Posts Categorized: Trail Running

Our View from the Pack series presented by RaidLight shines a spotlight on Dale Cougot

In this new series, the American Trail Running Association recognizes and celebrates trail race volunteers and trail runners who have dedicated themselves as everyday athletes to grow trail running in their community. “View from the Pack” is supported by ATRA corporate member RaidLight. Nominator Carol Tatom writes, “Dale Cougot is a very active member of… Read more »

Sundog Running Official Coaching Partners of the 2018 SLO Ultra

Press release from ATRA corporate member SLO Ultra.  Race SLO is also co-hosting the 2018 US Trail Running Conference coming up August 29 to 31. Race SLO Professional Trail Running Ambassadors Emily & Ian Torrence offer training plans and plan to attend the 2018 SLO Ultra Race this Fall. Emily Harrison Torrence and Ian Torrence,… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Carrie Meng

Please welcome the seventeenth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and fifth in 2018. At age 40, Floridian Carrie Meng has amassed an impressive resume in our sport. Her passion for trails and can-do spirit is evident in all that she does, be it race directing, trail building, volunteering, or organizing… Read more »

Pittsburgh Marathon Organizers Introduce the Ultimate Trail Relay Challenge

Press release from ATRA corporate member Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R). Running from Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Great Allegheny Passage Relay is inspired by the growing popularity of trail running. PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) announced today that they will add another race to their growing number of events…. Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Michael Lo Presti

Please welcome the sixteenth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and fourth in 2018. Meet 46-year-old Connecticut resident Michael Lo Presti, whose love of trail running led him to found CT Trailmixers. He’s a married father of two daughters, a volunteer running guide with Achilles International, and hopes to run an… Read more »

Trail Stewardship: Leaving a Lasting Legacy is our theme for 2018

We’re proud to announce our theme for 2018 – Trail Stewardship: Leaving a Lasting Legacy.  This initiative builds on our 2017 theme – Community: Building Trail Running Connections. One of the keystones of this year’s theme is the land on which we run. “It is imperative that we all work together to take care of… Read more »

Tips for women on the trails: Introducing Amy Rusiecki

Trail running tips for women is a series of articles supported by ATRA Steep & Rocky member, inov-8. In this installment our Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Peter Maksimow, spoke with inov-8 ambassador Amy Rusiecki. If you have questions for a future installment in this series please email them to Peter (petermaksimow@trailrunner.com). Amy has been around… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Sheila Eagan

Please welcome the fifteenth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the third in 2018. Meet trail running community builder and school teacher by profession, Sheila Eagan from Rochester, New York. This 33-year-old dynamo co-hosts a running-themed podcast, volunteers at races and for trail work days, is the secretary/treasurer for #TrailsRoc,… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference announces membership discount agreement with American Trail Running Association

Individual ATRA members will receive discounted registration for the trail runner days at the 2018 US Trail Running Conference. Estes Park, CO – Active at Altitude, organizers of the 2018 US Trail Running Conference has announced an agreement with the American Trail Running Association, providing individual members of the Association with a discounted registration offer… Read more »

LEKI USA added as a partner in our Trail Ambassador program

We’re proud to announce LEKI USA as a new partner in our Trail Ambassador program presented by CamelBak. LEKI USA makes innovative carbon and aluminium trail running poles with fixed length, folding and variable length models available. LEKI USA joins CamelBak, adidas Outdoor, CEP Compression, Health I.Q., and OrthoLite as a partner in this second-year… Read more »

Book Review: Finding Gobi

Book review by Laura Clark for the Spring 2018 edition of our Trail Times Newsletter. Not all ultrarunners are humans. Meet Gobi, a sturdy, sandy-colored mutt with Chihuahua-style ears, a flagship tail and the focused stare of a runner determined to put in the miles however difficult they might prove. Incredibly, this resolute dog materialized… Read more »

Trail runners: What’s in your luggage?

How many times have you gotten to your trail running destination on either a short domestic hop, or a long-haul overseas flight and realized you didn’t have an essential item packed away in your luggage? Having just returned from an overseas trail running adventure in Australia, I thought it timely to provide some packing and… Read more »

A Trail Running Adventure in Australia

Trying to be prepared and aware, before my ten-day trip to Australia, I poured over —albeit hesitantly at times, and not always looking at the photos — the various poisonous snakes and huge and frightening spiders native to the country. I reached out to a friend and was somewhat comforted when he told me he’d… Read more »