ATRA Member Go Sleeves Signs World Champions Joseph Gray and Josiah Middaugh

Go Sleeves

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Go Sleeves. Partnership will focus on forwarding the GO Sleeves mission to empower runners at every level to train strong and reach their peak performance. GO Sleeves, the company that introduced the world’s first and only compression sleeve with built-in kinesiology strips, announced today the signing of World… Read more »

Ohio’s Thunderbunny 12K to Host Collegiate Trail Running National Championships

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner Collegiate Running Association. 2022 and 2023 Collegiate Trail Running Championships will be held within the Thunderbunny 12K Trail Race in Strouds Run State Park. Collegiate Running Association and Southeastern Ohio Trail Runners (SEOTR) renew partnership through 2023. The Collegiate Running Association (CRA) is excited to announce an extended… Read more »

Kicking off the Snowshoe Season at Gore Mountain Ski Bowl

Gore Mountain Snowshoe

The Gore Mountain Ski Bowel snowshoe race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark (pictured above #27). Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos: Paul Allison, North Creek Ski Bowl. Our 2021-22 Dion WMAC Snowshoe season was all… Read more »

Leadville, Colorado to Host 2022 Collegiate Snowshoe National Championships

Leadville Snowshoe

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) partner Collegiate Running Association (CRA). Colorado Cup Snowshoe Race will host the 2022 Collegiate Snowshoe National Championship and the Youth Snowshoe National Championship The Collegiate Running Association (CRA) is pleased to build upon existing partnerships with the United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) and the American Trail Running Association… Read more »

Crazy Mountain 100 Promotes Indigenous Respect and BIPOC Inclusion

Crazy Mountain 100

Race director Megan DeHaan is progressing trail running inclusion and Indigenous rights at The Crazy Mountain 100, which will be held for the first time on July 29, 2022. The Crazy Mountain 100 will be the only 100-mile race in Montana this upcoming year. The point-to-point course takes runners through the remote Crazy Mountain Range… Read more »

Minutes from the 2021 USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Running Council Meetings

USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Running Council Annual Meeting – December 3-4, 2021 in Orlando, Florida – Hybrid Meeting – Onsite attendance, Virtual attendance via Bizzabo provider Attendance for all or part of the meetings during the conference days Camille Herron, Roy Pirrung, Meghan Canfield, Lin Gentling, Justin Kuo, Andy Carr, Angie Longworth, Robin Jeffries, Scott… Read more »

The Running Event 2021: In Person Once Again

The Running Event

Trail running shines at The Running Event with exciting new tech, discussion of emerging trends, light-hearted entertainment and an increasingly diverse community. After a cancellation in 2020 due to the global pandemic, The Running Event (TRE) returned to Austin,Texas November 30 through December 2, to an enthusiastic group of attendees. Established in 2006, TRE is… Read more »

2022 Youth Skyrunning World Championships Head Back to Andorra

Youth Skyrunning

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Youth Skyrunning. Above Photo: @iancoreless. Announcing the 2022 Youth Skyrunning World Championships it’s time for the new generation of skyrunners to save the date and get the adrenaline flowing for a shot at the medals and… Read more »

Understanding Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Ranking Systems

Athlete ranking systems are used in nearly every major sport around the world, including Mountain, Ultra, Trail (MUT) Running. Ranking systems are used to analyze and categorize athletes’ performances and rank the top athletes in the sport. In contrast to many other sports, some of the most prominent MUT ranking systems provide rankings for both… Read more »

Joe McConaughy On Mentoring Trail Running’s Next Rising Stars

Joe McConaughy

Joe McConaughy is looking to empower the next generation of ultrarunners. McConaughy, an ultrarunning and fastpacking coach at TheStringBean and accomplished trail runner sponsored by Columbia Montrail, is teaming up with some of the sport’s top coaches to develop a Sub-Elite Trail Running Scholarship program. This scholarship aims to give mentorship and coaching guidance to… Read more »

Two American Races Join 2022 Golden Trail World Series

Announcement from the Golden Trail Series sponsored by American Trail Running Association member Salomon. Photos courtesy of the Golden Trail World Series. The Pikes Peak Ascent (Colorado) and Flagstaff Sky Peaks (Arizona) are part of the seven race global trail running series. After a successful 2021 season, the Golden Trail World Series is back in… Read more »

Leslie Jordan Announces Their NEW Online Outlet Store

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Leslie Jordan Inc. Leslie Jordan Inc. announces the debut of their online outlet store, LJIoutlet.com. Offering blank tees, hoodies, zips & jackets, buyers can buy a single item or get a 10% discount if they buy ‘by the dozen’. Leslie says, “This is something we have planned for… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference heads to Mukilteo, WA in 2022

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Tenth edition of industry-leading event to take place in Pacific Northwest for the first time Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference has announced that the tenth edition of the industry-leading Conference will be held in Snohomish County, Washington, in the… Read more »

ATRA Member inov-8 Raises $29,000 to Help Protect Peatlands

inov-8

Announcement and photos from ATRA member inov-8. American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member inov-8 has donated £22,000 ($29,000) to help protect and restore peatlands – the world’s largest natural terrestrial carbon store. The UK Lake District based brand – who specialize in running, hiking and fitness gear – raised the money through a Green Friday… Read more »

Desert Solstice 24 Hour Ultrarunning Race Kicks-off This Weekend

Desert Solstice

Announcement from longtime American Trail Running Association member Aravaipa Running. Aravaipa Running is excited to announce the 2021 Desert Solstice 24/100 Mile Hour Track Invitational kicking off at 8am on Saturday, December 11th at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona. This year will be our most competitive year to date, with 30 runners from 6… Read more »

Mark Tatum: The Rise of a Dipsea Champion

Mark Tatum

On November 7, 2021, I sit in the very tiny Phyllis’ Giant Burger in Mill Valley, CA and share a meal with Mark Tatum and Wes Thurman, when Thurman, with an excited laugh, shows us his phone from a local news outlet with a banner headline reading: “BREAKING NEWS: 61-year-old Colorado Springs man wins the… Read more »

Murphy and Gray Crowned XTERRA Trail Running World Champions

The 2021 XTERRA Trail Running World Championships took place on Saturday, December 4. This year’s 21K event relocated from the island of Oahu to Maui for the first time in the 25-year history and the USATF Mountain Running Team team was on hand to compete. The eight-member squad included Joseph Gray, Edward Owens, Joseph DeMoor,… Read more »