Kremer and DeMoor Capture Titles at the Pikes Peak Marathon

Pikes Peak

Story and photos by American Trail Running Association contributor Peter Maksimow. “It’s good to be back to racing….I have missed this.” These words were the general sentiments which reverberated among the participants of the 66th installment of the Pikes Peak Marathon (PMM) on Sunday, August 22. Most running events have been postponed or cancelled altogether… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Hillary Allen’s Out and Back

Hillary Allen

Out and Back: A Runner’s Story of Survival Against All Odds, by Hillary Allen. Blue-Star Press, 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. Photo above: Richard Bolt. Hillary Allen’s dramatic rescue from what should… Read more »

Anton Krupicka Returns with a Podium at the Leadville Trail 100

Anton Krupika

Adrian MacDonald’s Astonishing First 100 Miler, Annie Hughes Home Turf Victory and Krupicka’s Podium Return at the 2021 Leadville Trail 100 Mile. This past weekend, August 21-22, the 2021 Leadville Trail 100 presented by LaSportiva  and owned by Life Time, attracted some of the county’s top ultrarunners to Leadville, Colorado for this grueling high altitude… Read more »

Webinar For Race Directors Highlights Sponsors, Partnerships and Revenue

Sponsors

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Industry experts deliver practical advice and effective solutions at US Trail Running Conference webinar. The eighth 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, August 19. The subject… Read more »

Gray and McLaughlin Victorious at the 2021 Pikes Peak Ascent

Pikes Peak Ascent

At the 65th running of the Pikes Peak Ascent, hometown favorites Joseph Gray and Allie McLaughlin raced for the wins on what was a picture-perfect morning in Manitou Springs, Colorado at the start line at 7:00 a.m. However, the mid-50 degree temperatures at the start would vanish as the runners ascended the Barr Trail to… Read more »

Nationwide Trail Etiquette Campaign Kicks Off

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner Trails Are Common Ground; organized by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). With a call for inclusiveness and mutual respect, Trails are Common Ground is the work of the largest group of trail users, brands, advocacy groups, and media outlets ever assembled. Any trail runner, mountain biker, or… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Daniels’ Running Formula

Daniels’ Running Formula, 4th edition, by Jack Daniels, PhD. Human Kinetics, 2022. 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. Above photo: Peter Maksimow. The name Jack Daniels is known throughout the world, but for runners,… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Statement on Arkansas Anti-LGTBTQ Legislation

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. ATRA and USTRC are committed to making trail running a diverse and welcoming sport Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference is incredibly disappointed in the passing of recent legislation that discriminates against Arkansas’s LGBTQ community. Senate Bill 354 was signed… Read more »

World Cup Race Report: Czech Republic’s Krkonossky Half Marathon

Krkonossky

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: WMRA / Abel de Frutos. The sixth race of… Read more »

USATF Mountain Running Championships Comes To Oregon’s Gnar Gnar This Sunday

August, 15th UPDATE: Follow LIVE race results available at: https://www.hubertiming.com/results/2021GnarGnar After the 2020 race was cancelled, this Sunday will see the country’s top mountain runners face off at the USA Track & Field (USATF) Mountain Running Championships; the fourth MUT championship in the 2021 series. Returning to Oregon for the first time since 2015, this… Read more »

ATRA Member inov-8 Launch Mont Blanc TRAILFLY™ ULTRA G 300 MAX

inov-8

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member inov-8. Mont Blanc is home to the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) trail race taking place this August 23rd in Chamonix, France. inov-8 has unveiled a special Mont Blanc limited edition of its popular TRAILFLY™ ULTRA G 300 MAX running shoe. The black and white shoe features the… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Stronger Than the Dark

Book Review

Stronger Than the Dark: Exploring the Intimate Relationship Between Running and Depression, by Cory Reese. 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. Photo: Evan Williams. In his Ultrarunning magazine monthly column byline, Cory Reese… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup Moves To The Czech Republic

Czech

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: WMRA. The 22nd annual Mountain Running World Cup for… Read more »

The TransRockies Run Brings Adventure Back To Trail Racing

The Under Armour TransRockies Run is back in 2021 to deliver one of the best and most epic trail running adventures in North America. Now in its ninth year, this unique six-day trail running stage race was held last week in the rugged backcountry of the Colorado Rockies and offered runners incredible mountain views, well-organized… Read more »

Kimber Mattox and David Sinclair Win A Hot & Humid Ragged 50K

Written by USATF championship liaison Paul Kirsch and Richard Bolt. Photos by Michael Scott. Yesterday, Sunday, August 8th the Ragged 50K hosted the USA Track & Field (USATF) 50 km Trail Championships; a point to point race across technical trails, fast dirt roads as well short sections of paved road. Race day weather was forecast… Read more »

Hayden Hawks and Katie Schide Top Americans at Sierre-Zinal

Sierre-Zinal

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. In the sport of mountain running, Sierre-Zinal… Read more »

US Skyrunners Earn 9th Place Team Finish at Youth World Championships

Skyrunners

Announcement written by John Kerrigan, US Skyrunning youth team coach. Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. US Skyrunning coach Ryan Kerrigan had mixed emotions going into the 2021 Youth Skyrunning World Championships held in Fonte Cerreto, L’Aquila, Italy. This was the fourth time that the US Team participated… Read more »