Skyrunning in the USA

……and what the American Trail Running Association doing to help support the sport. As a member of the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF), the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has had a connection to Skyrunning since its early years with the late 1990s U.S. Fila Skyrunner Series. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is a 501(c)3… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Laura Howard

Please welcome the twenty seventh American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and our third in 2019. A native of Upstate New York, 32 year old Laura Howard, is a runner, volunteer, and tireless advocate for the trails. Mort Nace nominated Laura and wrote, “Laura is an all-star in our trail running… Read more »

Fix Your Running Form Imbalances to Stay Injury Free

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. Imbalances in strength and flexibility between one side of the body and the other are common, but are not often identified and corrected before they lead to more serious injuries. Trail… Read more »

Welcome Athletes for a Fit Planet as a preferred partner in our Event Standards Program

We are pleased to welcome Athletes for a Fit Planet as a preferred partner in our Event Standards Program. Athletes for a Fit Planet are experts in environmental sustainability at running races across North America. They offer customized consulting, on-the-ground support for events, help measure and reduce an event’s CO2 and waste footprints and communicate an… Read more »

Trifecta Finish to 2019 Snowshoe Season

The following snowshoe race report was written by Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. As I was finishing my loop, I glanced up and noted that Emily Stanton, the Gore Mountain Snowshoe Race Director was just taking off… Read more »

LEKI Welcomes Ultra Runner Xavier Thevenard as Brand Ambassador

LEKI is an ATRA corporate member and supporter of our Trail Ambassador program. To learn more about LEKI and using poles for trail running, read our Trail News article “Using poles for a more a efficient trail running experience.” BUFFALO, NY – LEKI, a leader in skiing, trekking and trail running poles, announces they have signed… Read more »

ATRA Announces Renewed Partnership with OrthoLite

OrthoLite: the Official Insole of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA). We’re proud to announce that OrthoLite, the leading provider of comfort and performance insole technology found in more than 500 million shoes annually from over 350 top brands, has renewed their partnership, which includes the moniker, “Official Insole of the American Trail Running Association,”… Read more »

What Trail Runners can Learn from the Steeplechase

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. Tayte is a graduate of the University of Portland (Oregon) where he dreamed of trail running any time he saw a track. The steeplechase and trail running have more in common… Read more »

Competitor Running Welcomes Jonathan Beverly as Editor-in-Chief

Press release from Pocket Outdoor Media, parent company of ATRA Double-track corporate member VeloPress. Lauded running journalist Jonathan Beverly to lead America’s #1 performance running media brand. Boulder, Colorado — Jonathan Beverly is the real deal! After serving successfully as the Guest Editor of Competitor Running’s February editorial, Beverly has been hired as the brand’s… Read more »

Training and Racing Etiquette Tips for the Trails

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. In support of our 2019 theme, “Trail Running Responsibility,” I’m sharing my top tips for training and racing etiquette on trails. Learning — and putting into practice — proper etiquette on… Read more »

Survey Reveals Trail Runner Preferences From The 2019 FOURmidable Races

Several times a year the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) conducts surveys to measure trends within our sport, collect demographic profiles of its participants and analyze their preferences. A few days after the FOURmidable Trail Races were held in Auburn, CA, February 16-17, 2019, we conducted a survey of participants in the 50 km, 35… Read more »

Bo Aucoin Discusses the Western States Transgender Entrant Policy

With increasing cultural acceptance and awareness of transgender persons, there have been more conversations within the trail running community about how to categorize these athletes in competitive athletic events. Over the past several years, international governing bodies and national federations have introduced policies regarding transgender athletes to attempt to clarify rules and regulations within events… Read more »

How to Get the Most Out of Your Rest Days

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. Rest days should be a part of every runner’s training schedule. Rest days are days off of running where you recover from your weekly running mileage and allow your body to… Read more »

Race Report: Stone Bridge Caveman Snowshoe Races

Race report from Laura Clark at the Stone Bridge Caveman Snowshoe Races which took place on February 16, 2019. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Are you interested in snowshoe racing? Check out our 2019 snowshoe calendar of events with over… Read more »

Anti-Doping 101 – An online seminar by the US Anti-Doping Agency

All USA Track & Field (USATF) members are invited to take part in the first US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Webinar of 2019 on Tuesday, March 5th. Be sure to join this webinar to learn about testing protocols, therapeutic use exemptions, and best practices as it relates to anti-doping. Don’t miss, Anti-Doping 101! What: USADA Webinar… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference announces 2019 theme

Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference, is proud to announce the theme for the 2019 edition of the annual event: Diversity and Inclusion: Trail Running for Everyone. Empowering long term success for a growing trail running community. This theme was inspired by discussions held at last year’s conference about creating opportunities… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Josh Eberly

Please welcome the twenty sixth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the second in 2019. Colorado native Josh Eberly is an accomplished athlete, coach, and mentor. Always with an unforgettable smile, and a can-do attitude, this 38-year-old is an inspirational leader and competitor. Nominator Greg Chase wrote, “As the head… Read more »