Posts Categorized: Skyrunning

American Team Assembled for the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships

Editors note (August 8, 2018): After confirming that Maude Gorman had cheated in several trail races, she has been removed from the team. The following seventeen American athletes will be competing at the 2018 Skyrunning World Championships which will be held from 13-15 September in Kinlochleven in the Scottish Highlands. Races in three skyrunning disciplines… Read more »

2018/19 World Championships & Opportunities for Elite U.S. Mountain, Trail & Sky Runners

There are several international sport governing organizations which organize World Championship and similar competitions in mountain running, trail running and sky running. The following is a list of those competitions, who organizes them and how American athletes can qualify. There are competitions for athletes ranging in ages from 14 to 79 years old; many require… Read more »

Young athletes assembled for 2018 Youth Skyrunning World Championships

Guest post written by US Youth Skyrunning Team Leader Ryan Kerrigan. The following athletes and coaches will represent the United States at the 2018 Youth Skyrunning World Championships. Tanson Chan – Millbrae, California “I am really grateful and excited for this opportunity to represent our country and meet like-minded youth who are just as passionate… Read more »

Seeking US Skyrunners for the 2018 SkyRunning World Championships

USA SkyRunning is seeking athletes to represent the US Team at the 2018 SkyRunning World Championships in Kinlochleven, Scotland, UK. Race dates are September 13-15. The event is comprised of 3 races Salomon Mamores VK – September 13, 2018 Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra – September 14, 2018 Salomon Ring of Steall SkyRace® – September 15,… Read more »

US Youth Skyrunners Wanted For 2018 Championships In Italy

Written by USA Youth Skyrunning team coordinator Ryan Kerrigan. Photos by iancorless.com / ISF. After last year’s exciting and fruitful performances in Arinsal, Andorra, the US team begins to rally for the 2018 Youth Skyrunning World Championships in Italy! Article from last years competition here: http://www.skyrunning.com/youth-is-on-their-side-tomorrows-skyrunners-shine-in-world-championships/ Sam Hodges (Cornwall, VT) and Erin Magill (Moretown, VT)… Read more »

Book review: The Grand Trail, by Alexis and Frederic Berg

Review written by Laura Clark, a trail runner and snowshoe racer who lives in Saratoga Springs NY and is a Children’s Librarian at the Saratoga Springs (New York) Public Library.  The Grand Trail publisher Velopress is an ATRA corporate member.  It is a universal urge to proclaim to the world who we are, what makes… 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 [email protected] Trail running events are a core part of the trail… Read more »

Photos from the World Skyrunning Championships in Chamonix

The World Skyrunning Championships took place this past weekend with the Mont Blanc 80km, Marathon 42km, Cross 21km and Vertical KM. Photographer Elliott Mazzola sent us several epic photos of the event and the top finishers. You can find a story and link to full results of the events on Skyrunning.com. Luis-Alberto Hernando – Spain… 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 »