Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Flashback Friday: A Moving Marriage with Mother Nature

Written by trail runner Bob Holtel for the 2001 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Photo from Ultraholic.com. From the ATRA Archives is presented by Salomon.  Simplicity in all things is the secret of the wilderness and one of its most valuable lessons. It is what we leave behind that is most important. I think… Read more »

Post-race recovery for trail race volunteers

Research suggests – as does the US Olympic Committee – that athletes allow one day of recovery for every hour of time zone they cross en route to a competition. I’m convinced this applies to volunteers who provide support to athletes at events…especially at ultras. It’s now Monday and I’m still recovering from the Cayuga… Read more »

Sigl & Malcolm win USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships

Tyler Sigl led from the start to win the USATF 50 Mile Trail Running Championships in Ithaca, New York, today – Saturday, June 4, setting a course record of 6:44:12 in the process. Men’s Race Sigl pocketed $1500 for the victory, $500 in course incentives, and $1000 to support his travel to the IAU World… Read more »

Bandits and Trail Racing

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association. Have you ever stood on the start line for a race, looked around you, and noticed the runner to your left was not wearing a bib number? Do you glare at the bib-less runner? Do you nudge the person to your right and say, “Hey,… Read more »

Feed Zone Table Cookbook

Press release from ATRA corporate member VeloPress. Science shows that we are who we eat with. Enjoying meals with friends and family makes as much difference to our well-being as people-and our performance as athletes-as the foods we choose. That’s the message of a new cookbook, Feed Zone Table: Family-Style Meals to Nourish Life and… Read more »

Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon Update

Written by Molly Mikita for ATRA corporate member One World Trekking. Essay contest winner Molly Mikita checked in with ATRA about her training and preparation for her trip to the event. We are working with a new non-profit in Nepal, as the original group we had planned to work with has dissolved. We are excited… Read more »

ATRA includes Ashworth Awards as partner in Event Standards Program

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) announces Ashworth Awards as our newest partner in the Event Standards Program. We introduced our Event Standards Program in 2012, and recently included vendors and suppliers as partners to further assist trail race directors in meeting our 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event. “Awards are… Read more »

Featured Trail Town: Exeter, New Hampshire

Written by ATRA board member Chris J. Dunn, owner of acidotic RACING, LLC. Welcome to our second in a series of American Trail Running Association “Trail Town” articles!  Every month we’re going to feature an article about a great small city for trail running.  This month we’re headed East to Exeter, a small community just… Read more »

ATRA includes MYLAPS as partner in Event Standards Program

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) welcomes MYLAPS Sports Timing as our newest partner in the Event Standards Program. We introduced the Event Standards Program in 2012, and recently included vendors and suppliers as partners to further assist trail race directors in meeting 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event. “MYLAPS’ commitment… Read more »

Adam Chase inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame

The Colorado Running Hall of Fame was established in 2007. Each year in April, a distinguished class is inducted during a special ceremony in Denver.  This year’s induction took place on April 20, and among the inductees was be our president Adam W. Chase. The Colorado Running Hall of Fame considers athletes, writers, race directors,… Read more »

Spring 2016 Trail Running Survey Results

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. Complete survey results are made available to corporate members at the Switchback, Steep & Rocky and All-terrain levels. The following selected outtakes are from our most recent trail running… Read more »

New “epic” trail race in Costa Rica

Announcement written by Philippe from ATRA corporate member Costa Rica Race. New event coming this October: EPIC TRAIL RACE – COSTA RICA Naming that new race has not really been hard, and any other name fit it as well. Make a trail running race in the Guanacaste province, linking the city of Liberia to the… Read more »

ATRA President Adam Chase Honored by Colorado Running Hall of Fame

Editors Note: Salomon is a longtime corporate member of the American Trail Running Association and sponsor of our Western States Trekker project. The Colorado Running Hall of Fame has honored Salomon trail running athlete and team manager Adam Chase with an induction into its ranks. Chase, who serves the running community as an advocate, author,… Read more »

Featured Trail Town: Bainbridge Island, WA

Welcome to our first in a series of American Trail Running Association “Trail Town” articles!  Every month we’re going to feature an article about a great small city for trail running.  This month we’re headed up to the great Pacific Northwest to a small community just a ferry ride from Seattle. Trail Town Bainbridge Island,… Read more »

Western States Trekker coming to the Sierra Nevada this June

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is excited to announce its Western States Trekker project. This coming June, ATRA will capture panoramic “street-view” imagery of the entire 100-mile Western States trail using Google Map’s backpack-mounted camera system. The resulting imagery will enable fans of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run to view the entire… Read more »

Finding trails with Trail Run Project

This article was originally written for ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter published in April 2016. Have you ever rolled into a new town ready to hit those running trails you’ve heard so much about only to waste hours trying to find them? Save time & get hit the dirt faster with the Trail Run Project website or… Read more »