Posts Categorized: Members

American Dani Moreno Takes Third At Marathon du Mont-Blanc

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series presented by longtime American Trail Running Association member Salomon. Photos: @jsaragossa. A new race route and new winners! After 42 kilometers of grinding effort, Jonathan Albon (Team The North Face, Great Britain) and Sara Alonso (Team Salomon, Spain) win the Marathon du Mont-Blanc, with its new 2022 version… Read more »

Canicross: Trail Racing with your four-legged friend

Brian Thomas, founder of Kenosha Running Company, Inc., an American Trail Running Association specialty run store member, writes about the origins of Canicross and provides tips to get you started. Canicross is a word that most have never heard, and if they have, they have no idea what it means! I fell into this category… Read more »

Inov-8 Runner to Attempt Appalachian Trail World Record

Inov-8 is a long time American Trail Running Association corporate member. British athlete Kristian Morgan is aiming to set a new world record for running the iconic 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail in the fastest known time. Starting on July 1st, the inov-8 ambassador hopes to break the highly sought-after speed record of 41 days, 7 hours… Read more »

Using poles for a more efficient trail running experience

Poles can greatly add to a more efficient trail running experience, primarily while walking on uphills. Poles are especially useful in longer in trail running races with lots of sustained or steep terrain. Walking with poles can be a good way to conserve leg power as it allows athletes to engage otherwise unused muscles in… Read more »

Trail Stewardship: Leaving a Lasting Legacy is our theme for 2018

We’re proud to announce our theme for 2018 – Trail Stewardship: Leaving a Lasting Legacy.  This initiative builds on our 2017 theme – Community: Building Trail Running Connections. One of the keystones of this year’s theme is the land on which we run. “It is imperative that we all work together to take care of… Read more »

ATRA board member Tom Sobal honored in Colorado

On April 5, American Trail Running Association advisor Tom Sobal was inducted into the 2017 Colorado Running Hall of Fame during an evening ceremony in Denver. This tall and lean, soft-spoken athlete sporting a full beard and long braided pony tail said from the dais when receiving his award, “I’m honored and humbled and I… Read more »

Are you a trail running community builder? Join our Trail Ambassador Program

As part of our theme for 2017; “Community: Building Trail Running Connections“, the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) introduces its new Trail Ambassador Program. Starting in January 2017, we will select individuals who do amazing things in their community, whether it be local, regional, or national, to “build trail running connections.” This could include starting a… Read more »

New Book, Grand Trail, Celebrates the Ultrarunning Lifestyle

Press release from ATRA corporate member VeloPress. A new book, Grand Trail: A Magnificent Journey to the Heart of Ultrarunning and Racing, shares the stunning beauty and raw emotions of ultrarunning, paying tribute to the passion and splendor of the sport and lifestyle. Filled with powerful photographs and intimate stories from brothers Frederic and Alexis… Read more »

Re-introducing your ATRA staff members!

This announcement about ATRA staff was written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director & Founder, American Trail Running Association. Learn even more about Nancy in this recent WeRunFar profile with ATRA member iRunFar.  Photo above by Robert Rhodes. We are growing and we thank you for being part of our success! As such, I wanted to take this… Read more »

American Trail Running Association introduces newest team member

Colorado Springs, CO — The American Trail Running Association (ATRA), welcomes Peter Maksimow at the newest member of the ATRA team. In his role as Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Maksimow will create opportunities and develop relationships with races, clubs, and corporations and will work on special projects and programs to help grow and expand the… Read more »

ALTRA Footwear continues sponsorship of Runner’s World Half & Festival

The following press release is from ATRA Switchback Corporate Member ALTRA Footwear. ATRA will be attending the 2016 Runner’s World Half & Festival on Oct. 14-16, 2016 in Bethlehem, PA. ALTRA Footwear Signs Long-Term Extension with Runner’s World To Continue as Presenting Sponsor of Runner’s World Half & Festival EMMAUS, PA – January 7, 2016… Read more »

Seasick Marketing Announces New Trail Race, Launches Registration

The following press release is from ATRA corporate member Seasick Sports Marketing. Seasick Marketing Announces New Trail Race, Launches Registration January 5th, 2016 (Del Mar, CA)- Seasick Sports Marketing Group, a Del Mar based Event Management Company, is excited to announce the launch of their 2016 event schedule with the addition of a new trail… Read more »

Welcome Double-track – ATRA adds a new corporate membership category

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association. Photo by Ultra Trail del Mugello. Welcome Double-track – ATRA adds a new corporate membership category Colorado Springs, CO — In an effort to fill a void in its corporate membership categories, the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) will offer a double-track membership in 2016…. Read more »

Moab Trail Marathon Championship Preview

2015 USA Trail Marathon Championships / Moab Trail Marathon Elite Preview After first hosting the USA ½ Marathon Trail Championships in 2013, Danelle Ballengee’s and her Moab Trail Marathon crew will be hosting the USA Trail Marathon Championships for the 2nd consecutive year this Saturday. Once again this race will feature a strong elite field… Read more »

October Training Update by Trail Runner Dave Dunham

October Training Update by Trail Runner Dave Dunham Written by Dave Dunham. Dave lives in Bradford, MA and has been an avid mountain & trail runner for over 2 decades. Racing for the Central Mass Striders, Dave has been an athlete and team staff member on the US Mountain Running Team and won a silver… Read more »

Why Trail Runners Matter to IMBA & Mountain Biking

The following series of slides was created by Rod Judd, Head of Business Development & Marketing Communications for the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and presented at the 3rd annual US Trail Running Conference in Estes Park, CO on October 8, 2015. IMBA and the American Trail Running Association partner on trail maintenance, user access and conservation… Read more »

Race Report: The Inaugural Hermit Pass Marathon

Written by Race Director Barbara Sutton.  Photos courtesy of Jewel Heisig and John Peleaux. The first ever Hermit Pass Marathon, Half Hermit and Lucky Hermit 13K held at A Painted View Ranch near Westcliffe, CO in southern central Colorado, welcomed a total of 40 runners on a bright, crisp fall morning Sept 19, 2015. Fifteen… Read more »

Flashback Friday: An Early Morning Run Around Uluru

“Editors note: Fishin’ Tale Australian Outback: An Early Morning Run Around Uluru was written by Erik Siewertsen for ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter #24 – originally published in 2002.” Fishin’ Tale Australian Outback: An Early Morning Run Around Uluru The alarm sounded at 4:45 am, and a weary glance through the window above revealed the brilliant… Read more »