Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Trails In Motion Film Festival

From ATRA corporate member Bay Trail Runners: The first 2015 Trails In Motion Film Festival screening in the United States will be at Road Runner Sports in Campbell, CA on February 7th. Welcome global sponsor Trail Runner magazine, say hello to the reps from Hoka One One, and meet Richard Bolt from the American Trail… Read more »

Trail running rules on the run

“Rules on the Run” are principles of trail running etiquette that foster environmentally-sound and socially-responsible trail running. These principles emulate the well-established principles of Leave No Trace, and Rules of the Trail by the IMBA. The American Trail Running Association believes that by educating trail runners to observe “Rules on the Run,” trail runners will be… Read more »

Welcome to the new

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) enters the current technology decade with its newly designed website, Recrafting the site for a relaunch was the largest initiative undertaken by ATRA in 2014. With the support of ATRA’s board of directors, ATRA’s online marketing director Richard Bolt enlisted the Portland, Oregon-based 33 Degrees Design Studio and… Read more »

Duct Tape TV – 2014 TNF 50 Mile Championships

ATRA Single-track corporate member Duct Tape TV covered last Decembers North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championship race. “I honestly think this race might be the most competitive ultra trail race in the U.S., maybe ever. No one can just walk away and easily win. You’ve got to really work for it, and even then… Read more »

Jones & Kimmel take USA Trail Marathon Titles

Competitors headed off the start trying to heat up the chill in Pritchett Canyon at the USA Trail Marathon Championships this past Saturday.  The championships were held in conjunction with the Moab Trail Marathon.  Trail runners traveled from all around the country to compete for National Champion titles in the Overall and 5 year Masters… Read more »

Moab to host the USA Trail Marathon Championships

The Nation’s top elite runners will be competing in the November 8th USA Trail Marathon Championships in Moab, UT.  The race is full with over 1500 runners signed up for the Marathon, ½ Marathon and 5k events.  The Marathon, with its USA Championship title has drawn over 50 elite runners who will via for top… Read more »

Smyth and Dalzot victorious at USA Trail Half Marathon Championships

Patrick Smyth handily won this year’s USA Trail Half Marathon Championships which was held on Saturday, October 18, in Bellingham, WA, at Lake Padden. The 28-year-old from Salt Lake City, UT, bested a strong field to post the fastest time in the event’s four-year history crossing the finish line in 1:14:55, nearly three minutes ahead… Read more »

The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running

Everything You Need to Know About Equipment, Finding Trails, Nutrition, Hill Strategy, Racing, Training, Weather by Adam W. Chase and Nancy Hobbs Paperback with color photos List Price: $18.95
. We have limited stock of the first edition still available for just 13.00 (includes shipping and handling)
. Send your check or money order to: Nancy Hobbs,… Read more »

2nd annual Trail Running Conference a success

Joy, solitude, inspiration, peace, liberation, and fun were all descriptive emotions attendees at the 2nd annual Estes Trail Ascent & Trail Running Conference said trail running brings to them. The conference was held in Estes Park, Colorado, at the Stanley Hotel and welcomed more than 140 trail runners and race directors over three days (October… Read more »

Bellingham to host 2014 Trail Championship

Press Release from Al Coyle, Race Director (Bellingham, WA) This past December, the USA Track & Field Association (USATF) awarded Bellingham’s Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon the national championship for 2014 based on a competitive proposal process. This honor and designation is a first for Bellingham and has drawn the most elite field ever assembled for… Read more »

Course records at USA 50km Trail Championships

It was a fast day in Bend, OR, at today’s USA 50km Trail Championships. A cloudless sky with temperatures in the 50s for the 9:00 a.m. start, would bode well for the athletes to set off at a fast pace and as a result, both the men’s and women’s course records were broken. For the women, first-timer… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month – September 2014

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s September e-mail newsletter. Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and Max King. We are now hurtling headlong into fall race season. All your summer training is starting to show and you’re feeling pretty confident (or not) about your upcoming race,… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month – July 2014

Max just finished 4th at the Western States 100 – his first 100 mile race – congrats Max! The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s May e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and +Max King.   Max with 2013 World Junior Mountain Running Champion Mandy… Read more »

Photos from the World Skyrunning Championships in Chamonix

The World Skyrunning Championships took place this past weekend with the Mont Blanc 80km, Marathon 42km, Cross 21km and Vertical KM. Photographer Elliott Mazzola sent us several epic photos of the event and the top finishers. You can find a story and link to full results of the events on Luis-Alberto Hernando – Spain… Read more »

Trail Racing in Costa Rica

by Philippe Bukovec Enjoy an experience like no other when you travel for a race in Costa Rica. Events featured below are organized by ATRA corporate member Costa Rica Race. February 7, 2015 is the next edition of the Ultra Trail ARENAL Volcano which includes four different race distances, making the event accessible to everyone…. Read more »

Time for an Upgrade?

A message from Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association From time to time, we upgrade our running wardrobe. This may include a purchase of the latest model of trail shoes, a super lightweight hydration pack, the newest moisture-wicking socks, or a sleek pair of compression tights. For some, upgrades don’t happen that often. Maybe… Read more »

Win an FREE entry to the Leadville 100

Can you run 100 miles & write about it?  The Leadville Trail 100 may be sold out but you can still win an FREE entry! We are happy to announce that Herbalife is offering one American Trail Running Association follower entry into the 100-miler on August 16-17, 2014, as well as a four-night stay at… Read more »

Desert Runners – Inspiring Journey through World’s Toughest Terrains

Hey trail runners! Here’s a new film called Desert Runners that follows a group of athletes as they complete RacingthePlanet’s Four Deserts Grand Slam, the most difficult desert ultra-marathon series on Earth. The runners trek across four 250km ultra-marathons in the world’s driest (Atacama Desert in Chile), windiest (Gobi Desert in China), hottest (Sahara Desert… Read more »

Max King’s Running Tip of the Month

The following article was written by Max King and originally printed in The Footzone Bend’s May e-mail newsletter.  Reprinted with permission from The Footzone Bend and +Max King.  Time to go for a hike, that’s right, a power hike. Racing up at 16,000ft this last weekend reminded me that I need to hike more. I know… Read more »