Featured Trail Town – Kenosha, Wisconsin

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the third one in 2017. 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 city of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Trail Town: Kenosha, Wisconsin is a vibrant… Read more »

Trail runners hit the snow for a national championship in Oregon

Story and photos by ATRA Director of Marketing Richard Bolt. He completed his first snowshoe race in 2002, attended 9 of the last 17 U.S. Snowshoe National Championships and has been a member of 2 U.S. National Snowshoe Teams. Richard is also sponsored by ATRA corporate member Atlas Snow-Shoe Company. For the first time in… Read more »

Trail Running in Salida, Colorado – Run Through Time Marathon and Half Marathon

Facebook automatically offers a translation of “Salida” to the word “Exit”. Mark Zuckerberg obviously does not know about the small mountain town in Chaffee County, Colorado! This past weekend in beautiful Salida, CO, runners were treated to summer-like temperatures at what has traditionally been known a “winter marathon”, which made for a hot day at… Read more »

Max King & Ladia Albertson-Junkans win the 25th Chuckanut 50K

On Saturday, March 18, Max King sets a course record at Chuckanut 50K; Ladia Albertson-Junkans wins in her debut outing at the ultra distance. In spite of less-than-ideal weather conditions, both Max King and Hayden Hawks went under King’s 3:35:42 course record set in 2014, at today’s 25th running of the Chuckanut 50K in Bellingham,… Read more »

Altra Footwear Signs New Athletes for its 2017 Endurance Team

Press release from ATRA corporate member Altra Footwear.  Other ATRA corporate members mentioned in the press release include the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, Aravaipa Running’s Javelina Jundred, Ultrarunning Magazine.  Altra Footwear announces its 2017 Endurance Team, featuring an incredible group of 31 men and 21 women from across the globe, including road and… Read more »

Meet our new trail ambassador – Edie Riedel

Please welcome the third of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Edie Riedel from Lafayette, LA. After starting her running pursuits on the roads, the 46-year-old mother of two, switched her focus to trail about five years ago. Edie gives back to her… Read more »

Trail Running Clubs

The following is a list of over 125 mountain, ultra and trail running clubs located around the United States. You can find even more clubs on the Road Runners Club of American (RRCA) website. New England (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT) Acidotic Racing (aR) – New Hampshire CT Trailmixers – Connecticut Central Mass Striders… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Flagler, Florida

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the third one in 2017. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running region that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the county of Flagler, Florida. Content for this article was provided by… Read more »

Win a trip to the home of UK trail running with inov-8

Press release from ATRA corporate member inov-8. Trail running brand inov-8 is launching its biggest-ever competition with seven lucky winners set to scoop an all-expenses-paid trip to the Lake District – the home of inov-8 and UK trail running. The GET A GRIP COMPETITION provides runners with the opportunity to win a five-day experience (June… Read more »

Jermann and Shiflett Earn USATF 50k Championship Titles at Caumsett

Written by USATF championship liaison Roy Pirrung at Caumsett Park, Long Island, NY.  The Greater Long Island Running Club is a long-time American Trail Running Association corporate member.  Photos by Roy Pirrung. Once again, the USATF 50K Road Championships were hosted by the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) at Caumsett State Park in New… Read more »

Community Makes it a Better World Snowshoe Championship

Written by ATRA contributor, trail and snowshoe racer Laura Clark. Photo credit: Skye Marthaler. “We are the world, we are the children. We are the ones who make a better day”. — Michael Jackson Like many international events, the 2017 World Snowshoe Federation Championships in Saranac Lake, New York adopted a theme song, one meant… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Branson, Missouri

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series and the second one in 2017. 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 city of Branson, Missouri. Trail Town: Branson, Missouri, has been renowned… Read more »

Meet our new trail ambassador – Julie Takishima-Lacasa

Join us in celebrating our second 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, Julie Takishima-Lacasa from Honolulu, HI. Julie gives back to her trail running community as a runner, coach, club founder, and race volunteer. Check back with us each month as we introduce another ATRA Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak…. Read more »

USATF 50K Trail Championships / Fourmidible 50K Results & Story

Story and photos by USATF Championship liaison Lin Gentling. Max King and YiOu Wang Capture the 2017 50K USATF National Trail Championships at the Fourmidible 50K – 18 February 2017. The day dawned as it had for the past few days…wet. With a gentle rain at the start and predictions of heavier rain throughout the… Read more »

USATF 50K Trail Championships Preview

Written by Lin Gentling, USATF Championship Liaison. USATF 50K Trail National Championships – Fourmidible 50K, Auburn, CA. While the southern part of California has been pummeled by high winds and significant amounts of rain, the Auburn area has not escaped the rain. The earth is saturated from the rains of the past week and still… Read more »