Santa Fe Snowshoe Classic To Be In-Person and Virtual in 2022

Announcement from the Santa Fe Snowshoe Classic. To learn more about snowshoeing check out ATRA’s dedicated snowshoe page with a calendar of events, news and information about the U.S. Snowshoe National Championships at: Snowshoe 6 kilometers to earn great swag and support Santa Fe Search & Rescue. The annual Santa Fe Snowshoe Classic is… Read more »

The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship Is Back This Weekend

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 4th the final race of the 2021 USATF Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) National Championship series kicks-off in Needville, Texas. Organized by Trail Racing Over Texas, the Brazos Bend 100 hosts the 2021 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships; billed as “the fastest trail in the United States.” The 100 Mile starts at 6:00… Read more »

Five Trail Running Tips from Dipsea Winner Mark Tatum

Trail Running Tips

One of the great attributes of the trail running community is the advice available to help a newbie improve their skills and confidence with every step and at every turn. As well, expert tips can be a good reminder for the seasoned veteran who may become stuck in a routine and simply needs a pick-me-up… Read more »

Nicholas Turco Founds The Colorado Athletics Visibility Award


Nicholas Turco, twenty-three year old trail runner and recent Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder, is following up his senior research project on the sports climate for LGBTQ+ student-athletes in the NCAA with a scholarship program that will increase LGBTQ+ inclusion in college sports. The scholarship, known as The Colorado Athletics… Read more »

ATRA Attends Virtual 2021 International Skyrunning Federation General Assembly


Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association is a longtime member of ISF. ATRA’s Richard Bolt was one of 47 attendees of ISF’s virtual 2021 General Assembly. Looking towards a bright future today, the International Skyrunning Federation is expanding their horizons after the 2021 General Assembly held on Friday, November… Read more »

World’s #1 Ranked Trail Runner Courtney Dauwalter Joins LEKI

Courtney Dauwalter

Announcement from American Trail Running Association double-track corporate member LEKI. Photos by Liam Doran. LEKI, a leader in innovative skiing, trekking and trail running poles, announced today they have inked a deal with trail running legend Courtney Dauwalter. Winning top honors and breaking records at races such as UTMB and Tahoe 200, Dauwalter has established… Read more »

Murphy, Gray, Enman and King Voted 2021 USATF MUT Runners of the Year

Press release from USA Track & Field’s Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council. Based in Indianapolis, USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.  The USA Track & Field Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Running Council of long distance running has named… Read more »

Angermund-Vik and Piñeda Top Skyrunning European Championships in Portugal

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Above Photo: @jsaragossa. Another day of hot competition in Portugal at the Skyrunning European Championships. Again, records were crushed and international stars shone at the SKY discipline with the Pisão Skyrunning – 35 km long… Read more »

2021 USATF MUT Runner of the Year Nominees Announced

Grayson Murphy

The USA Track & Field (USATF) Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council is proud to announce nominees for its annual Runner of the Year (ROY) awards. The following athletes are being recognized for outstanding performances in USATF national championships, competitive national and international races as well as for age group records. Due to many race cancellations… Read more »

US Mountain Running Team member Magdalena Boulet named President of GU Energy Labs

Magdalena Boulet

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member GU Energy Labs. Magdalena Boulet was a member of the 2013 US Mountain Running Team and finished 11th at World Mountain Running Championships in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland. GU Energy Labs, a leader in the endurance sports nutrition market, announced the promotion of Magdalena Boulet to President. This appointment represents… Read more »

Join ATRA at The Running Event (TRE) 2021

The Running Event

The Running Event (TRE), is the premier conference and trade show for running specialty retailers and includes networking opportunities, educational content, and offers sneak peaks to attendees of new products coming on the market. Attendees include run specialty store owners and managers, race directors, brands, and organizations. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) will have… Read more »

Top Five Achievements In American Trail Running History

Trail running contains many stories of perseverance, bravery, and adventure which make it one of the most exciting and scenic sports to watch and follow as a fan. There have been many great achievements in our sport’s history, legendary athletes, and unforgettable races that have shaped trail running into what it is today creating a… Read more »

Twenty Countries Head to Portugal for the Skyrunning European Championships

Skyrunning European Championships

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Above Photo: @jsaragossa. The biennial Skyrunning European Championships will celebrate their tenth edition featuring the SKY and SKYULTRA disciplines on November 19-20, 2021 in São Pedro do Sul, in the northern part of the country…. Read more »

ATRA Member inov-8 to Help Restore Peatlands to Fight Climate Change

For Peat’s Sake

Announcement from long-time American Trail Running Association member inov-8. Photos: Tony Shaw, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and ATRA. inov-8 has turned its back on the potentially lucrative Black Friday sales period and instead launched For Peat’s Sake – a Green Friday campaign in the battle against climate change. The UK Lake District based brand – who… Read more »

World Athletics “Run Wild” Webinar Discusses The Future of Trail Running

Run Wild

Earlier this month, World Athletics broadcast “Run Wild— Mountain and Trail Running: Capturing New Frontiers,” a live webinar that included impactful discussions amongst leaders in the Mountain, Ultra and Trail (MUT) running communities. The webinar was hosted by Mass Participation World and moderated by Chris Robb. Speakers included Jonathan Wyatt, 6-time world champion and President… Read more »

2021 US Trail Running Conference Highlights Restorative Initiatives

Trail Running Conference

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Industry leading event shares insights to help move trail running towards a sustainable, safer and more diverse future. The ninth annual US Trail Running Conference took place October 27-30, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and offered presentations and panel discussions, morning trail runs and vendor displays… Read more »