Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Featured Trail Town – Durango, Colorado

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the fourth in 2017. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running town that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature Durango, Colorado, population 17,834. Trail Town: Incorporated in 1881 as a train depot… Read more »

La Sportiva & Adventure Fit Introduce Trail Run Relay

Press release from ATRA corporate member La Sportiva. La Sportiva NA and and Adventure Fit have partnered to introduce the Trail Run Relay. Debuting in Lyons, CO on June 3, 2017, the Trail Run Relay is a social and challenging race where 2- or 4-person teams take turns running a single 5km loop. To make things… Read more »

Book Reviews: Greek Heroes – Fact and Fiction

Written by Laura Clark for ATRA’s Spring 2017 Trail Times Newsletter. Cresting Homer’s rosy-fingered dawn is a new interest in Greek heroes. Sparked by Rick Riordan’s middle-grade Percy Jackson series two offerings for adults have recently made their debut. As a matter of pride for all of us, they are written by ultrarunners accustomed to… Read more »

Going Beyond the Marathon

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Spring 2017 issue of ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter. If 2017 is the year you will go beyond the marathon distance, consider the following. Preparation: Longer distances will require more time in lots of aspects, make sure you have the time to commit to training. Starting with a good plan… Read more »

Give Hips the TLC they Need: DIY Kinesio Tape® Guide

Written by Liz Grimm for ATRA’s Spring 2017 Trail Times Newsletter. Your brain’s sole existence in the world is to survive – because of this, the body has evolved to become a machine capable of changing in any way needed to survive whatever conditions challenge it. As runners, we call this compensation. When things go… Read more »

Salomon Partners With REI Outessa To Offer Women Outdoor Experiences Inspiration And Adventures

Press release from ATRA corporate member Salomon Running. Stevie Kremer has been a member of several world championship mountain & trail running teams funded by the American Trail Running Association. Three summer events in California, Oregon and New Hampshire help women be their sweatiest, dirtiest, happiest selves. Salomon today announces its sponsorship of REI Outessa,… Read more »

Roots (and Dirt!) of a Trail Running Club

Written by Emily Higgins McDevitt for ATRA’s Spring 2017 Trail Times Newsletter. “A community of fun-loving girls and boys who run amok in the woods and mountains of Midcoast Maine.” Enjoy this personal story from Emily Higgins McDevitt, about the start of the Trail Runners of Midcoast Maine. As with all good things in life,… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Robert Rhodes

Please welcome the fourth of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Robert Rhodes, a trail runner who builds community through film promotion, race directing, writing, and photography. (Photo credit above: Mike Tittel) Rarely does a day go by without a post from Rhodes… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Kenosha, Wisconsin

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the third one in 2017. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Trail Town: Kenosha, Wisconsin is a vibrant… Read more »

Trail runners hit the snow for a national championship in Oregon

Story and photos by ATRA Director of Marketing Richard Bolt. He completed his first snowshoe race in 2002, attended 9 of the last 17 U.S. Snowshoe National Championships and has been a member of 2 U.S. National Snowshoe Teams. Richard is also sponsored by ATRA corporate member Atlas Snow-Shoe Company. For the first time in… Read more »

Trail Running in Salida, Colorado – Run Through Time Marathon and Half Marathon

Facebook automatically offers a translation of “Salida” to the word “Exit”. Mark Zuckerberg obviously does not know about the small mountain town in Chaffee County, Colorado! This past weekend in beautiful Salida, CO, runners were treated to summer-like temperatures at what has traditionally been known a “winter marathon”, which made for a hot day at… Read more »

Max King & Ladia Albertson-Junkans win the 25th Chuckanut 50K

On Saturday, March 18, Max King sets a course record at Chuckanut 50K; Ladia Albertson-Junkans wins in her debut outing at the ultra distance. In spite of less-than-ideal weather conditions, both Max King and Hayden Hawks went under King’s 3:35:42 course record set in 2014, at today’s 25th running of the Chuckanut 50K in Bellingham,… Read more »

Altra Footwear Signs New Athletes for its 2017 Endurance Team

Press release from ATRA corporate member Altra Footwear.  Other ATRA corporate members mentioned in the press release include the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, Aravaipa Running’s Javelina Jundred, Ultrarunning Magazine.  Altra Footwear announces its 2017 Endurance Team, featuring an incredible group of 31 men and 21 women from across the globe, including road and… Read more »

Meet our new trail ambassador – Edie Riedel

Please welcome the third of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Edie Riedel from Lafayette, LA. After starting her running pursuits on the roads, the 46-year-old mother of two, switched her focus to trail about five years ago. Edie gives back to her… Read more »

Trail Running Clubs

The following is a list of over 125 mountain, ultra and trail running clubs located around the United States. You can find even more clubs on the Road Runners Club of American (RRCA) website. New England (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT) Acidotic Racing (aR) – New Hampshire CT Trailmixers – Connecticut Central Mass Striders… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Flagler, Florida

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the third one in 2017. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running region that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the county of Flagler, Florida. Content for this article was provided by… Read more »