US Trail Running Conference Announces haku Sponsorship

The US Trail Running Conference has announced that haku Sports, the event management and online registration software specialist, are the new Presenting Sponsor for the Trail Race Director days during the 2016 event. haku Sports powers successful events and has built the leading technology in the event management industry. Hundreds of thousands of participants have… Read more »

USATF 50K Championship and Caumsett 50K Results

Trail running speedster Caroline Boller breaks the masters record and wins the women’s USATF 50K National Championship title. Jared Burdick Blasts by Zach Ornelas with 2 miles to go and secures the men’s championship at Caumsett. Lloyd Harbor, NY – March 6, 2016 – Both men and women’s leaders, from the start, were intent on… Read more »

Nancy Hobbs visits ATRA member Northwest Trail Runs

Our founder and executive director Nancy Hobbs spent this past weekend trail running in the Pacific Northwest including a visit to ATRA corporate member Northwest Trail Runs. Northwest Trail Runs prides itself in putting on trail running events that are thoroughly marked and thoughtfully designed with the runner in mind, with flow and interest for… Read more »

SLO Film Festival brings Trails In Motion to San Luis Obispo

World’s first and only international trail & ultra running film tour series to be shown on Race SLO Movie Night Wednesday, March 16; tickets available online; also register today to be part of the “Endurance Town USA” experience on April 30-May 1, 2016 2016 San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half Partners with the SLO Film… Read more »

Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon Updates

Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon Updates The 2016 Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon trip dates are May 15 to June 3, with the race on May 29 (the day Hillary and Tenzing summited Everest in 1953).  American Trail Running Association (ATRA) members interested in participating in the trek and race will receive a 10 percent discount. There are approximately… Read more »

Caumsett 50K to host national championships on Sunday

The USATF 50K Road Championships / Caumsett 50K will take place this Sunday, March 6, at Caumsett State Park, Lloyd’s Harbor, Long Island, New York. The Greater Long Island Running Club has hosted the USATF 50K Road Championships for the past ten years, while the Caumsett Park 50K will celebrate its 13th running in ’16…. Read more »

AdventureCORPS announces Spring 2016 issue of BADWATER Magazine

Oak Park, CA – AdventureCORPS, Inc. is pleased to announce that the March 2016 issue of BADWATER Magazine is now available for download or purchase. What is BADWATER Magazine? BADWATER Magazine is sixty pages in length and printed in full-color, it focuses primarily on the two Spring 2016 BADWATER races, Badwater Cape Fear on March… Read more »

Collegiate Mountain Running Championships Returns to New England

February 29, 2015 – RICHMOND, VA – The Collegiate Running Association has announced that the third-annual Collegiate Mountain Running Championships will take place on July 3, 2016, at the Loon Mountain Race, hosted by acidotic RACING, in Lincoln, New Hampshire. For the third consecutive year, prize money will be distributed to the top college finishers… Read more »

USA Team Invitational coming to Lake Sonoma

After a successful debut event at the 2015 North Face 50 Mile Championships this past December, the USA Team Invitational returns for its second edition at the Lake Sonoma 50 Mile race. This ultra-trail invitational is an opportunity for trail running shoe brands to have their sponsored athletes compete in head-to-head competition for a team… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Announces Major Upgrades for 2016

This US Trail Running Conference article was written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director & Founder, American Trail Running Association. To celebrate its fourth installment, the US Trail Running Conference introduces a fresh look complete with a new logo, a redesigned website, a teaser video, and an expanded list of expert panelists and sessions. This year’s… Read more »

Welcome new ATRA advisory board member Chris Dunn

The American Trail Running Association is please to announce the addition of Chris Dunn as an advisory board member. Chris Dunn joins existing advisory board members Brandy Erholtz, Andy Ames, Doug Laufer, Eric Black, Tom Sobal, and Dave Mackey from Colorado. Danelle Ballengee and Bryon Powell from Utah, Ian Torrence from Arizona, Bart Yasso from… Read more »

A Journey Into the Magical World of the Fiords

Written by the staff at NIGSA Events & Expeditions. NIGSA organizes the Patagonian International Marathon, Ultra Fiords & Ultra Trail Torres Del Paine and is an ATRA corporate member.  This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter and was published in December 2015. After the resounding success of the inaugural Ultra Fiords race in… Read more »

The BADWATER ultra running experience returns to the East Coast

Press release from ATRA corporate member AdventureCORPS®, Inc, organizers of BADWATER Ultra Races. The BADWATER ultra running experience returns to the East Coast in one month when the third BADWATER CAPE FEAR race takes place on Bald Head Island, North Carolina on March 19, 2016. With 50km and 51-mile race options, Badwater Cape Fear features… Read more »

Re-introducing your ATRA staff members!

This announcement about ATRA staff was written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director & Founder, American Trail Running Association. Learn even more about Nancy in this recent WeRunFar profile with ATRA member iRunFar.  Photo above by Robert Rhodes. We are growing and we thank you for being part of our success! As such, I wanted to take this… Read more »

Registration open for US Trail Running Conference

Written by Terry Chiplin, US Trail Running Conference Event Director, Estes Park, Colorado. The 2016 US Trail Running Conference takes place September 28 to October 1, 2016 and registration is now open for both Trail Race Directors and Trail Runners! The Conference has a new logo, a new website, an expanded section for Trail Race… Read more »

Exploring the High Andes

Exploring the High Andes was written by . This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter published in December 2015. Highline Running Adventures is an ATRA corporate member. Exploring the High Andes: Trail running has always been a way of training for me. Working as an expedition climbing guide, the long days on trail… Read more »

Sensible and Successful New Year’s Resolutions

Sensible and Successful New Year’s Resolutions was written by Stephen R. Santangelo. This article originally appeared in ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter published in December 2015. How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Are you keeping them? Though the New Year is filled with excitement and adventurous possibilities, it can also bring about frustrations and disappointments,… Read more »

2016 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship Results

The 2016 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship results and story was written by USATF Championship liaison Jason Bryant. Both Altra and Tejas Trails are ATRA corporate members. The more things change, the more things stay the same? I covered last year’s race and in some ways the race probably could not have been more different…. Read more »

How to prepare for a multi-day stage race

How to prepare for a multi-day stage race was written by Xero Shoes ambassadors Mel Gosse & Jon Sinclair. Xero Shoes is an ATRA corporate member. Multi-day stage racing includes an interesting mix between speed and stamina, and requires a great deal of grit and grind to last day and night in harsh environments. This… Read more »

USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship / Rocky Raccoon Preview

The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship / Rocky Raccoon preview was written by USATF Championship liaison Jason Bryant. Jason will be sending race updates via Twitter from @USAultrarunning.  Tejas Trails and Altra both ATRA corporate members. The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this Saturday February 6 at the Rocky Raccoon 100 presented by Altra… Read more »