2018 US Trail Running Conference announces groundbreaking Responsible Sport Certification and sponsorship agreement with Ragnar Events

Press release from ATRA partner US Trail Running Conference. US Trail Running Conference organizers seek to take a further step forward and share education in leadership of responsible trail running across all trail races and trail runners. The US Trail Running Conference is seeking to be the first sport related Conference to be awarded a… Read more »

Ready, set, action: Get ready for a trail running photo shoot

How do photographers snap the perfect trail running photo that appears in a magazine ad in Trail Runner magazine or a Runner’s World “rave run?”  Having been on several photo shoots with professional photographers – one of which was a Rave Run shoot – I can tell you that it isn’t just one shot and… Read more »

ATRA announces a second year with Race Roster as a preferred partner in Event Standards Program

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is pleased to announce Race Roster as a second-year partner in Event Standards Program for race directors.  The Event Standards Program provides guidelines for use in planning for and staging safe and successful trail running events.  Race directors who’s events adhere to the majority of the criteria, may include our… Read more »

We’re proud to introduce CEP Compression as a partner in our Trail Ambassador program

We’re proud to introduce CEP Compression is a new partner in our Trail Ambassador program presented by CamelBak. CEP Compression joins CamelBak, adidas Outdoor, LEKI USA, Health I.Q., and OrthoLite as a partner in this second-year program, which honors outstanding individuals in the trail running community. Each month an ambassador will be chosen form a pool… Read more »

2018 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships – Race Preview

Rocky Raccoon event organizers Tejas Trails are long time American Trail Running Association corporate members. On February 3rd and 4th in Huntsville, Texas Tejas Trails will host the USA Track & Field (USATF) 100 Mile Trail Championships and 26th running of the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile. According to race director Chris McWatters, “this race just… Read more »

2018 Loon Mountain Race to Host Fifth Annual Collegiate National Championship

Press release from ATRA strategic partner Collegiate Running Association. The Collegiate Running Association has announced the fifth-annual Collegiate Mountain Running National Championships will take place on July 8, 2018, at the Loon Mountain Race, hosted by acidotic RACING, in Lincoln, New Hampshire. For the fifth consecutive year, prize money will be distributed to the top… Read more »

Collegiate Running Association Renews Association Partnership with US Trail Running Conference

Press release from ATRA strategic partner Collegiate Running Association. The Collegiate Running Association is excited to announce it has extended its Association Partnership for the 2018 US Trail Running Conference to be held August 29-31, 2018. The Conference is presented by the City of San Luis Obispo, CA, and Race Roster, the fastest growing endurance… Read more »

Meet Trail Ambassador – Brandon Stapanowich

Please welcome the 13th American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and our first of 2018. We’re proud to introduce you to 33-year-old Brandon Stapanowich. Brandon is an accomplished trail runner with myriad athletic achievements to his credit, a community volunteer, a role model. Humble to his core, Stapanowich, who grew up… Read more »

Barr Trail Mountain Race supports US Mountain Running Team

The Barr Trail Mountain Race (BTMR) debuted in 2000 and has been challenging competitors with its rugged terrain ever since (save 2012 when the Waldo Canyon Fire caused the race to be cancelled). The course is 12.6 miles long and boasts more than 3600 feet of climbing as it ascends from the Cog Railway in Manitou… Read more »

Western States Champion Cat Bradley delights Colorado Springs crowd

On the eve of her 26th birthday, Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run reigning champion Cat Bradley, was at the Colorado Running Company in Colorado Springs, sharing her ultra running story with a standing room only crowd. Her can-do attitude and easy-going demeanor inspired and entertained the group for more than an hour as she… Read more »

Collegiate Running Association announces 2017 Athletes of the Year

Press release from ATRA strategic partner Collegiate Running Association (CRA).  This announcement was originally posted on the Collegiate Running website.  Become a free member of the Collegiate Running Association by clicking here. Patrick Smyth (Santa Fe, NM / University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Corey Dowe (Barrington, NH / University of New England) have been named the… Read more »

US Youth Skyrunners Wanted For 2018 Championships In Italy

Written by USA Youth Skyrunning team coordinator Ryan Kerrigan. Photos by iancorless.com / ISF. After last year’s exciting and fruitful performances in Arinsal, Andorra, the US team begins to rally for the 2018 Youth Skyrunning World Championships in Italy! Article from last years competition here: http://www.skyrunning.com/youth-is-on-their-side-tomorrows-skyrunners-shine-in-world-championships/ Sam Hodges (Cornwall, VT) and Erin Magill (Moretown, VT)… Read more »

New initiatives on tap for the World Mountain Running Association in 2018

New initiatives on tap for the World Mountain Running Association in 2018: Wyatt leads Council with action-oriented style. Newly minted World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) president Jonathan Wyatt (New Zealand), led the seven-member council in its first meeting of the new year on January 13-14, in Monaco, home of the International Association of Athletics Federations… Read more »

Under Armour Mountain Running Series Announces 2018 Race Calendar

Press release from ATRA corporate member Under Armour.  Photos by Myke Hermsmeyer.  Under Armour, the global leader in innovative performance apparel, footwear and equipment, announced today the race dates and locations for the 2nd annual Under Armour Mountain Running Series, presented by GORE-TEX® Products. In partnership with POWDR, the trail running series is designed for… Read more »

Goal for 2018: Running you first trail race

Are you ready to hit the ground running in 2018 as you prepare for your first trail race? We hope so, and to help you in the process, consider the following tips so that your finish line experience has you planning subsequent goals. Select the race. Look for a race based on location, time of… Read more »