Posts Categorized: Trail Running

A conversation with trail running speedster Zach Miller

Not yet 30 years old, Zach Miller has won some of the premier ultras in the country and abroad. In his quiver of victories: JFK 50 Mile, Lake Sonoma 50 Mile, CCC® (the little ‘sister’ of the UTMB®), back-to-back wins at the North Face 50 Mile, Madeira Island Ultra Trail. He’s been a member of… Read more »

Race Roster joins our Event Standards Partner Program

We are proud to announce Race Roster as the newest partner in our Event Standards Program. The Event Standards Program was created in 2012 to assist trail race directors in meeting our 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event.  The Event Standards Partner Program was added in 2015 to further assist event… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Jasmin Paris

Trail running tips for women is series of articles sponsored by ATRA corporate member inov-8.  This month we introduce record-breaking runner Jasmin Paris, 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. 2016 was a real breakthrough… Read more »

Spotlight on Collegiate Trail Runners

Written by collegiate coaches Josh Eberly and Kevin Giesen for ATRA’s Winter Trail Times Newsletter. The Western State Colorado University Mountain Sports – Trail Team celebrated its fifth year in 2016, with Josh Eberly at the helm as head coach the past two years assisted by Bill Hibdon. Learn about the program from Eberly and one… Read more »

ATRA and inov-8 launch Trail Running Tips for Women

Starting this month, the American Trail Running Association (ATRA), and inov-8, will partner on a new series of articles about trail running tips for women. Record-breaking runner Jasmin Paris (pictured above, left), who is supported by trail running brand inov-8, will be featured in our Trail News section this month in the first of several installments…. Read more »

TriSport celebrated December with fun beach runs for the whole family

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport South Africa. Two days before Christmas runners from all across the Garden Route gathered in Glentana to take part in TriSport’s Sunset Beach Run. The Garden Route is known for its exquisite beaches, and looking at the 30km non-stop stretch of beach between Glentana and Mossel Bay, it’s… Read more »

Collegiate Running Association announces 2016 Athletes of the Year

Press release from ATRA partner The Collegiate Running Association (CRA). Bethany and Hayden received funding for their 2016 World Mountain Running Championship trip to Bulgaria from the American Trail Running Association. (Richmond, VA) – Bethany Sachtleben (Stafford, VA / Northern Virginia Community College) and Hayden Hawks (St. George, UT / Southern Utah University) have been… Read more »

Athletes end 2016 with a bang at Groeneweide Trail Run

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport South Africa. The Garden Route is renowned for its natural beauty and the NMMU campus at Saasveld, which played host to these events, is no exception. Lush green vegetation and thick undergrowth as well as an abundance of bird and wildlife make this area a feast for the… Read more »

Spectrum Sports Announces New Trail Race

Press release from ATRA corporate member Spectrum Sports Management.  Spectrum Sports Management, the leading Southern California sports management event production agency, announces the return of their annual Tejon Ranch Trail Half Marathon & 10K on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Runners will have the opportunity to explore one of the greatest land conservations in the west… Read more »

Protect your skin from the trail running elements

Written by By Cammi Balleck for ATRA’s Winter 2016 Trail Times Newsletter.  Cammi & Company is an ATRA corporate member. If you’re an all-weather runner, you will face it all, and no snow or ice will keep you from your run. While your body is benefitted, your skin will pay the price. You already know… Read more »

Trail Running and Fund Raising

Written by Doug Mayer for ATRA’s Winter 2016 Trail Times Newsletter. One of the highlights of my year is co-race directing the Randolph Ramble, a rugged, late-fall 10km in the wilds of the northernmost region of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. It’s everything I love about trail running—a tough challenge with friends old and new, and… Read more »

ATRA Trail Running Camp Standards

American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Running Camp Standards Below are 14 key areas to consider when staging a trail running camp, or when selecting a trail running camp to attend. Program: Provide specific camp details including duration, audience (ie: beginner, intermediate, advanced, or mix), and types of trails to be run (terrain and elevation)…. Read more »

Survey reveals runner preferences from Moab Trail Marathon

Several times a year the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) conducts surveys to understand trends within our sport, demographic profiles of its participants and their preferences. Following the Moab Trail Marathon held in Moab, Utah this past November, we conducted a survey of race participants in the marathon, half marathon, and 5k.  Nearly 30 percent of… Read more »

Milan, New Hampshire Protects 577 Acres for Community Forest

Press release from Milan Community Forest Committee. Photo credit: Jose Azel / Aurora Photos. The town of Milan added 577 acres to its Community Forest. These lands will provide the town with income through sustainable timber harvesting, as well as places for local residents to hike, trail run, hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. The… Read more »

Are you a trail running community builder? Join our Trail Ambassador Program

As part of our theme for 2017; “Community: Building Trail Running Connections“, the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) introduces its new Trail Ambassador Program. Starting in January 2017, we will select individuals who do amazing things in their community, whether it be local, regional, or national, to “build trail running connections.” This could include starting a… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Portersville, Pennsylvania

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series. 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 Portersville, Pennsylvania. This article was written by Jenni Hulburt, MS. Jenni is a Portersville resident,… Read more »

USATF MUT Council Announces 2017 National Championship Races

Photo above: Andy Wacker on his way to victory at the 2016 Lake Padden Trail Half.  At the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida earlier this month the Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council confirmed the final races for the 2017 National Championships.  There will be a total of $48,000 in prize… Read more »

LPTent USA joins our Event Standards Partner Program

In 2012 the American Trail Running Association introduced its Event Standards Program, and recently has included vendors and suppliers as partners to further assist trail race directors in meeting ATRA’s 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event. “LPTent USA is a perfect fit as a partner in our Event Standards Program,” said… Read more »

A first-timer’s insight to The Running Event #TRE16

Back at the office, I’m unwinding from three conferences in 10 days which included The Running Event (TRE to the insider), and I’m already looking forward to attending in 2017. This annual mecca for speciality retailers, vendors, race directors, and working media is a cornucopia of all things running. Orlando was the site this year… Read more »

Baseball and trail running

The American Trail Running Association was a rights holder attending for the first time the US Sports Congress. We shared our message with attendees, participated in networking activities, and enjoyed informative speakers on timely topics. Listening to the keynote address given at the 10th annual US Sports Congress by Dave St. Peter, president of the… Read more »