Posts Tagged: Trail Running

2018/19 World Championships & Opportunities for Elite U.S. Mountain, Trail & Sky Runners

There are several international sport governing organizations which organize World Championship and similar competitions in mountain running, trail running and sky running. The following is a list of those competitions, who organizes them and how American athletes can qualify. There are competitions for athletes ranging in ages from 14 to 79 years old; many require… Read more »

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tip – Add Fast Downhill Running to Your Training

Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. Tayte is currently ripping it down single-track trails in Colorado.  Photo above – Tayte with his girlfriend Mathilde Sagnes and Anita Ortiz, one of American first female #mountainrunning world championship medalists. One commonly overlooked piece in… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Carrie Meng

Please welcome the seventeenth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and fifth in 2018. At age 40, Floridian Carrie Meng has amassed an impressive resume in our sport. Her passion for trails and can-do spirit is evident in all that she does, be it race directing, trail building, volunteering, or organizing… Read more »

A Trail Running Adventure in Australia

Trying to be prepared and aware, before my ten-day trip to Australia, I poured over —albeit hesitantly at times, and not always looking at the photos — the various poisonous snakes and huge and frightening spiders native to the country. I reached out to a friend and was somewhat comforted when he told me he’d… Read more »

Kinabalu: new trail running range from SCOTT

Press release from American Trail Running Association member Scott Running. With a range of trail running shoes and functional apparel, SCOTT Running is presenting ‘the new head-to-toe’ Kinabalu trail running collection inspired by Malaysia’s highest mountain. Mount Kinabalu is a mountain that has it all in one place when it comes to diversity of trail… 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 »

Hitting the Trails with Two-Time Olympian & Health IQ Customer Ryan Hall

Article written by Victoria O’Neil for ATRA corporate member Health IQ. Congratulations to Ryan’s wife Sara who won yesterday’s USATF Marathon Championships in Sacramento, California. Two-time Olympian Ryan Hall has run thousands of miles over asphalt. But that doesn’t mean he’s a stranger to the joys of hitting the trails. In fact, he’s always been a… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Chris Russell

Please welcome the 11th of our 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Chris Russell, a giant in stature and personality. “Chris is hard to miss,” writes friend and nominator Brian Ricketts. “Standing 6’8″ tall, he doesn’t look like your average trail runner. His personality… Read more »

Race SLO to Co-Host the 2018 US Trail Running Conference

Press release by ATRA corporate member Race SLO. Sixth edition of the US Trail Running Conference set for August 28-31 in Endurance Town USA to be held in conjunction with SLO Ultra & MTB 2018 event; first time annual educational conference is to be held outside Colorado. SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – (November 2, 2017)… Read more »

Chase and Hobbs collaborate on a series of four trail running guide books

American Trail Running Association (ATRA) president Adam W. Chase and executive director Nancy Hobbs have joined forces again to coauthor a series of four trail running guide books. These “where-to” guides follow on the heels of their successful “how-to” book, The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running, first published in 2001, with a second edition published… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Soleil Gaylord

Please welcome our tenth 2017 American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassadors presented by CamelBak. We’re proud to introduce you to Soleil Gaylord, a high school senior who builds community by sharing her passion for trail and mountain running in her hometown of Telluride, Colorado, and beyond. This dynamo ran her first trail race in… Read more »

Spring 2017 Trail Running Survey Results

Several times a year the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) conducts surveys to understand trends within our sport, demographic profiles of its participants and their preferences. Complete survey results are made available to corporate members at the Switchback, Steep & Rocky and All-terrain levels. The following selected outtakes are from our most recent trail running… Read more »

ATRA board member Tom Sobal honored in Colorado

On April 5, American Trail Running Association advisor Tom Sobal was inducted into the 2017 Colorado Running Hall of Fame during an evening ceremony in Denver. This tall and lean, soft-spoken athlete sporting a full beard and long braided pony tail said from the dais when receiving his award, “I’m honored and humbled and I… Read more »

Baseball and trail running

The American Trail Running Association was a rights holder attending for the first time the US Sports Congress. We shared our message with attendees, participated in networking activities, and enjoyed informative speakers on timely topics. Listening to the keynote address given at the 10th annual US Sports Congress by Dave St. Peter, president of the… Read more »

Mud, sweat and cheers at the Jakkalsvlei MTB challenge & Jackal trail run

Press release from ATRA corporate member TriSport South Africa. Not even the not-so-summery weather conditions could dampen the spirits at this year’s Jakkalsvlei MTB challenge and Jackal trail run. Young and old came out to Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar to enjoy a tough but rewarding morning traversing the hills surrounding the tasting room and restaurant while… Read more »

Gellin, Judd Win Inaugural SLO Ultra presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com

Press release from ATRA corporate member Race SLO. First year event hosted by HomeFed drew 1,200 runners and featured four challenging trail run courses – 50 mile ultra, marathon, half-marathon and five mile hike – at pristine Wild Cherry Canyon in Avila Beach; post-event Bluegrass Festival presented by Race SLO & event beneficiary The Land… Read more »