Posts Categorized: Mountain Running

Team USA women gold, men silver at NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Chairperson, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council and Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association.  Photos by USA Team Leader Richard Bolt can be found here. Vancouver, BC, Canada —– At today’s NACAC Mountain Running Championships at Cypress Mountain, host country Canada swept the top four places in the men’s race… Read more »

NACAC Mountain Running Championships returns to Canada

NACAC Mountain Running Championships returns to Canada this weekend – by Nancy Hobbs (photo by Richard Bolt) The 2015 NACAC Mountain Running Championships will take place at Cypress Mountain, located just north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, on Saturday, July 18.  Cypress Mountain Ski Area was one of the venues at the 2010 Vancouver/Whistler Olympics. This… Read more »

Mount Washington Road Race Results

Press release from our friends at the Mt Washington Road Race where several top American trail runners dominated.  Defending USA Mountain Running Champion Joe Gray set a new American course record.  Photos by Joe Viger Photography.  55th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race Results · Joe Gray doubles up with 2nd fastest time at… Read more »

Mt. Washington Road Race Preview

Editor’s note: Although it now takes place on a mostly paved surface, the Mt. Washington Road Race is a longtime favorite for mountain & trail runners. First run in 1936 when the surface was 100% dirt, this 7.6 mile race up the auto road climbs 4600’ to finish on the rocky summit of the highest… Read more »

Pikes Peak: 60 Years of Miles and Smiles

The following article originally appeared in ATRA’s Summer 2015 Newsletter. By Shannon Payne (3rd place at the 2014 Pikes Peak Ascent & WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships). One of Colorado’s — arguably mountain running’s — most iconic races turns 60 this year. The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, beloved amongst vertically-inclined mountain runners and a… Read more »

Nike Trail Running to sponsor USA Mountain Running Championships

Above photo: Men’s start at the 2013 USA Mountain Running Championships, North Conway, New Hampshire. Longtime USA Track & Field partner Nike has expanded its support for trail running by becoming the first-ever title sponsor for a MUT (Mountain, Ultra, Trail) national championship. Just 18 months after forming its elite team, Nike Trail Running will… Read more »

Ultra Legend Scott Jurek Attempts AT Record

Press Release from Justin McCarthy, Shuffle Communications – Scott is currently on the trail……. Boulder, Colorado — Scott Jurek, ultra-marathon running legend, 24 hour American record holder (165.7 miles or 61⁄2 marathons in one day!), NY Times best-selling author listed by Runner’s World Magazine as one of the greatest runners of all-time, is attempting to… Read more »

Team USA announced for NACAC Mountain Champs

Athletes from four states and ranging in age from 20 to 44 will represent Team USA at the 12th North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships.  The 2015 NACAC Mountain Running Championships, sanctioned by the World Mountain Running Association, will take place at Cypress Mountain, located just north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, on… Read more »

Team USA for Long Distance Mountain Running Champs

Team USA for Long Distance Mountain Running Champs Announced. The 2015 WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships will be hosted by the Zermatt Marathon on July 4, 2015 run in the shadow of Switzerland’s Matterhorn. The U.S. Long Distance Mountain Running Team consists of 5 women and 5 men with the top 3 men… Read more »

Pikes Peak Marathon gets a new logo

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – The story that led to the Pikes Peak Marathon’s new logo began with the mountain itself, the magical sky scraping peak that marks the end of the Great Plains and the beginning of the Rocky Mountains. It includes a history of mining, auto racing, climbing, and the personal experiences of thousands of… Read more »

ATRA Announces Partnership with Trail Run Project

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has formed a partnership with Boulder, Colorado-based Adventure Projects, creators of authentic communities for planning, doing, and sharing outdoor activities including the newly launched Trail Run Project.  ATRA’s website visitors can now search for trails using the new Find a Trail feature. Inspired by the success of the company’s… Read more »

Triple Crown of Running adopts BTMR

Press Release written by Tim Bergsten MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – One of the top mountain runs in the west, the Barr Trail Mountain Race (BTMR), will merge with the Triple Crown of Running in 2015. The agreement will provide long term financial stability and proven race operations support for the BTMR, which is set to run… Read more »

Shannon Payne asks “What’s Enough?”

Written by Shannon Payne (pictured left, #4853) – BRC/Adidas Racing Team, winner of the 2014 Mt. Washington Road Race and member of Team USA at the 2014 WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships at Pikes Peak. Every time the beginning of a new year rolls around, it seems as though you can take a walk… Read more »

Team USA selection for NACAC Mountain Championships

Article by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association The 2015 NACAC (North American, Central American & Caribbean) Mountain Running Championships will take place on Saturday, July 18, at Cypress Mountain, located just north of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Cypress Mountain Ski Area was one of the venues at the 2010 Vancouver/Whistler Olympics. This is… Read more »

Trail Running Events on the Pacific Crest Trail

“The impact of trail races and trail racers on our nation’s trails. Issues related to permits, perception, and preservation.” By Candice Burt – Race Director at Destination Trail and Athlete with Altra Running Team, Ultimate Direction, and Vfuel Endurance Gel. You can contact Candice at runcandicerun@gmail.com. Trail running events are a core part of the trail… Read more »

Mountain & Trail Running in Wales

Article by guest blogger & trail runner Gina Paletta. (Above Photo by Sports Pictures Cymru) Known for its iconic castles, picturesque mountains and stunning trails, Wales has been selected to host the 31st World Mountain Running Championships in Betws y Coed, Wales, Great Britain on September 19th, 2015. After successfully hosting the IAU Trail World Championships… Read more »

WMRA announces 2015 World Cup races

The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) announced races for their annual Mountain Running World Cup.  The six race series includes the World Mountain Running Championships as well as 5 additional challenging and well know mountain races.  The 2015 World Cup will include: Race #1 – June 7th – 20th Annual Ratitovec Mountain Run – Železniki,… Read more »

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 »