Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Large field anticipated for final trail championships this weekend in Moab

USATF open and masters competition to be intense The USATF Trail Marathon Championships will be held in conjunction with the Moab Trail Marathon on Saturday, November 5, in Moab, Utah. Dubbed, “a magical 26 miles,” by race director Danelle Ballengee, this race course delights and challenges competitors over a loop course, with a few well-placed… Read more »

2016 Trail World Championship announces drug testing results

Press release from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). ITRA’s athlete drug testing program is formally known as its Health Policy. Athletes tested: The procedure was to test the top 10 men and women from the ITRA (International Trail Running Association) general ranking and the best men and woman from each delegation. On the 77… Read more »

Mud, sweat and cheers at the Jakkalsvlei MTB challenge & Jackal trail run

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport South Africa. Not even the not-so-summery weather conditions could dampen the spirits at this year’s Jakkalsvlei MTB challenge and Jackal trail run. Young and old came out to Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar to enjoy a tough but rewarding morning traversing the hills surrounding the tasting room and restaurant while… Read more »

Team USA shares Trail World Championships experiences

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association. On Sunday, October 30, the day after the Trail World Championships, the nine athletes and two staff of Team USA shared thoughts about the event. The nine-member contingent was asked two questions: 1) What one word would you use to describe the course;… Read more »

Trail World Championships takes its toll on Team USA

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association Only four of seven starters for the squad reach the finish line At today’s IAU Trail World Championships in Portugal, Team USA was at a deficit from the start. With injuries plaguing the initial ten-member squad (5 men/5 women), only seven made the… Read more »

US Ultra Trail Team ready, set, go for IAU Trail Championships

The US Ultra Trail Team will be among the 39 countries to be represented at the IAU Trail World Championships this coming Saturday, October 29, in Braga, Portugal. The start and finish for the 85.5 kilometer trail race will be at the Rio Caldo bridge in Braga. The course will include 5,000 meters of total… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Avalon, California

Welcome to the seventh 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 Avalon (population: 3,728), on Catalina Island in California.  This article was written by Brandon Hough… Read more »

Cycle the vineyards and trail run with the jackals

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport (South Africa) The Jakkalsvlei MTB and Jackal trail-running events, celebrating its third year this year, will take place on Saturday, 29 October on the Jakkalsvlei wine farm. Both events are organised by TriSport who specialises in event management, sports travel, coaching and sports tourism, and is well-known for… Read more »

4th annual US Trail Running Conference captivates attendees

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association. The 4th annual US Trail Running Conference wrapped up in Estes Park, Colorado, at the historic Stanley Hotel on October 1, after three and a half days dedicated to all things trail running. The program, hosted by Active at Altitude in partnership with the American… Read more »

Athletes brave the weather at inaugural Lakeside Lodge Cross Triathlon

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport (South Africa). Written by Jeff Ayliffe; photos taken by Mark Sampson. A drop in temperatures, mixed with occasional rain squalls, did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the triathletes of all ages who took part in the first-ever Lakeside Lodge Cross (off-road) Triathlon organised by TriSport at the… Read more »

South Africa’s Oystercatcher Trail Run Coming Soon

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport South Africa. Gourikwa Nature Reserve, Boggomsbaai, Vleesbaai and the St Blaize hiking trail are places your average South African would never have heard of. Conversely Mossel Bay, Garden Route and Gouritz river mouth are more likely to be places South Africans are familiar with. This year will be… Read more »

Gellin, Judd Win Inaugural SLO Ultra presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com

Press release from ATRA corporate member Race SLO. First year event hosted by HomeFed drew 1,200 runners and featured four challenging trail run courses – 50 mile ultra, marathon, half-marathon and five mile hike – at pristine Wild Cherry Canyon in Avila Beach; post-event Bluegrass Festival presented by Race SLO & event beneficiary The Land… Read more »

Cheyenne Mountain Run raises funds for the Dixon Trail

Press release from the non-profit Cheyenne Mountain Run. CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK – Tremendous progress has been made this year on construction of the new Dixon Trail to the summit of Cheyenne Mountain. A 3.6 mile loop on top of the mountain is complete and progress has been made both from the loop coming down… Read more »

Three medals for Team USA at the World Mountain Running Championship

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Treasurer of the World Mountain Running Association. Joe Gray dominates and leads men to top of podium. Team USA women take bronze medal. September 11, 2016 – At the 32nd World Mountain Running Championships held today in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria, Joe Gray, in his ninth consecutive appearance on the US Mountain… Read more »

Featured Trail Town: Wildwood, Missouri

Welcome to the Sixth 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 town of Wildwood, in the great state of Missouri. Trail Town: Located about 25 miles west… Read more »