Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Preliminary Trail Running Survey Results

Is it all about the numbers? It can be… As runners, many of us track our miles, compare our times from run to run, and we may even spend countless hours studying the ups and downs of elevation profiles when preparing for an event. Our running experiences have a lot to do with numbers. At… Read more »

Ultimate Direction Releases Signature Series 3.0

Press release from ATRA corporate member Ultimate Direction. Ultimate Direction’s Expanded Collection Includes Anton Krupicka-Inspired Mountain Vest. Boulder, Colorado, March 24, 2016 – Ultimate Direction this week announced the release of its Signature Series 3.0 line of performance hydration vests for outdoor athletes. The extended range of models inspired by four of the best ultra-runners… Read more »

American Trail Running Association to feature Trail Towns

There are numerous trail systems located throughout the country, some near large cities, and others in smaller and sometimes out-of-the-way towns. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA), decided to identify, select, and feature trail towns of under 25,000 and their great trails. Ten attributes were devised by ATRA advisory board member Chris Dunn, to help describe… Read more »

Epic Photos from the 2016 UTCR Arenal Volcano

To try to understand why Ultra Trail Costa Rica (UTCR) Arenal Volcano is so extraordinary, you must already know the place. In its preserved environment, where the rainforest dives in the huge lake, that magnificent volcano named Arenal seems to ensure peace and enchantment reigning here. This past Saturday the 12th of March, at the… Read more »

Vasque Supports the Triple Crown Trails

For more than 50 years, Vasque footwear has provided product that inspires trust on the trail. In 2016, Vasque is excited to announce its sponsorship of all three trail associations whose trails are included in the Triple Crown of thru-hiking; the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) and the Pacific Crest… Read more »

Krissy Moehl Joins Ultimate Direction Athlete Team

Ultimate Direction, the leading brand in hydration and wearable gear innovations, is proud to announce top female ultrarunner and race director, Krissy Moehl, to its team of professional athletes for the 2016 season. The brand’s new crew of sponsored athletes will include top runners Nikki Kimball, Ashley Erba, Jessie Young, Devon Yanko, Kristina Pattison, and… Read more »

Eleven Experience brings new trail running camp to Crested Butte

CRESTED BUTTE, CO – Eleven Experience Brings Trail Runners to Crested Butte for the Salomon Running Experience. Eleven Experience and Salomon are partnering to offer both seasoned and aspiring trail runners an exclusive opportunity to run with world-class athletes and coaches in a world-class destination. Hosted at Eleven’s luxurious Scarp Ridge Lodge in Crested Butte,… Read more »

Altra joins Trail Runner Trophy Series

Altra Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of 2016 Trail Runner Trophy Series. Prizes this year include a trip to Patagonia, a chance to be on the cover of Trail Runner and more than $28,000 in gear giveaways. We’re excited to announce that Altra Running will be the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Trail Runner Trophy… Read more »

Pikes Peak Registration Opens Tomorrow

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – The journey to the 2016 Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon begins Saturday with race registration Are you ready for America’s Ultimate Challenge, the 61st Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon? Runners from around the globe will take their starting positions in front of their computers and cell phones for the first leg… Read more »

PikesPeakSports.us becomes the voice of the Pikes Peak Marathon

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc. to relaunch PikesPeakSports.us as a new online running publication. Hanging out beneath a shade tree at the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon Expo in 2012, Killian Jornet, arguably the world’s most famous mountain runner, signed autographs and visited with fellow runners and race fans. They wanted to… Read more »

Marathon Printing becomes partner in Event Standards Program

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) announces Marathon Printing, Inc., as the newest partner in their Event Standards Program. ATRA introduced its Event Standards Program in 2012, 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…. Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Announces haku Sponsorship

The US Trail Running Conference has announced that haku Sports, the event management and online registration software specialist, are the new Presenting Sponsor for the Trail Race Director days during the 2016 event. haku Sports powers successful events and has built the leading technology in the event management industry. Hundreds of thousands of participants have… Read more »

Nancy Hobbs visits ATRA member Northwest Trail Runs

Our founder and executive director Nancy Hobbs spent this past weekend trail running in the Pacific Northwest including a visit to ATRA corporate member Northwest Trail Runs. Northwest Trail Runs prides itself in putting on trail running events that are thoroughly marked and thoughtfully designed with the runner in mind, with flow and interest for… Read more »

SLO Film Festival brings Trails In Motion to San Luis Obispo

World’s first and only international trail & ultra running film tour series to be shown on Race SLO Movie Night Wednesday, March 16; tickets available online; also register today to be part of the “Endurance Town USA” experience on April 30-May 1, 2016 2016 San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half Partners with the SLO Film… Read more »

Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon Updates

Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon Updates The 2016 Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon trip dates are May 15 to June 3, with the race on May 29 (the day Hillary and Tenzing summited Everest in 1953).  American Trail Running Association (ATRA) members interested in participating in the trek and race will receive a 10 percent discount. There are approximately… Read more »

AdventureCORPS announces Spring 2016 issue of BADWATER Magazine

Oak Park, CA – AdventureCORPS, Inc. is pleased to announce that the March 2016 issue of BADWATER Magazine is now available for download or purchase. What is BADWATER Magazine? BADWATER Magazine is sixty pages in length and printed in full-color, it focuses primarily on the two Spring 2016 BADWATER races, Badwater Cape Fear on March… Read more »

USA Team Invitational coming to Lake Sonoma

After a successful debut event at the 2015 North Face 50 Mile Championships this past December, the USA Team Invitational returns for its second edition at the Lake Sonoma 50 Mile race. This ultra-trail invitational is an opportunity for trail running shoe brands to have their sponsored athletes compete in head-to-head competition for a team… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Announces Major Upgrades for 2016

This US Trail Running Conference article was written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director & Founder, American Trail Running Association. To celebrate its fourth installment, the US Trail Running Conference introduces a fresh look complete with a new logo, a redesigned website, a teaser video, and an expanded list of expert panelists and sessions. This year’s… Read more »

Welcome new ATRA advisory board member Chris Dunn

The American Trail Running Association is please to announce the addition of Chris Dunn as an advisory board member. Chris Dunn joins existing advisory board members Brandy Erholtz, Andy Ames, Doug Laufer, Eric Black, Tom Sobal, and Dave Mackey from Colorado. Danelle Ballengee and Bryon Powell from Utah, Ian Torrence from Arizona, Bart Yasso from… Read more »

A Journey Into the Magical World of the Fiords

Written by the staff at NIGSA Events & Expeditions. NIGSA organizes the Patagonian International Marathon, Ultra Fiords & Ultra Trail Torres Del Paine and is an ATRA corporate member.  This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter and was published in December 2015. After the resounding success of the inaugural Ultra Fiords race in… Read more »