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 »

Trail Running Race Sustainability Guidelines

Races can greatly reduce their impact on the environment by instituting a few simple measures, many of which are outlined in this document. Here are ATRA’s sustainability guidelines for trail running races. This document was researched by Tia Bodington and written with input from Brad Bishop, Susan Farago, Matt Gunn and David Selden. These guidelines… Read more »

Western States Trekker – Day 5 – Foresthill to the River Crossing

This morning the trekker team was privileged to have Ann Trason join for the journey from Foresthill to the River Crossing. The 16 mile journey was completed in 5:57:07 (including breaks), descended 3500’ with 1100’ of climbing. Our team photographer Myke Hermsmeyer strapped on the ultimate camera – the trekker backpack – for the first… Read more »

Western States Trekker – Day 4 – Last Chance to Foresthill

The trekker team was restocked today with a new group of volunteers to carry the 50 pound street view panoramic imaging backpack 20 miles from Last Chance (mile 43.3) to Foresthill (mile 62). The Wednesday Trekker team lead by ATRA’s Richard Bolt was Robert Rhodes from Bay Trailrunners, Matthew Hook, Chris Streeter, Ben Bosch, Avesh… Read more »

Western States Trekker – Day 3 – Duncan Canyon to Last Chance

After fixing trekker battery charger issues on Monday, the trekker team hit the trail again on Tuesday with a fresh complement of volunteers and fully charged batteries. Richard Bolt, Mike Kreaden, Dan Baxley, Matthew Hook (driver) and Myke Hermsmeyer (photographer) left Foresthill early in the morning for the hour plus drive to the Duncan Canyon… Read more »

56th Mount Washington Road Race Results

Press Release: Northeast Delta Dental – 56th Mount Washington Road Race – Mt. Washington Auto Road – June 18, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. (Photo by Suzy West). Joe Gray and Kim Dobson Win 56th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race; Jim Johnson and Amber Ferreira top New Hampshire Finishers. Gray wins 3rd consecutive Mt… Read more »

Thank you Western States Trekker supporters

This coming Sunday our Western States Trekker will kick off in Squaw Valley resort at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run starting line. To make this project possible we’ve received generous support from several ATRA corporate members and trail runners who have volunteered their time to be part of the trekker team. The trekker team… Read more »

Only One Hill – Chapter 3 – The 1970’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 »

Featured Trail Town: Del Norte, Colorado

Welcome to the third 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 old western town of Del Norte, in Colorado’s sprawling San Luis Valley. Trail Town “How do… Read more »