Posts Tagged: Trail Running

The Trail Mix Fund Diversifies Trail Race Startlines

The Trail Mix Fund, founded in 2021 by Renee Janssen of Go Beyond Racing, is one of the best examples of a grassroots initiative that addresses the lack of diversity in trail running. White, affluent runners comprise the majority of startlines at trail races and the Trail Mix Fund suggests that one of the best… Read more »

Trail Runners Got Goat

This is a story for trail runners who seek adventure and high places. It is a story for the ones who climb, no matter the terrain, and seek to find the inner mountain goat waiting inside us all. The herd follows me. I’ve laid claim to this high alpine basin, situated just below a great… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Gear Review: Nathan Hypernight Stealth Jacket

The following review was written by Sarah Barber and features Nathan’s Hypernight Stealth Jacket. Gear was provided at no cost for the review and gear test. The winter solstice rapidly approaches, and with the cooler weather comes fewer hours of sunlight leading to longer nights. Indeed, “hypernight” seems like a good way to describe it… Read more »

All In Trail Collective Scholarship Applications Open

Joe McConaughy shares details about the All In Trail Collective Scholarship and program in the following announcement. When I was in my early 20s, I was overwhelmed by the trail running world. Living in New England, the races that people talked about were generally far away and cost a lot of money. I struggled to… Read more »

Catalina Island Half Marathon Winner Completes Course Over 7 Minutes Ahead of Next Finisher

The following release is published with permission from ATRA corporate member Spectrum Sports Management, organizers of Catalina Island Half Marathon. AVALON, Calif. — The Catalina Island Half Marathon, one of the most popular trail half marathons in California, returned on Nov. 11 for another year of trail racing, bringing together runners from around the country to participate in… Read more »

Fear and Roaming in a Livestream

The following article was written by Corinne Shalvoy and features her recent experiences with livestreaming and all that entails. Corinne is an avid trail and ultra runner, mother of two sons, and has been married to her ultra-running husband, Graham for 16 years. She recently joined the ATRA advisory board. We were 92 miles into… Read more »

QMT Joins World Trail Majors

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Switchback member Québec Mega Trail (QMT). Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré – Québec Mega Trail (QMT) is proud to announce its association with the World Trail Majors, a brand-new international trail running group.  The circuit, which includes nine of the most iconic trail running events in Asia, Europe, Africa, and  North America, aims… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Gear Review: Salomon Sense Flow Vest

The following review was written by trail runner Sarah Barber who tested the Salomon Sense Flow Vest. Product was provided for the review by ATRA corporate member Salomon at no charge. I dislike winter. Well, wait—winter in Baja might be okay, but even just thinking about winter in the northern latitudes gives me goosebumps. However,… Read more »

Moab Trail Marathon Race Experience

The following article was written by Becca Bishop who shares her experience from the 2023 Moab Trail Marathon. Becca is an oncology Physician Assistant at the Boise VA and an avid trail runner. She and her husband are both Marine Corps veterans. They share three kids, two dogs, a cat, a mule and a donkey,… Read more »

UltraSignup Presents the Bentonville Dirt Circus

The following press release was provided by ATRA corporate member UltraSignup and features the inaugural Bentonville Dirt Circus events. UltraSignup, in collaboration with Rush Running Company and Visit Bentonville, will stage the inaugural Bentonville Dirt Circus 10K and 5K races on November 17-18, 2023.The host city is the picturesque and trail-friendly Bentonville, Arkansas. This event… Read more »

Catalina Island Half Marathon Puts Sustainability In Focus

The following release is published with permission from ATRA corporate member Spectrum Sports Management, organizers of Catalina Island Half Marathon. AVALON, Calif. –— The Catalina Island Half Marathon has brought on Fulton, a sustainable insole brand, as a 2023 race sponsor. This partnership will further Catalina Island Half Marathon’s dedication to a sustainable event that… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Gear Review: GO Sleeves

The following gear review featuring Go Sleeves was written by trail runner Sarah Barber. Product was provided at no charge for the review. Back in the 1970s, a chiropractor named Dr. Kenzo Kase (in case the Google rabbit hole beckons you), figured out a way to effectively mimic a therapist’s hands on a body part… Read more »

2023 US Trail Running Conference Pursuing Sustainable Sport

The eleventh annual US Trail Running Conference presented by Marathon Printing, was held for a second year in a row at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo, WA, on October 18 to 20, 2023, with the support of Snohomish County Sports Commission and American Trail Running Association. The event invited runners, race directors, and brands… Read more »

Tim Tollefson to Headline 2023 US Trail Running Conference

Race directors are busy people. Race directors who are also full-time athletes are the ultimate definition of a Type A Energizer Bunny. Several weeks ago, I was on a phone call with race director and elite trail runner, Tim Tollefson, before his event, The Mammoth Trail Fest. Only minutes into our conversation he had to… Read more »

Trail Races: Why choose one event over another?

This article focuses on choosing a trail race first appeared in ATRA’s fall 2023 quarterly newsletter Trail Times. Not all trail runners race in events. Those who do race typically have some interest in competition. It might be to compete against the clock for time, to post a specific result, or tackle natural elements like… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Review: Stance Performance Wool Hiking Socks

Sarah Barber reviews Stance performance wool hiking socks and was provided the socks at no cost for the review. Remember the early generations of hiking socks that were thick gray wool, maybe with a red stripe around the top? They’re what my parents wore when they hiked through the Colorado Rockies in the 1970s. My… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Shoe Review: BOA® Fit System

Sarah Barber reviews BOA® Fit System La Sportiva Jackal II Trail Shoes, taking them out for test runs near her home in Boise, Idaho. The shoes were provided at no charge for the review by ATRA corporate member BOA® Fit System. All shoes should be designed with the BOA® Fit System. Period. The end. I… Read more »

2023 Collegiate Trail Championships Announced

The following release and photos were provided by Josh Eberly and outlines details for the Collegiate Team Trail Running Championships this November. Attention college runners, get your running buddies together to participate for the Team Trophy and also for individual title of Collegiate National Champion at the inaugural Collegiate Team Trail Running Championships! The Moab… Read more »