Skyrunning General Assembly Plants Seeds for Global Growth in Italy

More than a dozen countries were represented at the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) General Assembly last weekend in Limone sul Garda, Italy. Held alongside the successful Limone Extreme Skyrace, this meeting gave Skyrunning leaders the opportunity to set direction for the sport, refine rules governing races, welcome new members and network with other national federations…. Read more »

Behind the Golden Trail Series Final: Interview with Nepalese Trail Running Legend Jagan Timilsina

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Trail runners from around the world are turning their attention to Nepal this Friday, October 25, for the final of the 2019 Salomon Golden Trail Series. The series consists of six… Read more »

Tailwind Nutrition’s Maggie Guterl Makes History at Big’s Backyard Ultra

Press release from American Trail Running Association corporate member Tailwind Nutrition. Guterl, who manages Tailwind’s events and athletes, is the first woman to win the brutal Big’s Backyard Ultra. Photo above by Bill Schultz via U.S. National 24 Hour Running Team. Durango, Colorado – Maggie Guterl, Athlete and Events Manager for Tailwind Nutrition, has made history… Read more »

Happy Together: Working Out With a Partner Who is Slower or Faster Than You

Republished with permission from Registered Dietitian and nationally-ranked trail and mountain runner Maria Dalzot and was first published on her website. Maria recently returned from Mexico where she represented Team USA at the NACAC Mountain Running Championships. Maria’s husband Tad Davis and ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs were part of the American delegation at the… Read more »

Building Strength When Injured: Core Routines for Injured Runners

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Hey, hey! You there; reading this article! Tayte is not currently injured. The boot worn is for demonstration purposes only. Injuries might sideline us from running for weeks, months, or even… Read more »

Boa Redefines Future of Fit and Unveils Performance Fit Lab

Press release from Boa Technology. Our own Tayte Pollmann and Peter Maksimow visited Boa’s global headquarters recently in nearby Denver to learn about how Boa technology is helping trail runners. Denver, CO – Boa Technology, makers of the award-winning Boa Fit System, is pioneering new ways to advance human performance through fit. With the launch… Read more »

Team USA Wins Three Gold Medals at NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Written by USA Team Leader Jason Bryant and WMRA Treasurer Nancy Hobbs. Photos by Nancy Hobbs and Tad Davis. The NACAC Mountain Running Championships were held on Sunday, October 20, at a countryside venue located just 30 minutes from Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco, Mexico. On race day, the Cerro Gordo mountain added the additional challenge… Read more »

2019 US Trail Running Conference Sets Attendance Record

Press release written by US Trail Running Conference director Terry Chiplin. The US Trail Running Conference is produced in cooperation with the American Trail Running Association. The 7th annual US Trail Running Conference was held October 9-12, at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, and provided three and a half days of presentations,… Read more »

Tayte’s Top Three Takeaways from the 2019 US Trail Running Conference

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Last week I attended the US Trail Running Conference in Estes Park, Colorado. With seven years of success connecting the trail running community, this conference is a partnership between Active at… Read more »

Running Shoe Expert Brian Metzler’s Book Kicksology is Now Available

Press release from American Trail Running Association member Velopress. Boulder, CO, USA — Running shoes are every runner’s favorite obsession, and Kicksology lets readers run a mile inside the running shoe industry. In Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool of Running Shoes, Brian Metzler, seasoned running journalist and veteran shoe-tester, delves deep into the… Read more »

Sustainability Front and Center at US Trail Running Conference Day Two

In this article our founder and executive director Nancy Hobbs recaps day two of the 7th annual US Trail Running Conference in Estes Park, Colorado. Photo Credits: James “Laboradore” Wolford/KAIphoto.org and Peter Maksimow. The second full day the US Trail Running Conference kicked off with another snowy early morning trail running from Lumpy Ridge Trailhead… Read more »

7th Annual US Trail Running Conference Kicks Off in Estes Park

Estes Park based Active at Altitude has partnered with the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) to stage the US Trail Running Conference. An inspirational keynote from Olympian Billy Mills kicked off the stage for the 7th annual US Trail Running Conference on Wednesday, October 9. Mills’ message, “Unity through Diversity,” resonated with the trail race… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Advanced Marathoning

Advanced Marathoning, 3rd edition, by Pete Pfitzinger and Scott Douglas. Human Kinetics, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark for the Fall 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. I have come to accept the fact that I have a rigid personality. Children’s toys must be returned to their correct receptacles, regardless of the fact that for… Read more »

The Tail of the Lost Cat 50K

Written by Laura Clark for the Fall 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Laura raced the Lost Cat 50K this past August in the Green Mountains of Vermont. This is her account of the race….and more. Nor’east Trails Runs is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Having less commitment to civilization, feline pets… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Paul Gigliotti

Please welcome our thirty second American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the eighth in 2019. Mountain Home, Arkansas based Paul Gigliotti is a trail race director, screen-printing business owner, trail runner, volunteer, and trail steward. US Trail Running Conference director Terry Chiplin nominated Paul and wrote about him, “I first… Read more »

Reconnecting With The Joy Of Racing After A Long Recovery From Injury

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Last month I raced the Waterville Valley Mountain Race, host of the USATF Mountain Running Championships in small mountain town of Waterville Valley, NH. This was my first racing experience after… Read more »

Spotlight on Specialty presented by Saucony features Medved Running and Walking Outfitters

Welcome to the third in our series of articles showcasing specialty run and outdoor retail stores focusing on their commitment to trail running through their in-store programs, brand inclusion, events and more. Spotlight on Specialty is presented by Saucony. Medved Running and Walking Outfitters is located in Rochester, the third largest city in New York…. Read more »

Corley and Terranova win USATF 100 km Trail Championships

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Roy Pirrung. Tejas Trails is an American Trail Running Association member. The USA Track & Field 100 km Trail Championship, hosted by the Tejas Trails J&J race produced two Texans as national champions. The race, held at Camp Eagle, Rocksprings, TX started at 7 P.M., on Friday, September 27, and… Read more »