Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Victor Mariano

Please welcome the fourteenth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the second in 2018. Meet cancer survivor Victor Mariano, a trail race committee member, trail builder, and tireless volunteer. In his nomination, Aaron Saft wrote, “Victor Mariano embodies the human being we all should strive to be. He is selfless,… Read more »

2018 US Trail Running Conference adds Race Directors HQ as sponsor

Press release from ATRA partner US Trail Running Conference and originally published here.  Tools and reports provided by Race Directors HQ add value for attending race directors. The US Trail Running Conference has reached a sponsorship agreement with Race Directors HQ, the online race director resource platform, for the 6th annual event to be held… Read more »

Mountain Running Coaching Seminar Coming March 3 in Italy

On Saturday 3 March, at the end of the Mountain Running Italian Team training camp (25 Feb-4 March), a coaching seminar on off-road running will be held in Boario Terme, Italy. The athletes selected by FIDAL (Italian Athletics Federation) are: Men (club): Baldaccini Alex (Atletica Valle Brembana) Cagnati Luca (Atletica Valli Bergamasche) Cavagna Nadir (Atletica… Read more »

Trail Tip Tuesday – Safely Run on Snow & Ice

Hello trail runners! It’s #TrailTipTuesday brought to you by ATRA member Vasque Footwear and trail running pro Jason Poole.  It’s still winter out there in trail running land so this week Jason has tips for running safely on snow & ice. “To safely run on snow & ice, try these suggestions: use a traction device… Read more »

2018 US Trail Running Conference announces groundbreaking Responsible Sport Certification and sponsorship agreement with Ragnar Events

Press release from ATRA partner US Trail Running Conference. US Trail Running Conference organizers seek to take a further step forward and share education in leadership of responsible trail running across all trail races and trail runners. The US Trail Running Conference is seeking to be the first sport related Conference to be awarded a… Read more »

Ready, set, action: Get ready for a trail running photo shoot

How do photographers snap the perfect trail running photo that appears in a magazine ad in Trail Runner magazine or a Runner’s World “rave run?”  Having been on several photo shoots with professional photographers – one of which was a Rave Run shoot – I can tell you that it isn’t just one shot and… Read more »

ATRA announces a second year with Race Roster as a preferred partner in Event Standards Program

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is pleased to announce Race Roster as a second-year partner in Event Standards Program for race directors.  The Event Standards Program provides guidelines for use in planning for and staging safe and successful trail running events.  Race directors who’s events adhere to the majority of the criteria, may include our… Read more »

We’re proud to introduce CEP Compression as a partner in our Trail Ambassador program

We’re proud to introduce CEP Compression is a new partner in our Trail Ambassador program presented by CamelBak. CEP Compression joins CamelBak, adidas Outdoor, LEKI USA, Health I.Q., and OrthoLite as a partner in this second-year program, which honors outstanding individuals in the trail running community. Each month an ambassador will be chosen form a pool… Read more »