Posts Categorized: Trail Running

The Run Show USA: A New Running Expo Coming In 2022

Dean Karnases

Announcement from Jeff Blumenfeld, Director of Media Relations, The Run Show USA 2022. The American Trail Running Association is a Run Show USA partner and will be on-site with an expo booth. Carl Lewis, Dean Karnazes, Susie Chan, Kelly Roberts, Camille Herron and Lazarus Lake are among the running royalty confirmed to appear at the… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Stephanie Davies

stephanie

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association enters a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Stephanie Davies, who are participating in the winter edition of our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or… Read more »

ATRA 25th Anniversary Challenge – Winter 2021

25th Anniversary Challenge

Welcome to our Pikes Peak Elevation and Pikes Peak Mileage Virtual Challenge! Since the American Trail Running Association was founded in Colorado Springs, a city along the Front Range of Colorado with a view of Pikes Peak America’s Mountain, we’ll celebrate our founding by offering a distance and elevation virtual challenge related to this iconic… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Tyler Lahti

Tyler

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association enters a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Tyler Lahti, who are participating in the winter edition of our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or… Read more »

Visit Our Booth at the American Birkebeiner Virtual Expo Feb. 4-5

American Birkebeiner

Written by American Trail Running Association Vice President Susan Kendrick. Susan is a Wisconsin-based trail runner and Director of Strategic Partnerships & Sponsorship for ATRA member American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation. Like all events, the 47th annual Slumberland American Birkebeiner cross country ski races at the end of February will look different this year due to… Read more »

2021 Spartan Trail World Championship Announced

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Spartan Trail. World-class race series to take place across four continents creating an exclusive championship for elite trail runners and age group athletes. American Trail Running Association member Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand, has stepped up to the trail running world in a complicated… Read more »

Opportunities for Collegiate Trail Running Are Growing

Collegiate

Trail running has not achieved the same status in collegiate sports compared to other disciplines of running such as track and field and cross country. This makes it more difficult to attract young and fast runners into trail running at the collegiate level. Currently, high school runners with aspirations to run in college seek out… Read more »

A Trail Runner’s Call for Climate Action

Climate Action

This article was written by trail runner and Dartmouth College student Soleil Gaylord. As we close out 2020, Soleil’s call for climate action caps off a difficult past 12 months for people and the planet. Climate Action was the American Trail Running Association’s theme for 2020.  I will remember 2020 as the year of coronavirus… Read more »

USATF Track Coach Newsletter Interviews Our Founder Nancy Hobbs

This interview was originally published in USATF Track Coach 2020 – Issue 233, the official technical publication of USA Track & Field. Track Coach and Editor Russ Ebbets interviewed Nancy Hobbs about mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) running. Nancy, what is your current position within USA Track & Field? Chairperson of the USATF Mountain Ultra… Read more »

ARE (Albany Running Exchange) You Ready for a Trail Adventure?

Adventure

ARE Adventure race report written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos courtesy of Josh Merlis. Forty-eight of us signed up for Josh Merlis’ latest Adventure Running Exchange (ARE) challenge scheduled for December 6th in… Read more »

The Infinite Race from ESPN’s 30 For 30 Drops December 15th

The Infinite Race

The Infinite Race was directed by Bernardo Ruiz and features American Trail Running Association advisory board member, race director and photographer Luis Escobar. About the film Escobar says, “The Infinite Race is a visually stunning film that accurately describes the ancient and current challenges of Tarahumara life. This film continues where the book Born To… Read more »

Out-of-the-Box Injury Treatments for Staying on the Trail

“You probably shouldn’t run anymore, get a bike.” Those are the words of every runners’ nightmares, and what was said to me by an orthopedic surgeon three years ago following a cartilage injury to my knee. I did get a bike, because bikes are awesome. I also got a new doctor. Refusing to give those… Read more »

ATRA 25th Anniversary Challenge – Fall 2020

Anniversary

We at American Trail Running Association are excited to be celebrating our 25th anniversary through a unique virtual challenge for trail runners. Our first three tired challenge kicks off September 1, and runs through December 31, 2020. Participants can set goals of 25, 250 or 2500 kilometers and can walk, hike, or run their way… Read more »

Collegiate Running Association Adds Snowshoe To Mountain & Trail

Collegiate

Year in review written by Collegiate Running Association co-founder Steve Taylor. 2020 was a year marred with massive interruptions for the organization due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Collegiate Running Association (CRA) was scheduled to host a record six national championships in Snowshoe, Road, Mountain and Trail Running for college students. For the first time… Read more »

New York’s Moreau Half Marathon Features Staircase of Death

Moreau Half Marathon race report written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos by Mountain Dog Running. At my relaxed age, I no longer worry about every race. I just like to spend a day… Read more »

Trail Running Podcast Directory

Trail Life Podcast

[Editor’s Note: Do you know about a great podcast for trail runners that’s not on our list? Let us know!] Fifteen years after Apple launched 3000 free podcasts on iTunes, there are now over 700,000 active podcasts and over 55% of Americans have listened to a podcast. Trail runners are no exception to this trend…. Read more »

Trail Running in the Pandemic – Our Survey Results

Pandemic

Everyone has faced struggles during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic including those of us in the trail running community. Both race directors and runners have had to adapt how they organize races and train for the sport. With so many races cancelled and shopping habits disrupted, brands have had to find creative ways to connect with… Read more »