Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Vasque Sponsors Ultrarunner Krissy Moehl

Press release from ATRA corporate member Vasque. Vasque performance footwear, a brand with a long history of helping runners get out on the trail, proudly announces its partnership with ultrarunner, race director and all-around goodwill ambassador for the trail running community, Krissy Moehl. As part of the ambassadorship, Moehl will be testing new products and… Read more »

ATRA Announces Partnership with Trail Run Project

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has formed a partnership with Boulder, Colorado-based Adventure Projects, creators of authentic communities for planning, doing, and sharing outdoor activities including the newly launched Trail Run Project.  ATRA’s website visitors can now search for trails using the new Find a Trail feature. Inspired by the success of the company’s… Read more »

A Better-Rounded (Trail Running) Lifestyle

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Spring 2015 issue of ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter. Variety in training, diet, work and social life is a refreshing ingredient to keep life exciting and moving forward. However, all too often runners get into a rut in training and also with their nutrition. To avoid a downward spiral,… Read more »

Trail races dates announced for Vail Valley

This announcement was originally published in the Vail Recreation District’s email newsletter. The Vail Recreation District (VRD) is a long-time ATRA corporate member. The Vail Recreation District’s La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series returns for its 19th summer and will offer running enthusiasts 50 miles and 16,475 vertical feet in elevation gain on scenic… Read more »

Alex Nichols Preps for Trail World Championships

Story by Stephanie Wurtz. This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of the Pikes Peak Road Runners “The Long Run”.  Photo courtesy of Inov-8 / Ian Corless. Spring is teasing us again. With trails beginning to thaw and a bit more extra daylight, it’s easy to think we’re safe to put away the insulated running… Read more »

Triple Crown of Running adopts BTMR

Press Release written by Tim Bergsten MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – One of the top mountain runs in the west, the Barr Trail Mountain Race (BTMR), will merge with the Triple Crown of Running in 2015. The agreement will provide long term financial stability and proven race operations support for the BTMR, which is set to run… Read more »

Lisa Jhung releases her new book “Trailhead”

PR from Dave Trendler, VeloPress.  You can find this and other trail running books listed on our “Resources” page. Boulder, CO, USA – April 3, 2015 – Please join Boulder’s running community at two upcoming parties celebrating the release of a new book by Boulder-based running journalist Lisa Jhung. Jhung is a veteran trail runner,… Read more »

Shannon Payne asks “What’s Enough?”

Written by Shannon Payne (pictured left, #4853) – BRC/Adidas Racing Team, winner of the 2014 Mt. Washington Road Race and member of Team USA at the 2014 WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships at Pikes Peak. Every time the beginning of a new year rolls around, it seems as though you can take a walk… Read more »

Flyathlon. Run, Fish and Beer

The Rocky Mountain Flyathlon by Andrew Todd This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter. If you have never caught a cutthroat trout, held it just long enough to marvel at its myriad vibrant colors, and then released it back to frigid mountain waters, I recommend that you add… Read more »

One World Trekking Essay Contest

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) and One World Trekking announce an essay contest which, for the chosen writer, will result in a free entry to the 2016 Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon to be held on May 29, at the base of Mount Everest, and includes not only the race, but the trek to and from… Read more »

Trail Running Events on the Pacific Crest Trail

“The impact of trail races and trail racers on our nation’s trails. Issues related to permits, perception, and preservation.” By Candice Burt – Race Director at Destination Trail and Athlete with Altra Running Team, Ultimate Direction, and Vfuel Endurance Gel. You can contact Candice at runcandicerun@gmail.com. Trail running events are a core part of the trail… Read more »

XTERRA Colorado partners with Young Leaders

Spring will be here before we know it, which means it will be time for the XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series to spring into action again. The annual XTERRA Cheyenne Mountain State Park 24K/12K/5K is scheduled for April 12 at the picturesque Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs. The event is open to runners… Read more »

Getting social with trail running

Article by guest blogger & trail runner Gina Paletta. Are you getting social with trail running? No matter how dedicated the runner, sometimes it’s difficult to lace up your shoes and get out of the door. Luckily, today’s digital age is making it easier to find sources of inspiration when motivation is running low. Social media… Read more »

U.S. Team for Trail World Championships Announced

For the fourth time, the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) will organize a world trail running event. However, 2015 marks the first time the event has been given the title of World Trail Championships as opposed to the prior three installations when the race was dubbed a challenge-level event. Scheduled for Saturday, May 30, the start… Read more »

ATRA forms partnership with the Collegiate Running Association

Colorado Springs, CO —– TheAmerican Trail Running Association (ATRA) is proud to announce a new partnership with the Collegiate Running Association. The partnership will continue to increase exposure and awareness for trail and mountain running, especially among college students and the general public. “This is a natural partnership for the Collegiate Running Association”, said Co-Founder… Read more »

USA 100 Mile Trail Championships Results

Story & photos by Jason Bryant (USA Track & Field Championship Liaison) One hundred miles is a long ways, a long way for things change. Does it really matter who is leading at 20 miles in a 100 mile race? That depends. The 2015 USA 100 Mile Trail Championships took place this past Saturday as… Read more »

Dipsea Race to be broadcast by UltraSportsLive.tv

Press Release from the Dipsea Race Committee: (Mill Valley, CA) The Dipsea Race is going live stream. The 105th running of the annual Dipsea trail race from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach on June 14 will be available to watch live and free via the Internet following an agreement this week between Dipsea Race Committee… Read more »

Rocky Raccoon & USA 100 Mile Pre-Race Story

Story by Jason Bryant The USA 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this Saturday Jan. 31 at the Rocky Raccoon 100 put on by Tejas Trails. The race runs the trails at Huntsville State Park in Texas. The course is five loops with each loop being 20 miles. There is a minimal amount of… Read more »

Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile LIVE Coverage

FEATURED EVENT: ATRA “Single-track” corporate member Tejas Trails is organizing this weekend’s Rocky Raccoon 100 mile race in Huntsville, Texas.  This race will also be sanctioned by USA Track & Field and serve as the USA 100 Mile Trail Championships.  For pre & post race interviews with elite athletes and LIVE coverage during the race… Read more »

Bandera 100K & USA 100K Trail Championship Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: USA 100k Trail Championships in Bandera, Texas Written by Roy Pirrung, USATF Liaison, Bandera, TX, January 9, 2015 Photo by Rick Kent The winners keep getting younger in ultra championships, which is a sure sign of growth in the sport. The top 3 received prize money of $1,000-, 500 and 300 respectively…. Read more »