Posts Categorized: Trail Running

California’s Run Catalina Island Events Are Back!

Announcement from long-time American Trail Running Association member Spectrum Sports, organizers of the Catalina Island Marathon. We are excited to announce the return of Run Catalina this fall. We have been working very closely with the state of California and the state health officials and we’re very excited to see the new Guidelines for Community… Read more »

Colorado’s Poudre Wilderness Volunteers Raise $37,000 for Forest Trail Restoration

Announcement from Poudre Wilderness Volunteers – caring for Northern Colorado Wilderness. The Poudre Wilderness Volunteers (PWV), a wilderness trail stewardship organization, concluded a GoFundMe campaign, “Reopen Your Favorite Trails.” The Cameron Peak fire, Colorado’s largest wildfire, destroyed and burned over 208,000 acres of the Roosevelt National Forest. There are 122 miles of trails within the… Read more »

Gear Review – Nathan RunLite Travel Pack

Nathan RunLite

Nathan RunLite Travel Pack reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Pack provided free of charge by Nathan. “Tiny but mighty” is how Nathan describes the latest addition to their hydration pack lineup. Versatile, adaptable… Read more »

New Boutique Hotel Kinship Landing Hosts Get Outside Event

Kinship Landing

Kinship Landing, a new boutique hotel in downtown Colorado Springs, hosted a community event on Thursday evening, May 6, to bring outdoor lovers together with a goal to “get outside” and to “be a responsible steward.” The American Trail Running Association was one of the organizations represented along with Bevara, Kids on Bikes, Medicine Wheel… Read more »

Nathan QuickSqueeze Lite Insulated Flask

Nathan

Nathan QuickSqueeze Lite Insulated Flask reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Flask provided free of charge by Nathan. OK, I admit it. I am a handheld junkie. I also have a size-able collection of… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Gear Review: Swiftwick Flite XT Zero Sock

Swiftwick

Swiftwick Flite XT Zero socks reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Socks provided free of charge by Swiftwick. Possessing a Swiftwick Flite XT Zero sock is akin to acquiring a foot covering with its… Read more »

Trail Running Maui with Nancy Hobbs & Anita Ortiz

Anita Ortiz Maui

An excellent trail running adventure starts with a like-minded friend who is always up for traveling to explore new areas. I have such a best friend in Anita Ortiz and over the years we have visited locations near and far including Italy, Iceland, Slovenia, Austria, New Zealand, and Australia among them to enjoy running trails… Read more »

The Ecology of Commerce: A Trail Running Perspective

In 1993, one of the world’s leading voices for the environmental movement and best-selling author, Paul Hawken, wrote The Ecology of Commerce, a book that highlights the problem of the extreme environmental impact caused by modern business practices. “There is no polite way to say that business is destroying the world” (page 3), writes Hawken… Read more »

ATRA Member Spartan Trail World Championship Continues at Argentina’s Patagonia Run

Spartan Trail

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Spartan Trail. Images by Fotos de Aventura. Last weekend was huge for Argentina’s trail running scene with Patagonia Run’s event in the stunning mountain village of San Martín de los Andes, in Argentina’s Northern Patagonia. Following COVID-19 guidelines and protocols from the local and national authorities, Patagonia Run… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Gear Review: Swiftwick Pursuit Sock

Swiftwick Purist Sock

Swiftwick Pursuit Seven Crew Sock reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. We all know a good sock is worth its weight in gold as blisters are the number one reason folks drop from long… Read more »

Elite Mountain & Trail Runners Comment on Upcoming World Championship in Thailand

Announcement from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). The best women and men from federations around the globe will go head-to-head in first-ever world championship in Thailand. Prize money indicates the growth and popularity of trail & mountain running. Never in the history of athletics has there been a unified competition for trail and mountain… Read more »

inov-8 Launches TRAILFLY ULTRA G 300 MAX™ With Graphene-enhanced Cushioned Foam

TrailFly

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member inov-8, the only brand in the world to use Graphene in sports footwear. inov-8 has unveiled the world’s first-ever running shoes to utilize a Graphene-enhanced foam, bucking the carbon plate trend and doubling the industry standard for longevity. Collaborating with Graphene experts at The University of Manchester, the… Read more »

Elite Field Ready for 2021 Golden Trail World Series

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series supported by Salomon. Salomon is a long time member of the American Trail Running Association. The 2021 Golden Trail World Series (GTWS) edition is on track with a pre-registered starting list at the highest level it’s ever seen. An elite compilation from across the world ready to thrash… Read more »

USA Track & Field Spotlights ATRA Founder Nancy Hobbs

Nancy Hobbs

American Trail Running Association founder and executive director Nancy Hobbs was featured yesterday in USA Track & Field’s (USATF) Tuesdays With Toyota, a monthly Instagram campaign spotlighting the national athletic federation’s most dedicated members. Under Nancy’s leadership, ATRA just launched a dedicated web-page for USATF’s Mountain, Ultra and Trail Running programs. Here’s what USATF wrote… Read more »

It’s “Game on” for Vail, Colorado’s GoPro Mountain Games

Announcement from American Trail Running Association corporate member GoPro Mountain Games. It is an announcement that mountain sports fans have been anticipating for months: The athletic, art, music and mountain lifestyle event GoPro Mountain Games are officially a GO for June 10-13, 2021. Organizers from the nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation, which hosts the event each… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Gear Review: Nathan Run Safe Face Mask

Nathan

Nathan’s Run Safe Face Mask reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Flask provided free of charge by Nathan. Retail Price $19.99. If you are like me, you have been struggling with the necessity of… Read more »