Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

USA Team Invitational coming to Lake Sonoma

After a successful debut event at the 2015 North Face 50 Mile Championships this past December, the USA Team Invitational returns for its second edition at the Lake Sonoma 50 Mile race. This ultra-trail invitational is an opportunity for trail running shoe brands to have their sponsored athletes compete in head-to-head competition for a team… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Announces Major Upgrades for 2016

This US Trail Running Conference article was written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director & Founder, American Trail Running Association. To celebrate its fourth installment, the US Trail Running Conference introduces a fresh look complete with a new logo, a redesigned website, a teaser video, and an expanded list of expert panelists and sessions. This year’s… Read more »

A Journey Into the Magical World of the Fiords

Written by the staff at NIGSA Events & Expeditions. NIGSA organizes the Patagonian International Marathon, Ultra Fiords & Ultra Trail Torres Del Paine and is an ATRA corporate member.  This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter and was published in December 2015. After the resounding success of the inaugural Ultra Fiords race in… Read more »

The BADWATER ultra running experience returns to the East Coast

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS®, Inc, organizers of BADWATER Ultra Races. The BADWATER ultra running experience returns to the East Coast in one month when the third BADWATER CAPE FEAR race takes place on Bald Head Island, North Carolina on March 19, 2016. With 50km and 51-mile race options, Badwater Cape Fear features… Read more »

Re-introducing your ATRA staff members!

This announcement about ATRA staff was written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director & Founder, American Trail Running Association. Learn even more about Nancy in this recent WeRunFar profile with ATRA member iRunFar.  Photo above by Robert Rhodes. We are growing and we thank you for being part of our success! As such, I wanted to take this… Read more »

2016 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship Results

The 2016 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship results and story was written by USATF Championship liaison Jason Bryant. Both Altra and Tejas Trails are ATRA corporate members. The more things change, the more things stay the same? I covered last year’s race and in some ways the race probably could not have been more different…. Read more »

How to prepare for a multi-day stage race

How to prepare for a multi-day stage race was written by Xero Shoes ambassadors Mel Gosse & Jon Sinclair. Xero Shoes is an ATRA corporate member. Multi-day stage racing includes an interesting mix between speed and stamina, and requires a great deal of grit and grind to last day and night in harsh environments. This… Read more »

USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship / Rocky Raccoon Preview

The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship / Rocky Raccoon preview was written by USATF Championship liaison Jason Bryant. Jason will be sending race updates via Twitter from @USAultrarunning.  Tejas Trails and Altra both ATRA corporate members. The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this Saturday February 6 at the Rocky Raccoon 100 presented by Altra… Read more »

Elite trail runners prepare for 2016 US Olympic Trials

A sizable group of elite trail runners have qualified for the 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials scheduled to take place February 13th in Los Angeles, California. Showing strong crossover talent on the roads are past members of the US Mountain Running Team, USATF national champions in mountain, ultra & trail running, a Western States 100… Read more »

Application Window Open Until February 2 for STYR Labs Badwater® 135

The STYR Labs Badwater® 135 is an ATRA corporate member. Application Window Open Until February 2 for STYR Labs Badwater® 135, “The World’s Toughest Foot Race.” Furnace Creek, CA – AdventureCORPS®, Inc., hosts of the STYR Labs Badwater 135 Ultramarathon, is currently accepting applications for this year’s race, scheduled for July 18-20, 2016. Now in… Read more »

The 18th Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset coming August 3, 2016

Press release from Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset. The 18th Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset coming August 3, 2016 In the first week of August 2016, adventure seeking runners from all over the world will take part in the 18th Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset (MS2S) at the shores of Lake Hovsgol. The registration period for this unique… Read more »

Bandera 100k & USATF 100k National Championship Results

Written by USATF Championship liaison Roy Pirrung. Photo above by Roy Pirrung. Photos below by Rick Kent.  CORRECTION on January 14, 2016: the original version of this press release did not include Cassie Scallon’s course record.  Bandera, TX–Jim Walmsley, 25, Flagstaff, AZ, shattered the Bandera 100k trail course record, held by Jorge Maravilla since 2014…. Read more »

Inaugural SLO Ultra Trail Race to Showcase Beautiful Natural Resource

The following press release is from ATRA corporate member Race SLO, organizers of running races in California’s central coast region.  Inaugural SLO Ultra Trail Race to Showcase Beautiful Natural Resource Race SLO’s unique new ultra event hosted by HomeFed and produced in partnership with The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo, the event’s official beneficiary,… Read more »

Tom Johnson Inducted into the American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame

Press release from the American Ultrarunning Association, Morristown, NJ. Photo from www.run100s.com (Tom Johnson, 2nd row, 3rd from right). Tom Johnson Inducted into the American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame Tom Johnson can lay claim to the most unusual athletic background of any elite American ultrarunner–perhaps any American ultrarunner, period. In college at the University of California at… Read more »

Pacing and mule-ing at USATF ultra running championships

Pacing and mule-ing at USATF ultra running championships With the first two 2016 USATF ultra running championships coming up in just a few weeks, we’ve been getting quite a few questions about pacing or “mule-ing” athletes. While pacing is not allowed, there is a provision for “safety runners.” USATF Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council member… Read more »

2016 USATF Mountain, Ultra, Trail Championship Schedule

USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council announces the following events slated to host national championships in 2016, covering distances from 10 kilometers to 100 miles as well as 24 hours. Nine states including California, Washington, Texas, Utah, Colorado, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, and New Hampshire will serve as hosts in the coming year. January 9 –… Read more »

American Trail Running Association introduces new partner program

American Trail Running Association introduces new partner program Written by Nancy Hobbs, December 15, 2015 Colorado Springs, CO — The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has introduced a new platform for vendors and suppliers to connect with and support trail race directors through its Event Standards Partnership Program. ATRA introduced its Event Standards Program in… Read more »

ATRA Event Standards Program Quick Start Guide

ATRA Event Standards Program Quick Start Guide Updated December 15, 2015 ATRA’s Event Standards Program is as an educational resource for race directors and race participants. The program, first introduced in 2012, is comprised of 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event. A more detailed version of our Event Standards Program is available… Read more »

Altra becomes exclusive footwear partner of the Hardrock 100

Press release from Altra Footwear. Altra Footwear is an ATRA Switchback Corporate Member. The Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run is proud to announce a 3-year partnership with Altra Footwear. Silverton, Colorado Tuesday December 1st , 2015 – Altra Footwear becomes a Diamond Level Partner and the exclusive footwear partner of the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance… Read more »

Inaugural USA Ultra Team Invitational Results

Inaugural USA Ultra Team Invitational Results This past weekend teams from Altra, Hoka, Nike, Salomon and The North Face battled for prime positions on the steep trails of the Marin Headlands out side of San Francisco. The racers where participating in the inaugural USA Ultra Team Invitational which was held in conjunction with The North… Read more »