Tuesday Trail Tip – Going Cupless At Trail Races

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. Race SLO, Salomon and EX2 Adventures mentioned below are members of the American Trail Running Association. Most trail races provide disposable paper or plastic cups at aid stations, but do we really need them? These… Read more »

Behind the scenes at the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

The 63rd Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon saw hail and records fall as 2400 athletes hit the trails of America’s mountain August 18th & 19th. ATRA team members Nancy Hobbs, Peter Maksimow and Tayte Pollmann were on-site for the entire race weekend from Friday’s Expo thru Sunday’s Marathon. The following photo essay is a behind… Read more »

Real food sports nutrition for trail runners

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. After eating a nutritious breakfast, Tayte drove up the hill to Mt. Hood this past Sunday for the Gnar Gnar trail race.  For me, the more real food I include in my diet the better…. Read more »

Inaugural Gnar Gnar a Success on Mt. Hood

This past Sunday, the first ever Gnar Gnar trail race was held in Government Camp, Oregon, on the slopes of Oregon’s most iconic and highest peak, Mount Hood. The short, 6 mile, race was put on by Go Beyond Racing and sponsored by Nike Trail. The race attracted 100 participants, a number likely grow when… Read more »

Norway’s Bugge and Ireland’s McCormack win the 2018 Memorial Partigiani Stellina

Memorial Partigiani Stellina press release written by: Alex Scolari. Photos by: Damiano Benedetto / Alexis Courthoud. A huge plateau of international elite mountain runners leaded more than 200 athletes this morning on the tracks of Memorial Partigiani Stellina Susa, which celebrated its 30th birthday. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary, the Stellina returned to the original… Read more »

Stellina 2018 – Italian Mountain Running Classic Celebrates 30 years

Editors Note: Dave Dunham was one of the first American mountain runners to race Challenge Stellina finishing 2nd in 1993 and 3rd in 1994. Other American who have raced Challenge Stellina include: Mike Casner (1996), Richard Bolt (1999), Richard Schelley (1999), Paul Low (2003), Mark Werner (2003), Kelli Lusk (2004), Eric Morse (2004), Simon Gutierrez… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Frank Dumont

Please welcome the twentieth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the eighth in 2018. Frank Dumont is a trail runner, volunteer, and an Internal Medicine physician with interests in wellness and athletics, and high altitude. Wrote nominator Terry Chiplin, “Dr. Frank Dumont has become a passionate ambassador for trail running… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Salida, Colorado

Welcome to another colorful installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month—and sometimes more often in this case—we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature a location that is out of this world, the city of Salida… Read more »

ATRA’s View from the Pack series presented by RaidLight shines a spotlight on Collin Yarborough

In this series of articles, the American Trail Running Association recognizes and celebrates trail race volunteers and trail runners like Collin Yarborough who have dedicated themselves as everyday athletes to grow trail running in their community. “View from the Pack” is supported by ATRA corporate member RaidLight. Nominator Emily Zbehlik writes, “As an athlete, student,… Read more »

My Life in a Boot: Are You In Denial About An Injury?

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. My 2018 running season has taught me some important lessons on how to deal with a serious running-related injury. Since last November, I was feeling mild to moderate pain in my left achilles that caused… Read more »

Vermonters Enman and Sinclair win rain-soaked Ragged 50K

Kasie Enman (Huntington, VT) and David Sinclair (Peru, VT) kept their powder dry* early in the race and lit up the trails over Ragged Mountain to bring twin victories home to Vermont at the USATF 50 km Trail Championships. Fresh off a win at the Speedgoat 50K, Sinclair moved into the lead at mile 16… Read more »

Interesting Trail Running Finds at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Overwhelming. This is the best word to describe my experience at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, Colorado. The event takes place in a large convention center in downtown Denver and brings together exhibitors representing a broad variety of outdoor markets including trail running, camping gear, climbing, hiking, and water sports. I spent… Read more »

Americans Kremer, Gray, Kimmel, Wacker among stacked field for Sierre-Zinal

Written and translated to English by Alex Scolari for corsainmontagna.it. Three American World Mountain Running Champions in a first class elite field with multiple U.S. national team members. Joe Gray (2016 World Mountain Running Champion), Stevie Kremer (2012 Long Distance Mountain Running Champion) and Max King (2011 World Mountain Running Champion) joined by Americans Jodee… Read more »

Stage 3 of the WMRA Mountain Running World Cup comes to Sierre-Zinal

Written by Alex Scolari for corsainmontagna.it, World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) media partner for the 2018 Mountain Running World Cup. Photo Credit: Alexis Courthoud. 2016 World Mountain Running Champion and Colorado Springs resident Joe Gray is also scheduled to race Sierre-Zinal where he finished 2nd at the 2014 event. The mini tour of the mountain running… Read more »

2018 Junior US Mountain Running Team Announced

Written by Paul Kirsch, Manager, Junior US Mountain Running Team. Paul is also Race Director for the Loon Mountain Race, host of the 2018 USATF Mountain Running Championships in Lincoln, NH. The 2018 Junior US Mountain Running Team will compete in Canillo, Andorra on Sunday, September 16, at the 34th World Mountain Running Championships. This… Read more »