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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. Photos by Tayte Pollmann and Peter Maksimow. As I wrote about in an article posted earlier this week, the 18th annual GoPro Mountain Games were held in Vail, Colorado organized by... Read more »

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The GoPro Mountain Games are an American Trail Running Association double-track corporate member. Photos by Peter Maksimow. The Vail Valley Foundation hosted the 18th annual GoPro Mountain Games this June 6-9, 2019 in Vail, CO this past (long) weekend. The games consisted of over 30 events across more than 12 sport disciplines, including trail running,... 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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Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference, is proud to announce the theme for the 2019 edition of the annual event: Diversity and Inclusion: Trail Running for Everyone. Empowering long term success for a growing trail running community. This theme was inspired by discussions held at last year’s conference about creating opportunities... 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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Welcome to another colorful installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month—and sometimes more often in this case—we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature a location that is out of this world, the city of Salida... Read more »

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On July 26, 2016, at around 9 a.m., I rolled up to a roadside convenience store in Georgetown, Colorado, hungry and exhausted. I had left my home in Gold Hill, biked roughly 60 miles of … Continue reading "14er’s Self-Propelled"

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Guest post written by Colorado youth trail and mountain runner Seth Nolen. Hi, my name is Seth Nolen. I currently live in Monument, Colorado but I grew up in Kansas City, KS. Not the typical beginning for a mountain runner. I got my start back in Kansas when my dad started running and one day... Read more »

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Press release from ATRA corporate member Suffer Better. Photos by Suffer Better. Some 40 enthusiastic Running Up for Air Colorado (RUFA-CO) runners toed the line for the chilly (28 degrees) 7 a.m. start on March 31. When the Suffer Better crew dropped the flag, off they went, running up to Granite Peak (8500′) and back, again... Read more »

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Once again, the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) was present at one of the classic trail races in the state of Colorado to kick off the trail running season, the Run Through Time Marathon & Half Marathon, in the picturesque mountain town of Salida. One never knows what weather the participants will face but the... Read more »

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It’s the eve of the Grand Traverse, a classic backcountry skiing race from the bottom of Crested Butte Mountain Resort to the bottom of Aspen Mountain. The course travels the Elk Mountains Range with around 8,000 feet of climbing over …

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Press release from ATRA corporate member GoPro Mountain Games. With nine different sports, more than 25 events, live concerts and more than 70,000 spectators, the 2017 GoPro Mountain Games were the biggest and best yet, but organizers today announced a lineup to the 2018 GoPro Mountain Games that ought to take the event to an... Read more »

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Trail runners around the world hold a special affection for Colorado born-and-raised Hillary Allen. Her infectious smile and world-class skill in the most difficult skyraces launched a career that was set-back by a severe fall this summer. Hillary stopped by #UDHQ to fill …

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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 »

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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 »

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The 5th annual US Trail Running Conference was held October 11-14, in Estes Park, Colorado, and provided three and a half days of presentations, networking, vendor displays, morning trail runs, and panel discussions. Content was geared to trail race directors for the first two and a half days with a presenting sponsor in Race Roster.... Read more »

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This past August an American Trail Running Association team captured panoramic “street-view” imagery of the entire Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon course using Google’s backpack-mounted camera system. The resulting imagery will enable fans of the Pikes Peak race to view the entire length of the trail from the comfort of their home, or on the... Read more »

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On a nearly cloudless morning, 1800 runners set off from Manitou Springs, Colorado with the goal of ascending 7800 feet over 13+ miles to reach the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak, site of the famed Pikes Peak Ascent. Ascent veteran and last year’s winner Joseph Gray, 33, Colorado Springs, confidently took the lead after about... Read more »

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Written by Nancy Hobbs and Richard Bolt.  Photos by Richard Bolt. The Pikes Peak Trekker Expedition kicks off with a meet and greet at the Colorado Running Company in Manitou Springs. The Colorado non-profit, American Trail Running Association (ATRA), will collecting panoramic images of the entire Barr Trail through a unique project dubbed the Pikes... Read more »

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A story about the first ever National High School Trail Running Championships written by Kenny Wilcox for ATRA’s Summer 2017 Trail Times Newsletter. It felt as if my lungs were expanding slowly like a thick, latex balloon. I looked down at the pronounced rising and falling of my chest to confirm what I already knew-my... Read more »

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The 17th Barr Trail Mountain Race was held in Manitou Springs, Colorado, on Sunday, July 16. On a day which started under cloud cover and slight fog, the skies cleared and temperatures warmed to the upper 60s for the 7:00 a.m. start time. Nearly 300 runners finished within the three hour and thirty minute cutoff... Read more »

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As races go, the Hardrock 100 has anticipation and attention way beyond its relatively diminutive size – less than 150 runners will toe the line in 2017! However, as those who have run confirm, Colorado’s San Juan Mountains and the …

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Facebook automatically offers a translation of “Salida” to the word “Exit”. Mark Zuckerberg obviously does not know about the small mountain town in Chaffee County, Colorado! This past weekend in beautiful Salida, CO, runners were treated to summer-like temperatures at what has traditionally been known a “winter marathon”, which made for a hot day at... Read more »

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Zach Miller has inspired from the day he burst on the ultra-running scene way back in 2013 when he relegated the then untouchable Rob Krar to 2nd place at JFK50. What has followed is a full-on, Go Hard or Go …

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It’s been a great seven days here in Colorado, so rather than focus just on the weekend, I figured I’d cover the last week’s worth of goodness from the mile-high+ realm. 1) A few days in the mountains After leaving …

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Ok, so this is a slightly delayed list of stuff I did last weekend.  I spent more of the time on Monday finalizing my trainer app post, hence this got slid a little bit.  Don’t worry though, it’s still all …

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Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association. The 4th annual US Trail Running Conference wrapped up in Estes Park, Colorado, at the historic Stanley Hotel on October 1, after three and a half days dedicated to all things trail running. The program, hosted by Active at Altitude in partnership with the American... Read more »

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Press release from ATRA corporate member Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon. MANITOU SPRINGS – When you think of Colorado Springs history, it all begins with Pikes Peak; and for 60 years the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon has helped define the mountain and what it means to the citizens of the Pikes Peak Region. “I... Read more »

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Welcome to the fifth installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the town of Estes Park, just outside Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. Trail Town: Estes Park, CO... Read more »

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Press release written by Tim Bergsten. The Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon is an ATRA corporate member. MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – The running community in Colorado Springs is big and contains many moving parts, but on Thursday, Aug. 18th, it will become one, a family that lives and plays together, celebrating its running culture at... Read more »

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Written by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Conditions were cool with temperatures in the low 60s under overcast skies at the 7 AM start of the USATF 30km Trail Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday, July 30. Hosted by Mad Moose Events as part of the Pikes Peak Ultra 30K, this was the first... Read more »

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Written by USATF Championship Liaison Jason Bryant. The 2016 USATF 30km Trail Championships will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 30 as part of Pikes Peak Ultra. Pikes Peak Ultra was an event created to showcase some of the very best trails in Colorado Springs. The race course takes runners from Bear Creek... Read more »

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Welcome to the third installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature the old western town of Del Norte, in Colorado’s sprawling San Luis Valley. Trail Town “How do... Read more »

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What’s better then your first mountain race of the year? Well, probably the beer you have with your friends after that mountain race, but let’s just say ‘Nothing is Better!’ I recently venture down to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, which is located just outside of Montrose, Colorado. It is the location of the... Read more »

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