Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

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 »

Jermann and Shiflett Earn USATF 50k Championship Titles at Caumsett

Written by USATF championship liaison Roy Pirrung at Caumsett Park, Long Island, NY.  The Greater Long Island Running Club is a long-time American Trail Running Association corporate member.  Photos by Roy Pirrung. Once again, the USATF 50K Road Championships were hosted by the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) at Caumsett State Park in New… Read more »

USATF 50K Trail Championships / Fourmidible 50K Results & Story

Story and photos by USATF Championship liaison Lin Gentling. Max King and YiOu Wang Capture the 2017 50K USATF National Trail Championships at the Fourmidible 50K – 18 February 2017. The day dawned as it had for the past few days…wet. With a gentle rain at the start and predictions of heavier rain throughout the… Read more »

USATF 50K Trail Championships Preview

Written by Lin Gentling, USATF Championship Liaison. USATF 50K Trail National Championships – Fourmidible 50K, Auburn, CA. While the southern part of California has been pummeled by high winds and significant amounts of rain, the Auburn area has not escaped the rain. The earth is saturated from the rains of the past week and still… Read more »

USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships Results & Story

Press release written by Jason Bryant, USATF Championship Liaison.  Photos by Jason Bryant.  Tejas Trails and Altra are American Trail Running Association corporate members. The 2017 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships took place this past Saturday as part of the Rocky Raccoon 100 presented by Altra and organized by Tejas Trails. The race had a few… Read more »

Tejas Trails hosts USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships on Saturday

Press release written by Jason Bryant, USATF Championship liaison for the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile.  Tejas Trails and Altra are American Trail Running Association corporate members. The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this Saturday, February 4, at the Rocky Raccoon 100 presented by Altra and directed by Tejas Trails. This will be the… Read more »

Application Window Open Until February 2 for Badwater® 135

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS®, Inc. AdventureCORPS®, Inc., hosts of the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon, is currently accepting applications for this year’s race, scheduled for July 10-12, 2017. Now in its 40th year and recognized globally as “the world’s toughest foot race,” this iconic race pits up to 100 of the world’s toughest athletes –… Read more »

Book review: The Grand Trail, by Alexis and Frederic Berg

Review written by Laura Clark, a trail runner and snowshoe racer who lives in Saratoga Springs NY and is a Children’s Librarian at the Saratoga Springs (New York) Public Library.  The Grand Trail publisher Velopress is an ATRA corporate member.  It is a universal urge to proclaim to the world who we are, what makes… Read more »

Altra footwear to partner with Aravaipa Running

Press release from ATRA corporate members Aravaipa Running and Altra Footwear.  Photos provided by Aravaipa Running. Altra Footwear will be the presenting sponsor for Aravaipa Running’s 2017 & 2018 Black Canyon Ultras with the 2017 race taking place February 18. The Black Canyon Ultras feature point to point 100k & 60k courses along the world-class… Read more »

A conversation with trail running speedster Zach Miller

Not yet 30 years old, Zach Miller has won some of the premier ultras in the country and abroad. In his quiver of victories: JFK 50 Mile, Lake Sonoma 50 Mile, CCC® (the little ‘sister’ of the UTMB®), back-to-back wins at the North Face 50 Mile, Madeira Island Ultra Trail. He’s been a member of… Read more »