Posts By: Richard Bolt

2018 US Mountain Running Team Selection Criteria

The 2018 USATF Mountain Running Championships to be held at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire on Sunday, July 8, 2018, will be the sole selection race for the U.S. Mountain Running Team where the top 4 men and top 4 women to finish will earn spots on the team.  Athletes must be USATF members… Read more »

Trail Running in the Azores Islands

Written by Sonia Pietrangelo and originally published in the Winter 2017/18 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. In the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, halfway between North America and Continental Europe lies the unique and breathtaking archipelago known as the Azores. This autonomous region of Portugal consists of nine mysterious volcanic islands of untouched… Read more »

Book Review: Running the Long Path

Reviewed by Laura Clark and originally published in the Winter 2017/18 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Running the Long Path: A 350-Mile Journey of Discovery in New York’s Hudson Valley, by Kenneth A. Posner. “There lies before me a long brown path, leading wherever I choose.” — Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road… Read more »

Organizing Running Events – A Guide for Race Directors

Reviewed by Nancy Hobbs and originally published in the Winter 2017/18 edition of our Trail Times newsletter.  Picture above: The author Phil Stewart with a copy of the guide opened to a photo of the Pikes Peak summit in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Having spent the past two and a half years gathering research and updating… Read more »

Cold Weather Trail Running Tips

Written by Andrew Simmons and originally published in the Winter 2017/18 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Cold weather can provide its own set of unique challenges for runners. As temperatures drop, staying warm is critical. Making sure you’re taking the right steps to benefit yourself and your surroundings is key. What follows are a… Read more »

Snowshoe Running with Northern Lites

Written by Jim York and originally published in the Winter 2017/18 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Northern Lites is an American Trail Running Association corporate member.  Jim is also event director of the Ripper Race on February 4, 2018 at Afton Alps, WI. Snowshoes are an easy way to keep running all winter, even… Read more »

Hitting the Trails with Two-Time Olympian & Health IQ Customer Ryan Hall

Article written by Victoria O’Neil for ATRA corporate member Health IQ. Congratulations to Ryan’s wife Sara who won yesterday’s USATF Marathon Championships in Sacramento, California. Two-time Olympian Ryan Hall has run thousands of miles over asphalt. But that doesn’t mean he’s a stranger to the joys of hitting the trails. In fact, he’s always been a… Read more »

US Team Selection Criteria for 2018 NACAC Mountain Running Championships

The 15th annual North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships will held in conjunction with the Loon Mountain Race on July 8, 2018 in Lincoln, NH. This event will also serve as the 2018 US Mountain Running Team selection race and USATF Mountain Running Championships. The uphill-style course will be 10.6 km… Read more »

USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for 2017 Runner of the Year nominations

Nominated athletes for Runner of the Year (ROY) must be current members of USA Track & Field and hold US Citizenship. Some athletes will be nominated automatically based on performances in select USATF National Championships and World Championship events. See the full list of automatically nominated athletes at the bottom of this article. Anyone can… Read more »

Bend trail runners take national championship titles at the Moab Trail Marathon

Bend, Oregon trail runners Mario Mendoza and Renee Metivier earned more national championship titles at the Moab Trail Marathon and USATF Trail Marathon Championships. Mario finished in 3:13:55 while Renee, in her first trail marathon crossing the finish line in 4:08:03. More than 1800 runners participated Saturday’s races which included the Moab Trail Marathon, the… Read more »

Race SLO to Co-Host the 2018 US Trail Running Conference

Press release by ATRA corporate member Race SLO. Sixth edition of the US Trail Running Conference set for August 28-31 in Endurance Town USA to be held in conjunction with SLO Ultra & MTB 2018 event; first time annual educational conference is to be held outside Colorado. SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – (November 2, 2017)… Read more »

USA’s best marathon trail runners gather in Moab, Utah

The USATF Trail Marathon Championships will be held in conjunction with the Moab Trail Marathon this coming Saturday, November 4, in Moab, Utah.  Dubbed, “a magical 26 miles,” by race director Danelle Ballengee, this race course challenges competitors over a single loop course, with a few well-placed out and back sections near the 11 and… Read more »

A quick guide to Dry Needling

Written by Dr. Sarah Cash Crawford from Beyond Exercise, LLC. for the Fall issue of our Trail Times newsletter. Dry needling is a technique used mostly by physical therapists and occasionally by chiropractors, medical doctors and dare I say…acupuncturists. You may be asking: is it not the same as acupuncture? That is a very short answer:… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Carolina Beach in southeastern North Carolina, population 6,000. TRAIL TOWN: The Town of Carolina Beach is… Read more »

ATRA member Spectrum Sports Management partners with Gnarly Nutrition and Hydrapak for upcoming RunCatalina Events

Press release from ATRA corporate member Spectrum Sports Management. Gnarly Nutrition and HydraPak announce sponsorship of RunCatalina to fuel athletes on race day Spectrum Sports Management, the leading full-service sports management, production and sponsorship agency in Southern California, recently announced their partnership with Gnarly Nutrition, a brand that is redefining the future of sports nutrition, for… Read more »