Posts Categorized: Mountain Running

2022 U.S. U18 Mountain Running Team Announced

U18 Mountain Running

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) and USA Track & Field (USATF) are excited to announce the U.S. team members for the 15th Edition of the International U18 Mountain Running Cup in Saluzzo, Italy. Taking Place on June 26, eight 16 and 17 year old American athletes representing 4 states will tackle the technical 4.4km… Read more »

2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championship Awarded to Innsbruck Austria

Innsbruck

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos: Florentin Haunold at Roast Media. The joint application of Innsbruck Tourism and the Stubai Tourism Association for the right to host the 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) was successful against strong international competition. The community of Innsbruck-Stubai will bring the WMTRC to Tyrol… Read more »

Top Trail Runners Vie For Mount Washington Road Race Titles

Announcement from the Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. 5 time winner Joseph Gray returning to defend title. Kim Dobson, 6 time winner, returns to defend title. 7.6 miles with 4300′ of ascent. Only one hill! Race day is Saturday, June 18, 2022. The 61st running of the Delta Dental Mount… Read more »

International U18 Mountain Running Cup Coming to Saluzzo, Italy

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association founder Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA Secretary. Above photo: Richard Bolt. The WMRA is delighted to announce final details of the 15th International U18 Mountain Running Cup. After 2 years of cancellations due to Covid-19, the event is confirmed for Sunday the 26th… Read more »

Italy’s Valsir to Sponsor Mountain Running World Cup

Grayson Murphy

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA Secretary. The World Mountain Running Association is delighted to announce the next exciting step in the evolution of the Mountain Running World Cup. Italian plumbing and heating supplies manufacturer Valsir have signed on as the title sponsor of the series,… Read more »

Steens Mountain To Host Inaugural Adult Trail Running Camp

Steens Mountain

Steens Mountain High Altitude Mountain Running Camp, the popular youth running camp for runners ages 13 to 18 held since 1975 in Southeastern Oregon’s remote Steens Mountain Wilderness, is now offering a camp for adult runners from July 24 to 30, 2022. Max King, 2011 World Mountain Running Champion and accomplished elite runner for Salomon… Read more »

Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon Training Guide

Pikes Peak

“When it hurts, speed up!” –Matt Carpenter (Pikes Peak Marathon course record holder) The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, held annually in Manitou Springs, CO since 1956, is one of the most iconic mountain races in the United States. The course takes runners from the town of Manitou Springs (6,400 feet/1,950 meters) to the summit… Read more »

World Mountain Running Association Statement On Ukraine

Ukraine

Statement from the World Mountain Running Association. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA Secretary and has been on the Council for over 20 years. The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) has been bringing athletes together for fair and friendly competition since 1984 and as such finds the Russian invasion of Ukraine intolerable. The Russian… Read more »

Trail Runners and Skiers Tackle The Vail Winter Uphill

Vail Winter Uphill

The 15th annual Vail Winter Uphill was held Sunday February 20, 2022 at Vail Ski Resort in Vail, CO as a fundraiser for the US Mountain Running Team. Participants ascended 2,200 feet on Vail’s world famous ski slopes two hours before the resort opened for operation. The race began at the bottom of the Eagle… Read more »

2022 International U18 Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

After two years of event cancellation, 2022 will mark the 15th edition of the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) International U18 Mountain Running Cup. 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 school… Read more »

2022 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships – U.S. Team Selection

Approved by the USATF MUT Executive Committee on January 24, 2022. The inaugural World Mountain & Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) is scheduled for November 4-6, 2022 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This new biennial event is organized by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) and the International Trail Running Association… Read more »

WMRA Announces the 2022 Mountain Running World Cup Calendar

Grayson Murphy

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a WMRA Council member. With 12 Gold Label races across 6 countries and 9 locations, and a further 5 Silver Label races in 5 different countries, the 2022 World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) Mountain Running World Cup promises 5 months of quality… Read more »

Three Americans Finish Top 10 In The World Mountain Running Ranking

Broken Arrow Skyrace

Today, the final day of the year, the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) has released its official 2021 year end World Ranking of mountain runners. For this point-based ranking system, athletes accumulate points from January 1 to December 31 each year by competing at eligible mountain running events around the world. Eligible races are divided… Read more »

Understanding Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Ranking Systems

Athlete ranking systems are used in nearly every major sport around the world, including Mountain, Ultra, Trail (MUT) Running. Ranking systems are used to analyze and categorize athletes’ performances and rank the top athletes in the sport. In contrast to many other sports, some of the most prominent MUT ranking systems provide rankings for both… Read more »

2021 USATF MUT Runner of the Year Nominees Announced

Grayson Murphy

The USA Track & Field (USATF) Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council is proud to announce nominees for its annual Runner of the Year (ROY) awards. The following athletes are being recognized for outstanding performances in USATF national championships, competitive national and international races as well as for age group records. Due to many race cancellations… Read more »