Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Survey Reveals Trail Runner Preferences From The 2019 FOURmidable Races

Several times a year the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) conducts surveys to measure trends within our sport, collect demographic profiles of its participants and analyze their preferences. A few days after the FOURmidable Trail Races were held in Auburn, CA, February 16-17, 2019, we conducted a survey of participants in the 50 km, 35… Read more »

#TBT – SoCal Trail Running in the 1980s

While most trail runners are aware that our sport has been in existence for decades, records pre-dating the internet, digital photography and social media are not easily accessible. Thanks to Southern California trail runner and President of MPA Event Graphics Mike Plant, we get a peek into the way, way back machine to see trail… Read more »

6 Highlights from the Winter Outdoor Retailer Show

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) team was out and about at the recent Winter Outdoor Retailer (OR) show in Denver, Colorado–aka the “Snow Show”–and although this was an event highlighting skis and snowboards, we did managed to find some great products for trail runners. Here are a six highlights from the show. Fourpoints Bar… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Jim Engel

Please welcome the twenty fifth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the first in 2019. A lifelong Michigan resident Jim Engel, age 64, inspires others through coaching and volunteerism and shares words of wisdom for athletes new to trail running. In 2011, Engel was inducted as the 34th member of… Read more »

London by Boot and Shoe: What I Miss About Trail Running

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. I had to “walk” using crutches for 2 weeks following achilles reconstruction surgery. Weaning myself from these walking assistants over the past month has been an education for my mind and… Read more »

Snowshoe Race Report: Hoot Toot & Whistle

Race report from Laura Clark at the Hoot Toot & Whistle 5K snowshoe race which took place on January 19, 2019. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Are you interested in snowshoe racing? Check out our snowshoe calendar of events… Read more »

American Trail Running Association to promote “Trail Running Responsibly” in 2019

Here at the American Trail Running Association (ATRA), we’re proud to announce “Trail Running Responsibly” as our theme for 2019. This important topic follows our recent annual themes including last year’s Trail Stewardship: Leaving a Lasting Legacy, and the 2017 theme, Community: Building Trail Running Connections. Starting in January, we’ll be publishing a series of… Read more »

Ashley Brasovan on Building Confidence for Trail Racing

This article was written by Ashley Brasovan, 2007 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion, Duke University graduate, and most recently a “MUT” convert with two USATF Championship titles to her credit – 2017 Trail Half Marathon and 2018 30K Trail Championship – and a USATF team appearance at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships…. Read more »

From the ATRA Archives: Ian Torrence Runs Old Dominion

This article first appeared in our Trail Times newsletter Issue #12 from 1999. We’re tapping into our archives to bring back trail running articles from past issues of Trail Times. As we head into 2019, enjoy this first installment of “From the ATRA Archives presented by Salomon” by Ian Torrence, which he originally submitted for… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Peter Downing

Please welcome the twenty fourth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the twelfth and final in 2018. Runner, race director, volunteer, and trail advocate all describe Peter Downing who, at age 64, has been in the outdoor industry for nearly four decades. Nominator Ellen Miller wrote, “I have known Peter… Read more »

Bust Out of Holiday Calorie-Buzz: Meet Your Nutritional Needs to Run Smarter and Happier

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. As the holidays approach, so do the familiar smells and flavors reminiscent of the season. Those of turkeys (or Tofurkies), mashed potatoes, stuffing, eggnog, gingerbread cookies, and pumpkin pie. Surrounded by… Read more »

Give your favorite trail runner the gift of holiday beer

Let’s face it, during the holidays we sometimes get stuff that we don’t exactly want, or necessarily need. Rather than getting your favorite trail runner “stuff” that will probably just get placed in the closet full of other new stuff, why not just get the gift of holiday cheer, in the form of beer! Beer… Read more »

Survey reveals trail runner preferences from the 2018 Moab Trail Marathon

Several times a year the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) conducts surveys to measure trends within our sport, collect demographic profiles of its participants and analyze their preferences. Following the Moab Trail Marathon held in Moab, Utah this past November, we conducted a survey of race participants in the marathon, half marathon, and 5k. A summary of… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tip – Mental Fitness

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This past Saturday, I awoke from a two hour anesthesia nap in the London Independent Hospital and saw my left leg hidden from knee to… Read more »

Happy Plogging Day from Peter Maksimow

Our Outreach & Partnership Specialist, Peter Maksimow, will be celebrating his birthday on December 7th. Instead of receiving presents for his birthday, he would like to make a call out to all his trail running friends nation-wide, and around to world, to take a brief moment to “plog”; which is picking up trash while running… Read more »

Holiday Gift Ideas from Trail Runners

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s a great time to think about gift ideas for friends and family. You’re friends at the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) would like to share some of our top picks of running and non-running related holiday gifts. We hope you enjoy! Ashley Brasovan – Hoka One One… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Scott Magee

Please welcome the twenty third American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the eleventh in 2018. Scott Magee, age 43, is a trail runner, trail race director, trail steward and volunteer. Scott’s Twisted Branch Ultra is an American Trail Running Association member event. Wrote nominator Laura Howard, “Scott’s love of trail… Read more »