The Magic of Yes (Trail Race Director Edition)

Written by Jenny Baker for the Winter 2019 issue of our Trail Times newsletter. Jenny was also our Trail Ambassador last month and is race director for ATRA member race Georgia Jewel. “The smoke billowed against the clear night sky as the smell of tender beef roast slowly and magically crept into the finisher’s tent…. Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Port Angeles, Washington

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. A hidden gem in Northwest Washington that you should put on your trail destination bucket list is Port Angeles, Washington, population 20,000. Submitted by Peninsula Adventure Sports with support from Lorrie Mittmann, race director for the GOAT Run (Great Olympic Adventure Trail Run) in… Read more »

UTMB Management Takes Control of Ultra Trail World Tour: Uncertain Future for the Series

Guest post By Sergio Mayayo, editor of Spanish language mountain/trail running website carrerasdemontana.com (English version at trailrunningspain.com). Sergio is also a World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) council member along with ATRA executive director Nancy Hobbs. Above photo by @galitophotografia. As the year comes to and, we look into the future and put forward our best… Read more »

Tailwind Nutrition Joins #RagnarNation as Official Sponsor for Ragnar Relay in 2020

Press release from American Trail Running Association members Tailwind Nutrition and Ragnar Relay. Colorado-based nutrition company encourages runners of all abilities to set new goals and embrace new challenges Durango, CO – Tailwind Nutrition is proud to announce its 2020 partnership with Ragnar Relay, the largest running relay series in the world. Together they hope… Read more »

Trail Running Product Review: Nathan VaporHowe Women’s Race Vest

Trail runner Susan Kendrick reviews the Nathan VaporHowe women’s race vest. Susan is the Director of Sponsorship for the American Birkebeiner® Ski Foundation and was featured in our View from the Pack series of articles. Conscientious. That’s the super sexy word that kept going through my mind as I ran with the Nathan VaporHowe race… Read more »

Kevin Setnes Inducted into American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame

Press release from the American Ultrarunning Association (AUA). In 2002 Kevin published an article about the benefits of hill running in our Trail Times newsletter. Photo above: Kevin on his way to 3rd place at the 2000 USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships. Kevin Setnes began his running career at Bloom Township High School in Illinois,… Read more »

US Juniors Reflect on Their Experiences at the 2019 World Mountain Running Championships

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For many young athletes, representing Team USA while still in high school or college is a dream come true. On November 15, 2019, eight talented young athletes, ages 16-19, competed for… Read more »

Mountain Outpost goes Live at 2019 The Running Event

“This is the craziest sh*t to happen in running this week.” This is the line Jamil Coury (Jam Jam) begins each episode of his iconic Mountain Outpost News and he did so again as he presented a live edition of Mountain Outpost News at the 2019 The Running Event (TRE) in Austin, Texas. For the… Read more »

Minutes from the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Running Council Meetings

Pictured above from left to right: Richard Bolt (American Trail Running Association), Vin Lananna (USATF President), Andy Wacker (AAC, Nike Trail Athlete), Nancy Hobbs (USATF MUT Council chairperson), George Leaf (USATF Kentucky), Peter Maksimow (USATF Colorado). USA Track & Field (USATF) held its Annual Meeting December 6-7 in Reno, Nevada at the Grand Sierra Resort… Read more »

“Off-Season” Activities in Chamonix, France: Trail Running Capital of the World

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This past week, 4-9 December, I traveled to Chamonix, France, where I met with American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member, Run the Alps and its owner Doug Mayer. I’ve been… Read more »

Aravaipa Running’s Hayley Pollack joins the USATF MUT Executive Committee

Hayley Pollack has joined USA Track & Field’s Mountain, Ultra, Trail (MUT) Executive Committee. This 14-member committee is made up of elite athletes, coaches and administrators with deep expertise in MUT running and is led by American Trail Running Association founder and executive director Nancy Hobbs. The committee is responsible for managing USATF’s MUT national… Read more »

5 Ways to Be grateful for Trails and the Environment

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can show your gratitude this holiday season by giving back to the trails in your community. Listed below are five ways you can help preserve the trails on which you… Read more »

Leadville, Colorado to host First-Ever Collegiate Snowshoe National Championships

Press release from ATRA partners United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) and Collegiate Running Association (CRA). USSSA’s 20th National Snowshoe Championship will feature US, Collegiate and High School Categories. December 3, 2019 – Corinth, NY – The Collegiate Running Association (CRA) is pleased to announce a partnership with the United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) endorsing the… Read more »

USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for 2019 Runner of the Year nominations

Photo above: 2019 World Mountain Running Champion Joseph Gray. Photo by Marco Gulberti. After another exciting season of mountain, ultra & trail (MUT) racing its time to recognize outstanding runners who are members of our Athletics federation – USA Track & Field. Nominations are now OPEN for athletes who are current members of USA Track… Read more »

54 Years Apart: Tayte Pollmann and Ian Maddieson Talk About Overcoming Age Barriers

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. At the 2019 US Trail Running Conference, there were discussions about how both “young” and “old” populations are underrepresented in the sport of trail running. To have broad age representation in… Read more »