Tayte Pollmann’s First-Ever Canicross Training Experience

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. This past Saturday, I attended a canicross training event in Colorado Springs, CO, presented by canicross… Read more »

Trail Racing in the COVID-19 Era: Interviews From Bryce Canyon Ultras

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. The weekend of May 30-31, 2020 the Bryce Canyon Ultras in Bryce, Utah was one of… Read more »

Run Interrupted

Written by Shannon Payne for the summer 2020 issue of our Trail Times newsletter. Shannon is a Colorado native currently residing in Auburn, California. She was a two-time qualifier for the US Mountain Running Team, two-time winner of the Mt. Washington Road Race, and a seven-time All-American at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs…. Read more »

Colorado Races Added to Skyrunning’s #MYSKYRACE Training & Racing Plan

Launched just last month, the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) created #MYSKYRACE, a unique new project helping trail runners with their training outdoors and planning a future skyrunning races. This project is based on an exclusive algorithm developed from scientific research studies carried out on skyrunners over the years and has recently been further refined. Forty… Read more »

8 Treadmill World Records Fall at the Chaski Challenge Festival of Records

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. This past Saturday, June 6, elite trail runners from around the country challenged treadmill world records… Read more »

Gold Standard Stewardship Launches Sustainability Consulting for Trail Race Directors

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Most of us agree that trail race organizers and participants are responsible to care for the… Read more »

Trail Runner Q&A: How To Be “Bear Prepared” In The Wilderness

Do you have questions about trail running? Send em our way and we’ll connect you with experts who know the answers. American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Paul Clark from Idaho asks: “I’m planning a run in Yellowstone National Park which is known to be a Grizzly bear habitat. Is there a trail running friendly… Read more »

Elite Runners Gear-up For Chaski Challenge “Festival of Records” World Record Attempts

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. The Chaski Challenge virtual & treadmill races are set for this upcoming weekend, June 5-6, and… Read more »

American Trail Running Association Statement

Black Square BLM

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) stands united with all people, including our members and community, who are affected by hateful, racist and violent acts in our country. We denounce the violence against Black men and women and we oppose all forms of bigotry, racism and violence. ATRA has been committed to adding diversity in… Read more »

How Protect Our Winters (POW) Engages Trail Runners in Climate Change Policy

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. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Protecting the trails and environment is our responsibility as a trail running community to ensure we… Read more »

USATF Releases Return to Training and Event Hosting Guidelines

Announcement from USA Track & Field (USATF). Our executive director Nancy Hobbs is chair of the USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail (MUT) Council. [Editor’s Note: the USATF Event Hosting Guidelines will apply to mountain, ultra or trail running races that have USATF sanctions including the USATF 50 km Trail Championships (Ragged 50K), USATF Mountain Running Championships (Gnar Gnar),… Read more »

Trail runners headline Chaski Challenge Virtual Race for COVID-19 Relief

Announcement from the Chaski Endurance Collective. Team Chaski coaches Ashley Brasovan and Dani Moreno are national trail running champions and past members of the US Mountain & Trail Running Team. Challenge participants Max King, Mario Mendoza, Michael Wardian and Renee Metivier are past members of the US Mountain & Trail Running Team. ‘Chaski Challenge’ Offers… Read more »

Update on Athlete Selection for 2020 U.S. Mountain Running Teams

Written by USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Council members Nancy Hobbs, Richard Bolt and Jason Bryant. For questions please contact U.S. Mountain Running Team staff members Richard Bolt and Jason Bryant. [June 2 UPDATE: USATF has published its “Logistical Information and Guidance for Event Directors and Local Organizing Committees” document. This document could impact sanctioned races including the… Read more »