Featured Trail Town – Juneau, Alaska

Welcome to the ninth installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month 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 the city of Juneau, Alaska. This article was written by Josh Musson.  Photos by Josh Musson &… Read more »

What’s new and cool at The Running Event #TRE16

Day one – The Running Event – Orlando, Florida November 30, 2016 Best session – The New Rules of Marketing and PR – presenter David Meerman Scott, author of “Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead.” We’ve all heard a lot of keynoters. We’ve snoozed through some, left midway through others, and checked our watch continually… Read more »

Sunshine, Vines and Wines at the Inaugural 1 Day Trail Girl Event

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport SA (South Africa). On 26 November 2016 the inaugural Trail Girl single-day event was held at the Benguela Cove Wine Estate just outside Hermanus. Overlooking the Botrivier lagoon with incredible mountain views, the event offered a flat and fast route – perfect for beginners. The Trail Girl events… Read more »

Eleven Experience Adds Professional Runner and Skier Stevie Kremer to Athlete Roster

Press release from Eleven Experience.  2012 World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion Stevie Kremer is a past member of several world championship teams funded in part by donations through the American Trail Running Association.  Stevie’s sponsor Salomon Running is also an ATRA corporate member.  Eleven Experience is dedicated to providing exclusive, unforgettable experiences around the… Read more »

ATRA announces community theme for 2017

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is capitalizing on a common thread woven throughout this year’s sessions during the 4th annual US Trail Running Conference (held September 28-October 1), in Estes Park, Colorado, that thread: community. As such, we’re proud to announce that for 2017 ATRA’s theme will be – Community: Building Trail Running Connections…. Read more »

ATRA member The Endurance Race Series welcomes back sponsors for 2017-18 seasons

Press release from ATRA corporate member The Endurance Race Series (Colorado). The Endurance Race Series, Colorado’s Largest Trail Running Series announced today the renewal of four familiar sponsors to the race series. The Western Dairy Association, Native Eyewear, Avery Brewing Company, and Ultimate Direction all signed with the Endurance Race Series on a two year… Read more »

New Book, Grand Trail, Celebrates the Ultrarunning Lifestyle

Press release from ATRA corporate member VeloPress. A new book, Grand Trail: A Magnificent Journey to the Heart of Ultrarunning and Racing, shares the stunning beauty and raw emotions of ultrarunning, paying tribute to the passion and splendor of the sport and lifestyle. Filled with powerful photographs and intimate stories from brothers Frederic and Alexis… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Mountain Home, Arkansas

Welcome to the eighth installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month 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 the city of Mountain Home, Arkansas. This article was written by Paul Gigliotti, Race Director at Pirate… Read more »

Canaday and Bracy crowned National Marathon Trail Champions in Moab

Temperatures in the mid-50s with overcast skies greeted runners at today’s USATF Trail Marathon Championships held in conjunction with the 8th Moab Trail Marathon in Moab, Utah, which was held as part of a trifecta of racing including the marathon, a half marathon, and an adventure 5K. Sage Canaday, 30, Boulder, Colorado, had a specific… Read more »

Large field anticipated for final trail championships this weekend in Moab

USATF open and masters competition to be intense The USATF Trail Marathon Championships will be held in conjunction with the Moab Trail Marathon on Saturday, November 5, in Moab, Utah. Dubbed, “a magical 26 miles,” by race director Danelle Ballengee, this race course delights and challenges competitors over a loop course, with a few well-placed… Read more »

2016 Trail World Championship announces drug testing results

Press release from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). ITRA’s athlete drug testing program is formally known as its Health Policy. Athletes tested: The procedure was to test the top 10 men and women from the ITRA (International Trail Running Association) general ranking and the best men and woman from each delegation. On the 77… Read more »

Mud, sweat and cheers at the Jakkalsvlei MTB challenge & Jackal trail run

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport South Africa. Not even the not-so-summery weather conditions could dampen the spirits at this year’s Jakkalsvlei MTB challenge and Jackal trail run. Young and old came out to Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar to enjoy a tough but rewarding morning traversing the hills surrounding the tasting room and restaurant while… Read more »

Team USA shares Trail World Championships experiences

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association. On Sunday, October 30, the day after the Trail World Championships, the nine athletes and two staff of Team USA shared thoughts about the event. The nine-member contingent was asked two questions: 1) What one word would you use to describe the course;… Read more »

Trail World Championships takes its toll on Team USA

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association Only four of seven starters for the squad reach the finish line At today’s IAU Trail World Championships in Portugal, Team USA was at a deficit from the start. With injuries plaguing the initial ten-member squad (5 men/5 women), only seven made the… Read more »

US Ultra Trail Team ready, set, go for IAU Trail Championships

The US Ultra Trail Team will be among the 39 countries to be represented at the IAU Trail World Championships this coming Saturday, October 29, in Braga, Portugal. The start and finish for the 85.5 kilometer trail race will be at the Rio Caldo bridge in Braga. The course will include 5,000 meters of total… Read more »

The USATF Mountain Running Championship returns to Mt Cranmore

On October 19, the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail executive committee unanimously approved the Cranmore Mountain Race to host the 15th USATF Mountain Running Championships to be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in North Conway, New Hampshire. Said co-race director Chris Dunn upon learning the committee’s decision,“This is amazing news! We are so incredibly honored… Read more »