Power Up Everyday Exercise and Weekend Adventures with Real Foods from Rocket Fuel

Press release from ATRA corporate member VeloPress. In Rocket Fuel, award-winning dietitian Matt Kadey offers up 126 delicious, creative, and convenient real-food recipes to power your everyday exercise and weekend adventures. Kadey’s ingenious Rocket Fuel foods—like easy-to-make muffins, bars, pies, bites, gels, smoothies, balls, wraps, and cookies—will inspire how you fuel for your favorite sports…. Read more »

USA Long Distance Mountain Running Team announces roster change

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Chairperson, USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council. The 2016 USA Long Distance Mountain Team roster was officially announced in April. Since that announcement, there has been an update in the roster with 23-year-old Ashland, Oregon native & Bend resident Camelia Mayfield (#132, pictured left) joining the team to replace Amber Reece-Young who… Read more »

Bandits and trail racing

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association Have you ever stood on the start line for a race, looked around you, and noticed the runner to your left was not wearing a bib number? Do you glare at the bib-less runner? Do you nudge the person to your right and say, “Hey,… Read more »

Feed Zone Table Cookbook

Press release from ATRA corporate member VeloPress. Science shows that we are who we eat with. Enjoying meals with friends and family makes as much difference to our well-being as people-and our performance as athletes-as the foods we choose. That’s the message of a new cookbook, Feed Zone Table: Family-Style Meals to Nourish Life and… Read more »

Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon Update

Written by Molly Mikita for ATRA corporate member One World Trekking. Essay contest winner Molly Mikita checked in with ATRA about her training and preparation for her trip to the event. We are working with a new non-profit in Nepal, as the original group we had planned to work with has dissolved. We are excited… Read more »

Only One Hill – Chapter 1

In 2006 mountain & trail running legend Dave Dunham published “Only One Hill! A History of the Mt. Washington Road Race”. Each Friday for the next several weeks Dave will be publishing a chapter of his book on this website and on his blog. To purchase a hard copy of this book visit the Infinity… Read more »

Saratoga Snowshoe…sort of

Written by Laura Clark and originally published in our Spring 2016 edition of Trail Times. This has been a difficult winter, with WMAC Dion Snowshoe Series race directors struggling to locate adequate snow. Hilltop Orchard was delayed twice, Woodford opted for the relay course instead of the treacherous mountain climb and Curly’s relocated to Woodford… Read more »

Mountain Running Flashback: New England Mountain Running Circuit

20 year ago today, Bradford, Massachusetts resident Dave Dunham (pictured above at the 1999 Mt Wachusett Mountain Race) proposed a making a series of mountain running races to USA Track & Field’s New England association. At the time USATF-NE organized very successful road racing and cross country circuits – called “Grand Prix” – but didn’t… Read more »

ATRA includes Ashworth Awards as partner in Event Standards Program

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) announces Ashworth Awards as our newest partner in the Event Standards Program. We introduced our Event Standards Program in 2012, and recently included vendors and suppliers as partners to further assist trail race directors in meeting our 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event. “Awards are… Read more »

2016 Mount Washington Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The 7th Annual Mount Washington Road Race Hall of Fame Inauguration is coming up Saturday, June 18 at 1 pm. This year the race’s Hall of Fame honors Francis Darrah, George Etzweiler, and Cathy Hodgdon. Formed in 2010 to recognize outstanding performers in and contributors to this footrace to the summit of the highest peak… Read more »

Featured Trail Town: Exeter, New Hampshire

Written by ATRA board member Chris J. Dunn, owner of acidotic RACING, LLC. Welcome to our second in a series of American Trail Running Association “Trail Town” articles!  Every month we’re going to feature an article about a great small city for trail running.  This month we’re headed East to Exeter, a small community just… Read more »

Only One Hill – Introduction

In 2006 mountain & trail running legend Dave Dunham published “Only One Hill! A History of the Mt. Washington Road Race”. Dave won this historic 7.6 mile mountain race on several occasions, represented the United States at ultra & mountain running world championship events and won a silver medal at the 1993 World Mountain Running… Read more »

ATRA includes MYLAPS as partner in Event Standards Program

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) welcomes MYLAPS Sports Timing as our newest partner in the Event Standards Program. We introduced the Event Standards Program in 2012, and recently included vendors and suppliers as partners to further assist trail race directors in meeting 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe and well-organized event. “MYLAPS’ commitment… Read more »

Snowshoeing 101

Written by ATRA contributor by Laura Clark.  Laura is a longtime snowshoe event director and lives in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York.  What makes snowshoeing so appealing is that there are no special skill sets or expensive lessons involved. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. If you can run, then you can certainly… Read more »

Adam Chase inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame

The Colorado Running Hall of Fame was established in 2007. Each year in April, a distinguished class is inducted during a special ceremony in Denver.  This year’s induction took place on April 20, and among the inductees was be our president Adam W. Chase. The Colorado Running Hall of Fame considers athletes, writers, race directors,… Read more »

Spring 2016 Trail Running Survey Results

Several times a year the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) conducts surveys to understand trends within our sport, demographic profiles of its participants and their preferences. Complete survey results are made available to corporate members at the Switchback, Steep & Rocky and All-terrain levels. The following selected outtakes are from our most recent trail running… Read more »