Posts Tagged: Trail Running

Trail Runners Knitting Hats for a Cause

Written by US Mountain Running Team staff member and trail race director Paul Kirsch. Photos: Freddi Lynne Triback. Two New England mountain/trail runners start a hat fundraiser to raise money for the children of Ukraine. When you meet Freddi Triback and Brian Walfield at mountain and trail races across New England, they seem to know… Read more »

Trail Running Powered by Plants

Aimee Kohler

Written by Aimee Kohler, a competitive trail runner and race director at Blue Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. Her passion for moving the sport to zero carbon is driven by her love for the trail, the community and combating the climate crisis. As trail runners we get to experience a magical connection with nature that few… Read more »

Trail Running is for Every Body: Our Theme For 2022

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Happy New Year trail runners! Every fall the American Trail Running Association’s board members get together to discuss strategy and goals for the coming year. As part of these discussions we also come up with a theme to guide our next 12 months of programming and be an inspiration for our Trail News stories. For… Read more »

Mark Tatum: The Rise of a Dipsea Champion

Mark Tatum

On November 7, 2021, I sit in the very tiny Phyllis’ Giant Burger in Mill Valley, CA and share a meal with Mark Tatum and Wes Thurman, when Thurman, with an excited laugh, shows us his phone from a local news outlet with a banner headline reading: “BREAKING NEWS: 61-year-old Colorado Springs man wins the… Read more »

World Athletics “Run Wild” Webinar Discusses The Future of Trail Running

Run Wild

Earlier this month, World Athletics broadcast “Run Wild— Mountain and Trail Running: Capturing New Frontiers,” a live webinar that included impactful discussions amongst leaders in the Mountain, Ultra and Trail (MUT) running communities. The webinar was hosted by Mass Participation World and moderated by Chris Robb. Speakers included Jonathan Wyatt, 6-time world champion and President… Read more »

1st World Mountain and Trail Running Championship Postponed Till November 2022

Announcement from the The World Mountain & Trail Running Championship Partnership – World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU). This joint statement by WMRA, ITRA and IAU follows on from the online conference on 3rd November 2021 hosted by World Athletics on mountain and trail running… Read more »

Finding Community on the Trail Run

Kriste Peoples

This article was written by American Trail Running Association advisory board member Kriste Peoples, a Denver-based outdoor enthusiast and guide, runner, writer, and mindfulness meditation teacher. When she’s not out adventuring along the trails of Colorado’s Front Range, Kriste is writing about it or recovering with carbs in a local eatery. Perhaps you’ve heard the… Read more »

Tips for a Trail Running Adventure in Iceland

Iceland

I just returned from my second trail running trip to Iceland. This Nordic island nation was discovered by accident over 1100 years ago and is today sparsely populated with fewer than 400,000 inhabitants, most of whom reside in or around the capital city of Reykjavik making for lots of open spaces for sheep and horses… Read more »

History of the U.S. Mountain Running Team – 1985 to 2020

Written by Richard Bolt and Dave Dunham, self proclaimed mountain running historian and silver medalist at the 1993 World Mountain Running Trophy race. The following is a history of US individual and team podium results in the World Mountain Running Trophy (1985-2009) / World Mountain Running Championships (2010-2019). This championship event was organized by the… Read more »

Resilience: Our Theme for 2021

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The American Trail Running Association (ATRA), announces “Resilience” as our theme for 2021. As trail runners it is important for us to build resilience in these times of stress by being compassionate, flexible, reframing frustrations, getting enough rest and of course getting outdoors to run trails! At ATRA, our mission is to represent and promote… Read more »

A Trail Runner’s Perspective: Through the 2020 Looking Glass

Trail Runner

This trail runner’s perspective was written by Ashley Brasovan (pictured above, right). It took COVID approximately 6 months, 2 weeks and 5 days to break me. Like many people, I didn’t expect 2020 to look quite like this. Right after competing in the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials – and in the midst of buying… Read more »

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

Championship

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 »

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 »