Poland’s Tatra Race Run A Mountain Running Success

World Cup

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: Marco Gulberti. The hugely anticipated first race in the… Read more »

Saucony Signs Trail Runner Katie Asmuth

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Announcement from American Trail Running Association corporate member Saucony. Saucony furthered its commitment to trail running with the signing of American ultrarunner Katie Asmuth, recent winner of the 2021 Bandera 100K. With the win, she will run in the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run starting tomorrow, June 26 in Olympic Valley, California. Saucony’s ambassador trail… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup Kicks Off At Poland’s Tatra Race Run

WMRA World Cup

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Following a 2020 mountain running season disrupted by the global… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Webinar Shines a Spotlight on Safety

Webinar

The sixth webinar in a nine-webinar series produced by the US Trail Running Conference and presented by the leading trail registration platform UltraSignup, was hosted Thursday, June 17. The session subject for this latest session was: Race Courses – Course design & marking, land partners & permits, registration, limits, & new initiatives, safety & insurance…. Read more »

Neurological vs. Metabolic Training For Trail Running

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Summer 2021 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Stephen has been in the fitness industry since 1979 and created his own specialty exercises & programs based upon the anthropological movement of the human body. Metabolic training is the most common and the most emphasized for any trail runner…. Read more »

Preston Johnson and Randi Burnett Win USATF 50 km Road Championship

Caumsett

Written by USATF Championship liaison and American Trail Running Association treasurer Lin Gentling. Lin Gentling. Photos by Lin Gentling and Mike Polansky. What a perfect day for the 2021 USATF 50 km Road Championships…if you were a spectator. A beautiful cool morning with not a cloud in the sky and only a very slight breeze… Read more »

Top American Trail Runners Return to GoPro Mountain Games

Mountain Games

The GoPro Mountain Games returns and awards over $25,000 in cash to top U.S. trail runners! After cancelling this popular event last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, this massive four day celebration of mountain sports, art and music held annually in Vail, Colorado, was back this past weekend, with a modified format. Changes included… Read more »

Spring 2021 Trail Runner Survey Results

Nancy Hobbs

Each spring, the American Trail Running Association conducts a survey to measure trail running trends from our national audience. This year we had over 1600 respondents. Complete survey results are made available to corporate members at the Switchback, Steep & Rocky and All-terrain levels. The following selected outtakes are from our most recent trail running… Read more »

Leave No Trace This Summer as You Run Trails

Resilience

This announcement was originally published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and includes tips trail runners can use to minimize their impacts on the wilderness. June is Great Outdoors Month! As the weather warms up and more people head out to explore the outdoors, the U.S. Geological Survey has tips for minimizing impacts to the… Read more »

Race Preview – 2021 USATF 50 km National Championship

Written by USATF Championship Liaison and American Trail Running Association treasurer Lin Gentling. The USA Track and Field (USATF) 50 km National Road Championships will take place this Sunday, June 13th, at Heckscher State Park, in East Islip, New York. The course is a 5k loop to be run 10 times by competitors. The 2021… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: 500 Races, Routes and Adventures

500 Races

500 Races Routes and Adventures: A Runner’s Bucket List, by John Brewer. Published by Universe, 2021. 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. Even with all the heft, tactile feel and drool-worthy photography requisite of… Read more »

2021 Golden Trail World Series Kicks Off June 13 In Spain

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series (GTWS) Supported by American Trail Running Association member Salomon. Above photo credit: Athlete Rachel Drake | GoldenTrailSeries | Azores Trail Race | Martina Valmassoi. The countdown to the first race of the 2021 Golden Trail World Series (GTWS) series has started and elite trail runners are ready to… Read more »