Posts Categorized: Team USA Selection

2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships – U.S. Team Selection

Approved by the USATF MUT Executive Committee on November 22, 2022. U.S. Team Selection for the 2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships – Innsbruck, Austria The second World Mountain & Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) is scheduled for June 6-10, 2023 in Innsbruck-Stubai, Austria. This biennial event is organized by the World Mountain Running Association… Read more »

U.S. Trail Team Gears Up For World Championships in Thailand

Thirty-seven of the top off-road runners in the United States recently named to the 2022 U.S. Mountain & Trail Running Team are scheduled to compete at the inaugural World Mountain & Trail Running Championships November 4-6 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hailing from twelve U.S. states, these talented athletes will travel to Thailand with five USA… Read more »

2022 Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon Elite Field Preview

The world’s top mountain runners will be gathering in Manitou Springs, Colorado, at the base of Pikes Peak, “America’s Mountain,” for the 67th edition of the historic Pikes Peak Marathon races. The event weekend consists of two main races: The Pikes Peak Ascent, a half marathon (13.32 miles) to the summit on Saturday and the… Read more »

Mountain Running National Championship Double-header Coming to Northeast U.S.

Mountain Running Championship

Two races, 12 miles, 6800’ of vertical, twelve automatic US Mountain Running Team spots on offer This weekend will kick off the first-ever back-to-back weekend double-header of USATF Championships in Mountain Running. On Saturday, July 2, the popular Whiteface Mountain Race will host the USATF Mountain Running Championships in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New… 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 »

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 »

2023 IAU 50 Kilometer World Championship – Team USA Selection

The USA Track & Field (USATF) COVID-19 Working Group’s current international travel policy for U.S. teams prohibits American athletes from participating in events located in CDC level 3 and 4 countries unless the LOC’s covid safety plan has been reviewed and approved. As of this writing, South Africa is at CDC level 3. More information… Read more »

2023 IAU 24 Hour World Championship – Team USA Selection

24 Hour

The International Association of Ultrarunners has announced that the 2023 IAU World 24 Hour Championship will be held in Chinese Taipei on December 2-3, 2023. The United States 24 Hour National Team will compete in the 2023 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 24 Hour World Championship under the patronage of World Athletics on December 2-3,… Read more »

2021 International U18 Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

The 2021 Event Is Cancelled Click to read the cancellation announcement posted April 28, 2021. After last years event cancellation, 2021 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… Read more »

USA Team for the 6-Hour Global Solidarity Run Announced

Global Solidarity Run

The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU), will stage the Virtual Global Solidarity Run, an event pitting athletes from national federations against one another as they run a 6-hour virtual challenge later this month. In their call to action for this event, the IAU stated, “Athletes need to have some motivation to train and compete during… Read more »

New Selection Criteria for 2020 USATF Mountain Running Team

USATF Mountain Running

[Editors UPDATE September 6, 2020 – The World Mountain Running Championships have been cancelled. The USATF MUT Council will not name a team in 2020. Selection criteria for the 2021 World Mountain Running Championships will be announced in December.] The following is the updated selection criteria for the 2020 USATF Mountain Running Team scheduled to… Read more »

Update on Athlete Selection for 2020 U.S. Mountain Running Teams

Written by USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Council members Nancy Hobbs, Richard Bolt and Jason Bryant. For questions please contact U.S. Mountain Running Team staff members Richard Bolt and Jason Bryant. [September 6 UPDATE: The 2020 World Mountain Running Championships have been cancelled. The USATF MUT Council will not name a team in 2020. Selection criteria for the… Read more »