Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

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 »

Bandera 100K & USATF 100K Trail Championship Results

Written by Roy Pirrung, USATF Championship liaison at the Bandera 100K. Tejas Trails is an ATRA corporate member.  Photo above by Rick Kent, Enduro Photo. Stephanie Howe Violett and Justin Ricks take national championship titles at the USATF 100k Trail Championships held in conjunction with the Bandera 100k – a Tejas Trail event.  Stephanie Howe… Read more »

Roy Pirrung Inducted into American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame

Press release from the American Ultrarunning Association, Morristown, NJ. Roy Pirrung is a veteran of many trail races and serves on the USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Council with ATRA’s Nancy Hobbs and Richard Bolt. In 1980, at the age of 32, Roy Pirrung was 60 pounds overweight, smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day, and was a… Read more »

USATF MUT Council Announces 2017 National Championship Races

Photo above: Andy Wacker on his way to victory at the 2016 Lake Padden Trail Half.  At the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida earlier this month the Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council confirmed the final races for the 2017 National Championships.  There will be a total of $48,000 in prize… Read more »

2016 Trail World Championship announces drug testing results

Press release from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). ITRA’s athlete drug testing program is formally known as its Health Policy. Athletes tested: The procedure was to test the top 10 men and women from the ITRA (International Trail Running Association) general ranking and the best men and woman from each delegation. On the 77… Read more »

Team USA shares Trail World Championships experiences

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association. On Sunday, October 30, the day after the Trail World Championships, the nine athletes and two staff of Team USA shared thoughts about the event. The nine-member contingent was asked two questions: 1) What one word would you use to describe the course;… Read more »

US Ultra Trail Team ready, set, go for IAU Trail Championships

The US Ultra Trail Team will be among the 39 countries to be represented at the IAU Trail World Championships this coming Saturday, October 29, in Braga, Portugal. The start and finish for the 85.5 kilometer trail race will be at the Rio Caldo bridge in Braga. The course will include 5,000 meters of total… Read more »

BADWATER announces Mt. Gaoligong Ultra in Tengchong, Yunnan Province, China

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS®, Inc., organizers of the BADWATER 135. Held in “China’s Colorado,” Mt Gaoligong Ultra is a Mountain Trail Race through Time and History. Oak Park, CA / Tengchong, China – BADWATER®, the world’s toughest brand, is pleased to announce the inaugural Mt. Gaoligong Ultra in Tengchong, Yunnan Province, China… Read more »

Gellin, Judd Win Inaugural SLO Ultra presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com

Press release from ATRA corporate member Race SLO. First year event hosted by HomeFed drew 1,200 runners and featured four challenging trail run courses – 50 mile ultra, marathon, half-marathon and five mile hike – at pristine Wild Cherry Canyon in Avila Beach; post-event Bluegrass Festival presented by Race SLO & event beneficiary The Land… Read more »

Tamalpa Headlands / USATF 50K Trail Championships Race Preview

Press release written by Tamalpa Headlands 50K race director Tim Fitzpatrick. Tamalpa Runners, Marin’s largest running club, will present the Tamalpa Headlands 50k trail race on Saturday August 27th, 2016. Designated for the second year in a row as the USATF 50K Trail National Championship, the race has attracted an outstanding elite field. The race… Read more »

MYLAPS Sports Timing to showcase Live Tracking at The RUT

Editors note: MYLAPS is an ATRA corporate member and Event Standards Program partner for race timing and scoring systems. New this year, MYLAPS Sports Timing will be included at The RUT Mountain Runs in the form of MYLAPS EventApp, Live Tracking and Social Shares modules from the “EventManager” platform via timing partner, Competitive Timing out of… Read more »

IAU Trail World Championships – 2017 US Ultra Trail Team Qualification Standards

Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee members Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs, Alex Varner, Maria Dalzot and Howard Nippert and approved by the MUT Council. The IAU Trail World Championship is regulated by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) under the patronage of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The… Read more »

Inaugural Sold-Out SLO Ultra Presents Trails in Motion Film Festival

Press release from ATRA corporate member Race SLO. VIP Admission ticket includes beverages, appetizers and meet & greet with featured athletes and film director; Thursday, September 8 at Fremont Theatre; proceeds to benefit The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo. SAN LUIS OBISPO, California – The inaugural, sold-out SLO Ultra presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com, set for… Read more »

US Ultra Trail Team for the 2016 IAU Trail Championships Announced

The USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council is proud to announce athletes for the 2016 IAU Trail World Championships coming up October 29 in Transpeneda–Gerês, Portugal. A team of 5 women and 5 men will tackle the technical point to point 85 km course through Parque Nacional Peneda-Gerês along the mountainous border with Spain…. Read more »

ADVENTURECORPS announces Summer 2016 issue of BADWATER Magazine

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS. Oak Park, CA – AdventureCORPS is pleased to announce that the Summer 2016 issue of BADWATER® Magazine is now available for download. Sixty-four pages in length and printed in full-color, it focuses primarily on the STYR Labs Badwater 135 Ultramarathon and its remarkable venues, Death Valley National Park,… Read more »

With Spartan Sport, Suunto introduces new additions to its next-generation multisport solution

Press release from ATRA corporate member Salomon / Suunto via their PR agency rygr. HELSINKI (July 6, 2016) — Suunto today announces an expansion to its recently introduced Suunto Spartan Ultra multisport solution: the Suunto Spartan Sport, a strong and sleek multisport GPS watch for athletes. “Our customers have asked us to create a full-featured… Read more »