Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Navajo Nation to Host Inaugural Run for Hope Trail Race

Article by American Trail Running Association (ATRA) race member Run for Hope. Written by event organizers Brandy and Jeff Tomhave. Located just two hours from Flagstaff, Arizona, in a remote place of spectacular natural beauty, the inaugural Run for Hope will be held at Coal Mine Canyon in the Navajo Nation on September 28, 2019…. Read more »

Non-WADA Compliant Athlete Testing Programs (Part 5)

[Editor’s Note:] This article is the last in a five-part series about how the mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) running community has been affected by athlete doping and drug testing. This timely topic was researched by professional trail runner Tayte Pollmann and includes his personal experience as well as input from other top athletes and… 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 »

Records Fall at the 3rd Annual National High School Trail Championships

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. On Saturday, July 27, 2019, the third annual National High School Trail Championships (NHSTC) were held in Salida, CO. The event was organized by Kenny Wilcox, local Salida resident and head… Read more »

How to Approach Trail Running as an Explorer

While on a recent trip to Iceland with my adventure sister and BFF Anita Ortiz – a trip with an emphasis on trail running – I contemplated the nexus of our sport in terms of training and exploring and how these two very different approaches to a trail run intertwine and create a healthy synergy…. Read more »

Maksimow to Direct XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series

The American Trail Running Association’s own Peter Maksimow adds another job to his trail running portfolio. Colorado Trail Run Series organizers have named Peter Maksimow the new race director, succeeding Arnold Soliman in the role. The organization managing the famed XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series returns this summer with what a series of three races… Read more »

Trail Etiquette for Dog Owners

Written by Dr. John Sudduth for the Summer 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Dr. Sudduth, a 1977 Graduate of CSU College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been a practicing veterinarian for over 40 years. You will often see Dr. Sudduth on the trails running or biking near his home in Colorado Springs where… Read more »

Practicing Positivity and Staying Motivated with Trail Running

Written by Tommy McClellan for the Summer 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. “Running is 90 percent mental, and the other 10 percent is physical.” Who knows if this quote’s math is correct, but I do know that thinking and acting positive has not only had a positive effect on my running, but my… Read more »

Spring 2019 Trail Runner Survey Results

Each spring, the American Trail Running Association conducts a survey to measure trail running trends from our national audience. This year we had 1600 respondents. Complete survey results are made available to corporate members at the Switchback, Steep & Rocky and All-terrain levels. The following selected outtakes are from our most recent trail running survey… Read more »

Kettle Moraine Trail Runs Showcase Teamwork, Kindness and Grit

This article was written by Ornery Mule Racing event director Michele Hartwig. Ornery Mule Racing organizes the Kettle Moraine Endurance Trail Runs and is an ATRA corporate member. Photos by Ornery Mule Racing. The 25th annual Kettle Moraine 100 Endurance Trail Runs were held on June 1, 2019 in LaGrange, Wisconsin. The event features 100… Read more »

What I learned as a first time spectator at Western States

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. Western States is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. I was very grateful to have had the opportunity this past week, June 29-30, 2019, to be present at the 46th… Read more »

Gallagher and Walmsley Victorious at Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

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. Western States is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Cool Weather and a Competitive Fields Generate Record Times at the 2019 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. The 46th annual Western… Read more »

Pre-Race Activities at the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

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. The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is an American Trail Running Association race member. The 46th annual Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run will be held tomorrow, Saturday June 29, 2019. The… Read more »

Ultra Trail of Angkor – a Cambodian Trail Running Adventure

This article appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter and was provided by the race director Jean Claude Le Cornec. Cambodia was the venue for a very unique trail running event — the Ultra Trail of Angkor — on January 19 and 20, 2019. Nearly 1000 participants from 42 countries, thirsty… Read more »

Elite Trail Runners and LGBTQ Couple Launch OUTrun

Written by OUTrun co-founders Addie Bracy and Corey Conner for the Spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Above photo: Addie Bracy at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Poland. As professional athletes and an LGBTQ couple, we have experienced so much support and empowerment from our involvement in the running… Read more »

Tecnica Introduces ORIGIN Custom-fit Trail Running Shoes

Press release from American Trail Running Association double-track corporate member Tecnica. Tecnica is proud to announce another first in outdoor footwear with the launch of ORIGIN – the first trail running shoe with a customizable fit. The concept introduces a completely new design approach to the running shoe category, based first on the anatomy of… Read more »