Posts Categorized: Mountain Running

2023 International U18 Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

In 2023, the 16th edition of the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) International U18 Mountain Running Cup will be held in Annecy, France, May 26-27. This invitation-only event provides a unique opportunity for youth mountain runners from around the world to test themselves against the world’s best. Much more rugged than the typical U.S. high… Read more »

2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships – U.S. Team Selection

Approved by the USATF MUT Executive Committee on November 22, 2022. U.S. Team Selection for the 2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships – Innsbruck, Austria The second World Mountain & Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) is scheduled for June 6-10, 2023 in Innsbruck-Stubai, Austria. This biennial event is organized by the World Mountain Running Association… Read more »

Spanish Pyrenees To Host 2024 World Masters Mountain Running Championships

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Above photo: Ruben Fueyo. Spain will host the World Mountain Running Masters Championship for the first time in 2024. This championship is organized jointly by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) and World Masters Athletics (WMA). It will be the 23rd edition of an event born back… Read more »

Italy’s Valsir Extend Mountain Running World Cup Support To 2024

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) written by Alexander Beaven. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is also the WMRA General Secretary. Above photo: Marco Gulberti. After the great experience of the 2022 Mountain Running World Cup, Valsir and the WMRA are happy to announce that their partnership will be renewed for the next two… Read more »

World Mountain and Trail Running Championships: Mountain Running Preview

Written by Ally Bevin for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is is the WMRA General Secretary. We’re now just 2 days away from the inaugural World Mountain and Trail Running Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand! The races will be streamed LIVE on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WMTRC2021Thailand A groundbreaking collaboration between WMRA,… Read more »

Sierre-Zinal Race Winner Mark Kangogo Tests Positive For Two Banned Substances

Kenyan runner and 2022 Sierre-Zinal mountain race winner Mark Kangogo has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for 2 banned substances at August’s Sierre-Zinal. Sierre-Zinal was part of the WMRA Mountain Running World Cup and the Golden Trail World Series. Above photo by Marco Gulberti. The banned substances in question are norandrosterone & triamcinolone acetonide…. Read more »

Top 5 Takeaways From A U.S. Mountain Running Team Coach

This article was written by Andrew Simmons and first appeared in the Fall 2022 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. It was an honor and privilege to be a coach for the U.S. U18 Mountain Running Team this past June in Saluzzo, Italy, for the WMRA U18 International Mountain Running Youth Cup. This was an… Read more »

Valsir Mountain Running World Cup Final – Mayr and Adkin Win in Italy

Written by Paul Halford for World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the World Mountain Running Association Council. Above photo: Marco Gulberti. Andrea Mayr and Jacob Adkin took victories at the historic Chiavenna-Lagunc Vertical Kilometre in Italy on Saturday as the 2022 Valsir Mountain Running World Cup reached a… Read more »

Henri Aymonod and Andrea Mayr To Star As Mountain Running World Cup Reaches Its Climax

Written by Paul Halford for World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the World Mountain Running Association Council. Above photo: Marco Gulberti. The Valsir Mountain Running World Cup is set to reach a spectacular conclusion at the Chiavenna-Lagunc Vertical Kilometer in Italy on Saturday. After so far 16 exciting… Read more »

Course Records and Category Podium Shakeups at Zumaia Flysch Trail

Written by Alexander Beaven for the American Trail Running Association (WMRA). Above photo: Mayayo – Carrerasdemontana.com. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the World Mountain Running Association Council. Zumaia Flysch Trail held its 13th edition this weekend under a radiant sun, blue skies and the sheer beuaty of the seaside cliffs and rolling… Read more »

Rain Falls; Runners Climb At The Smarna Gora Record Mountain Race

Written by Richard Bolt for the World Mountain Running Association. Photos: Smarna Gora Race. Rainy weather didn’t stop some of the world’s best mountain runners as they ascended Smarna Gora at Slovenia’s premier uphill mountain race yesterday. Smarna Gora Record – a 1.8 km grueling climb with 360 meters of ascent – is also a… Read more »