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Story written by Italian running journalist Alberto Stretti and edited by Richard Bolt. Photo credits D. Benedetto and M. Gulberti (for corsainmontagna.it). You can read Corsa in Montagna’s Italian language Trofeo Nasego race summary on their website. Last weekend, the Trofeo Nasego race hosted Italy’s mountain running national championship where local hero’s went up against... Read more »

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Press release from American Trail Running Association Double-track member and Colorado based sports nutrition company Tailwind Nutrition. Colorado-based sports drink manufacturer, Tailwind Nutrition, is proud to be named the recipient of the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting. The award, a joint recognition from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)... 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 adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Active at Altitude is an ATRA member and partner in organizing the annual US Trail Running Conference. Last week I helped coach runners at the six day Active at Altitude Spring... 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 Kathleen O’Neill who are inspiring everyday athletes committed to growing trail running in their community. “View from the Pack” is supported by ATRA corporate member RaidLight. Nominator Ian Torrence writes, “Flagstaff’s Kathleen O’Neill comes to... Read more »

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As I prepared to listen to Oprah Winfrey’s Colorado College commencement address this morning, I was sure her message would somehow relate to trail running. Of course I think everything relates to trail running. I wrote a piece about the similarities between baseball and trail running a few years ago, and I often think about... Read more »

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Sport Smoothies: More than 65 Recipes to Boost Your Workouts & Recovery, written by Fern Green. Published by ATRA member VeloPress, 2019. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. I must admit I have been... Read more »

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Press release from ATRA partner Collegiate Running Association (CRA). The Collegiate Running Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to promote healthy lifestyles among college students by providing and expanding opportunities in the sport of running. CRA organizes annual mountain and trail running championships. Photos by the Collegiate Running Association. Athens, Ohio – Daniel... Read more »

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Press release from the Vail Recreation District (VRD). Vail Recreation District is an ATRA corporate member and provides limited free trail race entries for ATRA members through our monthly e-newsletter giveaway program. Written by Eric Henderson. Colorado’s longest-tenured trail running series will serve as the unofficial summer kick off for mountain runners with its first... Read more »

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On Saturday, May 11, more than 800 runners descended upon Pennypack Park, Pennsylvania with the majority running the 25K distance in the trifecta of races offered by Uberendurancesports at the Dirty German Endurance Fest. The finish line, complete with a Lederhosen-clad accordion player and a buffet of brats and sauerkraut, welcomed 444 finishers in the... 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 adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Road trips are a great way to get away for a trail running vacation, but it can often be harder to be eco-friendly when we’re away from home. On the road,... Read more »

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The following trail race profile was written by race director Tracy Sulkin. Photos by Peter Maksimow who ran the event in 2018. The 2019 Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top takes place on September 2. The 54th annual Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top is a destination trail race in Southern California with a monster climb to the 10,604-foot summit. Runners... Read more »

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RunLites by Mangata reviewed by Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Photo above by Pamela Delsignore at Moreau State Park. RunLites are an amazingly versatile hand held light and must-have item that should take up residence in every... 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 adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. UltraSlide Slideboards are a unique piece of fitness equipment that you can use to enhance your strength training for trail running. Hockey, speed skating, tennis, baseball, football and many other sports... 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 adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Gyms are a great place for trail runners looking to rehabilitate after injury, stay injury free, strengthen running-related muscles and supplement their trail running with cross training or fitness classes. Some... Read more »

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Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers, by Kilian Jornet, Steve House and Scott Johnston. Patagonia, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Images courtesy of Patagonia. In the April,... Read more »

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Please welcome the twenty eighth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the fourth in 2019. Forty-three-year-old Greg Sisengrath is an athlete, coach, volunteer, and trail supporter. Nominator Jason Bahamundi wrote, “Greg coaches athletes, sets up group training runs, provides advice and recently started the Team Dirt and Vert concept to... 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 adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To honor 2019 Earth Day held this past Monday, this week’s trail running tips will help you become a more eco-conscious trail runner. Organizations in the trail running community, such as... Read more »

