Posts Categorized: Mountain Running

Summary of annual WMRA meetings

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association The annual winter meetings of the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), an association under International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) patronage, whose membership in 2014 included 43 dues-paying nations, concluded in Monaco, today, Sunday, January 25, highlighted by lively discussion among its council members. Representing… Read more »

Help support US Mountain Running Team athletes

Did you know that ATRA has been raising money for over 10 years to support US athlete travel to the annual World Mountain Running Championships?  Food, lodging & ground transportation is covered by the event organizers but US Mountain Running Team members receive only a portion of their airline ticket reimbursement from USA Track & Field.  … Read more »

Vail offers a great winter challenge to trail runners

Vail, Colorado will host the FIS Alpine World Championships next month sharing the stage with its ski neighbor Beaver Creek from February 2-15, 2015, but a lesser known event is gaining momentum after a seven year legacy in this pristine winter wonderland. On Sunday, February 22, the 8th annual Vail Mountain Winter Uphill will be… Read more »

2015 US Mountain Running Team Selection Criteria

The U.S. Mountain Running Championships, to be held at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, July 25, 2015, will be the sole selection race for the U.S. Mountain Running Team where the top 6 men and top 4 women to finish will earn berths to the team (provided they are USATF members and eligible… Read more »

O2X Summit Challenge: The mountain is the obstacle

The following post is sponsored content from new ATRA “Switchback” corporate member O2X.   WARREN, Vermont – O2X Summit Challenge Series is bringing fitness back to its outdoor roots with an inclusive festival atmosphere and all-natural course options that will challenge anyone from the casual 5K jogger or weekend hiker to the hardcore mountain runner… Read more »

Mexico to host the NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Story by +Nano Hobbs – Photos by +Richard Bolt The 11th North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships will be held on Sunday, July 20, at Carrera La Chupinaya in Ajijic, Jalisco, over a 13.8-kilometer course, the same venue which hosted the event in 2011. Men’s podium – 2011 NACAC Mountain Championships Although the event is… Read more »

2014 USA Mountain Running Championships – Race Preview

Story by Nancy Hobbs – Photos by Richard Bolt With the number of pre-registered runners sitting at 475, a final tally of more than 500 runners are expected to compete at the USA Mountain Running Championships at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire on Sunday, July 6. Start of the 2013 USA Mountain Running Championships –… Read more »

Results from the WMRA International Youth Cup

Story and photos by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Seventeen countries were represented among the nearly 100 entrants in the 9th World Mountain Running Association‘s International Youth Cup held in Arco, Italy, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Junior boys and girls ages 16 and 17, competed for their respective national athletic federations in the hopes… Read more »

Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race

[Press release from our friends at Mt. Washington] Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road RaceMt. Washington Auto RoadJune 21, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. Past two years’ male winners Blake and Canaday take on Joe Gray (again)Belotti challenges Erholtz in women’s field; Haefeli, Arritola withdrawnFormer champion Gutierrez, veteran Byrne, newcomers Bak, Miller and Manzi vie for… Read more »

Trail Racing in Costa Rica

by Philippe Bukovec Enjoy an experience like no other when you travel for a race in Costa Rica. Events featured below are organized by ATRA corporate member Costa Rica Race. February 7, 2015 is the next edition of the Ultra Trail ARENAL Volcano which includes four different race distances, making the event accessible to everyone…. Read more »

Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race lottery field is full.

From our friends at the Mt. Washington Road Race Eric Blake & Tommy Manning at the 2012 MWRR Pinkham Notch, N.H. – April 28, 2014 Defending champions +Eric Blake of Connecticut and Laura Haefeli of Colorado will lead some 1,300 runners to the starting line of the 54th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race on Saturday, June… Read more »

Inaugural US Skyrunning Series Announced

From Ian Sharman – Director, US Skyrunning Series: Inaugural US Skyrunning Series 2014 Less Cloud. More Sky. San Francisco, CA (December 10th, 2013) – Fourteen quality races, three disciplines, the same winning formula. The inaugural 2014 US Skyrunning Series is the natural expansion of the international Skyrunning events that have captured the imagination of runners… Read more »

Team USA selected for WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge

Team USA will compete in the 10th WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running World Challenge to be held in Szklarska Poręba, Poland, on August 3, 2013. Stevie Kremer (center) won the 2012 World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge The WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge has been held every year since 2004 when Sierre-Zinal hosted the event…. Read more »

International Mountain Running Youth Challenge Scheduled for July

Junior USMRT member Laura Beresford at the 2010 World Mountain Running Championships The 8th Annual WMRA International Youth Cup will be held in Gap, France on Sunday, July7.  This mountain/trail running event provides an opportunity for athletes ages 16 and 17 (in the year of the competition) to participate on an international stage. The event… Read more »

New Hampshire to host the 2013 USA Mountain Running Championships

US Mountain Running Team Staff On July 21, 2013, Cranmore, NH, will host the USA Mountain Running Championships. The event will also be the sole selection race for the US Mountain Running Team (USMRT), as well as the host of the North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Championships. USA Track & Field (USATF) members will… Read more »

Defining our sport – mountain running

Trail and mountain running have been categorized using several elements to include terrain/surface, elevation (gain or loss), and distance. Trail running the Grand Canyon – Photo by Jared Scott In the United States, mountain running and trail running are often used interchangeably and in most cases, refer to the same type of running in terms… Read more »