Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

Inaugural Bears Ears Ultra a Success in the COVID-19 Racing Era

Bears Ears Ultra

This past Saturday Mad Moose Events hosted their inaugural Bears Ears Ultra in Monticello, Utah. This was the second Mad Moose event of the year in their series of 23 races and the first since lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The race had 170 total participants split equally between 50 kilometer and 30 kilometer… Read more »

Western States Stories with Race Director Craig Thornley

Western States Start Squaw Valley

Statesmas is here! At 5 A.M. pacific time today we all should be watching the start of the 47th edition of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious trail ultramarathons. Unfortunately race organizers had to postpone the race until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The iconic… Read more »

Western States Stories with 2019 Runner-Up Brittany Peterson

Brittany Peterson 2019 Western States 100

Statesmas rolls on! Tomorrow we all would have been watching the start of the 47th edition of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious trail ultramarathons. Unfortunately race organizers had to postpone the race until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The iconic Western States race runs… Read more »

Western States Stories with 2019 4th Place Finisher Matt Daniels

2019 Western States 100 Matt Daniels Finish

Statesmas continues!! This weekend we all would have been watching the 47th edition of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious trail ultramarathons. Unfortunately race organizers had to postpone the race until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Western States race runs along the Western States… Read more »

Western States Stories with 2016 Champion Kaci Lickteig

Kaci 2019 Western States

Happy Statesmas!! This weekend would have marked the 47th edition of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, one of the world’s most prestigious trail ultramarathons. Unfortunately race organizers had to postpone the race until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The race runs along the Western States trail which is recognized as one of… Read more »

Western States Stories with 2009 Champion Anita Ortiz

Anita Ortiz at the 2009 Western States 100

This weekend, June 27-28, 2020, would have marked the 47th edition of one of the world’s most prestigious trail ultramarathons, the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race organizers had to make the difficult decision to postpone the race until 2021. The Western States trail is recognized as… Read more »

Utah’s Bryce Canyon Ultras Are “Game On” For This Weekend

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Photo above by Lucid Images. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most trail races scheduled for this… Read more »

Origin Stories of Top American Trail Runners – Part 2

Redemption, Wrong Turns, Silver Linings and Cigarettes: How a Few of the Nation’s Top Mountain/Ultra/Trail Runners Found Their Way to the Trails. Written by Shannon Payne. Shannon is a Colorado native trail runner currently residing in Auburn, California. She was a 2-time qualifier for the US Mountain Running Team, 2-time winner of the Mt. Washington… Read more »

Origin Stories of Top American Trail Runners – Part 1

Redemption, Wrong Turns, Silver Linings and Cigarettes: How a Few of the Nation’s Top Mountain/Ultra/Trail Runners Found Their Way to the Trails. Written by Shannon Payne. Shannon is a Colorado native currently residing in Auburn, California. She was a 2-time qualifier for the US Mountain Running Team, 2-time winner of the Mt. Washington Road Race,… Read more »

Marcy Schwam: Pioneer of Women’s Ultrarunning

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website.  After my enjoyable interview with Ian Maddieson, accomplished ultrarunner and Adjunct Research Professor for the Department… Read more »

2020 IAU 100 km World Championship Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Announcement from U.S. 100K Team manager Lin Gentling. Lin has been a USATF National Championship liaison for many trail and ultra championships and lives in Minnesota. Dear Runners, today we were informed that the International Association of Ultrarunning (IAU) has cancelled the 100K World Championships due to be held on September 12th in Winschoten, The… Read more »

Pioneer Spirit Trail Race to host USATF 50 Mile Trail Championship

Press release written by USATF Championship liaison Meghan Laws. Photo above: Tim Tollefson winning Singletrack Running’s 2019 FOURmidable 50K. On Saturday March 14, the Pioneer Spirit Trail Race will host the 2020 USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships in El Dorado and Placer counties, California.  Starting in the small town of Cool, the course runs through… Read more »

RunRepeat Publishes The State of Ultra Running 2020

This study was conducted by RunRepeat and the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) and originally published on RunRepeat.com. The results are republished here with their permission. In this study, RunRepeat.com explores trends in ultra running over the last 23 years. They have analyzed 5,010,730 results from 15,451 ultra running events, making this the largest study… Read more »

UTMB Management Takes Control of Ultra Trail World Tour: Uncertain Future for the Series

Guest post By Sergio Mayayo, editor of Spanish language mountain/trail running website carrerasdemontana.com (English version at trailrunningspain.com). Sergio is also a World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) council member along with ATRA executive director Nancy Hobbs. Above photo by @galitophotografia. As the year comes to and, we look into the future and put forward our best… Read more »

Kevin Setnes Inducted into American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame

Press release from the American Ultrarunning Association (AUA). In 2002 Kevin published an article about the benefits of hill running in our Trail Times newsletter. Photo above: Kevin on his way to 3rd place at the 2000 USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships. Kevin Setnes began his running career at Bloom Township High School in Illinois,… Read more »

AdventureCORPS presents Artsakh Ultra, a six-day trail running race through the Republic of Artsakh

Press release from American Trail Running Association corporate member AdventureCORPS®. This article also appeared in the Winter 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. In 2020, AdventureCORPS® – organizers of the world-famous Badwater® ultramarathon running races in Death Valley and across the USA – will host a six-day, point-to-point, 160-mile (260km) trail running stage race… Read more »

Mountains Beyond Mountains: Circumnavigating the Tahoe Rim Trail

Written by Coach Andrew Simmons for the Fall 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. The trails traversing the Lake Tahoe basin offer amazing views of the deepest lake in the United States. Circumnavigating Tahoe Rim Trail is normally a week-long feat for back packers and hikers, but once a year, athletes line up to… Read more »

Tailwind Nutrition’s Maggie Guterl Makes History at Big’s Backyard Ultra

Press release from American Trail Running Association corporate member Tailwind Nutrition. Guterl, who manages Tailwind’s events and athletes, is the first woman to win the brutal Big’s Backyard Ultra. Photo above by Bill Schultz via U.S. National 24 Hour Running Team. Durango, Colorado – Maggie Guterl, Athlete and Events Manager for Tailwind Nutrition, has made history… Read more »