Posts Categorized: Skyrunning

ATRA Attends Virtual International Skyrunning Federation General Assembly

Skyrunning Zoom Meeting

News from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association is a longtime member of ISF. ATRA’s Nancy Hobbs and Richard Bolt attended the ISF General Assembly meeting virtually. The thirteenth International Skyrunning Federation General Assembly took place on October 30, 2020, this time via Zoom from the ISF operational headquarters in Biella,… Read more »

Colorado Races Added to Skyrunning’s #MYSKYRACE Training & Racing Plan

Launched just last month, the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) created #MYSKYRACE, a unique new project helping trail runners with their training outdoors and planning a future skyrunning races. This project is based on an exclusive algorithm developed from scientific research studies carried out on skyrunners over the years and has recently been further refined. Forty… Read more »

The 2020 Skyrunning World Championships Postponed Till 2021

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is an ISF associate member. Photo above: Billy Fotògraf. The 2020 Skyrunning World Championships scheduled for July 10-12, 2020 at the BUFF® Mountain Festival in the Spanish Pyrenees, has been postponed to the same venue in 2021. The decision has been made… Read more »

2020 Youth Skyrunning World Championships Postponed

Press release from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association is an ISF associate member. The fifth edition of the Youth Skyrunning World Championships scheduled for July 31 and August 2, 2020 in Italy, has been postponed to July 30 and August 1, 2021 at the same venue, in L’Aquila, near Rome…. Read more »

Opportunities for Youth in Mountain, Trail and Skyrunning

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. One of the highlights of my running career has been competing for Team USA in the junior race at the 2015 World Mountain Running Championships in Wales. It was my first… 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 »

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 »

US Youth Skyrunning Team Continues to Impress at World Championship

Written by US Youth Skyrunning Assistant Coach John Kerrigan. ATRA is an associate member of the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Photos courtesy of US Skyrunning and the International Skyrunning Federation. The 2019 US Youth Skyrunning Team and their coach Ryan Kerrigan are en route home after a successful third appearance at the Youth Skyrunning World… Read more »

US Youth Skyrunning team returns to Italy for World Championships

Written by John Kerrigan, US Skyrunning Youth team assistant coach. The American Trail Running Association is an International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) associate member. US Skyrunning is making a third appearance at the 2019 Youth Skyrunning World Championships to be held in L’Aquila, Italy in the Apennine mountains, the same mountain range in which the US… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Broken Arrow Skyrace “Race Report”

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Broken Arrow Skyrace is an American Trail Running Association race member. e.g. Exploring everything that is awesome about the Broken Arrow Skyrace even when you’re not racing. The Broken Arrow Skyrace,… Read more »

Sahli and Arritola earn berths on Team USA at Broken Arrow Skyrace

At today’s Broken Arrow 26K Skyrace in Squaw Valley, CA, Sam Sahli, 24, Evergreen, CO, and Morgan Arritola (pictured above – photo by Michael Scott), 33, Ketchum, ID, edged out a competitive field to earn the final automatic spots on the USATF Long Distance Mountain Running Team scheduled to compete in Argentina on November 16…. Read more »

4th Annual Broken Arrow Skyrace hosts the world in Olympic Valley

Now in its fourth year, the successful Broken Arrow Skyrace has added a new element to the five day, four distance festival of off-road racing – the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) World Cup. Located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and a stones throw from scenic Lake Tahoe, Broken Arrow’s challenging 26 km race will… Read more »

Skyrunning announces North American Championship

Press release from American Trail Running Association partner International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Photos from the Barr Trail Mountain Race. The International Skyrunning Federation is pleased to announce the 2019 Skyrunning North American Championship which will be held in Colorado on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the iconic Barr Trail Mountain Race on the famous Pikes… Read more »

Skyrunning in the USA

……and what the American Trail Running Association doing to help support the sport. As a member of the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF), the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has had a connection to Skyrunning since its early years with the late 1990s U.S. Fila Skyrunner Series. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is a 501(c)3… Read more »

The 2019 Skyrunner® USA Series Schedule Released

San Francisco, CA (January 2, 2019) – The Skyrunner® USA National Series returns in 2019 with a new expanded race schedule. This year’s series will feature a short course track of races along with the traditional Classic and Ultra track of races. The series will continue to be managed by experienced race director Rob Goyen… Read more »

American Team Assembled for the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships

Editors note (August 8, 2018): After confirming that Maude Gorman had cheated in several trail races, she has been removed from the team. The following seventeen American athletes will be competing at the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships which will be held from 13-15 September in Kinlochleven in the Scottish Highlands. Races in three skyrunning disciplines… Read more »

2018/19 World Championships & Opportunities for Elite U.S. Mountain, Trail & Sky Runners

There are several international sport governing organizations which organize World Championship and similar competitions in mountain running, trail running and sky running. The following is a list of those competitions, who organizes them and how American athletes can qualify. There are competitions for athletes ranging in ages from 14 to 79 years old; many require… Read more »