Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

Western States 100: Alex Nichols Reflects On A Hard Fought Top 10

Alex Nichols

Just a few weeks after “The Big Dance” of American ultra-trail running competitions — The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run — we catch up with top-ten finisher Alex Nichols who reflects on his race experience. Nichols, an accomplished trail runner sponsored by Scott Running, placed second at this event in 2017 and went into the… Read more »

2021 Western States 100 As It Happened – Through ATRA’s Lens

Another Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run is in the books. This past weekend three members of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) team – Allie McLaughlin, Peter Maksimow and Tayte Pollmann (pictured above) – followed the runners conducting interviews, taking photos and shooting video. The following is a series of chronological short videos showing… Read more »

Preston Johnson and Randi Burnett Win USATF 50 km Road Championship

Caumsett

Written by USATF Championship liaison and American Trail Running Association treasurer Lin Gentling. Lin Gentling. Photos by Lin Gentling and Mike Polansky. What a perfect day for the 2021 USATF 50 km Road Championships…if you were a spectator. A beautiful cool morning with not a cloud in the sky and only a very slight breeze… Read more »

Race Preview – 2021 USATF 50 km National Championship

Written by USATF Championship Liaison and American Trail Running Association treasurer Lin Gentling. The USA Track and Field (USATF) 50 km National Road Championships will take place this Sunday, June 13th, at Heckscher State Park, in East Islip, New York. The course is a 5k loop to be run 10 times by competitors. The 2021… Read more »

Greece’s 421 KM Run Messinia Moved to October 2021

Run Messinia

Announcement from Run Messinia. Photo above: Vladimir Rys. The final date of the 10 marathons in total in 10 days will be held on October 2-11, 2021. Run Messinia will start on October 2 from Mani and will conclude in Pylos on October 11, 2021. The closing of this event will take place in the… Read more »

AdventureCORPS Announces Joe Nimble as the Official Shoe of Badwater

Joe Nimble

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member AdventureCORPS®. AdventureCORPS®, the organization behind the legendary Badwater® brand and world-wide series of Badwater races, is pleased to announce Joe Nimble® as the Official Shoe of Badwater® for 2021. Joe Nimble® is the German shoe pioneer that has been championing the cause of toefreedom® since 1982 and has… Read more »

Jackpot Ultra & USATF 100 Mile (Road) Championship Results

Written by USATF MUT Council vice-chair Meghan Canfield. The Jackpot Ultra Running Festival hosted the 2021 USATF 100 Mile Road Championships in Henderson, Nevada on April 24 where $10,000 in prize money was up for grabs. With temperatures predicted to reach into the 90s, and wind gusts up to 40 mph for the USATF 100… Read more »

2022 IAU 100km World Championship – Team USA Selection & Qualifiers

2022 U.S. National 100Km Team Qualifying Standards and List of Current Qualifiers The USATF 100 Kilometer National Team will compete in the 2022 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100 Kilometer World Championship under the patronage of the IAAF on a date and location to be determined (Note that this event has an “even year” occurrence)…. Read more »

ATRA Member Spartan Trail World Championship Continues at Argentina’s Patagonia Run

Spartan Trail

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Spartan Trail. Images by Fotos de Aventura. Last weekend was huge for Argentina’s trail running scene with Patagonia Run’s event in the stunning mountain village of San Martín de los Andes, in Argentina’s Northern Patagonia. Following COVID-19 guidelines and protocols from the local and national authorities, Patagonia Run… Read more »

2021 IAU 50 Kilometer World Championship – Team USA Selection

[Updated June 16, 2021] The USATF Road 50 Kilometer National Team will compete at the 2021 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 50 Kilometer World Championships under the patronage of the WA (World Athletics) on October 31 in Chinese Taipei. Team USA will include up to six male and six female athletes. The Team (and alternates),… Read more »

ATRA member UltraRunning Magazines turns 40

UltraRunning Magazine

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member UltraRunning Magazine. ATRA members get a 25% discount on UltraRunning Magazine. Founded in 1981, UltraRunning Magazine is celebrating 40 years as the Voice of the Sport™ in ultrarunning. The February 2021 issue will provide comprehensive and in-depth historical coverage featuring a summary of each decade written… Read more »

USATF Track Coach Newsletter Interviews Our Founder Nancy Hobbs

This interview was originally published in USATF Track Coach 2020 – Issue 233, the official technical publication of USA Track & Field. Track Coach and Editor Russ Ebbets interviewed Nancy Hobbs about mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) running. Nancy, what is your current position within USA Track & Field? Chairperson of the USATF Mountain Ultra… Read more »

ATRA Member AdventureCORPS announces Badwater 267 VR

Badwater

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member AdventureCORPS®. In 2021, AdventureCORPS® – organizers of the world-famous Badwater® ultramarathon running races in Death Valley, across the USA, and beyond – will launch a new event called Badwater® 267 VR on January 1 through 31, 2021. Unlike other Badwater races held in remote locations and generally limited… Read more »

Dean Karnazes to Run Greece’s 421 KM Run Messinia

Run Messinia

Run Messinia is an ultramarathon race of a total distance of approximately 421 kilometers, a tribute to the important events and unforgettable battles of the heroes of 1821. At the beginning of March 2021, during the “Run for Freedom” edition, 10 runners will attempt to run 10 long distances, in 10 days, crossing historical places… Read more »

Got 200-Mile Racing Questions? Tayte Pollmann Has Answers

200-Mile

Trail races at the 200-mile distance are gaining attention in the ultra trail running community in the United States. Just as 100 mile races have surpassed the marathon as a bucket list accomplishment for long distance runners, the emergence of 200 mile races is pushing the boundaries of endurance for athletes, race directors and fans…. Read more »

60 Miles at 60 Years

60 Miles

Written by San Francisco Bay Area trail runner and personal trainer Robert Zunino. We have all been affected by the pandemic. Since March 2020 we’ve been relegated to our homes. Many of us have been training for scheduled races only to have the races we’ve been training for get canceled. I’ve been a runner since… Read more »