Posts Categorized: Trail Running

ATRA includes Ashworth Awards as partner in Event Standards Program

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) announces Ashworth Awards as our newest partner in the Event Standards Program. We introduced our Event Standards Program in 2012, and recently included vendors and suppliers as partners to further assist trail race directors in meeting our 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event. “Awards are… Read more »

Featured Trail Town: Exeter, New Hampshire

Written by ATRA board member Chris J. Dunn, owner of acidotic RACING, LLC. Welcome to our second in a series of American Trail Running Association “Trail Town” articles!  Every month we’re going to feature an article about a great small city for trail running.  This month we’re headed East to Exeter, a small community just… Read more »

ATRA includes MYLAPS as partner in Event Standards Program

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) welcomes MYLAPS Sports Timing as our newest partner in the Event Standards Program. We introduced the Event Standards Program in 2012, and recently included vendors and suppliers as partners to further assist trail race directors in meeting 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event. “MYLAPS’ commitment… Read more »

Adam Chase inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame

The Colorado Running Hall of Fame was established in 2007. Each year in April, a distinguished class is inducted during a special ceremony in Denver.  This year’s induction took place on April 20, and among the inductees was be our president Adam W. Chase. The Colorado Running Hall of Fame considers athletes, writers, race directors,… Read more »

Spring 2016 Trail Running Survey Results

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. Complete survey results are made available to corporate members at the Switchback, Steep & Rocky and All-terrain levels. The following selected outtakes are from our most recent trail running… Read more »

New “epic” trail race in Costa Rica

Announcement written by Philippe from ATRA corporate member Costa Rica Race. New event coming this October: EPIC TRAIL RACE – COSTA RICA Naming that new race has not really been hard, and any other name fit it as well. Make a trail running race in the Guanacaste province, linking the city of Liberia to the… Read more »

ATRA President Adam Chase Honored by Colorado Running Hall of Fame

Editors Note: Salomon is a longtime corporate member of the American Trail Running Association and sponsor of our Western States Trekker project. The Colorado Running Hall of Fame has honored Salomon trail running athlete and team manager Adam Chase with an induction into its ranks. Chase, who serves the running community as an advocate, author,… Read more »

Featured Trail Town: Bainbridge Island, WA

Welcome to our first in a series of American Trail Running Association “Trail Town” articles!  Every month we’re going to feature an article about a great small city for trail running.  This month we’re headed up to the great Pacific Northwest to a small community just a ferry ride from Seattle. Trail Town Bainbridge Island,… Read more »

Western States Trekker coming to the Sierra Nevada this June

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is excited to announce its Western States Trekker project. This coming June, ATRA will capture panoramic “street-view” imagery of the entire 100-mile Western States trail using Google Map’s backpack-mounted camera system. The resulting imagery will enable fans of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run to view the entire… Read more »

Finding trails with Trail Run Project

This article was originally written for ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter published in April 2016. Have you ever rolled into a new town ready to hit those running trails you’ve heard so much about only to waste hours trying to find them? Save time & get hit the dirt faster with the Trail Run Project website or… Read more »

Lake Sonoma winners post fast times

Under a gray and rainy sky, local elite trail runner Yiou Wang wins a 50 mile trail on her 4th attempt while Jim Walmsley sets a new course record on Lake Sonoma’s hilly course. Jim Walmsley (pictured below) set a smoking fast pace at Saturday’s (April 9, 2016), Lake Sonoma 50 Miler to capture his first… Read more »

Trail Running the Alps; what I really want to tell clients

Trail Running the Alps; what I really want to tell clients was written by Doug Mayer. This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter published in April 2016. Photos by Dan Patitucci As the owner of a trail running business that leads trips for US trail runners to the Alps, this time of year… Read more »

Joseph Gray gears up for GoPro Mountain Games

Joseph Gray gears up for GoPro Mountain Games – New 5K, improved Mud Run added to event lineup. By Tom Boyd (Shauna Farnell contributed to this story). GoPro Mountain Games is a member of the American Trail Running Association. Vail, Colorado — Joseph Gray doesn’t discriminate when it comes to running surface or running distance…. Read more »

Spectrum Sports Management introduces the Avalon 50/50

For 2017, Spectrum Sports will combine the Catalina 50K and the Avalon 50 Mile run into the Avalon 50/50. CLAREMONT, Calif. – (Mar. 29, 2016) – Spectrum Sports Management, the leading Southern California sports management event production agency, is adding a new event to the traditional Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run. The new event will add… Read more »

Suunto Points to rygr for US Public Relations

OGDEN, Utah (March 25, 2016) — Suunto, a global leader in sports precision instruments, has partnered with rygr (pronounced rig-er), an integrated marketing agency, for its public relations activities in the United States. Founded in 1936, when Finnish orienteer and engineer Tuomas Vohlonen invented the mass production method for the liquid-filled compass, Suunto has for… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference to debut FIFTY

Our friends at the US Trail Running Conference have announced that FIFTY the movie will be the feature presentation for the Trail Running Film Festival during the 2016 Conference. This special showing will be the Colorado premier of FIFTY the movie and will also be seen at other locations on a US tour. What is FIFTY?… Read more »

Salomon Selects rygr for US Public Relations

Press Release from ATRA corporate member Salomon. Also mentioned is ATRA corporate member Ragnar Trail Relays. OGDEN, Utah (March 24, 2015) — Salomon, a leading four-season mountain sports brand, has partnered with rygr (pronounced rig-er), an integrated marketing agency, for its public relations activities in the United States. Founded in 1947, Salomon offers best-in-class product… Read more »