Nationwide Trail Etiquette Campaign Kicks Off

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner Trails Are Common Ground; organized by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). With a call for inclusiveness and mutual respect, Trails are Common Ground is the work of the largest group of trail users, brands, advocacy groups, and media outlets ever assembled. Any trail runner, mountain biker, or… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Daniels’ Running Formula

Daniels’ Running Formula, 4th edition, by Jack Daniels, PhD. Human Kinetics, 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. Above photo: Peter Maksimow. The name Jack Daniels is known throughout the world, but for runners,… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Statement on Arkansas Anti-LGTBTQ Legislation

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. ATRA and USTRC are committed to making trail running a diverse and welcoming sport Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference is incredibly disappointed in the passing of recent legislation that discriminates against Arkansas’s LGBTQ community. Senate Bill 354 was signed… Read more »

World Cup Race Report: Czech Republic’s Krkonossky Half Marathon

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Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: WMRA / Abel de Frutos. The sixth race of… Read more »

USATF Mountain Running Championships Comes To Oregon’s Gnar Gnar This Sunday

August, 15th UPDATE: Follow LIVE race results available at: https://www.hubertiming.com/results/2021GnarGnar After the 2020 race was cancelled, this Sunday will see the country’s top mountain runners face off at the USA Track & Field (USATF) Mountain Running Championships; the fourth MUT championship in the 2021 series. Returning to Oregon for the first time since 2015, this… Read more »

ATRA Member inov-8 Launch Mont Blanc TRAILFLY™ ULTRA G 300 MAX

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Announcement from American Trail Running Association member inov-8. Mont Blanc is home to the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) trail race taking place this August 23rd in Chamonix, France. inov-8 has unveiled a special Mont Blanc limited edition of its popular TRAILFLY™ ULTRA G 300 MAX running shoe. The black and white shoe features the… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Stronger Than the Dark

Book Review

Stronger Than the Dark: Exploring the Intimate Relationship Between Running and Depression, by Cory Reese. 2021. 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. Photo: Evan Williams. In his Ultrarunning magazine monthly column byline, Cory Reese… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup Moves To The Czech Republic

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Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: WMRA. The 22nd annual Mountain Running World Cup for… Read more »

The TransRockies Run Brings Adventure Back To Trail Racing

The Under Armour TransRockies Run is back in 2021 to deliver one of the best and most epic trail running adventures in North America. Now in its ninth year, this unique six-day trail running stage race was held last week in the rugged backcountry of the Colorado Rockies and offered runners incredible mountain views, well-organized… Read more »

Kimber Mattox and David Sinclair Win A Hot & Humid Ragged 50K

Written by USATF championship liaison Paul Kirsch and Richard Bolt. Photos by Michael Scott. Yesterday, Sunday, August 8th the Ragged 50K hosted the USA Track & Field (USATF) 50 km Trail Championships; a point to point race across technical trails, fast dirt roads as well short sections of paved road. Race day weather was forecast… Read more »

Hayden Hawks and Katie Schide Top Americans at Sierre-Zinal

Sierre-Zinal

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: Marco Gulberti. In the sport of mountain running, Sierre-Zinal… Read more »

US Skyrunners Earn 9th Place Team Finish at Youth World Championships

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Announcement written by John Kerrigan, US Skyrunning youth team coach. Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. US Skyrunning coach Ryan Kerrigan had mixed emotions going into the 2021 Youth Skyrunning World Championships held in Fonte Cerreto, L’Aquila, Italy. This was the fourth time that the US Team participated… Read more »

Sweden’s Fjällmaraton Hosts Next Spartan Trail World Championship Race

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Announcement from American Trail Running Association corporate member Spartan Trail. Photos: Johannes Poignant. The Swedish fjörds are ready to host the fifth stop of the Spartan Trail World Championship (STWC) at the Fjällmaraton. The race through some of Sweden’s historical trails marks the half point of the inaugural season of our World Championship, with its… Read more »

Book Review – Mental Training for Ultrarunning: Your Psychological Skills Guidebook for Ultra Success

Mental Training for Ultrarunning: Your Psychological Skills Guidebook for Ultra Success, by Addie Bracy. Human Kinetics, 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. “Any idiot can run a marathon. It takes a special kind… Read more »

Four Americans Join Elite Field For Switzerland’s Sierre-Zinal Race

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. On Saturday, August 7th, the Mountain Running World Cup heads… Read more »

Pack Burro Racing: 48 Years Of Hoofing It Around Buena Vista

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This past Sunday, the 48th annual Buena Vista Pack Burro Race was held in the small mountain town of Buena Vista, Colorado (population 2,700). The race is a part of the annual “Gold Rush Days” summer celebration of the town’s art and history, which includes Buena Vista’s place as an epicenter for the niche sport… Read more »

Alaska’s Nowelle Spencer 5th At Youth Skyrunning World Championships

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) with additional information from US Skyrunning coach Ryan Kerrigan. Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Above photo: US Skyrunning. The final day of the fifth Youth Skyrunning World Championships in the Italian Appenines featuring the SKY discipline and awarding the Combined… Read more »

Andrea Mayr and Henry Aymonod Win PizTriVertical Mountain Race

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PizTriVertical race report written by Alberto Stretti. Photos by Marco Gulberti. Herny Aymonod (ITA) and Andrea Mayr (AUT) won PizTriVertical on Saturday in Malonno, Italy confirming their impressive fitness on the tough 2.1 mile mountain running course with 3280 feet of ascent. This was Ayomonod’s third win at this historic mountain running race. Having won… Read more »