Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Win a trip to the home of UK trail running with inov-8

Press release from ATRA corporate member inov-8. Trail running brand inov-8 is launching its biggest-ever competition with seven lucky winners set to scoop an all-expenses-paid trip to the Lake District – the home of inov-8 and UK trail running. The GET A GRIP COMPETITION provides runners with the opportunity to win a five-day experience (June… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Branson, Missouri

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the second 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 Branson, Missouri. Trail Town: Branson, Missouri, has been renowned… Read more »

Meet our new trail ambassador – Julie Takishima-Lacasa

Join us in celebrating our second 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, Julie Takishima-Lacasa from Honolulu, HI. Julie gives back to her trail running community as a runner, coach, club founder, and race volunteer. Check back with us each month as we introduce another ATRA Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak…. Read more »

USATF 50K Trail Championships / Fourmidible 50K Results & Story

Story and photos by USATF Championship liaison Lin Gentling. Max King and YiOu Wang Capture the 2017 50K USATF National Trail Championships at the Fourmidible 50K – 18 February 2017. The day dawned as it had for the past few days…wet. With a gentle rain at the start and predictions of heavier rain throughout the… Read more »

USATF 50K Trail Championships Preview

Written by Lin Gentling, USATF Championship Liaison. USATF 50K Trail National Championships – Fourmidible 50K, Auburn, CA. While the southern part of California has been pummeled by high winds and significant amounts of rain, the Auburn area has not escaped the rain. The earth is saturated from the rains of the past week and still… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Nicky Spinks

Trail running tips for women is series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8. This month we introduce inspirational runner Nicky Spinks, who is supported by trail running brand inov-8. She, and other inov-8 ambassadors, will provide tips for women on the trails on our Trail News section throughout 2017.  The year of 2016 was an outstanding one for Nicky Spinks…. Read more »

World Mountain Running Association winter council meeting summary

In addition to her role with the American Trail Running Association, author Nancy Hobbs is the treasurer of the World Mountain Running Association. On Sunday, February 5, the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) held its annual winter council meeting in Cap d’Ail-Monaco, with seven of its eight council members present (Erhan Basoglu, was not in attendance)…. Read more »

USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships Results & Story

Press release written by Jason Bryant, USATF Championship Liaison.  Photos by Jason Bryant.  Tejas Trails and Altra are American Trail Running Association corporate members. The 2017 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships took place this past Saturday as part of the Rocky Raccoon 100 presented by Altra and organized by Tejas Trails. The race had a few… Read more »

Suunto Named Official GPS Sports Watch of XTERRA in U.S.

Press release from Suunto. Salomon / Suunto is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. TEAM Unlimited LLC, owner and producer of the XTERRA World Tour, today announces Suunto as the official GPS sports watch of XTERRA in the United States and a marquee patron of the XTERRA Pan America Tour. The partnership puts Suunto,… Read more »

Motel 6 joins ATRA as a preferred partner in our event standards program

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is delighted to announce Motel 6 as our newest partner in the Event Standards Program. Introduced in 2012, the ATRA Event Standards Program is designed to help event directors organize safe and well organized trail running race.  The partner program includes product & service providers to further assist trail race directors in meeting the… Read more »

Tejas Trails hosts USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships on Saturday

Press release written by Jason Bryant, USATF Championship liaison for the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile.  Tejas Trails and Altra are American Trail Running Association corporate members. The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this Saturday, February 4, at the Rocky Raccoon 100 presented by Altra and directed by Tejas Trails. This will be the… Read more »

Spectrum Sports partners with Honey Stinger

Press release from ATRA corporate member Spectrum Sports Management. Spectrum Sports Management, the leading Southern California sports management event production and sponsorship agency, unites with Honey Stinger for its upcoming RunCatalina events, including the Avalon 50K/50M Benefit Run, Catalina Island Marathon and Catalina Eco Marathon. All runners are invited to travel to Catalina Island to participate… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Montpelier, Vermont

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the first 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 Montpelier, Vermont. Trail Town: Montpelier, Vermont (not to be… Read more »

Meet our first Trail Ambassador – Mark Nesfeder

Please welcome the first of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak.  For January we’re proud to introduce Mark Nesfeder from Warrenton, VA.  Mark gives back to his trail running community as a runner, coach, and trail advocate. Check back with us each month as we introduce another ATRA Trail… Read more »

Book review: The Grand Trail, by Alexis and Frederic Berg

Review written by Laura Clark, a trail runner and snowshoe racer who lives in Saratoga Springs NY and is a Children’s Librarian at the Saratoga Springs (New York) Public Library.  The Grand Trail publisher Velopress is an ATRA corporate member.  It is a universal urge to proclaim to the world who we are, what makes… Read more »

inov-8 gets a grip on Pacific Northwest mud with Rainshadow Running

Press release from ATRA corporate member inov-8.  Photos of Yassine Diboun from inov-8. inov-8, the All-terrain running brand, has announced its title sponsorship of the 2017 Rainshadow Running Race Series. The sponsorship is a year-long partnership that includes 16 trail races of varying distances from 25-100k across the Pacific Northwest, including the Western States 100 Mile… Read more »

inov-8 announces partnership with prominent UK trail running event

Story from ATRA corporate member inov-8 about their three-year partnership with Lakeland Trails. Written by Carl Fallowfield and originally published on the Cumbria Crack. Photos by James Kirby. We enjoy sharing news about international events to broaden the scope of our mountain and trail running family. Lakeland Trails, which attracted 12,500 trail runners to its events in 2016,… Read more »

Welcome CamelBak: presenting partner of our new Trail Ambassador Program

We’re excited to announce CamelBak as the presenting partner of our newly launched Trail Ambassador Program.  Starting this month, we’ll will select an individual who does amazing things in his or her community, whether it be local, regional, or national, to “build trail running connections.” American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors will receive CamelBak hydration… Read more »

Altra footwear to partner with Aravaipa Running

Press release from ATRA corporate members Aravaipa Running and Altra Footwear.  Photos provided by Aravaipa Running. Altra Footwear will be the presenting sponsor for Aravaipa Running’s 2017 & 2018 Black Canyon Ultras with the 2017 race taking place February 18. The Black Canyon Ultras feature point to point 100k & 60k courses along the world-class… Read more »