American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member. Leading event supplier supports educational webinar series for race directors US Trail Running Conference organizers Active at Altitude, announces that Marathon Printing is the Presenting Sponsor for the 2022 Webinar Series. The USTRC webinar… Read more »

ATRA Member Go Sleeves Signs Elite Skyrunner Hillary “HillyGoat” Allen

Hillary Allen

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Go Sleeves. GO Sleeves, the company that introduced the world’s first and only compression sleeve with built-in kinesiology strips, announced today the signing of skyrunner Hillary “Hillygoat” Allen to an ongoing partnership contract. “I’m so inspired and proud to welcome Hillary Allen into the GO Sleeves family,” said… Read more »

Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe Snowshoe Race: When the Rooster Crows

Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe

Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe Snowshoe Race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos: Jen Ferriss This year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe 5K and 10K Snowshoe races at the New Land Trust… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Announces 2021 Event Was Operationally Carbon Negative

Trail Running Conference

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Industry-leading event plans to be fully carbon negative in 2022 Active at Altitude, organizers of the annual US Trail Running Conference, announces that the 2021 event held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in October, became carbon negative following purchase of appropriate carbon offsets. Carbon offsets are… Read more »

Jackpot Ultra Running Festival to Livestream USATF 100-Mile Road Championships

Announcement from Beyond Limits Running, host of the 2022 USATF 100 Mile Road Championships. Aravaipa Running is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Beyond Limits Running, owner and producer of the Jackpot Ultra Running Festival, Southern Nevada’s premier ultra-running endurance event, is pleased to announce Steep Life Media, a subsidiary of Aravaipa Running, will… Read more »

Chasing Sunbeams at Brookhaven Snowshoe

Brookhaven Snowshoe

The Brookhaven Snowshoe 5K (race #1) snowshoe race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos: Rebecca Sewell. If you are always comfortable, it is not special. – Gary Cantrell The above… Read more »