Welcome to the Estes Trail Ascent 2013 – the first-ever Trail Running Conference to be held in the United States!
This conference is for trail runners of all levels, trail race directors, and sponsors and vendors that are looking for an event to showcase their trail related products or services. This event is the first of it's kind in the USA, and we are proud to partner with ATRA (American Trail Running Association).
Trail Running has seen exponential growth in recent years, and is poised to become one of the most popular outdoor active pursuits in the United States; this event is the first of it's kind to be dedicated to our growing and dynamic sport. Colorado has long been a Trail Running mecca in the USA, and Estes Park is proud to stake its claim as America's Trail Running Destination. This Conference will seek to set out a strategy for the continued growth in Trail Running in the USA and beyond.
Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director of ATRA adds: "It is wonderful that these community organizations in Estes Park took the lead to roll out the first-ever trail running conference. They have selected a beautiful setting that will be attractive to attendees from all over the country. Planning is under way to offer a well rounded conference program geared toward administrators, vendors, and athletes and ATRA looks forward to supporting this event."