Trail Conference Announces Climate Champions of the Trail Running Contest

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Support from Brooks Running Offers RD’s a Chance to Win $8000 in Total Cash Prizes to Help Races Become More Sustainable As part of this year’s US Trail Running Conference, Brooks is supporting a “Big Pitch” contest for race directors and organizers across the… Read more »

Destination Trail Running – Tanzania’s Kilimasai Marathon

Tanzania

Written by trail runner Victor Tsue from Tanzania. Victor finished 2nd in the 2022 Kilimasai Marathon in 6:25:21. Event organizers WILDmarathon are members of the American Trail Running Association. I am going to tell my experience in the first edition of the Kilimasai Marathon in Tanzania, which took place on July 31, 2022. To begin… Read more »

Looking Back 30 Years – Dave Dunham’s Challenge Stellina

Challenge Stellina

Story and photos by Dave Dunham. Dave is the 1993 World Mountain Running Championship sliver medalist, winner of multiple iconic American mountain running races and has been on several world championship teams in ultra and mountain running. He works for the US Treasury Department and lives with his wife Cathy in Bradford, MA. I heard… Read more »

Eli Hemming and Bailey Kowalczyk Lead Americans at Sierre-Zinal

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photo above: @jsaragossa. [Editor’s Note: 2022 USATF Mountain Running Championship sliver medalist Eli Hemming (Kremmling, CO) was the top American male Sierre-Zinal finisher in 19th place against a hyper-competitive field… Read more »

Pacific Northwest Charm in “Trail Town” Mukilteo, WA

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series highlighting the charming Pacific Northwest town of Mukilteo, Washington. Contributions and photos by Tammy Dunn and Dan Olson of the Snohomish County Sports Commission. Mukilteo is a waterfront community situated on Puget Sound in Snohomish County, about 25 miles north of Seattle. This scenic town of… Read more »

Altra Debuts Its First Trail Shoe Featuring the BOA® Fit System

BOA

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member BOA® Technology. Customization meets speed with the Mont Blanc BOA® trail runner. Altra, a leading innovator in performance running, launches the Mont Blanc BOA® trail runner, the first Altra shoe to feature a BOA® Fit System for a secure, personalized fit. The all-new Mont Blanc BOA® is designed… Read more »

Americans To Challenge Mountain Running World Cup Standings at Sierre-Zinal

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Above photo: Marco Gulberti at Corsa in Montagna. The Valsir Mountain Running World Cup hits the halfway point this weekend, Saturday 13th August, with its 6th Gold Label race: Sierre-Zinal…. Read more »

Trail Conference Webinar Helps New Race Directors Maximize Resources

Webinar

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. The US Trail Running Conference expert panelists present practical suggestions to help both new and veteran race directors be successful. Starting Out was the subject for the seventh webinar in an eight-webinar series geared to race directors, produced by the US Trail Running Conference… Read more »

Fast Times at Czech Republic’s Krkonošský Half Marathon

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photos: Jan Houska. The Czech town of Janské Lázně hosted the third Silver Label race of the 2022 Valsir Mountain Running World Cup this past Sunday August 7th. The town… Read more »

Kodiak Ultra Marathons Kick Off August 19 with Presenting Sponsor CRAFT Sportswear

Spartan Trail Kodiak

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member CRAFT Sportswear. Above photo: Howie Stern. This August, Kodiak Ultra Marathons will once again kick off in Big Bear Lake, California. More than 2,500 people, including runners, volunteers, and spectators, are expected to turn out for this live all-community event August 19-20, 2022. The Kodiak Ultra Marathons event… Read more »

American Sophia Laukli Wins Norway’s Stranda Fjord Trail Race

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series presented by Salomon. Salomon is a long-time American Trail Running Association member. Photos: @jsaragossa. On August 6th Jonathan Albon and Sophia Laukli win the Golden Trail World Series’ most technical race! It was announced as the most technical race in the Golden Trail World Series 2022 and the… Read more »

ATRA Member ElliptiGO Launches Virtual Ride & Fundraiser

ElliptiGO

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member ElliptiGO®. ElliptiGO® Launches Virtual Ride & Fundraiser and Limited-Edition Bikes Benefiting Stand Up To Cancer® ElliptiGO, the world leader and pioneer of both elliptical and stand up cycling, is rallying riders across the globe to make miles into meaningful contributions for Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C). The ElliptiGO… Read more »

World Championship Journey of American Skyrunner Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor

Written by John Kerrigan, team leader, US Skyrunning Team. The American Trail Running Association is a longtime member of ISF and supporter of Skyrunning in the USA. Josh Taylor, a 22 year-old, fair-skinned, slightly built Alaskan mountain runner with a warm smile and piercing blue eyes thought he was prepared for the expected. The expected?… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup – Krkonošský Half Marathon Preview

Krkonošský Half Marathon

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photos: Jiří Kottas. This Sunday, 7th August, the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup visits Janské Lázně in the Czech Republic for the 3rd Silver Label race of the year, Krkonošský… Read more »

Lauren Gregory Is Breaking New Ground In Mountain Running

Guest interview by U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team leader Paul Kirsch. Paul is also founder of the Loon Mountain Race and lives in Madison, New Hampshire. Above photo: Joe Viger Photography. The week before Lauren Gregory won the inaugural USATF Vertical Mountain Running Championships, Tabor (Scholl) Hemming made history by being the first former US… Read more »

Kipngeno and Njeru Unstoppable at Italy’s Giir di Mont Uphill

Giir di Mont

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Photos: Marco Gulberti. Kenyan pair continue their winning streaks in a new addition to an old classic on the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup. There were wonderful conditions for the… Read more »