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This article was written by Ashley Brasovan, 2007 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion, Duke University graduate, and most recently a “MUT” convert with two USATF Championship titles to her credit – 2017 Trail Half Marathon and 2018 30K Trail Championship – and a USATF team appearance at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships.... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s trail adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. On October 27, 2018 I witnessed the 13th edition of the Annapurna 100 trail race, organized by Trail Running Nepal offering 50K and 100K distances with over 3,000 and 6,000... Read more »

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After another exciting season of mountain, ultra & trail (MUT) racing it’s 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 & Field and hold US Citizenship. Many athletes have been nominated automatically based... Read more »

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The following press release is from ATRA member Run Alaska Trails. CORDOVA, Alaska — Run Alaska Trails, a trail running guide and travel service based in South Central Alaska, is pleased to announce next year’s trip dates. All-inclusive running packages are scheduled for June 30th, July 14th, July 21st and July 28th of 2019. Run... Read more »

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Rachel Drake (Portland, OR) and Anthony Costales (Salt Lake City, UT – pictured above) win the 2018 USATF Marathon Trail Championships hosted by American Trail Running Association member Moab Trail Marathon. Drake & Costales earn automatic spots on Team USA to compete at the 16th World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Villa La Angostura,... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s trail adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Most travelers to Nepal have visions of incredible treks they’d like to accomplish. The Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, are just a few examples of common routes that... Read more »

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Welcome to the latest edition of our Trail Town series; this time more appropriately dubbed a “Trail City.”  Boise, ID has a population of 226,570 people and nearly 750,000 in the greater metro area known as the Treasure Valley. This edition of our Trail Town series is written by Bob Pollmann, father of ATRA Project Associate and... Read more »

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Please welcome the twenty second American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the tenth in 2018. Michele Hartwig, 51, is a lifelong resident of Illinois. She is a trail runner, race director, volunteer, and trail steward. Wrote nominator Krystal Hardy, “When you think about trail or ultra-running, you might not think... Read more »

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Press release from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) partner Diversified Communications. ATRA has worked with Diversified Communications to create Trailhead Stage at the 2018 The Running Event. Trailhead Stage will offer an overview of the sport of trail running, a historical perspective and where the sport is going. Topics will include participation rates, brand involvement,... Read more »

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Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Inc. (MER), is excited to announce its new partnership with American Trail Running Association (ATRA). Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, MER is a retail shop that specializes in high quality new and used outdoor equipment. Gear includes camping, backpacking, trail running, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, cycling, climbing, fly-fishing, canoes/kayaks and any other activity... Read more »

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In this series of articles, the American Trail Running Association recognizes and celebrates trail race volunteers and trail runners like Kyle Robidoux who have dedicated themselves as everyday athletes to grow trail running in their community. “View from the Pack” is supported by ATRA corporate member RaidLight. Kyle Robidoux was an attendee and panelist at... Read more »

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In an effort to provide medical awareness guidelines for trail race directors, Frank D. Dumont, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine, Estes Park Health, has devised the following aid station checklists. With the acronym, ESTES (Estes Park Standards for Trail Running Emergency Aid Stations), consider the following as support tools to ensure a successful trail running event.... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Malnad Ultra is a member of the American Trail Running Association. Colorado Rockies, California coast lines, Appalachian Mountains, lush Oregon forests, or Arizona deserts... Read more »

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The following article was written by Ashley Brasovan, an elite trail runner for Hoka One One who enjoys training on the beautiful trails throughout Colorado. She is a graduate of Duke University and works as an Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Consultant in Golden, CO. Ashley is pictured above at the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain... Read more »

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Story by Alex Scolari. Photos: Damiano Benedetto. Press release written on behalf of the World Mountain Running Association. The biceps of Johan Bugge inflates again, his “pose” under the arch of the finish-lines has now become an icon and the Norwegian today has been able to perform strongly again at the Smarna Gora in Ljubljana.... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte from the wine country of Southern France on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  This week I journey from the French wine country (see last week’s Tuesday Trail Running Tip), into remote areas... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte from the wine country of Southern France on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  I arrived in France on September 2, with a one-way plane ticket, ready for my fifth adventure in France.... Read more »

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In this series of articles, the American Trail Running Association recognizes and celebrates trail race volunteers and trail runners like Derek Wirth who have dedicated themselves as everyday athletes to grow trail running in their community. “View from the Pack” is supported by ATRA corporate member RaidLight. An interview with Derek Wirth by Nancy Hobbs... Read more »

