Posts Categorized: Trail Running

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 »

Tamalpa Headlands / USATF 50K Trail Championships Race Preview

Press release written by Tamalpa Headlands 50K race director Tim Fitzpatrick. Tamalpa Runners, Marin’s largest running club, will present the Tamalpa Headlands 50k trail race on Saturday August 27th, 2016. Designated for the second year in a row as the USATF 50K Trail National Championship, the race has attracted an outstanding elite field. The race… Read more »

MYLAPS Sports Timing to showcase Live Tracking at The RUT

Editors note: MYLAPS is an ATRA corporate member and Event Standards Program partner for race timing and scoring systems. New this year, MYLAPS Sports Timing will be included at The RUT Mountain Runs in the form of MYLAPS EventApp, Live Tracking and Social Shares modules from the “EventManager” platform via timing partner, Competitive Timing out of… Read more »

Featured Trail Town: Estes Park, Colorado

Welcome to the fifth 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 Estes Park, just outside Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. Written by Terry Chiplin, Owner… Read more »

IAU Trail World Championships – 2017 US Ultra Trail Team Qualification Standards

Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee members Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs, Alex Varner, Maria Dalzot and Howard Nippert and approved by the MUT Council. The IAU Trail World Championship is regulated by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) under the patronage of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The… Read more »

Joe Gray and Megan Roche crowned USATF 30K trail champions

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Jason Bryant. Conditions were cool with temperatures in the low 60s under overcast skies at the 7 AM start of the USATF 30km Trail Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday, July 30. Hosted by Mad Moose Events as part of the Pikes Peak Ultra 30K, this was the first… Read more »

USATF 30km Trail Championships & Pikes Peak Ultra Preview

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Jason Bryant. The 2016 USATF 30km Trail Championships will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 30 as part of Pikes Peak Ultra. Pikes Peak Ultra was an event created to showcase some of the very best trails in Colorado Springs. The race course takes runners from Bear Creek… Read more »

Featured Trail Town: Houghton, Michigan

Welcome to the fourth 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 Houghton, on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Trail Town: Houghton, MI – population 7,700* (2012 census)… Read more »

With Spartan Sport, Suunto introduces new additions to its next-generation multisport solution

Press release from ATRA corporate member Salomon / Suunto via their PR agency rygr. HELSINKI (July 6, 2016) — Suunto today announces an expansion to its recently introduced Suunto Spartan Ultra multisport solution: the Suunto Spartan Sport, a strong and sleek multisport GPS watch for athletes. “Our customers have asked us to create a full-featured… Read more »