Posts Categorized: Trail Running

ATRA 25th Anniversary Challenge

Anniversary

We at American Trail Running Association are excited to be celebrating our 25th anniversary through a unique virtual challenge for trail runners. Our first three tired challenge kicks off September 1, and runs through December 31, 2020. Participants can set goals of 25, 250 or 2500 kilometers and can walk, hike, or run their way… Read more »

New York’s Moreau Half Marathon Features Staircase of Death

Moreau Half Marathon race report written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos by Mountain Dog Running. At my relaxed age, I no longer worry about every race. I just like to spend a day… Read more »

Trail Running Podcast Directory

Trail Life Podcast

Fifteen years after Apple launched 3000 free podcasts on iTunes, there are now over 700,000 active podcasts and over 55% of Americans have listened to a podcast. Trail runners are no exception to this trend. In fact, two of the earliest – UltraRunnerPodcast and Trail Runner Nation are almost a decade old while 16 of… Read more »

Trail Running in the Pandemic – Our Survey Results

Pandemic

Everyone has faced struggles during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic including those of us in the trail running community. Both race directors and runners have had to adapt how they organize races and train for the sport. With so many races cancelled and shopping habits disrupted, brands have had to find creative ways to connect with… Read more »

Race Report: Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon and Squirrelly Six Mile

Hairy Gorilla

Hairy Gorilla race report written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Laura’s race report was first published in the the Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club (HMRRC) newsletter and is re-posted here with permission. With temperatures in… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Diane Groff

Diane Groff

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Diane Groff who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their way… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Jeanette Reynolds

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Jeanette Reynolds who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their way… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Amy Machael

Amy Machael

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Amy Machael who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their way… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Anastasia Christman

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Anastasia “Petal” Christman who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: George Rehmet

George Rehmet

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like George Rehmet who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their way… Read more »

Stewardship Success Stories from the San Juan Mountains Association

Throughout 2020 the American Trail Running Association has been sharing stories of climate action and conservation. This announcement comes from the San Juan Mountain Association – dedicated to the responsible use and preservation of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. As Americans head outside in droves to recreate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, public lands have never… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Sandra Galindo

Sandra Galindo

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Sandra Galindo who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their way… Read more »

Twists and Turns Through the World of Virtual Trail Racing

Virtual Racing

Race report written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Normally held in Bolton Landing, New York, the 4th annual Amy’s Adventure Race took place October 1st to 4th as a virtual event. Photos by Matt… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Tim McNamara

Tim McNamara

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Tim McNamara who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their way… Read more »

Oregon’s Hagg Mud Will Not Be Happening in 2021

Hagg Mud

Announcement from Karen, Laurie & Teri, Co-Race Directors, Hagg Mud Runs, Oregon Road Runners Club. Photos from @HaggMud. It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce that the 2021 Hagg Mud Double, 50k and 25k will not be taking place in February 2021. We love this community, and we feel the deep weariness… Read more »

Our 25th Anniversary Challenge T-shirts Are Now Available

25th Anniversary Challenge T-shirt

Get Your Challenge T-shirts! With a $55 registration for the American Trail Running Association’s 25th Anniversary Challenge, you receive a quality T-shirt with a unique design and list of all our “Trail Teasers”. Not registered? Sign-up on FitRankings.com to join the challenge! If you’re already registered for our challenge and now want to buy the… Read more »

A Trail Runner’s Perspective: Through the 2020 Looking Glass

Trail Runner

This trail runner’s perspective was written by Ashley Brasovan (pictured above, right). It took COVID approximately 6 months, 2 weeks and 5 days to break me. Like many people, I didn’t expect 2020 to look quite like this. Right after competing in the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials – and in the midst of buying… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Zobel Belisario

Zobel Belisario

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Zobel Belisario who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their way… Read more »