Race Report: Austria’s Grossglockner Berglauf Mountain Race

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photo above: Marco Gulberti. Mountain weather is an unpredictable beast,… Read more »

Schmitz and Robinson Top U.S. at 42K Skyrunning World Championship

Skyrunning World Championship

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Ben Robinson (Lehman, PA) and Emily Schmitz (Wauwatosa, WI) were the top American finishers at yesterday’s Skyrunning World Championship 42 km race hosted by the BUFF Mountain Festival in Vall de Boí, Spain. This marathon… Read more »

How To Use “Zone Training” With Coach Andrew Simmons

Zone Training

Understanding heart rate “zone training” can help you gauge your efforts and get the most out of your trail running training. Many trail runners may already be familiar with the concept of measuring heart rate during or after runs, but may not know the more complicated science behind what differentiates each heart rate “zone” and… Read more »

ATRA Member Trail Sisters and Life Time Partner to Increase Female Participation in Trail Running

Trail Sisters

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Trail Sisters. The new partnership aims to foster community, connection and empower women with the confidence to hit the trail. Life Time is pleased to announce a new partnership with Trail Sisters, a women’s trail running community aimed at increasing participation and opportunity in trail running through inspiration,… Read more »

Schmitz and Popejoy Top Americans at Skyrunning World Championship VK

Skyrunning World Championships

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Mike Popejoy #31 pictured above. Emily Schmitz (Wauwatosa, WI) and Mike Popejoy (Flagstaff, AZ) were the top American finishers at yesterday’s Vertical Kilometer® (VK), the kick-off event at the 2020 Skyrunning World Championship in Vall… Read more »

44th Annual Badwater 135 Mile Ultramarathon Kicks Off July 19

Badwater

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member AdventureCORPS. Above photo by Ron Jones. On July 19-21, 2021, AdventureCORPS will present its legendary BADWATER® 135 Ultramarathon, the 135-Mile World Championship. Now in its 44th year – with the 2020 race canceled last-minute due to the pandemic – this world-renowned event pits up to 100… Read more »

ATRA Member Salomon Unveils Sustainability Goals For Events and Athletes

Ultra Glide

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) “steep & rocky” corporate member Salomon. ATRA member pledges to reduce the environmental impact of athletes and in-person events by 2025 with sustainability goals Salomon announces new sustainability goals centered around its sports marketing efforts. The company, which celebrates deep, long-term partnerships with its mountain athletes and local… Read more »

Strava to Present Live Broadcast of 2021 Broken Arrow Skyrace 26K & VK

Broken Arrow Skyrace

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Broken Arrow Skyrace. Images by Hilary Matheson. For the first time, online viewers will be able to watch the season final of the North America Golden Trail National Series and the only World Mountain Running Association World Cup event in North America. The Broken Arrow Skyrace and Strava… Read more »

Skyrunning World Championships Opens In Spain This Weekend

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Above photo: David Kilgore at the 2019 Trail World Championships. Photo by Jamil Coury. The delayed 2020 Skyrunning World Championships are finally on their way from July 9 to 11, 2021, and the magnificent location… Read more »

ATRA Member Leslie Jordan Certified By Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Leslie Jordan, Inc.. Leslie Jordan, Inc is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by WBEC Pacific, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Leslie says, “Thanks for the warm welcome to WBENC. We are excited to connect with other… Read more »

How to Transition to Trail Running

Written by Andrew Simmons for the Summer 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Simmons is an avid trail runner and the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. Photo above: a youth mountain running race in Ambleside, UK – image by Jumpy James. Track and cross country are probably the two dynamics of running that high… Read more »

Maude Mathys and Stian Angermund Triumph at Marathon du Mont Blanc

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series supported by Salomon. Salomon is an American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member. Photo above: Jsaragossa. July 4th, 2021, 6:00 am, – Chamonix, France – Marathon du Mont Blanc – 23 miles, 8,628 feet of climb, 5,905 feet of descent. Maude Mathys and Stian Angermund triumph at the… Read more »

Using Snowshoes on the Sand for Fitness: There is No Off-Season

sandshoeing

Written by Randy Philpotts for Snowshoe Magazine and republished here with permission. Photos: Randy Philpotts. To stay in incredible physical form during the snowshoeing off-season, you need to have a general training plan that involves endurance training and other forms of exercise. This plan helps your muscles remember how to work when it is time… Read more »

The inov-8 Descent Race Returns to Kitzbühel Austria

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member inov-8. Photos: Michael Werlberger. The inov-8 Descent Race down the world’s most notorious ski slope returns to Kitzbühel in October with an exciting new uphill twist to its format. Featuring an insanely steep gradient of 80%, the legendary Streif – on the Hahnenkamm mountain in Austria – is… Read more »

Marathon du Mont Blanc Next Stop for Golden Trail World Series

Marathon du Mont Blanc

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series supported by Salomon. Salomon is an American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member. Photo above: Martina Valmassoi. Marathon du Mont Blanc hosts the second stage of the 2021 Golden Trail World Series Race day is July 4th 2021, Start-time 6:00 AM, 23 miles, 8,628 feet of climb, 5,905… Read more »

2021 Western States 100 As It Happened – Through ATRA’s Lens

Another Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run is in the books. This past weekend three members of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) team – Allie McLaughlin, Peter Maksimow and Tayte Pollmann (pictured above) – followed the runners conducting interviews, taking photos and shooting video. The following is a series of chronological short videos showing… Read more »