U.S. Team Geared Up For Sunday’s International U18 Mountain Running Cup

U18 Mountain Running

Written by U.S. Team manager Andrew Simmons. Andrew is also head coach at Lifelong Endurance and head coach at Peak Performance Running. The U.S. Under 18 Mountain Running Team arrived in Saluzzo, Italy for the 15th International U18 Mountain Running Cup organized by the World Mountain Running Association and Federazione Italiana Di Atletica Leggera. Eight… Read more »

Faces From the Pack at The Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run

Western States

The 2022 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run is almost underway! This point-to-point 100-mile footrace from Palisades Tahoe ski village in Olympic Valley, CA to the finish on the track at Placer High School in Auburn, California draws athletes from around the world to compete in one of the country’s most historic and renowned ultramarathons…. Read more »

Zimbabwe’s Emily Hawgood Gears Up For 2022 Western States 100 Mile

Emily Hawgood

Emily Hawgood photos by adidas TERREX and @iancorless. Emily Hawgood, seventh place finisher at the 2021 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, returns to the Western States startline in this weekend. Hawgood, Zimbabwe’s trail running phenom, has had a unique upbringing on a small farm in Zimbabwe where she ran mostly barefoot and competed in… Read more »

International Skyrunning Federation Sanctions First Matterhorn Skyrunning Workshop


Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association is a longtime member of ISF and supporter of Skyrunning in the USA. Photos: Ian Corless. The first Matterhorn Skyrunning Workshop, sanctioned by the International Skyrunning Federation, has come to a successful close. The full immersion course was held in the most iconic… Read more »

Runners to Watch at the 2022 Western States 100 Mile

Western States

“The highest award of Western States becomes a self-assurance that celebrates this event before it begins. In spite of the distinction of that silver buckle, and perhaps because of it, Western States proves that honor lies not so much in reaching the finish as in daring to arrive at the start.” — Antonio Rossmann. Read… Read more »

France’s Marathon du Mont-Blanc Elite Athlete Preview

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series. GTWS sponsor Salomon is a long-time American Trail Running Association member. Race day is June 26th 2022, start time 7:30 am, 42 Km, 2,540 meters of elevation gain. Chamonix’s Marathon du Mont-Blanc has been a faithful stage in the Golden Trail World Series since its creation, check out… Read more »

Clonmel Ireland Hosts World Masters Test Race & Press Event

Tipperary County community comes together to organize the 21st edition of this prestigious international mountain running race as it prepares to welcome the world in September. On Saturday evening, 18 June 2022, international delegates, local community leaders, sponsors and event organizers gathered at the historic Clonmel Town Hall to kick off an official welcome for… Read more »

Kenyan’s Win World Cup at Portugal’s Montemuro Vertical Run

Written by Kristy Reade for World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) media partners. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA Secretary. Photos: corsainmontagna.it / Marco Gulberti. Joyce Njeru and Patrick Kipngeno win second event in the 2022 Valsir Mountain Running World Cup and lead overall World Cup standings. Montemuro Vertical Run provided the stunning setting for… Read more »

Joseph Gray and Kim Dobson Win Again at Mount Washington

Announcement from the Mount Washington Road Race. Mt Washington has hosted the USATF Mountain Running Championships in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. Photo by Joe Viger Photography. Gray and Dobson win again with short course records. Weather conditions force shortened course for second time in 61 years. Dobson makes history. Gray on the verge of… Read more »

Trail Times Summer 2022- Volume 27, Number 99

ATRA Trail Times Newsletters

Read the latest issue of our Trail Times newsletter! Trail Times is available exclusively for American Trail Running Association members. Learn more about the benefits of ATRA membership and sign up today! You are unauthorized to view this page. You must have an active Membership on ATRA. To sign up or learn more, go here!… Read more »

Vernon, B.C. To Host First Ever Canadian Mountain & Trail Running Championship


Announcement from Chris Winter, Director, Domestic Programs and Safe Sport for Athletics Canada. Athletics Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Mountain Running Association (CMRA) and the Association of Canadian Ultramarathoners (ACU), is pleased to announce that the 2022 Canadian Mountain & Trail Running Championship, the first of its kind, will take place on Sept 17… Read more »

ATRA Member LEKI Introduces First Trail Running-Specific Poles


Announcement from American Trail Running Association member LEKI. Top ultrarunners choose the LEKI UltraTrail FX.One Superlite pole to race this Summer. LEKI has unveiled a completely new trail running pole collection featuring the Trail Shark Grip – the first grip-strap system developed specifically for trail running. Unlike other companies that market trekking/hiking poles for running,… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference Brings Business and Community Focus To 2022 Event

Trail Conference

Conference business coaching sessions have been designed to generate growth, actions and success for race directors. Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference, have announced that the first day of the industry-leading 2022 event, Wednesday October 19, 2022, will be dedicated to business and community. Sessions throughout the day will focus on… Read more »

Chasing Cutoffs Podcast Celebrates The Back-Of-The-Pack


Above photo: James Holk (@jamesholk). “Chasing Cutoffs amplifies the stories of back-of-the-pack trail and ultra runners. Making fast friends with slow strangers.” —Ben Mead, host of the Chasing Cutoffs podcast Chasing Cutoffs, launched in April 2022, is a trail running podcast that brings attention to incredible stories of “back-of-the-pack” runners. In trail running media, there… Read more »

2022 U.S. 100K Road Team – Meet the Athletes

Written by U.S. 100K Road Team manager Lin Gentling. Photos provided by the athletes. The Mountain Ultra Trail Running Executive Council of the USA Track & Field (USATF) is proud to announce the U.S. team members for the 31st International Association of Ultrarunning (IAU) 100K World Championships in Berlin Bernau, Germany. The event will be… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Book Review: Pliability for Runners


Pliability for Runners: The Breakthrough Method to Stay Injury-Free, Get Stronger, and Run Faster, by Joseph McConkey, MS. Hatherleigh Press, 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. If you are like me, you turn… Read more »