US Trail Running Conference

US Trail Running Conference returns to Arkansas in 2021

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Fayetteville is the ideal location for this industry-leading event

Estes Park, CO– Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference has announced that the 2021 edition of the industry-leading Conference will return to Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 27 – 30, for the second year in a row. The Conference provides high-quality content, networking, and actionable practices to help race directors grow and develop successful trail races. Additionally, content directed at trail runners of all abilities provides tips and techniques to further enjoy and excel in the sport. The Conference is held in partnership with the American Trail Running Association. Registration opens January 1, 2021, with an early registration offer for the month of January.

Fayetteville is nestled in the Ozarks Mountains in northwest Arkansas and combines excellent outdoor recreation opportunities with eclectic culture, history, arts, and entertainment. Already known as a top mountain biking destination, Fayetteville also has a flourishing trail running community. As in the 2020 edition, the Conference sessions and events will take place at the Fayetteville Town Center, which has been consistently voted “Best Venue” in Northwest Arkansas – while the Graduate Fayetteville will be the exclusive accommodation choice for attendees. Informal trail runs will take place at nearby Mt. Sequoyah Woods Trail and Kessler Mountain Regional Park that proved very popular with conference attendees in 2020. Host partner Experience Fayetteville will be working with Conference organizers Active at Altitude to provide a must-attend event for both trail race directors and trail runners.

Event Director Terry Chiplin comments: “We are very excited to return to Fayetteville for the 2021 US Trail Running Conference. Experience Fayetteville, the Fayetteville Town Center, the Graduate FayettevilleParks and Recreation Department, and everyone in the city provided a superb standard of support at every level for our 2020 event. They were also able to accommodate our needs as the event pivoted to become a hybrid Conference, offering virtual access as well as in-person participation options. We look forward to capitalizing on the content that produced an outstanding 2020 Conference and bring it to an even wider audience.”

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Molly Rawn, Experience Fayetteville CEO adds, “The selection of Fayetteville as a host location for this national conference is a testament to the strength of our trails and to our trail running community. Furthermore, the event organizer’s commitment to education around matters of diversity and combatting climate change align with our values. The US Trail Running Conference is perfectly suited for Fayetteville.”

Nancy Hobbs, executive director, American Trail Running Association says, “Fayetteville exceeded my expectations in 2020,  and I’m eager to return. Not only are the trails worthy of additional exploration, but the Fayetteville Town Center also provided the perfect venue, and the Graduate furnished excellent accommodations and I call this a win-win combination.”

For additional details contact Event Director, Terry Chiplin,, or 303-304-9159.

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