2022 Broken Arrow Skyrace Elite Field Preview

The country’s top trail runners are gearing up for the 2022 Broken Arrow Skyrace, “California’s first skyrace,” June 17 to 19 at Palisades Tahoe resort in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Since its inaugural year in 2016, the Broken Arrow Skyrace has become one of the largest and most competitive trail running events in the country…. Read more »

Preparations Underway For Inaugural World Mountain & Trail Running Championships

The championships was originally planned to be held last year in Chiang Mai but postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Thailand was granted the opportunity to organize the event by WMTRC partnership, composed of the international associations for mountain running (World Mountain Running Association), ultra marathon (International Association of Ultrarunners) and trail running (International Trail… Read more »

How To Build Your Perfect Ultrarunning “Crew”


In ultrarunning competitions, an athlete’s performance can be aided greatly by support from a well-organized “crew.” A crew – a group of friends, family, coaches, or other individuals – can help athletes with pacing, nutrition, race strategy, problem-solving and motivation throughout the race. Although it is certainly manageable to run ultras without crew support, those… Read more »

Trail Conference Webinar Shares Steps to Improve Safety at Races

Trail Conference

Expert panelists offer constructive and practical suggestions to enhance trail running safety The fifth webinar in a seven-webinar series produced by the US Trail Running Conference and presented by Marathon Printing, the leading producer of custom printed items for endurance sports, was live on Thursday, May 26. The session subject for this session: Producing Safer… Read more »

World Premiere of Born to Adapt Documentary During Run Show USA

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member GO Sleeves. GO Sleeves, the company that introduced the world’s first and only kinesiology sleeve — a compression sleeve with built-in kinesiology strips, announced today that sponsored partner and trail runner Zachary Friedley will speak at Run Show USA – Chicago: June 4-5, about about the story behind… Read more »

Out Trails LGBTQ+ Running Retreat Coming to Mount St Helens


A weekend retreat for the LGBTQ+ trail running community Hosted by Out Trails & Aspire Running. Making Outdoor Spaces More Queer & Inclusive – To run is to experience and express freedom, curiosity, and joy in the outdoors. On trails, we liberate our hearts, our minds and become part of a tribe of humans who… Read more »

Trail Shoe Review – inov-8 PARKCLAW G 280 First Impressions


Back in April, long-time ATRA member inov-8 launched the PARKCLAW G 280, its first road-to-trail running shoe featuring graphene, the world’s strongest material. Inov-8, founded in 2003 in the U.K’s Lake District, has been pushing limits in shoe technology and earned a reputation in the shoe industry for incorporating some of the high performing and… Read more »

The Hudson River 50 Brings Trail Racing To “The Big Apple”

Hudson River 50

David Kilgore, trail athlete manager for On Running, is creating trail running opportunities in the heart of “The Big Apple,” New York City, NY. Kilgore, member of Team USATF at the 2019 Trail World Championships and third place finisher at the 2018 USATF 50-kilometer Trail Championships, has raced and explored trails world wide. Since settling… Read more »

Amber and Long Win Mountain Running World Cup In Ireland

World Cup

Olivia Amber (USA) and Ruairi Long (IRL) set course records against a record field in the Seven Sisters Skyline 30K race. The old adage ‘if you don’t like the weather; just wait 5 minutes’ held true in the rugged, windswept Derryveagh mountains of County Donegal, Ireland at the 5th running of the Seven Sisters Skyline… Read more »

Getting a Trail Run in at the Grafton 15K


Grafton 15K race report was written by ATRA contributor Laura Clark. Laura is an avid masters mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she is a children’s librarian. Photos by Jessica and Naomi Hoffman. Bill Hoffman and his Mountain Dog Running enterprise, best known for its extreme trail races… Read more »

Gonzo Jimenez: Elite Chocolatier and “Ok” Ultrarunner


I’m an elite chocolatier and an ok ultrarunner -Gonzo Jimenez Gonzo Jimenez commits himself fully to everything he does in life. Nine months after his first trail run he completed the grueling Leadville 100 Mile footrace in Leadville, CO. After being ousted from his house for being a “troublemaker” at the age of seventeen, he… Read more »

Kemp and Park Claim Collegiate Trail Running National Titles

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) partner Collegiate Running Association (CRA). Southeast Ohio Trail Runners (SEOTR) is an ATRA member. Race was held within the Thunderbunny 11K in Ohio’s Strouds Run State Park Hannah Kemp (West Liberty University) and Josh Park (Ohio University) were victorious in the Collegiate Running Association’s 2022 Trail Running National Championships… Read more »

2022 U.S. U18 Mountain Running Team Announced

U18 Mountain Running

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) and USA Track & Field (USATF) are excited to announce the U.S. team members for the 15th Edition of the International U18 Mountain Running Cup in Saluzzo, Italy. Taking Place on June 26, eight 16 and 17 year old American athletes representing 4 states will tackle the technical 4.4km… Read more »

McConaughy and Hughes Untouchable at the Cocodona 250

Cocodona 250

The Cocodona 250, a “250-mile ultra run across Arizona,” was held May 2 to 6, 2022, primarily on trails from Prescott to Flagstaff, AZ. The event was organized by Aravaipa Running headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. Only in its second year, the Cocodona 250 has already become one of the premier 200-mile plus trail running events… Read more »

Darn Tough Vermont Becomes Official Sock Partner for US Trail Running Conference

Darn Tough Vermont

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Leading US sock manufacturer to partner with industry-leading event for the first time Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference, have announced that Darn Tough Vermont has become the Official Sock Partner of the 2022 Conference. Darn Tough Vermont is an… Read more »

2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championship Awarded to Innsbruck Austria


Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos: Florentin Haunold at Roast Media. The joint application of Innsbruck Tourism and the Stubai Tourism Association for the right to host the 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) was successful against strong international competition. The community of Innsbruck-Stubai will bring the WMTRC to Tyrol… Read more »