Posts By: Tayte Pollmann

All In Trail Coaching Scholarship Reaching Young and Underrepresented Athletes

The All In Trail Coaching Scholarship, founded by coach and Brooks Running athlete Joe McConaughy, is entering its second year and aims to continue empowering young athletes seeking mentors and coaching guidance in trail running. The scholarship “provides coaching support and mentorship for promising, younger athletes, particularly those from marginalized or underserved communities.” Two programs… Read more »

Andrew Drummond Inspires Trail Running and Ski Adventuring in New England

Andrew Drummond, the unofficial “FKT (Fastest Known Time) Guide” for the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is building community and inspiring adventure in the East Coast trail running and backcountry ski scene. Drummond is a backcountry and ski mountaineering (skimo) athlete who converts to trail running in the summer. He has competed internationally in trail… Read more »

ATRA To “Grow The Trail Running Pie” At The Running Event 2022

The Running Event (TRE), the largest running industry trade show in North America, will be held November 29 to December 1, 2022 in Austin, TX. Established in 2006, TRE has become the “go-to” event for footwear, apparel, accessory, and service brands to display their newest technologies, products, and gadgets. The event is also a great… Read more »

Gear and Nutrition Advice From Ultrarunning Legend Michael Wardian

When it comes to ultramarathon trail races, your race day performance will be influenced not only by your fitness and training, but also by your nutrition and gear choices. As a general rule of thumb, the longer the race (or more adventurous the route), the more benefit you’ll have from creating race-specific nutrition and gear… Read more »

Rhodes and Whitfield Crowned USATF Trail Marathon Champions in Moab

The 2022 USATF Trail Marathon Championships were held November 5, in the desert canyons of Moab, UT at the Moab Trail Marathon. Both the men’s and women’s defending champions Adam Peterman and Allie McLaughlin were in Thailand winning World Championship gold medals thus were not on the startline. In addition to their individual world championship… Read more »

A Discussion Of Third Party Certification With Gnarly Nutrition’s Dr. Shannon O’Grady

There is a growing market for nutrition supplements in trail running, which brings an increased need for understanding how to most effectively (and safely) use these products. A few of the most common dietary supplements used by trail runners include protein powders, collagen, caffeine pills, beetroot powder/juice, pre-workout blends, and BCAA powders. These products are… Read more »

In The Right Time And Place At The US Trail Running Conference

A ferryboat foghorn sounds its warning on the Puget Sound not once but three times. Each blast with timing more impeccable than the last. The first brings comic relief to myself and other attendees at the opening ceremony of the tenth annual US Trail Running Conference, a conference geared toward event directors and those dedicated… Read more »

Craft Sportswear Pushes the Envelope With New Carbon Plate Trail Shoe

ATRA member Craft Sportswear has recently joined a small, but growing number of brands who are manufacturing carbon plated trail running shoes. As of October 2022, Hoka One One, Nike, Saucony, Adidas Terrex, Speedland, The North Face and Craft Sportswear offer shoes with carbon plate technology. In recent years, carbon plates have become a necessary… Read more »

Indian American Aum Gandhi’s Road To The Moab 240

Aum Gandhi, Indian-American and professional athlete sponsored by Merrell, is a voice for positive energy and overcoming challenges in trail running and life. Gandhi will be taking on one of his greatest running challenges, his first 200-plus mile race, the Moab 240, which will be held in the mountains and deserts surrounding Moab, UT, on… Read more »

2022 Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon Elite Field Preview

The world’s top mountain runners will be gathering in Manitou Springs, Colorado, at the base of Pikes Peak, “America’s Mountain,” for the 67th edition of the historic Pikes Peak Marathon races. The event weekend consists of two main races: The Pikes Peak Ascent, a half marathon (13.32 miles) to the summit on Saturday and the… Read more »

Colorado’s Pikes Peak Apex To Host Trail Running Events

Trail runners and mountain bikers unite! The Pikes Peak APEX, a multi-day mountain biking festival held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will be incorporating trail running races into this year’s lineup for the first time since its inception in 2019. Pikes Peak APEX is partnering with trail racing event company, Aravaipa Running, an ATRA member who… Read more »

Gallagher & MacDonald Win The Leadville 100 in Dominant Fashion

Clare Gallagher

The Leadville Trail 100, one of America’s most iconic ultrarunning events, attracts thousands of runners, spectators, crews and volunteers each year at the end of August to the quaint mountain town of Leadville, CO—America’s highest incorporated city, situated in high plains of the Rocky Mountains at 10,152 feet. The 2022 Leadville Trail 100 Mile, held… Read more »