How to Support Clean Sport in Trail Running

Clean Sport

Earlier this month I traveled to the USATF Marathon Trail Championships hosted by the Moab Trail Marathon in the scenic canyon country of Southeast Utah. As a native Utahan, this event has holds a special place in my heart as Moab was my first ever trail marathon when I raced it back in 2015. Instead… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Diane Groff

Diane Groff

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Diane Groff who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their way… Read more »

Got 200-Mile Racing Questions? Tayte Pollmann Has Answers

200-Mile

Trail races at the 200-mile distance are gaining attention in the ultra trail running community in the United States. Just as 100 mile races have surpassed the marathon as a bucket list accomplishment for long distance runners, the emergence of 200 mile races is pushing the boundaries of endurance for athletes, race directors and fans…. Read more »

60 Miles at 60 Years

60 Miles

Written by San Francisco Bay Area trail runner and personal trainer Robert Zunino. We have all been affected by the pandemic. Since March 2020 we’ve been relegated to our homes. Many of us have been training for scheduled races only to have the races we’ve been training for get canceled. I’ve been a runner since… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Jeanette Reynolds

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Jeanette Reynolds who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their way… Read more »

McLaughlin and Peterman Win Marathon Trail Championships in Moab

Moab Trail Marathon

The USATF Marathon Trail Running Championships were hosted by the Moab Trail Marathon in Moab, Utah, on Saturday, November 7, a day that marked the final USATF Championship of 2020. National Championship titles were awarded to Allie McLaughlin (30 – Colorado Springs, CO) and Adam Peterman (25 – Missoula, MT). Due to COVID-19 safety measures,… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Amy Machael

Amy Machael

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Amy Machael who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their way… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Delivers Inaugural In-Person and Virtual Edition

Trail Running Conference

Announcement by American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Climate action, sustainability, responses to COVID-19, diversity and inclusion take center stage in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The 8th annual US Trail Running Conference was held October 21-24, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and provided four days of presentations, networking, vendor displays, morning trail runs, and panel discussions… Read more »

Moab Trail Marathon Caps Off 2020 USATF Championship Season

Moab Trail Marathon Race Day

The coronavirus pandemic has made 2020 a challenging year for races and the even USA Track & Field’s mountain, ultra, trail championship series didn’t escape the wave of event cancellations. Of the twelve championships scheduled this year, seven have been cancelled and only two will have taken place since the pandemic started. The final 2020… Read more »

A Conversation With Kilian Jornet About His Outdoor Friendly Pledge

Outdoor Friendly Pledge

Last month, professional mountain runner Kilian Jornet launched his Outdoor Friendly Pledge at the US Trail Running Conference over Zoom to an audience in Fayetteville, AR, and virtually around the United States. Kilian’s pledge is driven by his passion for preserving the environment and aims to inspire events, athletes, brand and federations to make commitments… Read more »

ATRA Attends Virtual International Skyrunning Federation General Assembly

Skyrunning Zoom Meeting

News from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association is a longtime member of ISF. ATRA’s Nancy Hobbs and Richard Bolt attended the ISF General Assembly meeting virtually. The thirteenth International Skyrunning Federation General Assembly took place on October 30, 2020, this time via Zoom from the ISF operational headquarters in Biella,… Read more »

USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship at Brazos Bend is Cancelled

Brazos Bend

Announcement written by Rob Goyen, owner of American Trail Running Association member Trail Racing Over Texas (TROT). The Brazos Bend 100 was scheduled to host the USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships in Needville, Texas on December 5, 2020. I wish I had better news for all of you today, I wish I had better news… Read more »

Angel Pacing – Untold Stories from the Moab 240

Angel Pacing

“Angel pacing” has been happening for years at races, and now that ultra running is becoming more popular, this term is catching on in the community lexicon. Angel pacing is the practice of offering oneself as a pacer to competitors during an ultramarathon. Angel pacers can greatly assist runners who are unable to organize their… Read more »

25th Anniversary Challenge Trail Runner Profile: Anastasia Christman

As the non-profit American Trail Running Association approaches a quarter century of service, we are interviewing trail runners from around the United States like Anastasia “Petal” Christman who are participating in our 25th Anniversary Challenge. Through these profiles we’ll introduce you to lesser known every day athletes who are walking, hiking, or trail running their… Read more »

Trail Runner Day Concludes the US Trail Running Conference

Trail Runner

This past Saturday the 2020 US Trail Running Conference came to an end in Fayetteville, Arkansas. After three days of activities for event directors, the conferences annual “Trail Runner Day” included presentations and panel discussions to help trail runners learn more about the sport they love. The day began with a fun run on the… Read more »

U.S. National Snowshoe Championships on Hiatus until 2022

Snowshoe Nationals

Announcement from the United States Snowshoe Racing Association (USSSA) Sport Director Mark Elmore. Corinth, New York – As the health and safety of our United States Snowshoe Racing Association (USSSA) members is the organization’s number one priority, the USSSA wishes to announce that, out of an abundance of caution, the 2020-2021 US National Snowshoe Championships… Read more »

Race Directors Wrap at US Trail Running Conference

Trail Running Conference

Friday marked the last of three “race director days” at the 8th annual US Trail Running Conference in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The on stage and outdoor action continued with a group trail run, presentations, panel discussions, vendor fair and urban trail exploration on electric scooters. Once again, team members from the non-profit American Trail Running Association… Read more »

Kilian Jornet Highlights Day Two of the US Trail Running Conference

US Trail Running Conference

Thursday, October 22, marked the second day of the 8th annual US Trail Running Conference in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a series of presentations, panel discussions and exhibitors for trail race directors. Several well-known presenters made virtual appearances including elite mountain trail runner Kilian Jornet and Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run event director Craig Thornley…. Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Kicks Off in Fayetteville, Arkansas

US Trail Running Conference

Yesterday the 8th annual US Trail Running Conference got underway in Fayetteville, Arkansas with a Climate Action and Sustainability keynote address to an in-person and virtual audience of trail running fans. Taking place at the Fayetteville Town Center, this year’s conference debuted live-streaming of sessions, panel discussions and presentations. Located on the beautiful Downtown Square,… Read more »