Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

USATF 100K National Championship Preview

Press release written by race director Tim Yanacheck.  As members of USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council, ATRA’s Nancy Hobbs & Richard Bolt help determine host events for national championship races including the Mad City 100K. MADISON, WISCONSIN – National championships will be on the line for ultramarathon runners in the Mad City Ultras… Read more »

Jason Koop Leads a Training Revolution in Ultramarathon

Press release from Dave Trendler, VeloPress. Jason Koop’s New Book Training Essentials for Ultrarunning Reveals His Unique Training Approach. Boulder, CO, USA — 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… Read more »

Spectrum Sports Management introduces the Avalon 50/50

For 2017, Spectrum Sports will combine the Catalina 50K and the Avalon 50 Mile run into the Avalon 50/50. CLAREMONT, Calif. – (Mar. 29, 2016) – Spectrum Sports Management, the leading Southern California sports management event production agency, is adding a new event to the traditional Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run. The new event will add… Read more »

Suunto Points to rygr for US Public Relations

OGDEN, Utah (March 25, 2016) — Suunto, a global leader in sports precision instruments, has partnered with rygr (pronounced rig-er), an integrated marketing agency, for its public relations activities in the United States. Founded in 1936, when Finnish orienteer and engineer Tuomas Vohlonen invented the mass production method for the liquid-filled compass, Suunto has for… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference to debut FIFTY

Our friends at the US Trail Running Conference have announced that FIFTY the movie will be the feature presentation for the Trail Running Film Festival during the 2016 Conference. This special showing will be the Colorado premier of FIFTY the movie and will also be seen at other locations on a US tour. What is FIFTY?… Read more »

Epic Photos from the 2016 UTCR Arenal Volcano

To try to understand why Ultra Trail Costa Rica (UTCR) Arenal Volcano is so extraordinary, you must already know the place. In its preserved environment, where the rainforest dives in the huge lake, that magnificent volcano named Arenal seems to ensure peace and enchantment reigning here. This past Saturday the 12th of March, at the… Read more »

Krissy Moehl Joins Ultimate Direction Athlete Team

Ultimate Direction, the leading brand in hydration and wearable gear innovations, is proud to announce top female ultrarunner and race director, Krissy Moehl, to its team of professional athletes for the 2016 season. The brand’s new crew of sponsored athletes will include top runners Nikki Kimball, Ashley Erba, Jessie Young, Devon Yanko, Kristina Pattison, and… Read more »

Marathon Printing becomes partner in Event Standards Program

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) announces Marathon Printing, Inc., as the newest partner in their Event Standards Program. ATRA introduced its Event Standards Program in 2012, and recently has included vendors and suppliers as partners to further assist trail race directors in meeting ATRA’s 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event…. Read more »

USATF 50K Championship and Caumsett 50K Results

Trail running speedster Caroline Boller breaks the masters record and wins the women’s USATF 50K National Championship title. Jared Burdick Blasts by Zach Ornelas with 2 miles to go and secures the men’s championship at Caumsett. Lloyd Harbor, NY – March 6, 2016 – Both men and women’s leaders, from the start, were intent on… Read more »

Caumsett 50K to host national championships on Sunday

The USATF 50K Road Championships / Caumsett 50K will take place this Sunday, March 6, at Caumsett State Park, Lloyd’s Harbor, Long Island, New York. The Greater Long Island Running Club has hosted the USATF 50K Road Championships for the past ten years, while the Caumsett Park 50K will celebrate its 13th running in ’16…. Read more »

AdventureCORPS announces Spring 2016 issue of BADWATER Magazine

Oak Park, CA – AdventureCORPS, Inc. is pleased to announce that the March 2016 issue of BADWATER Magazine is now available for download or purchase. What is BADWATER Magazine? BADWATER Magazine is sixty pages in length and printed in full-color, it focuses primarily on the two Spring 2016 BADWATER races, Badwater Cape Fear on March… Read more »

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 »