2022 U.S. 100K Road Team – Meet the Athletes

Written by U.S. 100K Road Team manager Lin Gentling. Photos provided by the athletes. The Mountain Ultra Trail Running Executive Council of the USA Track & Field (USATF) is proud to announce the U.S. team members for the 31st International Association of Ultrarunning (IAU) 100K World Championships in Berlin Bernau, Germany. The event will be… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Pliability for Runners


Pliability for Runners: The Breakthrough Method to Stay Injury-Free, Get Stronger, and Run Faster, by Joseph McConkey, MS. Hatherleigh Press, 2022. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. If you are like me, you turn… Read more »

2022 U.S. 100K Road Team Announced For IAU World Championships

Written by USATF Championship liaison and U.S. 100K National Team Leader Lin Gentling. It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2022 100K National Team. This official USA Track & Field (USATF) Team will compete in the 2022 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100 Kilometer World Championships under the patronage of World Athletics on… Read more »

2022 Broken Arrow Skyrace Elite Field Preview

The country’s top trail runners are gearing up for the 2022 Broken Arrow Skyrace, “California’s first skyrace,” June 17 to 19 at Palisades Tahoe resort in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Since its inaugural year in 2016, the Broken Arrow Skyrace has become one of the largest and most competitive trail running events in the country…. Read more »

Preparations Underway For Inaugural World Mountain & Trail Running Championships

The championships was originally planned to be held last year in Chiang Mai but postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Thailand was granted the opportunity to organize the event by WMTRC partnership, composed of the international associations for mountain running (World Mountain Running Association), ultra marathon (International Association of Ultrarunners) and trail running (International Trail… Read more »

How To Build Your Perfect Ultrarunning “Crew”


In ultrarunning competitions, an athlete’s performance can be aided greatly by support from a well-organized “crew.” A crew – a group of friends, family, coaches, or other individuals – can help athletes with pacing, nutrition, race strategy, problem-solving and motivation throughout the race. Although it is certainly manageable to run ultras without crew support, those… Read more »

Trail Conference Webinar Shares Steps to Improve Safety at Races

Trail Conference

Expert panelists offer constructive and practical suggestions to enhance trail running safety The fifth webinar in a seven-webinar series produced by the US Trail Running Conference and presented by Marathon Printing, the leading producer of custom printed items for endurance sports, was live on Thursday, May 26. The session subject for this session: Producing Safer… Read more »

World Premiere of Born to Adapt Documentary During Run Show USA

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member GO Sleeves. GO Sleeves, the company that introduced the world’s first and only kinesiology sleeve — a compression sleeve with built-in kinesiology strips, announced today that sponsored partner and trail runner Zachary Friedley will speak at Run Show USA – Chicago: June 4-5, about about the story behind… Read more »

Out Trails LGBTQ+ Running Retreat Coming to Mount St Helens


A weekend retreat for the LGBTQ+ trail running community Hosted by Out Trails & Aspire Running. Making Outdoor Spaces More Queer & Inclusive – To run is to experience and express freedom, curiosity, and joy in the outdoors. On trails, we liberate our hearts, our minds and become part of a tribe of humans who… Read more »

Trail Shoe Review – inov-8 PARKCLAW G 280 First Impressions


Back in April, long-time ATRA member inov-8 launched the PARKCLAW G 280, its first road-to-trail running shoe featuring graphene, the world’s strongest material. Inov-8, founded in 2003 in the U.K’s Lake District, has been pushing limits in shoe technology and earned a reputation in the shoe industry for incorporating some of the high performing and… Read more »

The Hudson River 50 Brings Trail Racing To “The Big Apple”

Hudson River 50

David Kilgore, trail athlete manager for On Running, is creating trail running opportunities in the heart of “The Big Apple,” New York City, NY. Kilgore, member of Team USATF at the 2019 Trail World Championships and third place finisher at the 2018 USATF 50-kilometer Trail Championships, has raced and explored trails world wide. Since settling… Read more »

Amber and Long Win Mountain Running World Cup In Ireland

World Cup

Olivia Amber (USA) and Ruairi Long (IRL) set course records against a record field in the Seven Sisters Skyline 30K race. The old adage ‘if you don’t like the weather; just wait 5 minutes’ held true in the rugged, windswept Derryveagh mountains of County Donegal, Ireland at the 5th running of the Seven Sisters Skyline… Read more »

Getting a Trail Run in at the Grafton 15K


Grafton 15K race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid masters mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos by Jessica and Naomi Hoffman. Bill Hoffman and his Mountain Dog Running enterprise, best known for its extreme trail races… Read more »

Gonzo Jimenez: Elite Chocolatier and “Ok” Ultrarunner


I’m an elite chocolatier and an ok ultrarunner -Gonzo Jimenez Gonzo Jimenez commits himself fully to everything he does in life. Nine months after his first trail run he completed the grueling Leadville 100 Mile footrace in Leadville, CO. After being ousted from his house for being a “troublemaker” at the age of seventeen, he… Read more »

Kemp and Park Claim Collegiate Trail Running National Titles

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) partner Collegiate Running Association (CRA). Southeast Ohio Trail Runners (SEOTR) is an ATRA member. Race was held within the Thunderbunny 11K in Ohio’s Strouds Run State Park Hannah Kemp (West Liberty University) and Josh Park (Ohio University) were victorious in the Collegiate Running Association’s 2022 Trail Running National Championships… Read more »