WMRA Mountain Running World Cup Race #2 Results

Written by WMRA Council member Tomo Sarf – Kamnik, Slovenia, 24.July Antonella Confortola (ITA) and Petro Mamu (ERI) are the winners of the 18th Grintovec Mountain Running race, the second stage of the Mountain Running World Cup 2016. Both were on the top of the list of the favourites already before the start of the… Read more »

Strategies to Address Running Injuries

Written by Eric Oliver, PT for ATRA’s Summer 2016 Trail Times Newsletter. Running injuries may pop up at any time, but especially during the later stages of training for a race, or goal effort. By this time, your body has already endured hundreds of thousands of steps, and if you have any movement faults, strength… Read more »

When is a road race more like a trail race?

Written by Laura Clark and originally published in our Summer 2016 edition of Trail Times. The answer is when it is Prospect Mountain Uphill Road Race. There is always a comfortable crowd, not too big; but not too small either, as well as a loyal contingent of regulars and Northeast Uphill Mountain Series participants. And… Read more »

U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team selected to compete at World Championships in Bulgaria

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Looking to capitalize on outstanding performances resulting in medal-winning success, USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail executive committee has selected some of the nation’s top junior cross country, track, mountain and trail runners to compete at the World Mountain Running Championships in Bulgaria this September. Junior athletes, ranging in age from 16 to… Read more »

Bonk Breaker® Goes Non-GMO

Press release from ATRA corporate member Bonk Breaker. Santa Monica, CA–Bonk Breaker®, the Santa Monica-based manufacturer of freshly baked real food energy and protein bars, gluten-free energy chews and organic real fruit hydration drink mix proudly announces a commitment to taking the entire Bonk Breaker® product line non-GMO. With seventy-five percent of Bonk Breaker®’s current… Read more »

Only One Hill – Chapter 5 – The 1990’s

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 »

Daniels, Sachtleben Win 2016 Collegiate Mountain Running National Championship Titles

Written by Steve Taylor, President or the Collegiate Running Association.  The Collegiate Running Association is an ATRA partner.  The Loon Mountain Race served as both the USATF and Collegiate championship race; Three Collegians earn spot on 2016 U.S. Mountain Running Team. The third Collegiate Mountain Running National Champions were crowned as part of the 2016… Read more »

Featured Trail Town: Houghton, Michigan

Welcome to the fourth 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 town of Houghton, on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Trail Town: Houghton, MI – population 7,700* (2012 census)… Read more »

Team USA wins gold & silver at NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Team USA traveled to Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico, to compete in the 13th NACAC Mountain Running Championships on Sunday, July 10. The women were looking to defend their gold-medal finish from 2015 when the event was held in Canada, the men were looking to improve upon their runner-up finish to Team Canada. Most of the nine-member… Read more »

ADVENTURECORPS announces Summer 2016 issue of BADWATER Magazine

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS. Oak Park, CA – AdventureCORPS is pleased to announce that the Summer 2016 issue of BADWATER® Magazine is now available for download. Sixty-four pages in length and printed in full-color, it focuses primarily on the STYR Labs Badwater 135 Ultramarathon and its remarkable venues, Death Valley National Park,… Read more »

With Spartan Sport, Suunto introduces new additions to its next-generation multisport solution

Press release from ATRA corporate member Salomon / Suunto via their PR agency rygr. HELSINKI (July 6, 2016) — Suunto today announces an expansion to its recently introduced Suunto Spartan Ultra multisport solution: the Suunto Spartan Sport, a strong and sleek multisport GPS watch for athletes. “Our customers have asked us to create a full-featured… Read more »

2016 US Mountain Running Team Selected at Loon Mountain

On Sunday, July 3, the 10 senior members of the US Mountain Team were selected at the US Mountain Running Championships, which was held in conjunction with the Loon Mountain Race in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The top six men and the top four women across the finish line at the championships earned spots on this year’s… Read more »

Coloradoans take titles at USATF Mountain Running Championships

Gray nets 4th USATF Mountain Running Championships title; newcomer Bracy sets the pace for the women. Today was a picture-perfect New England day for the nearly 600 runners who took on the challenging course at the Loon Mountain Race, which hosted the USATF Mountain Running Championships. Not only were USATF champions named, but the event… Read more »

Only One Hill – Chapter 4 – The 1980’s

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 »

Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports

Press release from ATRA corporate member VeloPress. New Book, Spitting in the Soup, Explores the History of Sports Doping and Shines Light on Doping in Olympic Sports. Sports journalist Mark Johnson examines how deals made behind closed doors keep drugs in sports and the changes required to kick drugs out of sports once and for… Read more »

Loon Mountain Race / USATF Mountain Running Championships Preview

Loon Mountain to host USATF Mountain Running Championships – US Mountain Running Team to be selected; Collegiate Mountain Running Champions to be named. On Sunday, July 3, the nation’s top mountain runners will vie for the 10 coveted spots – 6 for men, 4 for women – on this year’s U.S. Mountain Running Team during… Read more »

Striving for Zero Carbon Emissions to Mitigate Climate Disruption for Trail Races

Written by David Selden.  This article is a companion to our trail running race sustainability guidelines.  Any sustainability plan should have a significant focus on the most challenging environmental, social, and national security issue of our time: climate change disruption. Travel to and from events likely accounts for more than 90% of all carbon dioxide… Read more »