Posts Categorized: Trail Times

Trail Running and Fund Raising

Written by Doug Mayer for ATRA’s Winter 2016 Trail Times Newsletter. One of the highlights of my year is co-race directing the Randolph Ramble, a rugged, late-fall 10km in the wilds of the northernmost region of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. It’s everything I love about trail running—a tough challenge with friends old and new, and… Read more »

Trail Sisters: How it started and where we are headed

Written by Gina Lucrezi for ATRA’s Winter Trail Times Newsletter. About six years ago, I moved to Carbondale, Colorado to work with Trail Runner magazine as their Advertising Manager. I was an avid trail runner and wanted to take my racing to a more competitive level. What better place to train than in the Roaring… Read more »

Strategies to Address Running Injuries

Written by Eric Oliver, PT for ATRA’s Summer 2016 Trail Times Newsletter. Running injuries may pop up at any time, but especially during the later stages of training for a race, or goal effort. By this time, your body has already endured hundreds of thousands of steps, and if you have any movement faults, strength… Read more »

When is a road race more like a trail race?

Written by Laura Clark and originally published in our Summer 2016 edition of Trail Times. The answer is when it is Prospect Mountain Uphill Road Race. There is always a comfortable crowd, not too big; but not too small either, as well as a loyal contingent of regulars and Northeast Uphill Mountain Series participants. And… Read more »

Flashback Friday: A Moving Marriage with Mother Nature

Written by trail runner Bob Holtel for the 2001 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Photo from Ultraholic.com. From the ATRA Archives is presented by Salomon.  Simplicity in all things is the secret of the wilderness and one of its most valuable lessons. It is what we leave behind that is most important. I think… Read more »

Saratoga Snowshoe…sort of

Written by Laura Clark and originally published in our Spring 2016 edition of Trail Times. This has been a difficult winter, with WMAC Dion Snowshoe Series race directors struggling to locate adequate snow. Hilltop Orchard was delayed twice, Woodford opted for the relay course instead of the treacherous mountain climb and Curly’s relocated to Woodford… Read more »

Adam Chase inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame

The Colorado Running Hall of Fame was established in 2007. Each year in April, a distinguished class is inducted during a special ceremony in Denver.  This year’s induction took place on April 20, and among the inductees was be our president Adam W. Chase. The Colorado Running Hall of Fame considers athletes, writers, race directors,… Read more »

Finding trails with Trail Run Project

This article was originally written for ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter published in April 2016. Have you ever rolled into a new town ready to hit those running trails you’ve heard so much about only to waste hours trying to find them? Save time & get hit the dirt faster with the Trail Run Project website or… Read more »

Tasty Treats for Springtime

Tasty Treats for Springtime was written by By Stephen R. Santangelo. This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter published in April 2016. Budding trees and the first hint of a crocus peeking out from its hibernation, remind us that spring is coming and it is time to plan — and then plant —… Read more »

Trail Running the Alps; what I really want to tell clients

Trail Running the Alps; what I really want to tell clients was written by Doug Mayer. This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter published in April 2016. Photos by Dan Patitucci As the owner of a trail running business that leads trips for US trail runners to the Alps, this time of year… Read more »

A Journey Into the Magical World of the Fiords

Written by the staff at NIGSA Events & Expeditions. NIGSA organizes the Patagonian International Marathon, Ultra Fiords & Ultra Trail Torres Del Paine and is an ATRA corporate member.  This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter and was published in December 2015. After the resounding success of the inaugural Ultra Fiords race in… Read more »

Sensible and Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Sensible and Successful New Year’s Resolutions was written by Stephen R. Santangelo. This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter published in December 2015. How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Are you keeping them? Though the New Year is filled with excitement and adventurous possibilities, it can also bring about frustrations and disappointments,… Read more »

How to prepare for a multi-day stage race

How to prepare for a multi-day stage race was written by Xero Shoes ambassadors Mel Gosse & Jon Sinclair. Xero Shoes is an ATRA corporate member. Multi-day stage racing includes an interesting mix between speed and stamina, and requires a great deal of grit and grind to last day and night in harsh environments. This… Read more »