Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

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 »

Gallagher and Walmsley Victorious at Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

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. Cool Weather and a Competitive Fields Generate Record Times at the 2019 Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. The 46th annual Western… Read more »

Pre-Race Activities at the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

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. The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run is an American Trail Running Association race member. The 46th annual Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run will be held tomorrow, Saturday June 29, 2019. The… Read more »

US Trail Team ready to rumble at the Trail World Championships

A talented group of American ultra-trail runners have arrived in Coimbra, Portugal for this Saturday’s 44 km Trail World Championship race. Along with athletes from over 50 countries, the Americans have settled into Hotel Dona Inês just meters away from the Mondego River. The cool waters may beckon, but first the athletes must tackle the… Read more »

BADWATER® 135 Ultramarathon Celebrates 42nd Running

Press release from American Trail Running Association double track member Badwater® / AdventureCORPS®. On July 15-17, AdventureCORPS presents its legendary BADWATER® 135 ULTRAMARATHON. Now in its 42nd year, the world-renowned event pits up to 100 of the world’s toughest athletes against one another and the elements. In scorching temperatures and at altitudes as high as… Read more »

Bo Aucoin Discusses the Western States Transgender Entrant Policy

With increasing cultural acceptance and awareness of transgender persons, there have been more conversations within the trail running community about how to categorize these athletes in competitive athletic events. Over the past several years, international governing bodies and national federations have introduced policies regarding transgender athletes to attempt to clarify rules and regulations within events… Read more »

Californians victorious at USATF 50 km Trail Championships

Tollefson (pictured above) earns second USA Track & Field 50 km Trail title; Moreno wins her debut at the distance. Storm clouds overhead, intermittent rain showers, and temperatures below 40 degrees greeted runners arriving at Overlook Park in Auburn, California — dubbed the Endurance Capital of the World –for the 7th annual FOURmidable 50K host… Read more »

FOURmidable 50K to host the USATF 50 km Trail Championships

On Saturday, February 16, Singletrack Running’s FOURmidable 50K will host the USA Track & Field’s 50 km Trail Championships for the second time. First organized in 2013, the FOURmidable 50K hosted the 2017 championship with 2011 World Mountain Running Champion Max King and 2016 U.S. Trail Team member YiOu Wang winning their respective titles. FOURmidable… Read more »

American Trail Running Association to promote “Trail Running Responsibly” in 2019

Here at the American Trail Running Association (ATRA), we’re proud to announce “Trail Running Responsibly” as our theme for 2019. This important topic follows our recent annual themes including last year’s Trail Stewardship: Leaving a Lasting Legacy, and the 2017 theme, Community: Building Trail Running Connections. Starting in January, we’ll be publishing a series of… Read more »

Ashley Brasovan on Building Confidence for Trail Racing

This article was written by Ashley Brasovan, 2007 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion, Duke University graduate, and most recently a “MUT” convert with two USATF Championship titles to her credit – 2017 Trail Half Marathon and 2018 30K Trail Championship – and a USATF team appearance at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships…. Read more »

From the ATRA Archives: Ian Torrence Runs Old Dominion

This article first appeared in our Trail Times newsletter Issue #12 from 1999. We’re tapping into our archives to bring back trail running articles from past issues of Trail Times. As we head into 2019, enjoy this first installment of “From the ATRA Archives presented by Salomon” by Ian Torrence, which he originally submitted for… Read more »

Book Review: The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience

The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience, by Jennifer Pharr Davis. Viking, 2018. Book review written by trail runner Laura Clark for the Fall 2018 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a… Read more »