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Press release by American Trail Running Association corporate member LEKI.  LEKI is excited to announce the second annual LEKI Full Ride Scholarship to Timothy Olson’s Run Mindful Retreat taking place in Boulder, CO, June 13-16. The scholarship includes registration fees, air travel, lodging and LEKI Trail Running gear for one deserving trail runner. LEKI has... Read more »

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Ragnar Trail Relays is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. With Earth Day coming up on Monday, Ragnar is offering ATRA race director members a 33% discount on the Pledge of Sustainability. That means the cost is $100 instead of $150. The discount code is ATRA2019. This discount is available the end of month... 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 adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Jared Ward pictured above at the 2019 Boston Marathon. Photo by Peter Maksimow. To honor the 2019 Boston Marathon held this past Monday, April 15, this week’s tips focus on what... Read more »

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Press release from the Südtirol Drei Zinnen Alpine Run and World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Our executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA treasurer. Above photo by wisthaler.com. On Tuesday, April 16 the organizers of one of the loveliest mountain runs of the world publicly announced the wonderful news: this year, the Südtirol Drei Zinnen... Read more »

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Study announcement from Oregon State University – Cascades. BEND, Oregon – A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to “maximal” running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time, a new study from Oregon State University – Cascades has found. The shoes,... Read more »

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In this edition of From the ATRA Archives presented by Salomon, Robert McAtee, massage therapist and author of Facilitated Stretching, provides tips to incorporate golf ball massage into a daily stretching regimen. The article first appeared in our Trail Times newsletter issue number 2 in fall 1996. You finish a long, grueling trail run and... Read more »

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Running Outside the Comfort Zone: An Explorer’s Guide to the Edges of Running, by Susan Lacke. VeloPress, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark for the Winter 2018 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. VeloPress is... Read more »

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Written by Stephen R. Santangelo for the Spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Many folks find stretching to be rather boring; especially, when the choice of stretching becomes repetitive. Not only is stretching important to prepare the muscles and joints for the trails, it is imperative to ignite the CNS (Central Nervous System).... Read more »

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This article was written by trail running professionals Tayte Pollmann and Ashley Brasovan.  Tayte is sponsored by ATRA corporate member Nike Trail Running and you can follow his adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Ashley is an Hoka One One athlete, the 2007 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion, a Duke University graduate, and most recently... 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 adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. (Above photo by Peter Maksimow). Trail running camps offer a great introduction into trail running for beginners and provide valuable skills for those more experienced in the sport. Camps offer guidance... Read more »

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Outlandish: Fuel Your Epic written by Morgan Sjogren (above #28). VeloPress, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark for the Spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. VeloPress is an American Trail Running Association corporate... Read more »

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Written by Andrew Simmons for the Spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Andrew is the Head Coach for Lifelong Endurance. Photo above by Steve Blair. Coaching youth athletes as the head coach of Peak Performance Running has taught me a lot about how young minds and young athletes are shaped. In many ways,... Read more »

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[Editor’s Note:] This article is the third in a five-part series about how the mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) running community has been affected by athlete doping and drug testing. This timely topic was researched by professional trail runner Tayte Pollmann and includes his personal experience as well as input from other top athletes and... Read more »

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This year marks the 14th edition of the World Mountain Running Association’s International U18 Mountain Running Cup. This year’s course is an up/down hill circuit. Estimated distance is between 4.5 and 5.5 kilometers. Distance and course details will be included in upcoming weeks. Venue: Susa, Italy, located in the Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont region.... Read more »

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Balega International is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Durham, N.C. — Balega International, a leading sock brand in the run specialty market known for its underlying technical performance, expands its Silver, Hidden Dry, Blister Resist, Women’s Enduro and children’s Hidden Cool sock collections with new colorways for Spring 2019. The updated styles will... 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 adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The kitchen is a good place to incorporate injury prevention exercises into a daily training regimen. Exercises such as calf raises, ankle circles or leg raises can help runners prevent injuries... Read more »

