Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

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 »

USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council Meeting Minutes

USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running (MUT) Council Meeting Meeting minutes by Traci Falbo. December 3, 2015 – Meeting #1 2:30 PM, Houston, TX ADMINISTRATION: 1) Welcome – introductions and attendance (collect names, email of attendees at all sessions). Lindsay Toussant from National office introduced themselves with Karl Eagleman, and Jim Estes. Lindsay is responsible… Read more »

Member Update: The Ultra Trail Costa Rica ARENAL VOLCANO

Member Update: The Ultra Trail Costa Rica ARENAL VOLCANO Written by Philippe Bukove from Costa Rica Race. Costa Rica Race is an ATRA corporate single-track member. A dream trial featuring magnificent scenery with spectacular views! The UTCR ARENAL VOLCANO (March 12-13th 2016) is a race byway and mountain trails, non-stop, individual participation, which has 5… Read more »

Flashback Friday: Race Experience Eclipsed by the Joy of Japan

Flashback Friday: Race Experience Eclipsed by the Joy of Japan Written by Nancy Hobbs (pictured above) for ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter, May 3, 2005. Tired, confused, more than frustrated. I’ve been running for 6 hours on an unfamiliar trail, a trail I’ve never seen except on a topo map. Believe me, the trail I’m on… Read more »

Inaugural SLO Ultra Trail Race 2016 Registration Opens

Race SLO adds unique ultra run to its family of annual central coast events; debut ultra, hosted by HomeFed and benefitting The Land Conservancy, features three challenging trail courses – 50 mile, marathon and half-marathon – at Wild Cherry Canyon in Avila Beach on Saturday, September 10, 2016; registration is open at www.SLOultra.com. SAN LUIS… Read more »

Ultra Fiord is back for a 2nd edition

ULTRA FIORD BACK FOR A 2ND EDITION WITH RUNNERS FROM MORE THAN 20 COUNTRIES – The 2nd edition will take place the 14th-16th of April, 2016 – Runners from 24 countries are already signed up – The race is located in the untouched fiords of Chilean Patagonia PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE (November 25th, 2015)—After the resounding… Read more »

IAU Trail World Championships – 2016 US Ultra Trail Team Qualification Standards

Written by Kami Semick & Nancy Hobbs IAU Trail World Championships – 2016 US Ultra Trail Team Qualification Standards 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 first IAU Trail World Championships were held in Annecy, France, at… Read more »

Provisional Suspension of the Russian Federation from IAU Events

Message from the IAU’s Lin Gentling. This suspension affects Russia’s ability to participate in the IAU Trail Championship this in October 2016 in Portugal.  Provisional Suspension of the Russian Federation from IAU Events The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) confirms that it will abide by and enforce the decision of the International Association of Athletics… Read more »

UltraRunning Magazine Launches The UltraRunning Race Series

UltraRunning Magazine Launches The UltraRunning Race Series Press Release from UltraRunning Magazine – November 18th, 2015 Men’s, Women’s Winners Will Land Western States 100 Entries UltraRunning Magazine today announced the launch of the UltraRunning Race Series (“URS”), a North American ultrarunning series that scores every North American participant in every North American ultra. Scoring is… Read more »

USATF MUT Council Announces 2015 Runners of the Year

Written by Nancy Hobbs, MUT Council Chairperson. USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council Announces 2015 Mountain, Ultra, Trail Runners of the Year The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2015 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Trail Runners of the Year, Ultra Runners of the Year, and Contributor of the Year…. Read more »

USATF’s MUT Committee announces USA Ultra Team Invitational

Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council member Kami Semick. On Saturday, December 5, 2015, the best ultra runners from around the world will gather in the Marin headlands to compete at the inaugural USA Ultra Team Invitational. The USA Ultra Team Invitational is a team scoring event designed through the efforts of… Read more »

October Training Update by Trail Runner Dave Dunham

October Training Update by Trail Runner Dave Dunham Written by Dave Dunham. Dave lives in Bradford, MA and has been an avid mountain & trail runner for over 2 decades. Racing for the Central Mass Striders, Dave has been an athlete and team staff member on the US Mountain Running Team and won a silver… Read more »

How to prepare for a multi-day stage race

“Zolkan 4 Day Chile – How to prepare for a multi-day stage race” was written by Melissa Gosse and Jonathan Sinclair. Melissa & Jon are sponsored by ATRA corporate member Xero Shoes. Stage racing is an interesting mix between the speed and stamina that brings out the fastest ultra runners in the world. There is an… Read more »

Altra named exclusive footwear sponsor of Western States

Press release from ATRA corporate member Altra Footwear: ALTRA NAMED EXCLUSIVE FOOTWEAR SPONSOR OF WESTERN STATES 100 The world’s oldest and most prestigious 100-mile trail race announces partnership with Altra Footwear AUBURN, Calif. – Altra Footwear has been named the exclusive footwear sponsor of the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, Western States 100 President John… Read more »

USATF’s MUT Council announces call for Runner of the Year nominations

USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for Runner of the Year nominations. Nominated athletes must be current members of USA Track & Field and hold US Citizenship. Some athletes will be nominated automatically based on performances in select USATF National Championships and World Championship events. Anyone can nominate an athlete for the… Read more »

Ultra Sports Live TV Official Live Media Sponsor of Race SLO

Press release from Race SLO. Race SLO is an ATRA corporate member and organizer of the SLO Ultra trail race at Wild Cherry Canyon (September 10, 2016). SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – (October 7, 2015) – Race SLO, the Central Coast’s endurance sporting event leader, has announced Ultra Sports Live TV as its Official Live… Read more »

Passing the torch at Tejas Trails

Written by Chris McWatters You may have read the recent article from Joe Prusaitis about how he and his wife, Joyce, passed their “baby” (Tejas Trails) on to a new guy. I’m that “new guy.” I want you to know about some plans of mine to honor these two people, their Austin, TX-based trail running… Read more »

Morocco Race, a unique event for all participants

Race announcement from ATRA corporate member Morocco Race. The first edition of the the “Morocco Race” will take place on November 14th 2015. This trail running race is unique in Morocco and in the world of trail running. Trailers will discover amazing paths with mountains of the High Atlas in forefront, only 35 minutes from Marrakech,… Read more »