IAU Trail World Championships – 2017 US Ultra Trail Team Qualification Standards

Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee members Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs, Alex Varner, Maria Dalzot and Howard Nippert and approved by the MUT Council. The IAU Trail World Championship is regulated by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) under the patronage of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The… Read more »

Inaugural Sold-Out SLO Ultra Presents Trails in Motion Film Festival

Press release from ATRA corporate member Race SLO. VIP Admission ticket includes beverages, appetizers and meet & greet with featured athletes and film director; Thursday, September 8 at Fremont Theatre; proceeds to benefit The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo. SAN LUIS OBISPO, California – The inaugural, sold-out SLO Ultra presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com, set for… Read more »

Petro Mamu & Andrea Mayr win the 28th Annual Schlickeralmlauf mountain race

Written by World Mountain Running Association Council Member Tomo Sarf. Results, story and photos from the 28th International Schlickeralmlauf, Telfes in Stubaitall, Austria on July 31, 2016 Petro Mamu /ERI/ and Andrea Mayr /AUT/ are the clear winners of the third stage of the World Mountain Running Cup 2016 in Telfes-Stubaitall-Austria. After some nice sunny… Read more »

Joe Gray and Megan Roche crowned USATF 30K trail champions

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Jason Bryant. Conditions were cool with temperatures in the low 60s under overcast skies at the 7 AM start of the USATF 30km Trail Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday, July 30. Hosted by Mad Moose Events as part of the Pikes Peak Ultra 30K, this was the first… Read more »

Incline closed during the 61st Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon

Press release from Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon. MANITOU SPRINGS – When runners in the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon make their way up and down the tricky switchbacks known as the “W’s” on Barr Trail, they’ll have the course largely to themselves. Like last year, the City of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Marathon… Read more »

USATF 30km Trail Championships & Pikes Peak Ultra Preview

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Jason Bryant. The 2016 USATF 30km Trail Championships will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 30 as part of Pikes Peak Ultra. Pikes Peak Ultra was an event created to showcase some of the very best trails in Colorado Springs. The race course takes runners from Bear Creek… Read more »

Leslie Jordan Named an Official Apparel Provider of Running USA

Press release from ATRA corporate member Leslie Jordan, Inc..  ATRA is a founding member organization of Running USA. Leslie Jordan, Inc. is proud to announce the expansion of its previous sponsorship to be an “Official Apparel Provider” of Running USA. Owner and President Leslie Jordan has been an integral part of the Running USA organization… Read more »

US Ultra Trail Team for the 2016 IAU Trail Championships Announced

The USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council is proud to announce athletes for the 2016 IAU Trail World Championships coming up October 29 in Transpeneda–Gerês, Portugal. A team of 5 women and 5 men will tackle the technical point to point 85 km course through Parque Nacional Peneda-Gerês along the mountainous border with Spain…. Read more »

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 »