Posts Categorized: Trail Running

60 years of running in the Pikes Peak region

Press Release by Ron Ilgen, President Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc (an ATRA corporate member) MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – Sixty years ago, body builder Monte Wolford won the inaugural Pikes Peak Marathon. Since then, the people of this great race, Arlene Piper, Matt Carpenter, and many others have written the region’s running history. And the mountain… Read more »

Flashback Friday! A Woman’s Guide to Trail Running

“It’s all in your head: A woman’s Guide to Trail Running” was written by Nancy Hobbs for our Trail Times Newsletter and first published in 2005. What do you think?  Is this guide as relevant today as it was 10 years ago? Even though I started running in 1980, the first time I went on a… Read more »

Lawyer to Run Vermont 100 Blindfolded to Benefit the Blind

PRESS RELEASE from the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired  Manchester, NH lawyer Ron Abramson has been a runner since 2006. Having completed over 25 marathons and ultra-marathons, Abramson decided to set his sights on a new challenge. On July 18, 2015, Abramson will join 300+ other runners – and dozens of horses –… Read more »

Slippery Slope at Soapstone

This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Summer 2015 Trail Times newsletter. Slippery Slope at Soapstone – story by Laura Clark (pictured right) Ever have a disappointing race? Silly question. They are out there just waiting to get you. But one benefit which can’t be immediately appreciated is that the following year you are almost guaranteed… Read more »

Creating Memories on the Trails

“Creating Memories on the Trails” by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs Trail running affords us memorable experiences. There are the stunning views we enjoy atop a high point which overlooks an expansive valley below, there are the diverse flora and fauna we encounter along the trails, there is the inevitable change in terrain from our… Read more »

Flashback Friday! Tips for the trail

TIPS FOR THE TRAIL was written By Patti Finke. M.S. for our Newsletter #12 first published in 1999.  What do you think?  Are these tips as relevant today as they were 16 years ago? Why, we asked? The answer was easy “the warm sun, the rushing of Little Muddy Creek, the view up Mt Hood to… Read more »

Trail Running in Costa Rica

“Trail Running in Costa Rica” was written by Daniel FLEYGNAC, participant of ULTRA RUN ARENAL VOLCANO 2015 and Marathon Irazu Volcano COSTA RICA, a small country of Central America wedged between Panama and Nicaragua, currently in vogue for tourism, the practice of trail begins in recent years thanks to organizations like Costaricarace directed by Philippe… Read more »

A Trail Buffet in South Africa

This article originally appeared in our Summer 2015 Trail Times newsletter. Written by Sonja Otto (image from http://www.soxtrailrun.co.za) The afb Southern Cross Trail Run takes place in one of South Africas’ hotspots for holiday destinations and serene outdoor vistas. Where towering mountains and thick indigenous forest meet azure blue oceans teaming with sea life and rolling… Read more »

Trail running creates an active urban community

News from ATRA partner the Collegiate Running Association Written by Steve Taylor, founder of the Collegiate Running Association & Cross Country coach at the University of Richmond. Steve is pictured above interviewing 2014 CRA Mountain Running Champion Morgan Arritola at Loon Mountain, New Hampshire. The first ever Collegiate National Trail Running Championships were a success… Read more »

Trail racing season continues in Vail, Colorado

News from ATRA corporate member Vail Recreation District. The La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series continues with the Summer Solstice 5K Run/Walk, 10K and Free Kid’s Fun Run this Saturday. (Beaver Creek, Colo.)–The Vail Recreation District’s 2015 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series continues this week with the La Sportiva Summer Solstice Trail Run… Read more »

Pikes Peak: 60 Years of Miles and Smiles

The following article originally appeared in ATRA’s Summer 2015 Newsletter. By Shannon Payne (3rd place at the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent & WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships). One of Colorado’s — arguably mountain running’s — most iconic races turns 60 this year. The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, beloved amongst vertically-inclined mountain runners and a… Read more »

Mara Olson & Joseph Gray win CRA Trail Champs

June 13, 2015 – Indianapolis, IN – Mara Olson (Butler University) and Joseph Gray (Calvary Bible College – pictured above) were victorious in the first-ever Collegiate Running Association Trail Championships (¼ Marathon – 10.55k) held this morning in Indianapolis, Indiana. The race, held as part of the Indiana Urban Wilderness Run, was the first public… Read more »

Everest Marathon Essay Contest

[Editors note:] This essay contest presented by ATRA and One World Trekking was held prior to the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the quake and we look forward to a successful 2016 Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon. By Molly Mikita. It is difficult for me to put into… Read more »

Ultra Legend Scott Jurek Attempts AT Record

Press Release from Justin McCarthy, Shuffle Communications – Scott is currently on the trail……. Boulder, Colorado — Scott Jurek, ultra-marathon running legend, 24 hour American record holder (165.7 miles or 61⁄2 marathons in one day!), NY Times best-selling author listed by Runner’s World Magazine as one of the greatest runners of all-time, is attempting to… Read more »

Strong US Team headed to IAU Trail World Champs

Article by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Team USA will be among the 39 countries to be represented at the IAU Trail World Championships on Saturday, May 30, in Annecy-le-Vieux, France. The start and finish for the 86-kilometer trail race will be at Plage d’Albigny. The course will include 5,300 meters of total climbing and… Read more »

Get a FREE “trail” with Runner’s World magazine

Get even more trail running with Runner’s World magazine! Our friends at Runner’s World have another special offer for fans & followers of the American Trail Running Association.  Get 11 issues for only $20 (US residents only) and get the special Trail edition FREE!  Click here to get this special offer. Did you know that… Read more »

Team USA announced for NACAC Mountain Champs

Athletes from four states and ranging in age from 20 to 44 will represent Team USA at the 12th North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships.  The 2015 NACAC Mountain Running Championships, sanctioned by the World Mountain Running Association, will take place at Cypress Mountain, located just north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, on… Read more »

AlterG treadmill for trail runners

As trail runners we all know that running on dirt creates less impact than running on pavement. What if you could run with less impact force than a soft, buffed out, pine needle covered single-track trail? With an AlterG anti-gravity treadmill you can! The AlterG uses an inflatable enclosure built into the treadmill to un-weight… Read more »

Team USA for Long Distance Mountain Running Champs

Team USA for Long Distance Mountain Running Champs Announced. The 2015 WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships will be hosted by the Zermatt Marathon on July 4, 2015 run in the shadow of Switzerland’s Matterhorn. The U.S. Long Distance Mountain Running Team consists of 5 women and 5 men with the top 3 men… Read more »