Canicross: Trail Racing with your four-legged friend

Brian Thomas, founder of Kenosha Running Company, Inc., an American Trail Running Association specialty run store member, writes about the origins of Canicross and provides tips to get you started. Canicross is a word that most have never heard, and if they have, they have no idea what it means! I fell into this category… Read more »

ATRA Members ElliptiGO and Xero Shoes Launch Blaze Your Trail with $2500 in Prizes

Press release from American Trail Running Association corporate members ElliptiGO and Xero Shoes. SAN DIEGO, CA– ElliptiGO Inc., Headsweats and Xero Shoes are enticing entrants with $2,500 in prizes during the Blaze Your Trail giveaway. One grand prize winner and two runner-up winners will be outfitted for outdoor adventures with prizes from all three active… Read more »

How Hiking Can Make You A Faster Trail Runner

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. Hiking is one of the best ways for trail runners to cross train. Hiking improves your cardiovascular fitness with minimal impact on your joints, strengthens muscle groups essential for trail running,… Read more »

US Youth Skyrunning Team Continues to Impress at World Championship

Written by US Youth Skyrunning Assistant Coach John Kerrigan. ATRA is an associate member of the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Photos courtesy of US Skyrunning and the International Skyrunning Federation. The 2019 US Youth Skyrunning Team and their coach Ryan Kerrigan are en route home after a successful third appearance at the Youth Skyrunning World… Read more »

Sam Sahli reflects on his European Mountain Running Adventure

Written by Sam Sahli. Sam was the top American male at the Trail World Championships this past June. Raidlight is an American Trail Running Association corporate member and sponsor of our View from the Pack series of articles. Photo above by Corsa in Montagna. The Piz Tri Vertical and the Fletta Trail races this past… Read more »

US Youth Skyrunning team returns to Italy for World Championships

Written by John Kerrigan, US Skyrunning Youth team assistant coach. The American Trail Running Association is an International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) associate member. US Skyrunning is making a third appearance at the 2019 Youth Skyrunning World Championships to be held in L’Aquila, Italy in the Apennine mountains, the same mountain range in which the US… Read more »

Tailwind Nutrition Celebrates Home State with Release of Colorado Cola

Press release from ATRA double track corporate member Tailwind Nutrition, a Colorado-based nutrition company, releases its new product on the state’s 143rd anniversary. Durango, CO – August 1, 2019 – Tailwind Nutrition releases its newest flavor, Colorado Cola, today on Colorado Day, the anniversary of Colorado’s admittance to the United States. Inspired in equal parts… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Kicksology by Brian Metzler

This is the first of two book reviews of Kicksology: The Hype, Science, Culture & Cool of Running Shoes, by Brian Metzler. Velo Press, 2019. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Tayte Pollmann will… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference snags Billy Mills as keynote speaker and sponsorship from Run Strong by Fox River

This press release was originally published on the US Trail Running Conference website. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) helps organize the US Trail Running Conference with select proceeds going to support our organization. Inspired by Olympic Gold Medal winner Billy Mills, Run Strong socks by Fox River support both your trail run and Native… Read more »

Records Fall at the 3rd Annual National High School Trail Championships

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. On Saturday, July 27, 2019, the third annual National High School Trail Championships (NHSTC) were held in Salida, CO. The event was organized by Kenny Wilcox, local Salida resident and head… Read more »

How to Approach Trail Running as an Explorer

While on a recent trip to Iceland with my adventure sister and BFF Anita Ortiz – a trip with an emphasis on trail running – I contemplated the nexus of our sport in terms of training and exploring and how these two very different approaches to a trail run intertwine and create a healthy synergy…. Read more »

Inside BoaFit & HydraPak: Pushing the Boundaries of Shoe Fit and Hydration Technology

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. Last week Peter Maksimow and I toured the headquarters of Boa in Denver, CO. Boa is an international company specialized in developing products with their patented fitting system, The BoaFit System,… Read more »

Manitou Incline to close during three historical running events this summer

The Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon and Salomon Running are American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate members. ATRA’s Peter Maksimow is the Barr Trail Mountain Race event committee member. ATRA is an International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) associate member. When runners in the 2019 Barr Trail Mountain Race and the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon make… Read more »