Posts By: Richard Bolt

Minutes from the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Running Council Meetings

Pictured above from left to right: Richard Bolt (American Trail Running Association), Vin Lananna (USATF President), Andy Wacker (AAC, Nike Trail Athlete), Nancy Hobbs (USATF MUT Council chairperson), George Leaf (USATF Kentucky), Peter Maksimow (USATF Colorado). USA Track & Field (USATF) held its Annual Meeting December 6-7 in Reno, Nevada at the Grand Sierra Resort… Read more »

Aravaipa Running’s Hayley Pollack joins the USATF MUT Executive Committee

Hayley Pollack has joined USA Track & Field’s Mountain, Ultra, Trail (MUT) Executive Committee. This 14-member committee is made up of elite athletes, coaches and administrators with deep expertise in MUT running and is led by American Trail Running Association founder and executive director Nancy Hobbs. The committee is responsible for managing USATF’s MUT national… Read more »

Leadville, Colorado to host First-Ever Collegiate Snowshoe National Championships

Press release from ATRA partners United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) and Collegiate Running Association (CRA). USSSA’s 20th National Snowshoe Championship will feature US, Collegiate and High School Categories. December 3, 2019 – Corinth, NY – The Collegiate Running Association (CRA) is pleased to announce a partnership with the United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) endorsing the… Read more »

USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for 2019 Runner of the Year nominations

Photo above: 2019 World Mountain Running Champion Joseph Gray. Photo by Marco Gulberti. After another exciting season of mountain, ultra & trail (MUT) racing its 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… Read more »

Joe Gray and Grayson Murphy Win Gold Medals in Argentina

Article written by Team USA staff members Jason Bryant, Nancy Hobbs and Paul Kirsch. Photos by Nancy Hobbs and Paul Kirsch. On Friday, Nov. 15, 38 countries converged in Villa La Angostura, Argentina for the 35th edition of the World Mountain Running Championships. It would be a great day for Team USA with three total… Read more »

Raramuri Style Redemption at the Cloudsplitter 100 Mile

Race report written by Xero Shoes Ambassador Randy Kreill. Xero Shoes is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Randy Kreill describes himself as “a back-of-the-pack ultra LSD junkie, chasing the maximum numbers of hours of runner’s high and sharing what’s working with hopes of drawing more people into an awareness of what we are… Read more »

AdventureCORPS presents Artsakh Ultra, a six-day trail running race through the Republic of Artsakh

Press release from American Trail Running Association corporate member AdventureCORPS®. This article also appeared in the Winter 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. In 2020, AdventureCORPS® – organizers of the world-famous Badwater® ultramarathon running races in Death Valley and across the USA – will host a six-day, point-to-point, 160-mile (260km) trail running stage race… Read more »

Youth Runners Show Grit at Inaugural Highlander Sky Vertical

Written by US Skyrunning Head Coach Ryan Kerrigan. Photos by US Skyrunning. A quick-moving snow squall dusted the slopes of Mad River Glen ski area minutes before the start of the Inaugural Highlander Sky Vertical race on Sunday November 3. An inch or more of snow covered the steep slopes, providing a wintery feel and… Read more »

Chessa Adsit-Morris and Adam Peterman Win 2019 USATF Trail Marathon Championship

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Lin Gentling. Photos by Lin Gentling. Cold, cold, cold greeted the almost 700 runners from all over the United States to the 6th consecutive USATF Trail Marathon Championships held in conjunction with the Moab Trail Marathon on Saturday, November 2. Although Moab, Utah, was experiencing unusually cold weather, the desert… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: 1999 World Mountain Running Trophy Race Report

Written by Nancy Hobbs and Dave Dunham and originally published in September 1999 as a Microsoft Word document distributed via email. Beginning in 2009, the World Mountain Running Trophy was upgraded to the World Mountain Running Championship by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF).  Kundasang, located in the state of Sabah in the country… Read more »

Thunderbunny 12K Trail Race to host 2020 and 2021 Collegiate Trail Running Championships

Press release from American Trail Running Association partner Collegiate Running Association. Photos by Tim Hibbard. Athens, OH – The Collegiate Running Association (CRA) and the Southeastern Ohio Trail Runners (SEOTR) announced a partnership extension which will return the Collegiate Trail Running National Championship to Athens, Ohio through 2021. The sold out 2019 event hosted the… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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 the city of Johnstown; located where the Conemaugh River forms at the confluence of its tributaries, the Stonycreek River and the… Read more »