Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

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 »

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 »