Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

Lawyer to Run Vermont 100 Blindfolded to Benefit the Blind

PRESS RELEASE from the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired  Manchester, NH lawyer Ron Abramson has been a runner since 2006. Having completed over 25 marathons and ultra-marathons, Abramson decided to set his sights on a new challenge. On July 18, 2015, Abramson will join 300+ other runners – and dozens of horses –… Read more »

Trail Running in Costa Rica

“Trail Running in Costa Rica” was written by Daniel FLEYGNAC, participant of ULTRA RUN ARENAL VOLCANO 2015 and Marathon Irazu Volcano COSTA RICA, a small country of Central America wedged between Panama and Nicaragua, currently in vogue for tourism, the practice of trail begins in recent years thanks to organizations like Costaricarace directed by Philippe… Read more »

A Trail Buffet in South Africa

This article originally appeared in our Summer 2015 Trail Times newsletter. Written by Sonja Otto (image from http://www.soxtrailrun.co.za) The afb Southern Cross Trail Run takes place in one of South Africas’ hotspots for holiday destinations and serene outdoor vistas. Where towering mountains and thick indigenous forest meet azure blue oceans teaming with sea life and rolling… Read more »

Ultra Legend Scott Jurek Attempts AT Record

Press Release from Justin McCarthy, Shuffle Communications – Scott is currently on the trail……. Boulder, Colorado — Scott Jurek, ultra-marathon running legend, 24 hour American record holder (165.7 miles or 61⁄2 marathons in one day!), NY Times best-selling author listed by Runner’s World Magazine as one of the greatest runners of all-time, is attempting to… Read more »

Strong US Team headed to IAU Trail World Champs

Article by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Team USA will be among the 39 countries to be represented at the IAU Trail World Championships on Saturday, May 30, in Annecy-le-Vieux, France. The start and finish for the 86-kilometer trail race will be at Plage d’Albigny. The course will include 5,300 meters of total climbing and… Read more »

Trail Butter launches Team USA flavor

Portland, Oregon based Trail Butter & Flora Health  have created a new “red, white & blue” flavor to help raise money for US athletes competing in the IAU Trail World Championships in Annecy, France. Scheduled for Saturday, May 30, the 86-kilometer trail race will include 5,300 meters of total climbing and will test the competitors’… Read more »

Vasque Sponsors Ultrarunner Krissy Moehl

Press release from ATRA corporate member Vasque. Vasque performance footwear, a brand with a long history of helping runners get out on the trail, proudly announces its partnership with ultrarunner, race director and all-around goodwill ambassador for the trail running community, Krissy Moehl. As part of the ambassadorship, Moehl will be testing new products and… Read more »

ATRA Announces Partnership with Trail Run Project

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has formed a partnership with Boulder, Colorado-based Adventure Projects, creators of authentic communities for planning, doing, and sharing outdoor activities including the newly launched Trail Run Project.  ATRA’s website visitors can now search for trails using the new Find a Trail feature. Inspired by the success of the company’s… Read more »

Alex Nichols Preps for Trail World Championships

Story by Stephanie Wurtz. This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of the Pikes Peak Road Runners “The Long Run”.  Photo courtesy of Inov-8 / Ian Corless. Spring is teasing us again. With trails beginning to thaw and a bit more extra daylight, it’s easy to think we’re safe to put away the insulated running… Read more »

Trail Running Events on the Pacific Crest Trail

“The impact of trail races and trail racers on our nation’s trails. Issues related to permits, perception, and preservation.” By Candice Burt – Race Director at Destination Trail and Athlete with Altra Running Team, Ultimate Direction, and Vfuel Endurance Gel. You can contact Candice at [email protected] Trail running events are a core part of the trail… Read more »

USA 100 Mile Trail Championships Results

Story & photos by Jason Bryant (USA Track & Field Championship Liaison) One hundred miles is a long ways, a long way for things change. Does it really matter who is leading at 20 miles in a 100 mile race? That depends. The 2015 USA 100 Mile Trail Championships took place this past Saturday as… Read more »

Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile LIVE Coverage

FEATURED EVENT: ATRA “Single-track” corporate member Tejas Trails is organizing this weekend’s Rocky Raccoon 100 mile race in Huntsville, Texas.  This race will also be sanctioned by USA Track & Field and serve as the USA 100 Mile Trail Championships.  For pre & post race interviews with elite athletes and LIVE coverage during the race… Read more »

Bandera 100K & USA 100K Trail Championship Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: USA 100k Trail Championships in Bandera, Texas Written by Roy Pirrung, USATF Liaison, Bandera, TX, January 9, 2015 Photo by Rick Kent The winners keep getting younger in ultra championships, which is a sure sign of growth in the sport. The top 3 received prize money of $1,000-, 500 and 300 respectively…. Read more »

Trails In Motion Film Festival

From ATRA corporate member Bay Trail Runners: The first 2015 Trails In Motion Film Festival screening in the United States will be at Road Runner Sports in Campbell, CA on February 7th. Welcome global sponsor Trail Runner magazine, say hello to the reps from Hoka One One, and meet Richard Bolt from the American Trail… Read more »

Course records at USA 50km Trail Championships

It was a fast day in Bend, OR, at today’s USA 50km Trail Championships. A cloudless sky with temperatures in the 50s for the 9:00 a.m. start, would bode well for the athletes to set off at a fast pace and as a result, both the men’s and women’s course records were broken. For the women, first-timer… Read more »