Posts Categorized: Trail Running Tips

Trail Tip Tuesday – Safely Run on Snow & Ice

Hello trail runners! It’s #TrailTipTuesday brought to you by ATRA member Vasque Footwear and trail running pro Jason Poole.  It’s still winter out there in trail running land so this week Jason has tips for running safely on snow & ice. “To safely run on snow & ice, try these suggestions: use a traction device… Read more »

Goal for 2018: Running you first trail race

Are you ready to hit the ground running in 2018 as you prepare for your first trail race? We hope so, and to help you in the process, consider the following tips so that your finish line experience has you planning subsequent goals. Select the race. Look for a race based on location, time of… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Jessica Beecham

Trail running tips for women is series of articles supported by ATRA corporate member inov-8. In this installment our Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Peter Maksimow, spoke with Jessica Beecham, entrepreneur, trail runner, visually impaired athlete. If you have questions for a future installment in this series please email them to Peter (petermaksimow@trailrunner.com). Jessica is the… Read more »

Cold Weather Trail Running Tips

Written by Andrew Simmons and originally published in the Winter 2017/18 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Cold weather can provide its own set of unique challenges for runners. As temperatures drop, staying warm is critical. Making sure you’re taking the right steps to benefit yourself and your surroundings is key. What follows are a… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Denise Flory

Trail running tips for women is series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8. In this installment our Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Peter Maksimow, spoke with inov-8 Advocate Program member Denise Flory, who calls Colorado home. We will hear from other inov-8 ambassadors, listen to their stories and provide tips for women on the trails in… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Kelly McConnell

Trail running tips for women is series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8. In this installment our Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Peter Maksimow, spoke with inov-8 Advocate Program member Kelly McConnell, who calls Colorado home. We will hear from other inov-8 ambassadors, listen to their stories and provide tips for women on the trails in… Read more »

Give Hips the TLC they Need: DIY Kinesio Tape® Guide

Written by Liz Grimm for ATRA’s Spring 2017 Trail Times Newsletter. Your brain’s sole existence in the world is to survive – because of this, the body has evolved to become a machine capable of changing in any way needed to survive whatever conditions challenge it. As runners, we call this compensation. When things go… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Nicky Spinks

Trail running tips for women is series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8. This month we introduce inspirational runner Nicky Spinks, who is supported by trail running brand inov-8. She, and other inov-8 ambassadors, will provide tips for women on the trails on our Trail News section throughout 2017.  The year of 2016 was an outstanding one for Nicky Spinks…. Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Jasmin Paris

Trail running tips for women is series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8.  This month we introduce record-breaking runner Jasmin Paris, who is supported by trail running brand inov-8. She, and other inov-8 ambassadors, will provide tips for women on the trails on our Trail News section throughout 2017. 2016 was a real breakthrough… Read more »

Training in the Non-Competitive Season

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for ATRA’s 2016/17 Winter Trail Times Newsletter. There are two approaches to training; competitive season and non-competitive season. I have often found it rather ridiculous to refer to the non-competitive season as the “off season.” As athletes, we truly don’t have an off season. All too often endurance athletes fall… Read more »

ATRA and inov-8 launch Trail Running Tips for Women

Starting this month, the American Trail Running Association (ATRA), and inov-8, will partner on a new series of articles about trail running tips for women. Record-breaking runner Jasmin Paris (pictured above, left), who is supported by trail running brand inov-8, will be featured in our Trail News section this month in the first of several installments…. Read more »

Protect your skin from the trail running elements

Written by By Cammi Balleck for ATRA’s Winter 2016 Trail Times Newsletter.  Cammi & Company is an ATRA corporate member. If you’re an all-weather runner, you will face it all, and no snow or ice will keep you from your run. While your body is benefitted, your skin will pay the price. You already know… Read more »

Trail Running and Fund Raising

Written by Doug Mayer for ATRA’s Winter 2016 Trail Times Newsletter. One of the highlights of my year is co-race directing the Randolph Ramble, a rugged, late-fall 10km in the wilds of the northernmost region of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. It’s everything I love about trail running—a tough challenge with friends old and new, and… Read more »

ATRA Trail Running Camp Standards

American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Running Camp Standards Below are 14 key areas to consider when staging a trail running camp, or when selecting a trail running camp to attend. Program: Provide specific camp details including duration, audience (ie: beginner, intermediate, advanced, or mix), and types of trails to be run (terrain and elevation)…. Read more »

Trail Sisters: How it started and where we are headed

Written by Gina Lucrezi for ATRA’s Winter Trail Times Newsletter. About six years ago, I moved to Carbondale, Colorado to work with Trail Runner magazine as their Advertising Manager. I was an avid trail runner and wanted to take my racing to a more competitive level. What better place to train than in the Roaring… Read more »

4th annual US Trail Running Conference captivates attendees

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association. The 4th annual US Trail Running Conference wrapped up in Estes Park, Colorado, at the historic Stanley Hotel on October 1, after three and a half days dedicated to all things trail running. The program, hosted by Active at Altitude in partnership with the American… Read more »

Striving for Zero Carbon Emissions to Mitigate Climate Disruption for Trail Races

Written by David Selden.  This article is a companion to our trail running race sustainability guidelines.  Any sustainability plan should have a significant focus on the most challenging environmental, social, and national security issue of our time: climate change disruption. Travel to and from events likely accounts for more than 90% of all carbon dioxide… Read more »

Trail Running Race Sustainability Guidelines

Races can greatly reduce their impact on the environment by instituting a few simple measures, many of which are outlined in this document. Here are ATRA’s sustainability guidelines for trail running races. This document was researched by Tia Bodington and written with input from Brad Bishop, Susan Farago, Matt Gunn and David Selden. These guidelines… Read more »

Flashback Friday: A Moving Marriage with Mother Nature

Written by trail runner Bob Holtel for the 2001 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Photo from Ultraholic.com. From the ATRA Archives is presented by Salomon.  Simplicity in all things is the secret of the wilderness and one of its most valuable lessons. It is what we leave behind that is most important. I think… Read more »

Post-race recovery for trail race volunteers

Research suggests – as does the US Olympic Committee – that athletes allow one day of recovery for every hour of time zone they cross en route to a competition. I’m convinced this applies to volunteers who provide support to athletes at events…especially at ultras. It’s now Monday and I’m still recovering from the Cayuga… Read more »