Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Announcing Our New Video Series: The Ridgeline

Ridgeline

Welcome to the Ridgeline, a new video series from the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) sharing tips and techniques for trail runners of all ability levels. This video series will also feature stories of hope, motivation, and determination to support our 2021 theme – Resilience. Our audience can look forward to Ridgeline interviews with elite… Read more »

ATRA Member Salomon Announces North American Golden Trail National Series

World Cup

Announcement from American Trail Running Association Steep and Rocky member Salomon.  New United States and Canada-based series will shine a spotlight on competitive trail running across five races in 2021 ATRA member Salomon announces the launch of the North American Golden Trail National Series (GTNS), inviting trail runners across North America to run the five-race… Read more »

8 Trail Running Tips: How to get started

Challenge

Want to get started trail running but are unsure where to begin?  Here are 8 simple tips for beginners and first time trail runners. You’ve read a few things about trail running and even had a few friends tell you a thing or two about the sport, but you are still apprehensive about giving it… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Grace Taylor

Grace Taylor

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 Grace Taylor 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 »

Resilience: Our Theme for 2021

resilience

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA), announces “Resilience” as our theme for 2021. As trail runners its important for us to build resilience in these times of stress by being compassionate, flexible, reframing frustrations, getting enough rest and of course getting outdoors to run trails! At ATRA, our mission is to represent and promote trail… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Jess Clarke

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 Jess Clarke 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 »

5 Reasons to Hire a Pro Photographer for your Trail Race

Photographer

Written by ATRA Event Standards partner and professional photographer Joe Viger. Everyone wants trail race photographs and the truth is they are everywhere on the internet. After any event, a quick look at social media and you can usually find all sorts of images from athletes and spectators taken with cell phones, posted by hobbyist… Read more »

The Run Show USA: A New Running Expo Coming In 2022

Dean Karnases

Announcement from Jeff Blumenfeld, Director of Media Relations, The Run Show USA 2022. The American Trail Running Association is a Run Show USA partner and will be on-site with an expo booth. Carl Lewis, Dean Karnazes, Susie Chan, Kelly Roberts, Camille Herron and Lazarus Lake are among the running royalty confirmed to appear at the… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Stephanie Davies

stephanie

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

ATRA 25th Anniversary Challenge – Winter 2021

25th Anniversary Challenge

Welcome to our Pikes Peak Elevation and Pikes Peak Mileage Virtual Challenge! Since the American Trail Running Association was founded in Colorado Springs, a city along the Front Range of Colorado with a view of Pikes Peak America’s Mountain, we’ll celebrate our founding by offering a distance and elevation virtual challenge related to this iconic… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Tyler Lahti

Tyler

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

Visit Our Booth at the American Birkebeiner Virtual Expo Feb. 4-5

American Birkebeiner

Written by American Trail Running Association Vice President Susan Kendrick. Susan is a Wisconsin-based trail runner and Director of Strategic Partnerships & Sponsorship for ATRA member American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation. Like all events, the 47th annual Slumberland American Birkebeiner cross country ski races at the end of February will look different this year due to… Read more »

2021 Spartan Trail World Championship Announced

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Spartan Trail. World-class race series to take place across four continents creating an exclusive championship for elite trail runners and age group athletes. American Trail Running Association member Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand, has stepped up to the trail running world in a complicated… Read more »

Opportunities for Collegiate Trail Running Are Growing

Collegiate

Trail running has not achieved the same status in collegiate sports compared to other disciplines of running such as track and field and cross country. This makes it more difficult to attract young and fast runners into trail running at the collegiate level. Currently, high school runners with aspirations to run in college seek out… Read more »

A Trail Runner’s Call for Climate Action

Climate Action

This article was written by trail runner and Dartmouth College student Soleil Gaylord. As we close out 2020, Soleil’s call for climate action caps off a difficult past 12 months for people and the planet. Climate Action was the American Trail Running Association’s theme for 2020.  I will remember 2020 as the year of coronavirus… Read more »

USATF Track Coach Newsletter Interviews Our Founder Nancy Hobbs

This interview was originally published in USATF Track Coach 2020 – Issue 233, the official technical publication of USA Track & Field. Track Coach and Editor Russ Ebbets interviewed Nancy Hobbs about mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) running. Nancy, what is your current position within USA Track & Field? Chairperson of the USATF Mountain Ultra… Read more »

ARE (Albany Running Exchange) You Ready for a Trail Adventure?

Adventure

ARE Adventure 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 courtesy of Josh Merlis. Forty-eight of us signed up for Josh Merlis’ latest Adventure Running Exchange (ARE) challenge scheduled for December 6th in… Read more »