Collegiate Running Association announces Trail Championships

Press release from ATRA partner Collegiate Running Association (CRA).  April 15, 2015 – Indianapolis, IN – The Collegiate Running Association is proud to announce their first National Championship event in Trail Running, set for Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Quarter Marathon (10.55K) Championships will be held as part of the inaugural Indiana… Read more »

Vasque Sponsors Ultrarunner Krissy Moehl

Press release from ATRA corporate member Vasque. Vasque performance footwear, a brand with a long history of helping runners get out on the trail, proudly announces its partnership with ultrarunner, race director and all-around goodwill ambassador for the trail running community, Krissy Moehl. As part of the ambassadorship, Moehl will be testing new products and… Read more »

ATRA Announces Partnership with Trail Run Project

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has formed a partnership with Boulder, Colorado-based Adventure Projects, creators of authentic communities for planning, doing, and sharing outdoor activities including the newly launched Trail Run Project.  ATRA’s website visitors can now search for trails using the new Find a Trail feature. Inspired by the success of the company’s… Read more »

A Better-Rounded (Trail Running) Lifestyle

Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Spring 2015 issue of ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter. Variety in training, diet, work and social life is a refreshing ingredient to keep life exciting and moving forward. However, all too often runners get into a rut in training and also with their nutrition. To avoid a downward spiral,… Read more »

Trail races dates announced for Vail Valley

This announcement was originally published in the Vail Recreation District’s email newsletter. The Vail Recreation District (VRD) is a long-time ATRA corporate member. The Vail Recreation District’s La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series returns for its 19th summer and will offer running enthusiasts 50 miles and 16,475 vertical feet in elevation gain on scenic… Read more »

Alex Nichols Preps for Trail World Championships

Story by Stephanie Wurtz. This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of the Pikes Peak Road Runners “The Long Run”.  Photo courtesy of Inov-8 / Ian Corless. Spring is teasing us again. With trails beginning to thaw and a bit more extra daylight, it’s easy to think we’re safe to put away the insulated running… Read more »

Triple Crown of Running adopts BTMR

Press Release written by Tim Bergsten MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – One of the top mountain runs in the west, the Barr Trail Mountain Race (BTMR), will merge with the Triple Crown of Running in 2015. The agreement will provide long term financial stability and proven race operations support for the BTMR, which is set to run… Read more »

Lisa Jhung releases her new book “Trailhead”

PR from Dave Trendler, VeloPress.  You can find this and other trail running books listed on our “Resources” page. Boulder, CO, USA – April 3, 2015 – Please join Boulder’s running community at two upcoming parties celebrating the release of a new book by Boulder-based running journalist Lisa Jhung. Jhung is a veteran trail runner,… Read more »

Shannon Payne asks “What’s Enough?”

Written by Shannon Payne (pictured left, #4853) – BRC/Adidas Racing Team, winner of the 2014 Mt. Washington Road Race and member of Team USA at the 2014 WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships at Pikes Peak. Every time the beginning of a new year rolls around, it seems as though you can take a walk… Read more »

Flyathlon. Run, Fish and Beer

The Rocky Mountain Flyathlon by Andrew Todd This article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of ATRA’s Trail Times newsletter. If you have never caught a cutthroat trout, held it just long enough to marvel at its myriad vibrant colors, and then released it back to frigid mountain waters, I recommend that you add… Read more »