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Reviewed by trail runner Jen Ferriss (pictured below) for the American Trail Running Association. Do you like to listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks when you run alone? Revvez sunglasses from OptiShokz transmit sounds by hooking the speaker around the outside of your ear, instead of a standard earbud or full ear speaker. By conducting... 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 adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Although many core strength routines target abdominal muscles, the abs are only a one of the muscle groups that make up your core. Your core includes your abdominals, hips, torso, lower... Read more »

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Twelve American trail running athletes to compete at the Trail World Championships in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal. The USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council is proud to announce members of the U.S. Trail Team scheduled to compete at the 2019 Trail World Championships (TWC) on June 8, in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal. The US team of... Read more »

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This article was written by Ashley Brasovan for the spring 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Ashley is the 2007 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion, a Duke University graduate, and most recently a mountain, ultra & trail (MUT) running convert with two USATF Championship titles to her credit – 2017 Trail Half Marathon and... Read more »

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Running Beyond: Epic Ultra, Trail and Skyrunning Races, text and photos by Ian Corless. White Lion Publishing, 2019. Reviewed by Laura Clark for the Winter 2019 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. – It is... Read more »

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……and what the American Trail Running Association doing to help support the sport. As a member of the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF), the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has had a connection to Skyrunning since its early years with the late 1990s U.S. Fila Skyrunner Series. The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is a 501(c)3... Read more »

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Please welcome the twenty seventh American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and our third in 2019. A native of Upstate New York, 32 year old Laura Howard, is a runner, volunteer, and tireless advocate for the trails. Mort Nace nominated Laura and wrote, “Laura is an all-star in our trail running... 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 adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Imbalances in strength and flexibility between one side of the body and the other are common, but are not often identified and corrected before they lead to more serious injuries. Trail... Read more »

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We are pleased to welcome Athletes for a Fit Planet as a preferred partner in our Event Standards Program. Athletes for a Fit Planet are experts in environmental sustainability at running races across North America. They offer customized consulting, on-the-ground support for events, help measure and reduce an event’s CO2 and waste footprints and communicate an... Read more »

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The following snowshoe race report was written by Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. As I was finishing my loop, I glanced up and noted that Emily Stanton, the Gore Mountain Snowshoe Race Director was just taking off... Read more »

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LEKI is an ATRA corporate member and supporter of our Trail Ambassador program. To learn more about LEKI and using poles for trail running, read out Trail News article “Using poles for a more a efficient trail running experience.” BUFFALO, NY – LEKI, a leader in skiing, trekking and trail running poles, announces they have signed... Read more »

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OrthoLite: the Official Insole of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA). We’re proud to announce that OrthoLite, the leading provider of comfort and performance insole technology found in more than 500 million shoes annually from over 350 top brands, has renewed their partnership, which includes the moniker, “Official Insole of the American Trail Running Association,”... Read more »

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Press release by the US Trail Running Conference. The US Trail Running Conference has co-produced by the American Trail Running Association since its inception in 2013. Women can save 25% on conference registration until March 31! Estes Park, CO – Active at Altitude, organizers of the 2019 US Trail Running Conference has announced a discount... 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 adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tayte is a graduate of the University of Portland (Oregon) where he dreamed of trail running any time he saw a track. The steeplechase and trail running have more in common... Read more »

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Press release from Pocket Outdoor Media, parent company of ATRA Double-track corporate member VeloPress. Lauded running journalist Jonathan Beverly to lead America’s #1 performance running media brand. Boulder, Colorado — Jonathan Beverly is the real deal! After serving successfully as the Guest Editor of Competitor Running’s February editorial, Beverly has been hired as the brand’s... 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 adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In support of our 2019 theme, “Trail Running Responsibility,” I’m sharing my top tips for training and racing etiquette on trails. Learning — and putting into practice — proper etiquette on... Read more »

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Written by US Skyrunning Team Leader Ryan Kerrigan. After an exciting trip and spectacular results at last years competition the US Team begins to rally for The 2019 Youth Skyrunning World Championships (YWC) held August 2-4, 2019 in Fonte Cerreto, L’Aquila, Italy. 54 medals are up for grabs distributed in three age group categories plus... Read more »

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