Posts Categorized: Mountain Running

WMRA Names Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) Women of Mountain Running

Written by Kristy Reade for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Republished here with permission. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is the treasurer of the World Mountain Running Association. Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been taking a look back at some of the “greatest of all time” athletes in mountain running. We’re going to… Read more »

Origin Stories of Top American Trail Runners – Part 2

Redemption, Wrong Turns, Silver Linings and Cigarettes: How a Few of the Nation’s Top Mountain/Ultra/Trail Runners Found Their Way to the Trails. Written by Shannon Payne. Shannon is a Colorado native trail runner currently residing in Auburn, California. She was a 2-time qualifier for the US Mountain Running Team, 2-time winner of the Mt. Washington… Read more »

Origin Stories of Top American Trail Runners – Part 1

Redemption, Wrong Turns, Silver Linings and Cigarettes: How a Few of the Nation’s Top Mountain/Ultra/Trail Runners Found Their Way to the Trails. Written by Shannon Payne. Shannon is a Colorado native currently residing in Auburn, California. She was a 2-time qualifier for the US Mountain Running Team, 2-time winner of the Mt. Washington Road Race,… Read more »

2020 NACAC Mountain Running Championships Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

The 2020 NACAC Mountain Running Championship in Golden, BC, Canada has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Limits on the number of participants in events to no more than 50 imposed by the British Columbia government means the host Golden Ultra will have to be cancelled. The 17th annual North American, Central American & Caribbean… Read more »

2020 WMRA Mountain Running World Cup is Cancelled

Started in 1999, the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) World Cup has been a proving ground for elite level off-road runners preparing themselves for the annual World Mountain Running Championships. Featuring up to seven European events per year, this series travelled to America for the first time last year, adding the American Trail Running Association… Read more »

New England’s Emer O’Donoghue Honored for 24 years of Mountain Running Accomplishments

Article courtesy the USATF New England (USATF-NE) Association. USATF-NE has been the host association for several mountain and trail running national championships at events including the Mt Washington Road Race (Mountain), Cranmore Mountain Race (Mountain), Loon Mountain Race (Mountain), Waterville Valley Mountain Race (Mountain) and Ragged Mountain 50K (Trail). Photo above by Freddi Triback. With… Read more »

New England’s Oldest Mountain Running Race is Not Cancelled (Yet)

Press release from the 60th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race. This historic 7.6 mile uphill only race climbs 4,650 feet to the wind-swept summit. As the entire globe struggles with the Covid-19 pandemic, race organizers at the Mount Washington Auto Road are working out contingency plans for a possible postponement of the June… Read more »

Coping with Change: Advice from Elite Trail Runner Sam Lewis

American Trail Running Association executive director Nancy Hobbs interviewed 2019 US Mountain Running Team member Sam Lewis to see how she’s adjusting her training to and coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sam Lewis lives in Moscow, Idaho where she is a teacher and coach. She stormed onto the mountain and trail racing scene in 2019… Read more »

Mountain Runners Around the World Reflect on COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by Kristy Reade with contributions from ATRA’s Nancy Hobbs for the World Mountain Running Association. Re-posted here with permission. “Let it be said that when things were at their worst, we were at our best.” – Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Republic of Ireland. With the current COVID-19 pandemic having such a profound effect… Read more »

From the ATRA Archive: Dave Dunham’s Winter Mountain Running Adventure

The following story was written by 1993 World Mountain Running Trophy silver medalist Dave Dunham. A prolific multi-surface athlete and adventure, Dave writes about snowshoe running up Kearsarge Mountain in New Hampshire fifteen years ago with teammates Dan Verrington, Alan Bernier and ATRA’s Richard Bolt. March 18, 2005 – My injured hip left me unable… Read more »

Italian Mountain Race Course Under Threat from Forest Fires

Editors Note: In 2017 forest fires burned large areas in the mountains above Susa, Italy and threatened the historic Challenge Stellina race course. In recent years several major U.S. trail races have been threatened or cancelled due to forest fires. Are you concerned about how climate change is affecting our sport? Consider supporting the work… Read more »

Greg Cummings Sets Manitou Incline Record

On January 11, 2020, Colorado resident Greg Cummings set a record for the most number of Manitou Incline ascents in a single year. Greg climbed the 2011 vertical feet Incline 1825 times in 365 days for a total of 3.6 million vertical feet in a single year. The Manitou Incline is a one mile long… Read more »

2020 NACAC Mountain Running Championships – Team USA Selection

[UPDATED May 13, 2020 – The 17th annual North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships has been cancelled. Announcement HERE] For the 2020 NACAC Mountain Running Championships, the following Team USATF selection criteria was approved by USA Track & Field’s Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) executive committee on January 14, 2020. The 17th… Read more »

2020 International U18 Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

EDITORS NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been cancelled by the World Mountain Running Association. This year marks the 15th edition of the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) International U18 Mountain Running Cup. The 2020 race course is an up/downhill circuit approximately 5 km in length with 207 meters of ascent and… Read more »