2021 Mountain Running World Cup: Mid-Season Review

La Montee du Nid d'Aigle

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. After a cancelled 2020 program, race fans waited… Read more »

US Team Joins 18 Countries For 2021 Youth Skyrunning World Championships

Youth Skyrunning

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Photo above: Discover Abruzzo. The stage is set. It’s curtains up, lights, camera, action, plenty of action, forecast at next weekend’s 2021 Youth Skyrunning World Championships where today’s young athletes and future stars of the… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Webinar: The Safe Return to Trail Racing

Industry experts deliver compelling arguments for low COVID-19 transmission rates on the trails. The seventh webinar in a nine-webinar series produced by the US Trail Running Conference and presented by the leading trail registration platform UltraSignup, was hosted last Thursday, July 22. The webinar subject for this latest session was: Post COVID-era racing – What’s… Read more »

Middaugh and Surage Win National High School Trail Championships

High School

This past Saturday, the 5th annual National High School Trail Championships (NHSTC) was held in the small mountain town Salida, Colorado. This youth trail running event attracted a new crop of talent and was a successful follow up to last year’s race which had a record number of participants. In addition to hosting more young… Read more »

ATRA Member LEKI Moves Into the Future With a New Brand Identity

LEKI

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member LEKI. Feeling the resurgence of the industry after the pandemic year, LEKI will unveil a fresh new look for the first time in 33 years in conjunction with a complete overhaul of their trekking and trail running pole collections in spring 2022. The relaunch will feature a new… Read more »

Race Report: Poland’s Tatra SkyMarathon

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 / @adriankasniar @ralpuofficial_media. This year’s WMRA Mountain Running… Read more »

Tips for a Trail Running Adventure in Iceland

Iceland

I just returned from my second trail running trip to Iceland. This Nordic island nation was discovered by accident over 1100 years ago and is today sparsely populated with fewer than 400,000 inhabitants, most of whom reside in or around the capital city of Reykjavik making for lots of open spaces for sheep and horses… Read more »

Italy to Host the 2022 Skyrunning World Championships

Skyrunning World Championships

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Photo above: ©Massimo-Bertina. The recent 2020 Skyrunning World Championships held in Spain, have only just been put to bed the but the time is ripe to announce the 2022 Skyrunning World Championships. After Spain, Scotland… Read more »

Zachary Friedley: Adaptive Athletes Ascending To New Heights On Trails

Adaptive Athletes

Zachary Friedley is a true inspiration as he creates opportunities for adaptive athletes in the trail running community. Adaptive athletes, or athletes with physical disabilities who compete in competitive or recreational sports, are an underrepresented group who face challenges participating in trail running races. Friedley, an adaptive athlete born missing his leg above the knee,… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup Back In Poland For The Tatra Skymarathon

Tatra Skymarathon

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 / Tatra Skymarathon. The 4th round of the… Read more »

US Youth Skyrunning Team Poised For World Championship Success in Italy

Youth Skyrunning

Announcement from John Kerrigan, US Skyrunning youth team coach. Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. US Skyrunning is proud to announce the selection of eight young athletes to represent the United States at the 2021 Youth Skyrunning World Championships coming up July 30 to August 1 in Fonte… Read more »

World Masters Mountain Running Championships Coming To Telfes, Austria

World Masters

Announcement from Tourismusverband Stubai Tirol, host of the WMRA’s 2021 World Masters Mountain Running Championship. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA treasurer. The 2021 World Masters Mountain Running Championship for participants aged 35 to 79 will take place on September – a year later than planned – as part of the Schlickeralmlauf in the… Read more »

Western States 100: Alex Nichols Reflects On A Hard Fought Top 10

Alex Nichols

Just a few weeks after “The Big Dance” of American ultra-trail running competitions — The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run — we catch up with top-ten finisher Alex Nichols who reflects on his race experience. Nichols, an accomplished trail runner sponsored by Scott Running, placed second at this event in 2017 and went into the… Read more »

Stian Angermund and Judith Wyder Win Italy’s DoloMyths Run

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series supported by Salomon. Salomon is an American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member. Above Photo: @jsaragossa. On Sunday, July 18th, Stian Angermund (NOR) and Judith Wyder (SUI) won the DoloMyths Run, a 13.5 mile mountain race in Canazei, Italy with 5,740 feet of ascent. There are very few… Read more »

Race Report: France’s La Montee du Nid d’Aigle Mountain Race

La Montee du Nid d'Aigle

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 / Marco Gulberti. La Montee du Nid d’Aigle… Read more »

Ragged 50K to Host 2021 USATF 50K Trail Championship

Organized by SIX03 Endurance and race director Tom Hooper, the Ragged 50K is back to host the USATF 50 km Trail Championship on August 8th after the events cancellation in 2020. Starting in Sunapee, New Hampshire and ending at Ragged Mountain Resort, this unique point to point race last hosted the championship in 2018 when… Read more »

Birkie Trail Run Festival to Host 2021 USATF Half Marathon Trail Championship

Trail Championships

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Birkie Trail Run Festival. ATRA hosts a dedicated webpage for USATF mountain, ultra and trail running news, race schedules, team selection criteria and more. September 25, 2021, marks the 24th annual Birkie Trail Run Festival. The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is pleased to announce that the Birkie… Read more »

American Katie Schide to Race 36th Annual Swissalpine Davos

Katie Schide

Once again, Davos, Switzerland is the focal point of the mountain running the weekend of July 24th & 25th. The international Swissalpine Davos will be held for the 36th time and Katie Schide will be one of the very few Americans at the event. With up to 2700 runners, the race has become an increasingly… Read more »

France Hosts Next Round of the Mountain Running World Cup

World Cup France

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 2021 Mountain Running World Cup is a… Read more »

DoloMyths Run Hosts Golden Trail World Series Round 3

DoloMyths Run

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series supported by Salomon. Salomon is an American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member. Photos: DoloMyths Run. Race day is July 18th 2021, Start time 8:30 AM (Central European Time), 13.5 miles, 5,740 feet of ascent, starting in the town of Canazei, Italy. With barely any time to sit… Read more »