Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Five Trail Running Tips from Dipsea Winner Mark Tatum

Trail Running Tips

One of the great attributes of the trail running community is the advice available to help a newbie improve their skills and confidence with every step and at every turn. As well, expert tips can be a good reminder for the seasoned veteran who may become stuck in a routine and simply needs a pick-me-up… Read more »

2021 USATF MUT Runner of the Year Nominees Announced

Grayson Murphy

The USA Track & Field (USATF) Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council is proud to announce nominees for its annual Runner of the Year (ROY) awards. The following athletes are being recognized for outstanding performances in USATF national championships, competitive national and international races as well as for age group records. Due to many race cancellations… Read more »

Join ATRA at The Running Event (TRE) 2021

The Running Event

The Running Event (TRE), is the premier conference and trade show for running specialty retailers and includes networking opportunities, educational content, and offers sneak peaks to attendees of new products coming on the market. Attendees include run specialty store owners and managers, race directors, brands, and organizations. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) will have… Read more »

World Athletics “Run Wild” Webinar Discusses The Future of Trail Running

Run Wild

Earlier this month, World Athletics broadcast “Run Wild— Mountain and Trail Running: Capturing New Frontiers,” a live webinar that included impactful discussions amongst leaders in the Mountain, Ultra and Trail (MUT) running communities. The webinar was hosted by Mass Participation World and moderated by Chris Robb. Speakers included Jonathan Wyatt, 6-time world champion and President… Read more »

1st World Mountain and Trail Running Championship Postponed Till November 2022

Announcement from the The World Mountain & Trail Running Championship Partnership – World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU). This joint statement by WMRA, ITRA and IAU follows on from the online conference on 3rd November 2021 hosted by World Athletics on mountain and trail running… Read more »

Spartan Trail US Championships A Success In Fayetteville

Spartan Trail

This past weekend October 30 and 31, the 2021 Spartan Trail US Championships were held in Trail Town Fayetteville, Arkansas in the lush the Ozark National Forest. Since its inception in 2018, Spartan Trail, the dedicated trail running branch of the larger Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) Spartan corporation, has organized many large, high-energy and well-funded… Read more »

“Trail Runner Day” Concludes The 2021 US Trail Running Conference

Trail Conference

Saturday, October 30, the 2021 US Trail Running Conference came to an end in Fayetteville, Arkansas. After three days of activities for event directors, the conference’s annual “Trail Runner Day” included presentations and panel discussions to help trail runners learn more about the sport they love. The day’s first activity was a group trail run… Read more »

“Run Wild” – World Athletics Webinar on Mountain & Trail Races

Announcement from World Athletics. Founded in 1912, World Athletics fulfills the need for a world governing authority, for a competition program, for standardized technical equipment and for a list of official world records. This World Athletics webinar features fourteen leaders in the sports of mountain, ultra and trail running including Americans David Callahan (UltraSignup), Terry… Read more »

Americans Janelle Lincks & Darren Thomas Win GTNS 2021 Grand Final

Golden Trail

Announcement from the Golden Trail Series supported by American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Salomon. Photos: Golden Trail Series. Race day was October 24th – 11:30 AM Local Time (1:30 PM CET) – 31 km – 1,350 meters vertical, Faial Island, The Azores, Portugal The longest stage was kept for last, and it was probably… Read more »

Janelle Lincks Wins, Darren Thomas 4th at GTNS Final Stage 2

Golden Trail Series

Announcement from the Golden Trail Series supported by American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Salomon. Photos: Golden Trail Series. Between the scorching sun and heavy rain, the Golden Trail National Series (GTNS) athletes were up against the elements in the second stage of the Grand Final in the Azores. Saturday, October 23rd – Sao Jorge… Read more »

Americans Janelle Lincks and Darren Thomas Win GTNS Final Stage 1

Announcement from the Golden Trail Series supported by American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Salomon. Photos: Golden Trail Series. The Americans took charge of the first stage of the Golden Trail National Series (GTNS) grand final in the Azores, Portugal with a double-whammy male and female win. The 27 km race featured 2,400 meters of… Read more »

Finding Community on the Trail Run

Kriste Peoples

This article was written by American Trail Running Association advisory board member Kriste Peoples, a Denver-based outdoor enthusiast and guide, runner, writer, and mindfulness meditation teacher. When she’s not out adventuring along the trails of Colorado’s Front Range, Kriste is writing about it or recovering with carbs in a local eatery. Perhaps you’ve heard the… Read more »

Golden Trail National Series Grand Final Goes To Portugal

Azores Trail Run

Announcement from the Golden Trail Series supported by American Trail Running Association member Salomon. Photo: Azores Trail Run / Golden Trail Series. 3-DAY STAGE RACE – OCTOBER 22nd TO 24th – THE AZORES, PORTUGAL The best athletes from the entire Golden Trail National Series (GTNS) supported by Salomon, are gathering on the Azores archipelago for… Read more »

Maude Mathys and Stian Angermund Win 2021 Golden Trail World Series

Golden Trail World Series

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series supported by American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Salomon. Photos: GTWS. Maude Mathys (SUI) and Francesco Puppi (ITA) are victorious at the GTWS Final in El Hierro, Spain. American Dani Moreno finishes 5th in the race and 2021 GTWS rankings. This 2021 GTWS Grand Final – a 37… Read more »

Vermont 50: Trail Run and Cycle Through The Green Mountains

Vermont 50

Story and photos by American Trail Running Association contributor Peter Maksimow. The 29th annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike and Ultra Run set off during a dreary and damp Sunday morning on September 26, in the small village of Brownsville, Vermont. Both runner and cyclist competed side-by-side in the misty darkness, as waves began at 6:00… Read more »

Over 950 Athletes Race Wisconsin’s Birkie Trail Run Festival


Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Birkie Trail Run Festival. Photos: American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation. A crisp autumn morning shaped up for ideal conditions as runners and trekkers took to the hills for to the annual Birkie Trail Run Festival, sponsored by Salomon. Over 950 runners and trekkers, from 33 states, took part in… Read more »

Nationwide Trail Etiquette Campaign Kicks Off

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner Trails Are Common Ground; organized by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). With a call for inclusiveness and mutual respect, Trails are Common Ground is the work of the largest group of trail users, brands, advocacy groups, and media outlets ever assembled. Any trail runner, mountain biker, or… Read more »