Top U.S. trail running athletes are prepped & ready for a tough Trail World Championship course

Eleven of the top American ultra-trail runners have arrived in Benicàssim, Spain for this Saturday’s 85 km Trail World Championship race. Along with athletes from over 50 countries, the Americans have settled into Hotel Intur Orange just blocks away from long sandy Mediterranean beaches. The beaches may beckon, but first the athletes must tackle the… Read more »

Our View from the Pack series presented by RaidLight shines a spotlight on Dale Cougot

In this new series, the American Trail Running Association recognizes and celebrates trail race volunteers and trail runners who have dedicated themselves as everyday athletes to grow trail running in their community. “View from the Pack” is supported by ATRA corporate member RaidLight. Nominator Carol Tatom writes, “Dale Cougot is a very active member of… Read more »

Sundog Running Official Coaching Partners of the 2018 SLO Ultra

Press release from ATRA corporate member SLO Ultra.  Race SLO is also co-hosting the 2018 US Trail Running Conference coming up August 29 to 31. Race SLO Professional Trail Running Ambassadors Emily & Ian Torrence offer training plans and plan to attend the 2018 SLO Ultra Race this Fall. Emily Harrison Torrence and Ian Torrence,… Read more »

Book Review: The Nature Lover’s Quotation Book

The Nature Lover’s Quotation Book: An Inspired Collection for Hiking, Camping and the Great Outdoors, compiled by Hatherleigh Press, 2018. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. The beauty of a compilation of quotations about nature is that you can absorb the essence of great writers and naturalists without having to plough through pages of dense… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Carrie Meng

Please welcome the seventeenth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and fifth in 2018. At age 40, Floridian Carrie Meng has amassed an impressive resume in our sport. Her passion for trails and can-do spirit is evident in all that she does, be it race directing, trail building, volunteering, or organizing… Read more »

Mountain runners applaud addition of anti-doping tests at Mount Washington

Press release from the Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race. The Mt. Washington Auto Road management and the organizers of the annual Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race have announced that they will institute testing for performance-enhancing drug use, beginning with this year’s race. The men’s and women’s overall winners, along with other… Read more »

Young athletes assembled for 2018 Youth Skyrunning World Championships

Guest post written by US Youth Skyrunning Team Leader Ryan Kerrigan. The following athletes and coaches will represent the United States at the 2018 Youth Skyrunning World Championships. Tanson Chan – Millbrae, California “I am really grateful and excited for this opportunity to represent our country and meet like-minded youth who are just as passionate… Read more »

Seeking US Skyrunners for the 2018 SkyRunning World Championships

USA SkyRunning is seeking athletes to represent the US Team at the 2018 SkyRunning World Championships in Kinlochleven, Scotland, UK. Race dates are September 13-15. The event is comprised of 3 races Salomon Mamores VK – September 13, 2018 Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra – September 14, 2018 Salomon Ring of Steall SkyRace® – September 15,… Read more »

Pittsburgh Marathon Organizers Introduce the Ultimate Trail Relay Challenge

Press release from ATRA corporate member Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R). Running from Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Great Allegheny Passage Relay is inspired by the growing popularity of trail running. PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) announced today that they will add another race to their growing number of events…. Read more »