Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

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 »

Western States Trekker – Day 5 – Foresthill to the River Crossing

This morning the trekker team was privileged to have Ann Trason join for the journey from Foresthill to the River Crossing. The 16 mile journey was completed in 5:57:07 (including breaks), descended 3500’ with 1100’ of climbing. Our team photographer Myke Hermsmeyer strapped on the ultimate camera – the trekker backpack – for the first… Read more »

Western States Trekker – Day 4 – Last Chance to Foresthill

The trekker team was restocked today with a new group of volunteers to carry the 50 pound street view panoramic imaging backpack 20 miles from Last Chance (mile 43.3) to Foresthill (mile 62). The Wednesday Trekker team lead by ATRA’s Richard Bolt was Robert Rhodes from Bay Trailrunners, Matthew Hook, Chris Streeter, Ben Bosch, Avesh… Read more »

Western States Trekker – Day 3 – Duncan Canyon to Last Chance

After fixing trekker battery charger issues on Monday, the trekker team hit the trail again on Tuesday with a fresh complement of volunteers and fully charged batteries. Richard Bolt, Mike Kreaden, Dan Baxley, Matthew Hook (driver) and Myke Hermsmeyer (photographer) left Foresthill early in the morning for the hour plus drive to the Duncan Canyon… Read more »

Thank you Western States Trekker supporters

This coming Sunday our Western States Trekker will kick off in Squaw Valley resort at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run starting line. To make this project possible we’ve received generous support from several ATRA corporate members and trail runners who have volunteered their time to be part of the trekker team. The trekker team… Read more »

Flashback Friday: A Moving Marriage with Mother Nature

Written by trail runner Bob Holtel for the 2001 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Photo from Ultraholic.com. From the ATRA Archives is presented by Salomon.  Simplicity in all things is the secret of the wilderness and one of its most valuable lessons. It is what we leave behind that is most important. I think… Read more »

Sigl & Malcolm win USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships

Tyler Sigl led from the start to win the USATF 50 Mile Trail Running Championships in Ithaca, New York, today – Saturday, June 4, setting a course record of 6:44:12 in the process. Men’s Race Sigl pocketed $1500 for the victory, $500 in course incentives, and $1000 to support his travel to the IAU World… Read more »

Jason Koop leads an ultramarathon training revolution

Koop’s New Book, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning, Reveals His Unique Training Approach When elite ultrarunners have a need for speed, they turn to coach Jason Koop. Now the sport’s leading coach makes his highly effective ultramarathon training methods available to ultrarunners of all abilities in his new book, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning. Koop’s book is… Read more »

Western States Trekker coming to the Sierra Nevada this June

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is excited to announce its Western States Trekker project. This coming June, ATRA will capture panoramic “street-view” imagery of the entire 100-mile Western States trail using Google Map’s backpack-mounted camera system. The resulting imagery will enable fans of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run to view the entire… Read more »