Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Inaugural SLO Ultra Trail Race 2016 Registration Opens

Race SLO adds unique ultra run to its family of annual central coast events; debut ultra, hosted by HomeFed and benefitting The Land Conservancy, features three challenging trail courses – 50 mile, marathon and half-marathon – at Wild Cherry Canyon in Avila Beach on Saturday, September 10, 2016; registration is open at www.SLOultra.com. SAN LUIS… Read more »

Ultra Fiord is back for a 2nd edition

ULTRA FIORD BACK FOR A 2ND EDITION WITH RUNNERS FROM MORE THAN 20 COUNTRIES – The 2nd edition will take place the 14th-16th of April, 2016 – Runners from 24 countries are already signed up – The race is located in the untouched fiords of Chilean Patagonia PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE (November 25th, 2015)—After the resounding… Read more »

2015 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship Preview

Written by Trey Garman, TEAM Unlimited/XTERRA.  Photos from TEAM Unlimited/XTERRA. 2015 XTERRA Trail Run World Championship Preview November 24, 2015 (Honolulu, HI) – Patrick Smyth and Kimber Mattox will return to Hawaii to defend their titles at the 8th annual Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run World Championship half-marathon at Kualoa Ranch on December 6. Since winning… Read more »

IAU Trail World Championships – 2016 US Ultra Trail Team Qualification Standards

Written by Kami Semick & Nancy Hobbs IAU Trail World Championships – 2016 US Ultra Trail Team Qualification Standards The IAU Trail World Championship is regulated by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) under the patronage of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The first IAU Trail World Championships were held in Annecy, France, at… Read more »

Provisional Suspension of the Russian Federation from IAU Events

Message from the IAU’s Lin Gentling. This suspension affects Russia’s ability to participate in the IAU Trail Championship this in October 2016 in Portugal.  Provisional Suspension of the Russian Federation from IAU Events The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) confirms that it will abide by and enforce the decision of the International Association of Athletics… Read more »

Mountain Running Gender Equity Survey Results

Mountain Running Gender Equity Survey Results The survey was designed by the US Mountain Running Team Staff to gather feedback from our mountain running community & gauge interest in equalizing race distances for men and women at the USATF Mountain Running Championships (USMRC). The survey was also designed to gather input for the following important… Read more »

USATF MUT Council Announces 2015 Runners of the Year

Written by Nancy Hobbs, MUT Council Chairperson. USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council Announces 2015 Mountain, Ultra, Trail Runners of the Year The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2015 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Trail Runners of the Year, Ultra Runners of the Year, and Contributor of the Year…. Read more »

USATF’s MUT Committee announces USA Ultra Team Invitational

Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council member Kami Semick. On Saturday, December 5, 2015, the best ultra runners from around the world will gather in the Marin headlands to compete at the inaugural USA Ultra Team Invitational. The USA Ultra Team Invitational is a team scoring event designed through the efforts of… Read more »

Moab Trail Marathon & USATF Championship Results

Mario Mendoza (Bend, OR – Nike Trail Team) and Megan Kimmel (Silverton, CO – Asics) won the Moab Trail Marathon & USATF Marathon Trail Championships this morning in the beautiful canyon lands outside Moab, Utah.  Seeking a course record, Megan went out fast and was never challenged by 2nd place finisher Stevie Kremer (Crested Butte,… Read more »

Moab Trail Marathon Championship Preview

2015 USA Trail Marathon Championships / Moab Trail Marathon Elite Preview After first hosting the USA ½ Marathon Trail Championships in 2013, Danelle Ballengee’s and her Moab Trail Marathon crew will be hosting the USA Trail Marathon Championships for the 2nd consecutive year this Saturday. Once again this race will feature a strong elite field… Read more »

October Training Update by Trail Runner Dave Dunham

October Training Update by Trail Runner Dave Dunham Written by Dave Dunham. Dave lives in Bradford, MA and has been an avid mountain & trail runner for over 2 decades. Racing for the Central Mass Striders, Dave has been an athlete and team staff member on the US Mountain Running Team and won a silver… Read more »

Altra named exclusive footwear sponsor of Western States

Press release from ATRA corporate member Altra Footwear: ALTRA NAMED EXCLUSIVE FOOTWEAR SPONSOR OF WESTERN STATES 100 The world’s oldest and most prestigious 100-mile trail race announces partnership with Altra Footwear AUBURN, Calif. – Altra Footwear has been named the exclusive footwear sponsor of the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, Western States 100 President John… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference a resounding success

Written by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs and Terry Chiplin. Nearly 150 trail runners, race directors and fans of the sport participated in the third annual Estes Trail Ascent – US Trail Running Conference Wednesday, October 7, to Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Attendees represented 13 states… Read more »

USATF’s MUT Council announces call for Runner of the Year nominations

USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for Runner of the Year nominations. Nominated athletes must be current members of USA Track & Field and hold US Citizenship. Some athletes will be nominated automatically based on performances in select USATF National Championships and World Championship events. Anyone can nominate an athlete for the… Read more »

Ultra Sports Live TV Official Live Media Sponsor of Race SLO

Press release from Race SLO. Race SLO is an ATRA corporate member and organizer of the SLO Ultra trail race at Wild Cherry Canyon (September 10, 2016). SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – (October 7, 2015) – Race SLO, the Central Coast’s endurance sporting event leader, has announced Ultra Sports Live TV as its Official Live… Read more »

Why Trail Runners Matter to IMBA & Mountain Biking

The following series of slides was created by Rod Judd, Head of Business Development & Marketing Communications for the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and presented at the 3rd annual US Trail Running Conference in Estes Park, CO on October 8, 2015. IMBA and the American Trail Running Association partner on trail maintenance, user access and conservation… Read more »

Flora Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon Preview

Press release from race director Tad Davis. Flora Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon – USATF 1/2 Marathon Trail Championships Coming to Bellingham, WA on October 17, 2015.  The field for the 2015 USATF National Trail Half Marathon Championships promises to be the most competitive in the nation this year with both Patrick Smyth (Nike) of… Read more »

Timeline for Directing a Trail Running Race

Here’s a great takeaways from today’s trail race director session at the Trail Running Conference in Estes Park, Colorado. Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, ATRA. A Recommended Timeline for Directing a Trail Running Race: At least 12 months before – Make a mental commitment to do it – Select a site – Select a distance –… Read more »

Race Report: The Inaugural Hermit Pass Marathon

Written by Race Director Barbara Sutton.  Photos courtesy of Jewel Heisig and John Peleaux. The first ever Hermit Pass Marathon, Half Hermit and Lucky Hermit 13K held at A Painted View Ranch near Westcliffe, CO in southern central Colorado, welcomed a total of 40 runners on a bright, crisp fall morning Sept 19, 2015. Fifteen… Read more »

Passing the torch at Tejas Trails

Written by Chris McWatters You may have read the recent article from Joe Prusaitis about how he and his wife, Joyce, passed their “baby” (Tejas Trails) on to a new guy. I’m that “new guy.” I want you to know about some plans of mine to honor these two people, their Austin, TX-based trail running… Read more »