Posts By: Richard Bolt

FOURmidable 50K to host the USATF 50 km Trail Championships

On Saturday, February 16, Singletrack Running’s FOURmidable 50K will host the USA Track & Field’s 50 km Trail Championships for the second time. First organized in 2013, the FOURmidable 50K hosted the 2017 championship with 2011 World Mountain Running Champion Max King and 2016 U.S. Trail Team member YiOu Wang winning their respective titles. FOURmidable… Read more »

WMRA Announces the 2019 Mountain Running World Cup

In partnership with IAAF, the World Mountain Running Association has announced seven exciting races for the 2019 edition of it’s 21st annual World Cup. For the first time since 2003, there will be a US race in the series – the Broken Arrow Skyrace. Broken Arrow is an American Trail Running Association member event taking place… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Fast into the Night

This book review was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Fast into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail, by Debbie Clarke Moderow. Houghton Mifflin, 2016. For… Read more »

Salomon and Aravaipa Running Team Up to Deliver 26 High-quality Races in 2019

Press release from ATRA members Salomon and Aravaipa Running. Aravaipa Running founder Jamil Coury was recently named USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Council’s Contributor of the Year. OGDEN, Utah (Jan. 16, 2019) – Today, Salomon announces its partnership with Aravaipa Running, the Arizona-based trail and ultra-running event organizer best known for iconic races like the… Read more »

USATF New England Announces its 24th Annual Mountain Running Circuit

The USA Track & Field New England Association has announced races and dates for it’s 24th Annual Mountain Running Circuit. Founded in 1996 by Dave Dunham, the “mountain circuit” has been a popular proving ground for elite runners training for national and world championship competitions as well as newcomers to mountain running looking for a… Read more »

The 2019 Skyrunner® USA Series Schedule Released

San Francisco, CA (January 2, 2019) – The Skyrunner® USA National Series returns in 2019 with a new expanded race schedule. This year’s series will feature a short course track of races along with the traditional Classic and Ultra track of races. The series will continue to be managed by experienced race director Rob Goyen… Read more »

World Snowshoe Federation – Call for Officer Nominations

With over 80 snowshoe races in our 2018/19 calendar, the American Trail Running Association is a strong supporter snow running & snowshoe racing; sports with strong crossover in the mountain, ultra and trail running community. ATRA President Adam Chase, ATRA Secretary Brandy Erholtz and ATRA Director of Marketing Richard Bolt are all current members of… Read more »

USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for 2018 Runner of the Year nominations

After another exciting season of mountain, ultra & trail (MUT) racing it’s time to recognize outstanding runners who are members of our Athletics federation – USA Track & Field. Nominations are now OPEN for athletes who are current members of USA Track & Field and hold US Citizenship. Many athletes have been nominated automatically based… Read more »

Run Alaska Trails Announces 2019 Trip Dates

The following press release is from ATRA member Run Alaska Trails. CORDOVA, Alaska — Run Alaska Trails, a trail running guide and travel service based in South Central Alaska, is pleased to announce next year’s trip dates. All-inclusive running packages are scheduled for June 30th, July 14th, July 21st and July 28th of 2019. Run… Read more »

The Running Event Opens Doors To North American Race Directors

Press release from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) partner Diversified Communications. ATRA has worked with Diversified Communications to create Trailhead Stage at the 2018 The Running Event. Trailhead Stage will offer an overview of the sport of trail running, a historical perspective and where the sport is going. Topics will include participation rates, brand involvement,… Read more »

Pacing Tips for Ultramarathons

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Fall 2018 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew is the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. Many ultra-distance events – typically 100 milers and longer – allow participants to have a crew on course at various points, as well as pacers who typically join their runner mid-way through a… Read more »

6th US Trail Running Conference a success in California

Written by Conference Director Terry Chiplin. The US Trail Running Conference was held in San Luis Obispo, California, August 29-31, the first time in the six-year history of the event it took place outside Estes Park, CO. More than 150 race directors, industry experts, trail runners, sponsors and exhibitors spent 2.5 days dedicated to celebrating and… Read more »

Leading WADA Code Compliant Anti-Doping Testing Companies Combine

Press release from Drug Free Sport (Kansas City, USA) and International Doping Tests & Management (IDTM – Stockholm, Sweden). The American Trail Running Association supports to expansion of anti-doping programs for mountain, ultra and trail running. Drug Free Sport has previously conducted anti-doping tests at ATRA member Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.  September 25,… Read more »

Uganda Takes Mountain Running Championships in Andorra, Lucy Wambui (KEN) Wins Again

Press release & photos from Federació andorrana d’atletisme, Athletics Federation from Andorra. The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) world championships were held for the first time in Andorra. Canillo has been the host city parish, hosting the 4 races of the world championships (senior, male and female and junior, male and female), where 39 countries… Read more »