US Trail Running Conference – fourth annual, Estes Park, CO

September 28 to October 1, 2016 – save the date!  At the historic Stanley Hotel


Love Trail Running? We do too!!

Whether you’re an experienced ultra-marathoner, a trail newbie, a Race Director, or somewhere in between, the third annual Estes Trail Ascent – US Trail Running Conference, brought to you by Active at Altitude, is for you.

This three and a half day Conference is divided into two sections:

Thank you to all the Trail Race Directors, Trail Runners, Sponsors, Vendors, the ATRA board, and the volunteers that all helped to make the 2015 US Trail Running Conference a resounding success!
We look forward to seeing you again in 2016 for an even better event!


Live YouTube Links for Conference Sessions

Race Directors, Thursday October 8

Trail Runners, Friday October 9

Trail Runners, Saturday October 10

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Interested in supporting the conference and joining other like-minded brands? Great! We are always looking for sponsors and exhibitors. Contact Event Director, Terry Chiplin, here.

atra_logo_texture.42220526_stdWe are proud to partner with ATRA (American Trail Running Association). Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director of ATRA commented on the 2014 event: “The solid foundation laid in the inaugural year provided a wonderful stepping stone to an even better year two. There was a more diverse group of attendees representing event directors to fans of the sport. The discourse was positive, engaging, and thought-provoking. The addition of group runs with elites, interactive sessions, and a movie night rounded out the 
program which included a variety of sessions with well-informed speakers all of whom were excellent ambassadors of trail and mountain running. Year three will certainly deliver an even better program and we at ATRA encourage everyone who loves our sport to make their plans now to attend next October”


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What folks are saying..

  • Huge congrats for organizing the Conference - not only having the vision to create it, but also taking the necessary steps to pull it off. Already looking forward to next year!
    Yitka Winn, Associate Editor, Trail Runner Magazine,
  • You are amazing hosts, and have put together a benchmark event in our running community. I hope it continues to grow!
    Krissy Moehl,
  • Thank you so much again for everything during last week's first annual Trail Running Conference. You & everyone involved KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK!
    Susan Farago, Trailhead Running,
  • Thank you for your efforts at the inaugural Trail Running Conference. I learned a lot of valuable information.
    Mary Zemansky,
  • Great job on the Conference!
    Linda Cowart,
  • I just wanted to say you did a phenomenal job organizing & planning the first Trail Running Conference. What an accomplishment! I enjoyed particpating in the panels; thanks for allowing me the opportunity.
    Brandy Erholtz, NB athlete,

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