Posts By: Richard Bolt

Santa Fe Snowshoe Classic To Be In-Person and Virtual in 2022

Announcement from the Santa Fe Snowshoe Classic. To learn more about snowshoeing check out ATRA’s dedicated snowshoe page with a calendar of events, news and information about the U.S. Snowshoe National Championships at: Snowshoe 6 kilometers to earn great swag and support Santa Fe Search & Rescue. The annual Santa Fe Snowshoe Classic is… Read more »

The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship Is Back This Weekend

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 4th the final race of the 2021 USATF Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) National Championship series kicks-off in Needville, Texas. Organized by Trail Racing Over Texas, the Brazos Bend 100 hosts the 2021 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships; billed as “the fastest trail in the United States.” The 100 Mile starts at 6:00… Read more »

ATRA Attends Virtual 2021 International Skyrunning Federation General Assembly


Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association is a longtime member of ISF. ATRA’s Richard Bolt was one of 47 attendees of ISF’s virtual 2021 General Assembly. Looking towards a bright future today, the International Skyrunning Federation is expanding their horizons after the 2021 General Assembly held on Friday, November… Read more »

World’s #1 Ranked Trail Runner Courtney Dauwalter Joins LEKI

Courtney Dauwalter

Announcement from American Trail Running Association double-track corporate member LEKI. Photos by Liam Doran. LEKI, a leader in innovative skiing, trekking and trail running poles, announced today they have inked a deal with trail running legend Courtney Dauwalter. Winning top honors and breaking records at races such as UTMB and Tahoe 200, Dauwalter has established… Read more »

Murphy, Gray, Enman and King Voted 2021 USATF MUT Runners of the Year

Press release from USA Track & Field’s Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council. Based in Indianapolis, USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.  The USA Track & Field Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Running Council of long distance running has named… Read more »

Angermund-Vik and Piñeda Top Skyrunning European Championships in Portugal

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Above Photo: @jsaragossa. Another day of hot competition in Portugal at the Skyrunning European Championships. Again, records were crushed and international stars shone at the SKY discipline with the Pisão Skyrunning – 35 km long… Read more »

2021 USATF MUT Runner of the Year Nominees Announced

Grayson Murphy

The USA Track & Field (USATF) Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council is proud to announce nominees for its annual Runner of the Year (ROY) awards. The following athletes are being recognized for outstanding performances in USATF national championships, competitive national and international races as well as for age group records. Due to many race cancellations… Read more »

US Mountain Running Team member Magdalena Boulet named President of GU Energy Labs

Magdalena Boulet

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member GU Energy Labs. Magdalena Boulet was a member of the 2013 US Mountain Running Team and finished 11th at World Mountain Running Championships in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland. GU Energy Labs, a leader in the endurance sports nutrition market, announced the promotion of Magdalena Boulet to President. This appointment represents… Read more »

Twenty Countries Head to Portugal for the Skyrunning European Championships

Skyrunning European Championships

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Above Photo: @jsaragossa. The biennial Skyrunning European Championships will celebrate their tenth edition featuring the SKY and SKYULTRA disciplines on November 19-20, 2021 in São Pedro do Sul, in the northern part of the country…. Read more »

ATRA Member inov-8 to Help Restore Peatlands to Fight Climate Change

For Peat’s Sake

Announcement from long-time American Trail Running Association member inov-8. Photos: Tony Shaw, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and ATRA. inov-8 has turned its back on the potentially lucrative Black Friday sales period and instead launched For Peat’s Sake – a Green Friday campaign in the battle against climate change. The UK Lake District based brand – who… Read more »

2021 US Trail Running Conference Highlights Restorative Initiatives

Trail Running Conference

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Industry leading event shares insights to help move trail running towards a sustainable, safer and more diverse future. The ninth annual US Trail Running Conference took place October 27-30, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and offered presentations and panel discussions, morning trail runs and vendor displays… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – The Outer Banks of North Carolina

Outer Banks

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series spotlighting the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Contributions by Stephanie Hall, Senior Content Coordinator from The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. Photos: The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a barrier island lined with quaint towns and sleepy fishing villages connected by walkways… Read more »

Badwater Salton Sea 81-Mile Ultramarathon Kicks Off Sunday

Badwater Salton Sea

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member AdventureCORPS®, Inc. Photo: AdventureCORPS®, Inc.  The BADWATER® ultra running experience returns to Imperial and San Diego Counties when the eighth BADWATER SALTON SEA race takes place on November 7-8, 2021. Borrego Springs, CA: AdventureCORPS®, Inc. – organizers of the world-famous Badwater 135 Ultramarathon from Death Valley to Mt…. Read more »

1st World Mountain and Trail Running Championship Postponed Till November 2022

Announcement from the The World Mountain & Trail Running Championship Partnership – World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU). This joint statement by WMRA, ITRA and IAU follows on from the online conference on 3rd November 2021 hosted by World Athletics on mountain and trail running… Read more »

Yoshizumi and Delorenzi Win 2021 Skyrunning OPEN VK Championship

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Photo above: Maurizio Torri. After launching in May, the new Skyrunning VK (vertical kilometer) OPEN Championships celebrated the grand finale at Limone Extreme on Friday, October 29, 2021 where the winners were crowned on the… Read more »

Victory for Ghelfi and Abraham at the Mountain Running Nations Cup

Nations Cup

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: Marco Gulberti. [Editor’s Note: The USA Track & Field (USATF) COVID-19 Working Group’s current international travel policy for U.S. teams prohibited American athletes from participating… Read more »

“Run Wild” – World Athletics Webinar on Mountain & Trail Races

Announcement from World Athletics. Founded in 1912, World Athletics fulfills the need for a world governing authority, for a competition program, for standardized technical equipment and for a list of official world records. This World Athletics webinar features fourteen leaders in the sports of mountain, ultra and trail running including Americans David Callahan (UltraSignup), Terry… Read more »

Italy’s Limone Extreme Hosts First Skyrunning VK OPEN Finals

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The VK OPEN Championship was introduced earlier this year by the International Skyrunning Federation to highlight this longstanding and highly popular discipline – the Vertical Kilometer® – for those who like it fast and steep. With seven races in five countries concentrated in Europe, it’s been a whirlwind… Read more »