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On a crisp fall morning in Seeley, Wisconsin, more than 250 runners headed out at the Birkie Trail Runs, site of the USA Track & Field (USATF) Trail Running Championships. In order to combat the near-freezing temperatures, race leaders set a blistering pace in the early miles. “Joe (Gray), and I took it out hard,”... Read more »

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Written by Andrew Simmons for the Fall 2018 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew is the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. Many ultra-distance events – typically 100 milers and longer – allow participants to have a crew on course at various points, as well as pacers who typically join their runner mid-way through a... Read more »

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Written by Conference Director Terry Chiplin. The US Trail Running Conference was held in San Luis Obispo, California, August 29-31, the first time in the six-year history of the event it took place outside Estes Park, CO. More than 150 race directors, industry experts, trail runners, sponsors and exhibitors spent 2.5 days dedicated to celebrating and... Read more »

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Press release from Drug Free Sport (Kansas City, USA) and International Doping Tests & Management (IDTM – Stockholm, Sweden). The American Trail Running Association supports to expansion of anti-doping programs for mountain, ultra and trail running. Drug Free Sport has previously conducted anti-doping tests at ATRA member Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.  September 25,... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  For the past seven weeks, I’ve been unable to run because of a bone injury discussed in a previous Tuesday trail tip. Spending time away from... Read more »

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Press release & photos from Federació andorrana d’atletisme, Athletics Federation from Andorra. The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) world championships were held for the first time in Andorra. Canillo has been the host city parish, hosting the 4 races of the world championships (senior, male and female and junior, male and female), where 39 countries... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. This week’s trail running tip is inspired by a question from one of my former cross country teammates at the University of Portland. He asked me to elaborate on how to train specifically for trail... Read more »

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Ugandan runners sweep the senior men’s podium while Joe Gray leads the U.S. men finishing a solid fourth. While the U.S. senior women are first to finish all their runners in the top 30, it’s only good enough for a fifth place team result. This was the first World Mountain Running Championship since 2005 where... Read more »

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Press release written by: ALBERTO STRETTI for the World Mountain Running Association. LUCY MURIGI AND VICTOR KIPLANGAT TO DEFEND THEIR 2017 TITLES 40 nations are on their way to Sunday’s competition in Canillo, Andorra for the 34th World Mountain Running champs by WMRA/IAAF. It’s one of Europes smaller countries but it boasts very big mountains... Read more »

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For the first time ever, three of the sixteen U.S. team members racing at the World Mountain Running Championships are former world champions. Kasie Enman became the first U.S. female World Mountain Running Champion at the 2011 up/down-format event in Tirana, Albania. In 2016, Joe Gray won the uphill event in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria for... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. In the final minutes before a race, I watch runners impatiently sprinting from overcrowded porta-potties to line up at the start, which is always bustling with the commotion of over-anxious athletes. I notice myself thinking,... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. Race SLO, Salomon and EX2 Adventures mentioned below are members of the American Trail Running Association. Most trail races provide disposable paper or plastic cups at aid stations, but do we really need them? These... Read more »

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We’re proud to welcome Joe Viger Photography as the newest partner in our trail running Event Standards Program. We introduced the Event Standards Program in 2012, and for the past two years, it has included vendors and suppliers as partners to further assist trail race directors in meeting the program’s 15 criteria necessary for staging... Read more »

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The 63rd Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon saw hail and records fall as 2400 athletes hit the trails of America’s mountain August 18th & 19th. ATRA team members Nancy Hobbs, Peter Maksimow and Tayte Pollmann were on-site for the entire race weekend from Friday’s Expo thru Sunday’s Marathon. The following photo essay is a behind... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. After eating a nutritious breakfast, Tayte drove up the hill to Mt. Hood this past Sunday for the Gnar Gnar trail race.  For me, the more real food I include in my diet the better.... Read more »

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This past Sunday, the first ever Gnar Gnar trail race was held in Government Camp, Oregon, on the slopes of Oregon’s most iconic and highest peak, Mount Hood. The short, 6 mile, race was put on by Go Beyond Racing and sponsored by Nike Trail. The race attracted 100 participants, a number likely grow when... Read more »

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Memorial Partigiani Stellina press release written by: Alex Scolari. Photos by: Damiano Benedetto / Alexis Courthoud. A huge plateau of international elite mountain runners leaded more than 200 athletes this morning on the tracks of Memorial Partigiani Stellina Susa, which celebrated its 30th birthday. To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary, the Stellina returned to the original... Read more »

