CW-X defines the “art” if running

CW-X is a long time ATRA corporate member and provided this press release. Japanese Psychedelic Artist Uses CW-X Tights As Canvas NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 17, 2015) – The Wacoal Sports Science Corp. (WSSC), makers of CW-X Engineered Endurance Apparel, is offering a limited edition tight featuring a print by one of the leading pop… Read more »

Xero Shoes Slashes Weight & Bulk with Z-Trek

Broomfield, Colorado based Xero Shoes is a new ATRA corporate member. The following press release was originally published by Xero Shoes on March 9, 2015. For decades, sport sandals like Chaco, Teva, and Keen have been de rigeur for outdoor enthusiasts. Their downside? A brick-like weight and stiffness, with a suitcase-filling thickness. The new Amuri… Read more »

Flashback Friday: 2000 Cle Elum Ridge 50k

“Editors note: The 2000 CLE ELUM RIDGE 50K RACE REPORT was written by Lou Joline for ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter, Volume 5, No. 18 – originally published in Fall 2000. Have you run this race? Share your experience in the comments sections below.” GETTING THERE I knew that I was in the Pacific Northwest as… Read more »

Flashback Friday: Hydration – Plan Ahead To Keep Going

Editors note: Hydration: Planning Ahead To Keep Going was written by Dave Mackey for ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter #26 in 2003. Dave recently survived a gruesome accident while trail running. You can help Dave and his family offset medical expenses and lost income on YouCaring.com. Trail running combines many environmental factors that add significant stress… Read more »

O2X Summit Challenge Series comes to Winter Park

O2X Summit Challenges is an ATRA corporate member. Press release from O2X Summit Challenges. WINTER PARK, COLORADO – The O2X Summit Challenge Series, in partnership with lululemon athletica, will bring its physically and mentally demanding brand of off-trail racing to Winter Park’s Mary Jane. Described by Outside magazine as a “new breed of … obstacle race,”… Read more »

ATRA includes partner in Event Standards Program

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association Colorado Springs, CO —– The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) which formed a partnership with Boulder, Colorado-based Adventure Projects in April, has furthered that relationship by including Trail Run Project in their Event Standards Program. “One of our goals at ATRA is to educate runners… Read more »

Junior Team Selected for World Championships

This post originally appeared on usmrt.com.  This is an official World Championship Team that receives only partial funding from USA Track & Field. We encourage donations to help offset travel for our junior team members. Interested supporters can donate via usmrt.com website (via PayPal), or send a check to the American Trail Running Association, PO box… Read more »

Flashback Friday! 2002 Jungfrau Marathon

“Editors note: The 2002 Jungfrau Marathon Race Report was written by Mark E Nesfeder for ATRA’s Trail Times Newsletter #26. Have you run the Jungfrau Marathon? Share your race experience in the comments below.  The above photo is from the 2012 Jungfrau Marathon which served as the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships and was… Read more »

60 years of running in the Pikes Peak region

Press Release by Ron Ilgen, President Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc (an ATRA corporate member) MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – Sixty years ago, body builder Monte Wolford won the inaugural Pikes Peak Marathon. Since then, the people of this great race, Arlene Piper, Matt Carpenter, and many others have written the region’s running history. And the mountain… Read more »

Athletes deliver at USATF Mountain Running Championships

Athletes deliver at USATF Mountain Running Championships Story by Nancy Hobbs The field for yesterday’s USATF Mountain Championships at Mt. Bachelor, was referred to by many athletes as, “crazy deep.” Not only were championship titles and $10,000 in prize money on the line, all of the senior U.S. Mountain Running Team members would be named… Read more »

Team USA women gold, men silver at NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Chairperson, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council and Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association.  Photos by USA Team Leader Richard Bolt can be found here. Vancouver, BC, Canada —– At today’s NACAC Mountain Running Championships at Cypress Mountain, host country Canada swept the top four places in the men’s race… Read more »

Flashback Friday! A Woman’s Guide to Trail Running

“It’s all in your head: A woman’s Guide to Trail Running” was written by Nancy Hobbs for our Trail Times Newsletter and first published in 2005. What do you think?  Is this guide as relevant today as it was 10 years ago? Even though I started running in 1980, the first time I went on a… Read more »

NACAC Mountain Running Championships returns to Canada

NACAC Mountain Running Championships returns to Canada this weekend – by Nancy Hobbs (photo by Richard Bolt) The 2015 NACAC Mountain Running Championships will take place at Cypress Mountain, located just north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, on Saturday, July 18.  Cypress Mountain Ski Area was one of the venues at the 2010 Vancouver/Whistler Olympics. This… Read more »

Lawyer to Run Vermont 100 Blindfolded to Benefit the Blind

PRESS RELEASE from the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired  Manchester, NH lawyer Ron Abramson has been a runner since 2006. Having completed over 25 marathons and ultra-marathons, Abramson decided to set his sights on a new challenge. On July 18, 2015, Abramson will join 300+ other runners – and dozens of horses –… Read more »

Slippery Slope at Soapstone

This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Summer 2015 Trail Times newsletter. Slippery Slope at Soapstone – story by Laura Clark (pictured right) Ever have a disappointing race? Silly question. They are out there just waiting to get you. But one benefit which can’t be immediately appreciated is that the following year you are almost guaranteed… Read more »

Creating Memories on the Trails

“Creating Memories on the Trails” by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs Trail running affords us memorable experiences. There are the stunning views we enjoy atop a high point which overlooks an expansive valley below, there are the diverse flora and fauna we encounter along the trails, there is the inevitable change in terrain from our… Read more »

Flashback Friday! Tips for the trail

TIPS FOR THE TRAIL was written By Patti Finke. M.S. for our Newsletter #12 first published in 1999.  What do you think?  Are these tips as relevant today as they were 16 years ago? Why, we asked? The answer was easy “the warm sun, the rushing of Little Muddy Creek, the view up Mt Hood to… Read more »