Posts Categorized: Mountain Running

France Hosts Next Round of the Mountain Running World Cup

World Cup France

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: WMRA. The 2021 Mountain Running World Cup is a… Read more »

DoloMyths Run Hosts Golden Trail World Series Round 3

DoloMyths Run

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series supported by Salomon. Salomon is an American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member. Photos: DoloMyths Run. Race day is July 18th 2021, Start time 8:30 AM (Central European Time), 13.5 miles, 5,740 feet of ascent, starting in the town of Canazei, Italy. With barely any time to sit… Read more »

Race Report: Austria’s Grossglockner Berglauf Mountain Race

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photo above: Marco Gulberti. Mountain weather is an unpredictable beast,… Read more »

Strava to Present Live Broadcast of 2021 Broken Arrow Skyrace 26K & VK

Broken Arrow Skyrace

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Broken Arrow Skyrace. Images by Hilary Matheson. For the first time, online viewers will be able to watch the season final of the North America Golden Trail National Series and the only World Mountain Running Association World Cup event in North America. The Broken Arrow Skyrace and Strava… Read more »

Maude Mathys and Stian Angermund Triumph at Marathon du Mont Blanc

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series supported by Salomon. Salomon is an American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member. Photo above: Jsaragossa. July 4th, 2021, 6:00 am, – Chamonix, France – Marathon du Mont Blanc – 23 miles, 8,628 feet of climb, 5,905 feet of descent. Maude Mathys and Stian Angermund triumph at the… Read more »

The inov-8 Descent Race Returns to Kitzbühel Austria

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member inov-8. Photos: Michael Werlberger. The inov-8 Descent Race down the world’s most notorious ski slope returns to Kitzbühel in October with an exciting new uphill twist to its format. Featuring an insanely steep gradient of 80%, the legendary Streif – on the Hahnenkamm mountain in Austria – is… Read more »

Marathon du Mont Blanc Next Stop for Golden Trail World Series

Marathon du Mont Blanc

Announcement from the Golden Trail World Series supported by Salomon. Salomon is an American Trail Running Association (ATRA) corporate member. Photo above: Martina Valmassoi. Marathon du Mont Blanc hosts the second stage of the 2021 Golden Trail World Series Race day is July 4th 2021, Start-time 6:00 AM, 23 miles, 8,628 feet of climb, 5,905… Read more »

Poland’s Tatra Race Run A Mountain Running Success

World Cup

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: Marco Gulberti. The hugely anticipated first race in the… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup Kicks Off At Poland’s Tatra Race Run

WMRA World Cup

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Following a 2020 mountain running season disrupted by the global… Read more »

Top American Trail Runners Return to GoPro Mountain Games

Mountain Games

The GoPro Mountain Games returns and awards over $25,000 in cash to top U.S. trail runners! After cancelling this popular event last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, this massive four day celebration of mountain sports, art and music held annually in Vail, Colorado, was back this past weekend, with a modified format. Changes included… Read more »

2021 WMRA International U18 Mountain Running Cup is Cancelled

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA treasurer. Photo by Jumpy James. Unfortunately we have to bring you the disappointing news that the decision has been made to cancel both the 2021 European Mountain Running Championships and the 2021 International U18 Mountain Running Cup this year. Both… Read more »

History of the U.S. Mountain Running Team – 1985 to 2020

Written by Richard Bolt and Dave Dunham, self proclaimed mountain running historian and silver medalist at the 1993 World Mountain Running Trophy race. The following is a history of US individual and team podium results in the World Mountain Running Trophy (1985-2009) / World Mountain Running Championships (2010-2019). This championship event was organized by the… Read more »

WMRA Launches Global Mountain Running Ranking For Athletes

The World Mountain Ranking Association (WMRA) unveils a new global ranking for the sport. Since 1984, the WMRA has been a pioneering institution, key to the global development of Mountain Running. Starting with its first major international competition in 1985, it has gone on to hold 37 World Championships plus 22 World Cups. During this… Read more »

Elite Mountain & Trail Runners Comment on Upcoming World Championship in Thailand

Announcement from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). The best women and men from federations around the globe will go head-to-head in first-ever world championship in Thailand. Prize money indicates the growth and popularity of trail & mountain running. Never in the history of athletics has there been a unified competition for trail and mountain… Read more »

Gnar Gnar to host 2021 USATF Mountain Running Championships

[May 25, 2021 UPDATE: The Gnar Gnar race has announced the addition of $5000 in total prize money for the USATF Mountain Running Championships. Prize money distribution details can be found on the race website.] On February 18, the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail council unanimously approved the Gnar Gnar race to host the 2021 USATF… Read more »

What’s The Buzz On Vert?

“Vert,” short for vertical elevation gain, is becoming a buzzword in the trail running community as much as other commonly used terms such as mileage or pace. With GPS technology becoming more readily available in running watches or in phone apps like Strava or Garmin Connect runners can easily track their vertical gain on any… Read more »