Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Meet Trail Ambassador – Chad Wikander

Please welcome the 12th and final honoree in our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador program presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to 45-year-old Chad Wikander, a community builder, accomplished athlete and trail devotee who has lived in Southern Oregon for the past 22 years. Michael DiGiorgio wrote in his nomination… Read more »

Hitting the Trails with Two-Time Olympian & Health IQ Customer Ryan Hall

Article written by Victoria O’Neil for ATRA corporate member Health IQ. Congratulations to Ryan’s wife Sara who won yesterday’s USATF Marathon Championships in Sacramento, California. Two-time Olympian Ryan Hall has run thousands of miles over asphalt. But that doesn’t mean he’s a stranger to the joys of hitting the trails. In fact, he’s always been a… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Chris Russell

Please welcome the 11th of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Chris Russell, a giant in stature and personality. “Chris is hard to miss,” writes friend and nominator Brian Ricketts. “Standing 6’8″ tall, he doesn’t look like your average trail runner. His personality… Read more »

Know where to look: Discovering trails in my hometown

On the most recent trip to my hometown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, I discovered some trails I didn’t know existed. It was April, 2017 and spring was just thinking about awakening from its winter slumber. And me, I was wide awake and tired of running on the roads and longed for a bit of trail adventure… Read more »

USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for 2017 Runner of the Year nominations

Nominated athletes for Runner of the Year (ROY) must be current members of USA Track & Field and hold US Citizenship. Some athletes will be nominated automatically based on performances in select USATF National Championships and World Championship events. See the full list of automatically nominated athletes at the bottom of this article. Anyone can… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Jenn Coker

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 Jenn Coker, who moved from Georgia to the Colorado mountains. We will hear from other inov-8 ambassadors, listen to their stories and provide tips for women on… Read more »

Bend trail runners take national championship titles at the Moab Trail Marathon

Bend, Oregon trail runners Mario Mendoza and Renee Metivier earned more national championship titles at the Moab Trail Marathon and USATF Trail Marathon Championships. Mario finished in 3:13:55 while Renee, in her first trail marathon crossing the finish line in 4:08:03. More than 1800 runners participated Saturday’s races which included the Moab Trail Marathon, the… Read more »