Trail Runner’s Shoe Review: inov-8 TERRAULTRA G 270

Inov-8 Shoe Review

inov-8 TERRAULTRA G 270 shoe review by American Trail Running Association (ATRA) advisory board member and Wisconsin trail runner Susan Kendrick. Susan is the Director of Sponsorship for the American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation and was featured in our View from the Pack series of articles. [TL;DR] The TERRAULTRA G 270 – insanely sticky traction and… Read more »

Graphene-Grip Pioneer inov-8 Launches New TERRAULTRA G 270

TERRAULTRA

Press release from American Trail Running Association member inov-8. Photos courtesy of inov-8. THE BEST ULTRAMARATHON SHOE JUST GOT EVEN BETTER inov-8 will take the sport of ultramarathon running by storm this summer with an evolution of its award-winning TERRAULTRA shoe. Featuring an improvement in its pioneering use of Graphene-Grip and a new plush cushioning… Read more »

WMRA Tallies Votes for the Greatest Mountain Race of All Time

Mountain Race

The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) conducted a fun competition over the past few weeks with thousands of fans voting for their favorite mountain race through a knockout competition. The ultimate quest was to identify the greatest mountain race of all time, and with all the votes counted, the winning race is Slovenia’s Smarna Gora…. Read more »

NorCal’s Urban Coyote Racing Hitting the Pause Button

Urban Coyote Racing

Message from race director Phil Oreste. Urban Coyote Racing is an American Trail Running Association member and organizes trail races in the San Francisco Bay Area. After discussions with the various park services and municipalities and due to the current conditions with the COVID-19 pandemic, Urban Coyote Racing are suspending registrations for all of our… Read more »

ATRA Member ElliptiGO to Organize Record-Setting Event

ATRA member ElliptiGO

Insert yourself in the photo above! ATRA member ElliptiGO plans to organize 1000 riders from around the world to make history by riding in the Bike for Humanity II charity ride on July 25th. Participation in this virtual event is free and participants can ride anywhere, at any time, for any distance that day. This will… Read more »

Golden Trail Series Announces Changes to Championship Qualification

Golden Trail Series

Announcement from long-time American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Salomon Running. Photos courtesy of the Golden Trail Series. As the current worldwide health situation continues to evolve in response to the coronavirus pandemic, trail running races are slowly re-starting in many countries. This gives the Golden Trail Series (GTS) a glimmer of hope that the… Read more »

PodiumRunner and Women’s Running Launch Trail Running Collection

Trail Running Collection

The digital exclusive Trail Running Collection features the latest in off-road running, gear, and advice. PodiumRunner and Women’s Running announce a new Trail Running Collection of online features, how-to, and in-depth gear reviews on their new websites. The content, available across both Women’s Running and PodiumRunner, collects the latest trail running content into one easy-to-access digital… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: The Athlete’s Gut

The Athlete's Gut

The Athlete’s Gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress, by Patrick Wilson, PHD, RD. VeloPress, 2020. 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. What is more important to an athlete on race… Read more »

Chaski Launches Virtual Camp for Trail Runners

Virtual Camp Chaski

Camp Chaski is an online, virtual, week-long running camp starting July 6th built for the current COVID-19 inducted limitations of 2020 by runners, for mountain/ultra/trail runners of all levels. Over the course of this week, runners will learn from some of the most accomplished runners in the sport, partake in structured runs as well as… Read more »

Semi Final Voting for WMRA’s Greatest Race Of All Time is Open

Greatest Race Smarna Gora

While the majority of races have been cancelled, the World Mountain Running Association has been trying to keep great mountain running content coming to its community. First they took a look at the greatest of all time (GOAT) mountain runners and now they’re looking at the greatest of all time mountain running races – e.g…. Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Pivots to Hybrid Format for 2020

US Trail Running Conference

The American Trail Running Association partners with the US Trail Running Conference for the eighth edition taking place in Fayetteville, AR, October 21-24, 2020. Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference has announced that the 2020 event will be a hybrid format, allowing both in-person and virtual attendees and exhibitors. This pivot… Read more »

Inaugural Bears Ears Ultra a Success in the COVID-19 Racing Era

Bears Ears Ultra

This past Saturday Mad Moose Events hosted their inaugural Bears Ears Ultra in Monticello, Utah. This was the second Mad Moose event of the year in their series of 23 races and the first since lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The race had 170 total participants split equally between 50 kilometer and 30 kilometer… Read more »

Western States Stories with Race Director Craig Thornley

Western States Start Squaw Valley

Statesmas is here! At 5 A.M. pacific time today we all should be watching the start of the 47th edition of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious trail ultramarathons. Unfortunately race organizers had to postpone the race until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The iconic… Read more »

Western States Stories with 2019 Runner-Up Brittany Peterson

Brittany Peterson 2019 Western States 100

Statesmas rolls on! Tomorrow we all would have been watching the start of the 47th edition of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious trail ultramarathons. Unfortunately race organizers had to postpone the race until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The iconic Western States race runs… Read more »

Western States Stories with 2019 4th Place Finisher Matt Daniels

2019 Western States 100 Matt Daniels Finish

Statesmas continues!! This weekend we all would have been watching the 47th edition of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious trail ultramarathons. Unfortunately race organizers had to postpone the race until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Western States race runs along the Western States… Read more »

Greatest Mountain Race of All Time Contest Moves to Quarter Finals

Mountain Race

The World Mountain Running Association’s Greatest Mountain Race of All Time (GROAT) contest has reached the quarter final stage. Eight mountain running races remain; four long distance and four short distance and all extremely special in their own way. New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Road Race made it through the initial round of voting and goes… Read more »

Guidelines for Trail Running Events in the COVID-19 Era

Lake Sonoma 50 Mile

The following guidelines for trail running events in the COVID-19 era were written by the Race Director Alliance, a group of eight experienced event directors responsible for dozens of well known trail races organized in six Western U.S. states. The Race Director Alliance founders are Luis Escobar (All We Do Is Run), ATRA advisory board… Read more »