Three Trail Races In Chilean Patagonia Stand Out For 2023

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Racing Patagonia. Photos: Racing Patagonia. Ultra Fiord, Patagonian International Marathon and Ultra Paine already have dates confirmed for next year. Registration is open now! Even though the year is not over yet, runners from various countries are already planning their 2023 race calendar. Many are preparing with… Read more »

Pikes Peak Marathon’s Ron Ilgen Named Race Director of the Year

Announcement from Road Race Management, Inc. The Pikes Peak Marathon takes place each year in Manitou Springs, Colorado, right in ATRA’s backyard. A committee made up of race directors, athletes, media, corporate executives and club officials has named Ron Ilgen, Pikes Peak Marathon, Inc. President and Race Director, as the MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director… Read more »

All In Trail Coaching Scholarship Reaching Young and Underrepresented Athletes

The All In Trail Coaching Scholarship, founded by coach and Brooks Running athlete Joe McConaughy, is entering its second year and aims to continue empowering young athletes seeking mentors and coaching guidance in trail running. The scholarship “provides coaching support and mentorship for promising, younger athletes, particularly those from marginalized or underserved communities.” Two programs… Read more »

New Hampshire’s Corey Dowe Shares Her U.S. Team Adventure In Thailand

This article was written by U.S. Mountain Running Team Member Corey Dowe (pictured above, left) who competed at the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships last month in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She competed in the “classic” up/down mountain running race where she finished in 23rd position. People keep asking, “How was Thailand?” My initial response… Read more »

American John Bezou Still Has Grand Slam In Sight After Atacama Crossing Ultra

Guest trail runner profile and race report written by Joseph W. Gex, II. Photos: Thiago Diz. Lieutenant Colonel John Bezou (Ret.) recently returned from Atacama, Chile, where he completed the Atacama Crossing ultramarathon. This race marked the third ultramarathon (155-mile race over seven days) on the third different continent that Bezou has completed this calendar… Read more »

ATRA Member Avalon 50 Offers First Chance at 2023 Triple Crown Glory

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Spectrum Sports Management, organizers of the Hi-Tec Run Catalina series. 50-mile, 50k race will put daring participants in the running for new belt buckle The first event in the 2023 Hi-Tec Run Catalina series, the Avalon Benefit 50-miler and 50k, will bring trail runners, walkers and hikers to… Read more »

2023 Skyrunner® World Series Is Announced

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). ATRA is an ISF associate member. Photo: The spectacular Madeira SkyRace® – from sea to sky. © The Skyrunner® World Series (SWS) announces the new 2023 calendar with 13 races in eight countries and a massive €100,000 prize purse. The 2023 Skyrunner® World Series, under new management, is… Read more »

Andrew Drummond Inspires Trail Running and Ski Adventuring in New England

Andrew Drummond, the unofficial “FKT (Fastest Known Time) Guide” for the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is building community and inspiring adventure in the East Coast trail running and backcountry ski scene. Drummond is a backcountry and ski mountaineering (skimo) athlete who converts to trail running in the summer. He has competed internationally in trail… Read more »

2023 Youth Skyrunning Championships – New Categories, New Courses

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). ATRA is an associate member of ISF. Above photo: U.S. Team athlete Beñat Froemming. It’s back to the roots for the 2023 Youth Skyrunning World Championships returning to Gran Sasso, L’Aquila, Italy on August 4-6, 2023. This year, four categories will compete in the VERTICAL and SKY… Read more »

ATRA Member DYNAFIT Becomes First Official Partner of ITRA

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member DYNAFIT. The International Trail Running Association (ITRA) is the leading umbrella organization globally for the sport of trail running. Now, ITRA and DYNAFIT are announcing their partnership. That makes the brand by athletes for athletes that develops premium product systems for mountain endurance athletes the first official… Read more »

ATRA To “Grow The Trail Running Pie” At The Running Event 2022

The Running Event (TRE), the largest running industry trade show in North America, will be held November 29 to December 1, 2022 in Austin, TX. Established in 2006, TRE has become the “go-to” event for footwear, apparel, accessory, and service brands to display their newest technologies, products, and gadgets. The event is also a great… Read more »

Trails Are For Every Body – Hope Barrett

The following profile is a part of our Trails Are For Every Body Instagram series produced by ATRA board member Kriste Peoples. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) celebrates trail running athletes at all levels of engagement and ability, and because the Trails Are For Every Body, each week we’re sharing the profiles of trail… Read more »

2023 International U18 Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

In 2023, the 16th edition of the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) International U18 Mountain Running Cup will be held in Annecy, France, May 26-27. This invitation-only event provides a unique opportunity for youth mountain runners from around the world to test themselves against the world’s best. Much more rugged than the typical U.S. high… Read more »

2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships – U.S. Team Selection

Approved by the USATF MUT Executive Committee on November 22, 2022. Updated April 9, 2023. U.S. Team Selection for the 2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships – Innsbruck, Austria The second World Mountain & Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) is scheduled for June 6-10, 2023 in Innsbruck-Stubai, Austria. This biennial event is organized by the… Read more »

Gear and Nutrition Advice From Ultrarunning Legend Michael Wardian

When it comes to ultramarathon trail races, your race day performance will be influenced not only by your fitness and training, but also by your nutrition and gear choices. As a general rule of thumb, the longer the race (or more adventurous the route), the more benefit you’ll have from creating race-specific nutrition and gear… Read more »

ATRA Member inov-8 Launches New Hike-Run Hybrid Shoe

Announcement from long-time American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member inov-8. Photos: inov-8. inov-8 is bringing the worlds of hiking and trail running together with the launch of a new waterproof shoe for winter. The pioneering sports brand say their new ROCLITE G 315 GTX V2 is designed for both hiking and running, as well as… Read more »