Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Trail Running and Fund Raising

Written by Doug Mayer for ATRA’s Winter 2016 Trail Times Newsletter. One of the highlights of my year is co-race directing the Randolph Ramble, a rugged, late-fall 10km in the wilds of the northernmost region of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. It’s everything I love about trail running—a tough challenge with friends old and new, and… Read more »

ATRA Trail Running Camp Standards

American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Running Camp Standards Below are 14 key areas to consider when staging a trail running camp, or when selecting a trail running camp to attend. Program: Provide specific camp details including duration, audience (ie: beginner, intermediate, advanced, or mix), and types of trails to be run (terrain and elevation)…. Read more »

Survey reveals runner preferences from Moab Trail Marathon

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. Following the Moab Trail Marathon held in Moab, Utah this past November, we conducted a survey of race participants in the marathon, half marathon, and 5k.  Nearly 30 percent of… Read more »

Milan, New Hampshire Protects 577 Acres for Community Forest

Press release from Milan Community Forest Committee. Photo credit: Jose Azel / Aurora Photos. The town of Milan added 577 acres to its Community Forest. These lands will provide the town with income through sustainable timber harvesting, as well as places for local residents to hike, trail run, hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. The… Read more »

Are you a trail running community builder? Join our Trail Ambassador Program

As part of our theme for 2017; “Community: Building Trail Running Connections“, the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) introduces its new Trail Ambassador Program. Starting in January 2017, we will select individuals who do amazing things in their community, whether it be local, regional, or national, to “build trail running connections.” This could include starting a… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Portersville, Pennsylvania

Welcome to another 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 Portersville, Pennsylvania. This article was written by Jenni Hulburt, MS. Jenni is a Portersville resident,… Read more »

USATF MUT Council Announces 2017 National Championship Races

Photo above: Andy Wacker on his way to victory at the 2016 Lake Padden Trail Half.  At the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida earlier this month the Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council confirmed the final races for the 2017 National Championships.  There will be a total of $48,000 in prize… Read more »

LPTent USA joins our Event Standards Partner Program

In 2012 the American Trail Running Association introduced its Event Standards Program, 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. “LPTent USA is a perfect fit as a partner in our Event Standards Program,” said… Read more »

A first-timer’s insight to The Running Event #TRE16

Back at the office, I’m unwinding from three conferences in 10 days which included The Running Event (TRE to the insider), and I’m already looking forward to attending in 2017. This annual mecca for speciality retailers, vendors, race directors, and working media is a cornucopia of all things running. Orlando was the site this year… Read more »

Baseball and trail running

The American Trail Running Association was a rights holder attending for the first time the US Sports Congress. We shared our message with attendees, participated in networking activities, and enjoyed informative speakers on timely topics. Listening to the keynote address given at the 10th annual US Sports Congress by Dave St. Peter, president of the… Read more »

What’s new and cool at The Running Event #TRE16 – Part 2

There’s no question that The Running Event delivered an incredible show to exhibit new products, old favorites, enhanced use of technology, and more. Day two included a few stops on the showroom floor. The Zone approach – chafe, pain, burn – an all-in-one protection kit from MedZone: Produced in the US, MedZone’s tagline is “prevent,… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Juneau, Alaska

Welcome to the ninth 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 Juneau, Alaska. This article was written by Josh Musson.  Photos by Josh Musson &… Read more »

What’s new and cool at The Running Event #TRE16

Day one – The Running Event – Orlando, Florida November 30, 2016 Best session – The New Rules of Marketing and PR – presenter David Meerman Scott, author of “Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead.” We’ve all heard a lot of keynoters. We’ve snoozed through some, left midway through others, and checked our watch continually… Read more »

Sunshine, Vines and Wines at the Inaugural 1 Day Trail Girl Event

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport SA (South Africa). On 26 November 2016 the inaugural Trail Girl single-day event was held at the Benguela Cove Wine Estate just outside Hermanus. Overlooking the Botrivier lagoon with incredible mountain views, the event offered a flat and fast route – perfect for beginners. The Trail Girl events… Read more »

Eleven Experience Adds Professional Runner and Skier Stevie Kremer to Athlete Roster

Press release from Eleven Experience.  2012 World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion Stevie Kremer is a past member of several world championship teams funded in part by donations through the American Trail Running Association.  Stevie’s sponsor Salomon Running is also an ATRA corporate member.  Eleven Experience is dedicated to providing exclusive, unforgettable experiences around the… Read more »

ATRA announces community theme for 2017

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is capitalizing on a common thread woven throughout this year’s sessions during the 4th annual US Trail Running Conference (held September 28-October 1), in Estes Park, Colorado, that thread: community. As such, we’re proud to announce that for 2017 ATRA’s theme will be – Community: Building Trail Running Connections…. Read more »

ATRA member The Endurance Race Series welcomes back sponsors for 2017-18 seasons

Press release from ATRA corporate member The Endurance Race Series (Colorado). The Endurance Race Series, Colorado’s Largest Trail Running Series announced today the renewal of four familiar sponsors to the race series. The Western Dairy Association, Native Eyewear, Avery Brewing Company, and Ultimate Direction all signed with the Endurance Race Series on a two year… Read more »

New Book, Grand Trail, Celebrates the Ultrarunning Lifestyle

Press release from ATRA corporate member VeloPress. A new book, Grand Trail: A Magnificent Journey to the Heart of Ultrarunning and Racing, shares the stunning beauty and raw emotions of ultrarunning, paying tribute to the passion and splendor of the sport and lifestyle. Filled with powerful photographs and intimate stories from brothers Frederic and Alexis… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Mountain Home, Arkansas

Welcome to the eighth 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 Mountain Home, Arkansas. This article was written by Paul Gigliotti, Race Director at Pirate… Read more »