Posts Tagged: Andy Wacker

The Trail Team 2024 Selection Announcement

The Trail Team started in December 2022 and spent its inaugural year as a team in 2023, developing the first elite trail running club of its kind in the country. The team was founded to provide opportunity, mentorship, skill development, funding, and media exposure to a team of six talented young athletes (ages 20 to… Read more »

Andy Wacker’s tips for snowshoe running

In the following article, ATRA social media director Andy Wacker, shares his foray into snowshoe running as well as some tips for newbies to the sport. What better way to indulge the frigid Minnesota winter, than to face the cold and try out a new sport with old friends? That’s just what I did on… Read more »

Pierre’s Central Park Trail Challenge

This article was written by Andy Wacker, founder of The Trail Team and social media manager for the American Trail Running Association. The group It all started with a group of trail runners, a prank, and a Strava segment. Will “The Jog Father” Jensen lives near Central Park in Denver, Colorado. For the last few… Read more »

The Inaugural Trail Team Selection Announcement

Look out trail running world, six incredible young up-and-coming athletes have been selected for The Trail Team, and they are ready to compete with the best in the world. The Trail Team, a mentorship program for the rising talent in trail running, was founded in 2023 by Andy Wacker, four-time trail national champion and two-time… Read more »

USA Long Distance Mountain Running Team Announced

USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail Council has announced the 2016 USA Long Distance Mountain Running Team which will compete in this year’s World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) Long Distance Mountain Running Championships on June 18, in Podbrdo, Slovenia, as part of the Gorski Marathon. This will be the 13th WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships and… Read more »