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Editors Note: Dave Dunham was one of the first American mountain runners to race Challenge Stellina finishing 2nd in 1993 and 3rd in 1994. Other American who have raced Challenge Stellina include: Mike Casner (1996), Richard Bolt (1999), Richard Schelley (1999), Paul Low (2003), Mark Werner (2003), Kelli Lusk (2004), Eric Morse (2004), Simon Gutierrez... Read more »

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Please welcome the twentieth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the eighth in 2018. Frank Dumont is a trail runner, volunteer, and an Internal Medicine physician with interests in wellness and athletics, and high altitude. Wrote nominator Terry Chiplin, “Dr. Frank Dumont has become a passionate ambassador for trail running... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon is also a member of the American Trail Running Association. I’ve been in a boot and using crutches for 16 days now, but my injury has made me realize... Read more »

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The American Trail Running Association’s Nancy Hobbs, Tayte Pollmann and Peter Maksimow attended all the Pikes Peak race weekend festivities and contributed to the following story.  The 63rd Pikes Peak Marathon, the fourth Golden Trail Series race supported by ATRA member Salomon, and Pikes Peak Ascent took place in the small mountain town of Manitou... Read more »

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In this series of articles, the American Trail Running Association recognizes and celebrates trail race volunteers and trail runners like Collin Yarborough who have dedicated themselves as everyday athletes to grow trail running in their community. “View from the Pack” is supported by ATRA corporate member RaidLight. Nominator Emily Zbehlik writes, “As an athlete, student,... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. My 2018 running season has taught me some important lessons on how to deal with a serious running-related injury. Since last November, I was feeling mild to moderate pain in my left achilles that caused... Read more »

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Kasie Enman (Huntington, VT) and David Sinclair (Peru, VT) kept their powder dry* early in the race and lit up the trails over Ragged Mountain to bring twin victories home to Vermont at the USATF 50 km Trail Championships. Fresh off a win at the Speedgoat 50K, Sinclair moved into the lead at mile 16... Read more »

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Overwhelming. This is the best word to describe my experience at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, Colorado. The event takes place in a large convention center in downtown Denver and brings together exhibitors representing a broad variety of outdoor markets including trail running, camping gear, climbing, hiking, and water sports. I spent... Read more »

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Written and translated to English by Alex Scolari for corsainmontagna.it. Three American World Mountain Running Champions in a first class elite field with multiple U.S. national team members. Joe Gray (2016 World Mountain Running Champion), Stevie Kremer (2012 Long Distance Mountain Running Champion) and Max King (2011 World Mountain Running Champion) joined by Americans Jodee... Read more »

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Written by Alex Scolari for corsainmontagna.it, World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) media partner for the 2018 Mountain Running World Cup. Photo Credit: Alexis Courthoud. 2016 World Mountain Running Champion and Colorado Springs resident Joe Gray is also scheduled to race Sierre-Zinal where he finished 2nd at the 2014 event. The mini tour of the mountain running... Read more »

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Tayte Pollmann’s Tuesday Trail Tips series of articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. Running fast and safe on a steep and rocky downhill can be tricky. Your leg muscles can tense up and your mind might tell you “slow down!” when you’re doing your best to be speedy.... Read more »

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Written by Paul Kirsch, Manager, Junior US Mountain Running Team. Paul is also Race Director for the Loon Mountain Race, host of the 2018 USATF Mountain Running Championships in Lincoln, NH. The 2018 Junior US Mountain Running Team will compete in Canillo, Andorra on Sunday, September 16, at the 34th World Mountain Running Championships. This... Read more »

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Press release from corsainmontagna.it for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). PIZTRIVertical was the second race of the WMRA Mountain Running World Cup. Andrea Mayr (AUT) was the announced top name in Malonno for second round of the WMRA Mountain Running World Cup in Malonno along the tough hills of PIZTRIVertical and Mayr gave an... Read more »

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This past weekend in Salida, Colorado, the 2nd Annual National High School Trail Running Championships (NHSTC) saw some fierce competition amongst some of the top young female and male high schoolers in the state. The 5+ mile course took runners up some of the tight switchbacks, lung-busting climbs and fast, single-track descents on the Salida... Read more »

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American Trail Running Association corporate member, XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series, will host the third annual XTERRA Trail Run Castle Rock at Colorado’s beautiful Phillip S. Miller Park located in Castle Rock, CO just 30 minutes north of Colorado Springs and 30 minutes south of Denver, on Sunday August 5th, 2018. The race distances include... Read more »

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