Spotlight on Specialty presented by Saucony Features The Runner’s Flat

Welcome to the ninth in our series of articles showcasing specialty run and outdoor retail stores focusing on their commitment to trail running through their in-store programs, brand inclusion, events and more. Spotlight on Specialty is presented by Saucony. Home to The Runner’s Flat specialty run store, Cedar Valley is one of the coolest outdoor… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s First Snowshoe Racing Experience

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website.  This past weekend February 28 through March 1, I attended the 2020 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National… Read more »

Pioneer Spirit Trail Race to host USATF 50 Mile Trail Championship

Press release written by USATF Championship liaison Meghan Laws. Photo above: Tim Tollefson winning Singletrack Running’s 2019 FOURmidable 50K. On Saturday March 14, the Pioneer Spirit Trail Race will host the 2020 USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships in El Dorado and Placer counties, California.  Starting in the small town of Cool, the course runs through… Read more »

How to Fix Your Trail Running Blisters

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website.  Blisters are one of the most common trail running injuries and can sideline runners for days… Read more »

Michelle Hummel & Joseph Gray Victorious at U.S. National Snowshoe Championships

Michelle Hummel (Albuquerque, NM) and Joseph Gray (Colorado Springs, CO), led a strong field that included other elite mountain/trail runners to take wins at the 20th annual Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships this past Saturday, February 29. This two decade-old national championship took place two miles above sea level at Colorado Mountain College (CMC) in… Read more »

Snowshoe Racing to Reach New Heights at CMC Leadville

Press release from Colorado Mountain College – host of the 2020 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships. American Trail Running Association team members Nancy Hobbs, Richard Bolt, Tayte Pollmann and Allie MacLaughlin are attending the races. LEADVILLE – A steady stream of registrations is flowing in as Leadville prepares to welcome racers and recreationists to… Read more »

National Snowshoe Championships Kick-off Today in Leadville, Colorado

The 20th annual Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships weekend starts today at 10,151 feet above sea level in “Trail Town” Leadville, Colorado. This will be the second time this national championship has come to Colorado, Frisco hosted in 2012, and the first time it’s been contested at elevations above 10,000 feet. Long a popular… Read more »

Italian Mountain Race Course Under Threat from Forest Fires

Editors Note: In 2017 forest fires burned large areas in the mountains above Susa, Italy and threatened the historic Challenge Stellina race course. In recent years several major U.S. trail races have been threatened or cancelled due to forest fires. Are you concerned about how climate change is affecting our sport? Consider supporting the work… Read more »

CamelBak® Bolsters 2020 Running Team Roster with Three New Additions

Press release from CamelBak. Dave Mackey (pictured above right) is a member of the American Trail Running Association advisory board. CamelBak was the presenting sponsor of our Trail Ambassador program. PETALUMA, California – CamelBak®, the global leader in award-winning personal hydration products, today announces the expansion of its running team athlete roster for 2020. Focused… Read more »

A Trail Runner’s Guide to France

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Photos by Tayte Pollmann. Above photo from Calabass’ Trail – a small, local race. From early… Read more »

A Tale of Two New York State Snowshoe Races

The following snowshoe race report was written by Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Once more, the Saratoga Winterfest Snowshoe Race in New York’s Saratoga Spa State Park seemingly justified Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of an early spring, leaving… Read more »

Winter Mountain Adventures: What to Know Before You Run in the Snow

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Photos and videos by Tayte Pollmann. Trail running in the mountains during the winter can be… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Leadville, Colorado

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. At 10,152 feet, Leadville, Colorado claims the distinction as the highest incorporated city in the United States. Known for its natural scenic beauty, hardy locals and rugged four-season alpine recreation, Leadville also boasts a storied history. History: Leadville was not always named after lead,… Read more »

Spartan Partners with Global Trail Running Events to Create Spartan Trail World Championship

Press release from American Trail Running Association member Spartan Trail. Headlines: Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas to Host Trail Running Events from 21k to 100k; $270,000 Prize Purse up for Grabs; Spartan Appoints Patagonia Run CEO Mariano Alvarez as Spartan Trail CEO. Spartan, the world’s largest endurance brand, has partnered with established trail running… Read more »

ATRA Partners with UltraSignup for Membership Processing

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is partnering with UltraSignup to be our preferred registration provider and a member of our Event Standards Program. The Event Standards Program debuted in 2012, and includes a group of quality vendors and supplier partners to help trail race directors meet our 15 criteria necessary for staging a safe… Read more »

Michael Wardian going for 29-year-old course record at Catalina Island Marathon

Press release from American Trail Running Association member Spectrum Sports Management. Renowned record-breaking marathoner and ultra-marathoner and NATHAN sports athlete Michael Wardian will run in the Catalina Island Marathon on Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Avalon, CA. Wardian will look to add to an impressive running resume, which includes world records for the fastest time… Read more »

Sneak Peak into a European Elite Athlete Training and Rehab Center

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you liked this article, read even more of Tayte’s articles on our website. Photos by Tayte Pollmann. For the past two weeks, I’ve been training and rehabbing at the… Read more »