Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

2018 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships – Race Preview

Rocky Raccoon event organizers Tejas Trails are long time American Trail Running Association corporate members. On February 3rd and 4th in Huntsville, Texas Tejas Trails will host the USA Track & Field (USATF) 100 Mile Trail Championships and 26th running of the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile. According to race director Chris McWatters, “this race just… Read more »

Western States Champion Cat Bradley delights Colorado Springs crowd

On the eve of her 26th birthday, Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run reigning champion Cat Bradley, was at the Colorado Running Company in Colorado Springs, sharing her ultra running story with a standing room only crowd. Her can-do attitude and easy-going demeanor inspired and entertained the group for more than an hour as she… Read more »

2018 USATF 100 km Trail Championships – Race Preview

Written by Roy Pirrung, USATF Championship Liaison. Tejas Trail is an ATRA corporate member.  Above photo by Tejas Trails.  On January 6 through the 7th in Bandera, Texas the Tejas Trails organization will host its 8th USA Track & Field trail running championships and 16th running of the Bandera 100k. The venue, the Hill Country,… Read more »

Trail Running in the Azores Islands

Written by Sonia Pietrangelo and originally published in the Winter 2017/18 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. In the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, halfway between North America and Continental Europe lies the unique and breathtaking archipelago known as the Azores. This autonomous region of Portugal consists of nine mysterious volcanic islands of untouched… Read more »

USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for 2017 Runner of the Year nominations

Nominated athletes for Runner of the Year (ROY) must be current members of USA Track & Field and hold US Citizenship. Some athletes will be nominated automatically based on performances in select USATF National Championships and World Championship events. See the full list of automatically nominated athletes at the bottom of this article. Anyone can… Read more »

Strong runners set to compete for national titles at Tussey Mountainback

Press release written by Mike Casper, Race Director, Tussey Mountainback.  Photo above from bouncingsoles.com.  Tussey Mountainback meets ATRA’s event standards.  STATE COLLEGE, PA — David Roche and Megan Roche, aka “the first couple of trail running,” will try to make their marks on the roads of Rothrock State Forest on Oct. 8 at the 18th annual edition… Read more »

Van der Groen and Van Ornum Win 50 Mile races at SLO Ultra presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com

Press release by ATRA corporate member Race SLO. Second edition hosted by HomeFed and PG&E drew more than 1,000 runners and featured four challenging trail run courses – 50 mile ultra, marathon, half-marathon and 5 mile – at pristine, private Wild Cherry Canyon in Avila Beach; post-event Race SLO Dirt Festival celebrated with live bluegrass… Read more »

ITRA Responds to U.S. Ultra-Trail Race Directors’ Open Letter About UTMB Qualifying

[Editors Note] The following press release is from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) in response to an open letter from nine U.S. ultra-trail race directors published on ultrarunning.com and trailrunningmag.com. We are publishing ITRA’s response in the interest of promoting an open discussion about the role of organizations like ITRA in the U.S. trail… Read more »

2017 STYR Labs Badwater 135 – The World’s Toughest Foot Race Celebrates 40 Years

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS, Inc. On July 10-12, AdventureCORPS presents its legendary STYR Labs BADWATER® 135. Now in its 40th 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 8,360 feet (2548m), runners,… Read more »

AdventureCORPS Introduces the 100 World’s Toughest Athletes

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS. THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST FOOT RACE CELEBRATES 40th ANNIVERSARY OF ICONIC ROUTE FROM DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK TO MOUNT WHITNEY: INTRODUCING THE 100 WORLD’S TOUGHEST ATHLETES Death Valley, CA: On July 10-12, AdventureCORPS presents its legendary STYR Labs BADWATER® 135. Now in its 40th year, the world-renowned event pits… Read more »

IAU Trail World Championships – 2018 US Ultra Trail Team Qualification Standards

Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee members Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs, Alex Varner, Howard Nippert, with support from Jason Bryant and Krissy Moehl and approved by the MUT Council. The IAU/ITRA Trail World Championship is regulated by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) under the patronage of the International Association of… Read more »

Rickey Gates crisscrossing the nation on foot #TransAmericana

Dipping his toe in the waters off Charleston, South Carolina, on March 1, Ricky Gates started his five-month #TransAmericana quest to cross the country on foot carrying 12 pounds of gear on a self-supported endeavor. Midway through the trip – some 2,000 miles in – Gates stopped off in Colorado Springs to share his story… Read more »

AdventureCORPS hosts Badwater Salton Sea 81-Mile Ultramarathon this Sunday

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS®, Inc.. Follow the “live” webcast and real-time GPS Tracking! AdventureCORPS®, Inc. hosts the BADWATER® Salton Sea 81-Mile Ultramarathon annually in May and the fifth annual edition takes place this weekend on Sunday-Monday, April 30 – May 1, 2017. This remarkable event challenges teams of two or three ultrarunners… Read more »