Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

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 »

Corley and Terranova win USATF 100 km Trail Championships

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Roy Pirrung. Tejas Trails is an American Trail Running Association member. The USA Track & Field 100 km Trail Championship, hosted by the Tejas Trails J&J race produced two Texans as national champions. The race, held at Camp Eagle, Rocksprings, TX started at 7 P.M., on Friday, September 27, and… Read more »

Chamonix Based Trail Race Organizer announces Val d’Aran by UTMB® for the Spanish Pyrenees

Press release written by UTMB®. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France — UTMB® and local organizers InAran Sports, have today announced the inaugural edition of Val d’Aran by UTMB®, the newest international event created by UTMB®, will be held in the heart of the Pyrenees from 3-5 July 2020. Announced at the world summit of trail running UTMB® Mont Blanc… Read more »

Non-WADA Compliant Athlete Testing Programs (Part 5)

[Editor’s Note:] This article is the last in a five-part series about how the mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) running community has been affected by athlete doping and drug testing. This timely topic was researched by professional trail runner Tayte Pollmann and includes his personal experience as well as input from other top athletes and… Read more »

Kettle Moraine Trail Runs Showcase Teamwork, Kindness and Grit

This article was written by Ornery Mule Racing event director Michele Hartwig. Ornery Mule Racing organizes the Kettle Moraine Endurance Trail Runs and is an ATRA corporate member. Photos by Ornery Mule Racing. The 25th annual Kettle Moraine 100 Endurance Trail Runs were held on June 1, 2019 in LaGrange, Wisconsin. The event features 100… Read more »

What I learned as a first time spectator at Western States

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. Western States is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. I was very grateful to have had the opportunity this past week, June 29-30, 2019, to be present at the 46th… Read more »

Inov-8 Runner to Attempt Appalachian Trail World Record

Inov-8 is a long time American Trail Running Association corporate member. British athlete Kristian Morgan is aiming to set a new world record for running the iconic 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail in the fastest known time. Starting on July 1st, the inov-8 ambassador hopes to break the highly sought-after speed record of 41 days, 7 hours… Read more »