Posts By: Richard Bolt

Skyrunning General Assembly Plants Seeds for Global Growth in Italy

More than a dozen countries were represented at the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) General Assembly last weekend in Limone sul Garda, Italy. Held alongside the successful Limone Extreme Skyrace, this meeting gave Skyrunning leaders the opportunity to set direction for the sport, refine rules governing races, welcome new members and network with other national federations…. Read more »

Tailwind Nutrition’s Maggie Guterl Makes History at Big’s Backyard Ultra

Press release from American Trail Running Association corporate member Tailwind Nutrition. Guterl, who manages Tailwind’s events and athletes, is the first woman to win the brutal Big’s Backyard Ultra. Photo above by Bill Schultz via U.S. National 24 Hour Running Team. Durango, Colorado – Maggie Guterl, Athlete and Events Manager for Tailwind Nutrition, has made history… Read more »

Happy Together: Working Out With a Partner Who is Slower or Faster Than You

Republished with permission from Registered Dietitian and nationally-ranked trail and mountain runner Maria Dalzot and was first published on her website. Maria recently returned from Mexico where she represented Team USA at the NACAC Mountain Running Championships. Maria’s husband Tad Davis and ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs were part of the American delegation at the… Read more »

Boa Redefines Future of Fit and Unveils Performance Fit Lab

Press release from Boa Technology. Our own Tayte Pollmann and Peter Maksimow visited Boa’s global headquarters recently in nearby Denver to learn about how Boa technology is helping trail runners. Denver, CO – Boa Technology, makers of the award-winning Boa Fit System, is pioneering new ways to advance human performance through fit. With the launch… Read more »

2019 US Trail Running Conference Sets Attendance Record

Press release written by US Trail Running Conference director Terry Chiplin. The US Trail Running Conference is produced in cooperation with the American Trail Running Association. The 7th annual US Trail Running Conference was held October 9-12, at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, and provided three and a half days of presentations,… Read more »

Running Shoe Expert Brian Metzler’s Book Kicksology is Now Available

Press release from American Trail Running Association member Velopress. Boulder, CO, USA — Running shoes are every runner’s favorite obsession, and Kicksology lets readers run a mile inside the running shoe industry. In Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool of Running Shoes, Brian Metzler, seasoned running journalist and veteran shoe-tester, delves deep into the… Read more »

Spotlight on Specialty presented by Saucony features Medved Running and Walking Outfitters

Welcome to the third in our series of articles showcasing specialty run and outdoor retail stores focusing on their commitment to trail running through their in-store programs, brand inclusion, events and more. Spotlight on Specialty is presented by Saucony. Medved Running and Walking Outfitters is located in Rochester, the third largest city in New York…. Read more »

Corley and Terranova win USATF 100 km Trail Championships

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Roy Pirrung. Tejas Trails is an American Trail Running Association member. The USA Track & Field 100 km Trail Championship, hosted by the Tejas Trails J&J race produced two Texans as national champions. The race, held at Camp Eagle, Rocksprings, TX started at 7 P.M., on Friday, September 27, and… Read more »

National Champions Crowned at First Ever Waterville Valley Mountain Race

This past Sunday, the inaugural Waterville Valley Mountain Race hosted the USATF Mountain Running Championships on sunlit slopes with a glimmer of fall foliage blanketing the surrounding White Mountain National Forest. Mountain running world champions went head-to-head against some of the fastest track and road runners to ever compete in the USATF Mountain Running Championships…. Read more »

Our Trail Work Survey Results Are In!

Photo above of work on the Cheyenne Mountain Trail by the Colorado Springs Gazette. We recently conducted a survey of trail runners to better understand and measure their attitudes towards and involvement in trail maintenance, trail building and trail advocacy activities. With over 2500 survey respondents, we were excited to see a high level of… Read more »

Pyrenees Canfranc Alpinultras a 2020 WMRA World Cup Candidate Race

Press release by World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) council member Sergio Garasa Mayayo (Spain). ATRA founder and executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA treasurer. Race sponsor Raidlight is also an ATRA corporate member.  STORY HIGHLIGHTS: Canfranc-Canfranc arrives as second stage for Alpinultras series, after Tenerife Blue Trail and before Desafío Cainejo. The 100 km… Read more »

Pennsylvania’s GAP Relay Goes Carbon Neutral

Press release from American Trail Running Association member Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon. Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) is partnering with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) to host its first carbon-neutral event and one of the first-carbon neutral trail running endurance events at the 2019 GAP Relays, a two-day non-stop 150-mile relay race along the… Read more »

25 Years Ago in Mountain Running: An American Takes on Europe’s Best

The following is an excerpt from 1993 World Mountain Running Championship silver medalist Dave Dunham’s August 1994 training log. Dave and several other American runners competed in events which are now considered mountain running classics. At that time the U.S. trail & mountain running scene was still in its infancy. These European mountain running races… Read more »

2019 USATF Junior Mountain Running Team Announced

USA Track & Field’s Mountain, Ultra, Trail (MUT) Executive Committee has named the Junior US Mountain Running Team members scheduled to compete at the 32nd WMRA World Mountain Running Championships on Friday, November 15, in Villa La Angostura, Argentina. The Team features a mixture of former Youth (U18) and Junior (U20) Team members along with… Read more »

ATRA Member Leslie Jordan Inc Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise

Press release written by Leslie Jordan Inc. Leslie Jordan is an American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Switchback corporate member and preferred vendor in our Event Standards Program. Portland, OR – Leslie Jordan Brand Apparel Manufacturing was recently certified as a Women’s business enterprise. Founded in 1986, Leslie Jordan Inc. has partnered with thousands of events… Read more »