Posts Categorized: Ultrarunning

USATF 50K Road Championships Kicks Off Tomorrow At Heckscher Park

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Meghan Canfield. Sunday, February 27, will be the USATF Road 50k National Championships held at Heckscher Park on Long Island, New York. Winners who run a qualifying standard for the National 50k Team will be awarded an automatic spot for the 2023 IAU 50 Kilometer (Road) World Championships in Port… Read more »

Camille Herron Sets 100 Mile Worlds Best

Camille Herron

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Meghan Canfield. Photos by KEVLV Photography. Camille Herron and Arlen Glick win 2022 USATF 100 Mile Road National Championships. Herron Sets 100 Mile Worlds Best*. A star-studded lineup toed the line at Jackpot Ultra Running Festival’s 100-mile USATF National Championship, which was held Friday February 18th, at Cornerstone Park, Henderson,… Read more »

Heavy Hitters Lined Up For USATF 100 Mile Road Championships

Jackpot

Written by USATF Championship liaison Meghan Canfield. ATRA is a USA Track & Field member and media partner for its Mountain, Ultra and Trail running programs. This Friday, February 18th marks the USATF 100 Mile Road Championships, in Henderson, Nevada. Hosted by Beyond Limits Racing, it is the 9th running of the Jackpot Ultra Running… Read more »

Spartan Trail World Championship Season Two Announced

Spartan Trail

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Spartan Trail. Photo above: Carlos Diaz Recio. Nine events across the world, $225,000 in prize money, distances from 30 km to 100 miles. Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand, continues its growth in the trail running market launching season two of the Spartan Trail World… 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 »

Mike Foote Promotes “Trail Running For Every Body” at The Rut

The Rut

Montana’s iconic trail race, The Rut Mountain Runs, is taking action to make its events more inclusive in 2022. Race director and ultrarunning legend, Mike Foote, has partnered with Inclusive Outdoors Project, an organization that aims to provide equal access to the outdoors for everyone. The organization states its mission: “At Inclusive Outdoors we know… Read more »

First Golden Tickets of 2022 Earned at the Bandera 100K

Bandera

A light rain fell over Southern Texas’ Hill Country State Nature Area as chilly temperatures in the low-40s greeted runners on the morning of Saturday, January 7 for the HOKA Bandera Endurance Trail Run 100K. It was not the most extreme weather the race has ever witnessed, as past races have included sleet, snow, intense… Read more »

Jackpot Ultra Running Festival to Livestream USATF 100-Mile Road Championships

Announcement from Beyond Limits Running, host of the 2022 USATF 100 Mile Road Championships. Aravaipa Running is an American Trail Running Association corporate member. Beyond Limits Running, owner and producer of the Jackpot Ultra Running Festival, Southern Nevada’s premier ultra-running endurance event, is pleased to announce Steep Life Media, a subsidiary of Aravaipa Running, will… Read more »

Crazy Mountain 100 Promotes Indigenous Respect and BIPOC Inclusion

Crazy Mountain 100

Race director Megan DeHaan is progressing trail running inclusion and Indigenous rights at The Crazy Mountain 100, which will be held for the first time on July 29, 2022. The Crazy Mountain 100 will be the only 100-mile race in Montana this upcoming year. The point-to-point course takes runners through the remote Crazy Mountain Range… 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 »

Desert Solstice 24 Hour Ultrarunning Race Kicks-off This Weekend

Desert Solstice

Announcement from longtime American Trail Running Association member Aravaipa Running. Aravaipa Running is excited to announce the 2021 Desert Solstice 24/100 Mile Hour Track Invitational kicking off at 8am on Saturday, December 11th at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona. This year will be our most competitive year to date, with 30 runners from 6… Read more »

The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship Is Back This Weekend

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 4th the final race of the 2021 USATF Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) National Championship series kicks-off in Needville, Texas. Organized by Trail Racing Over Texas, the Brazos Bend 100 hosts the 2021 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships; billed as “the fastest trail in the United States.” The 100 Mile starts at 6:00… 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 »

Badwater Salton Sea 81-Mile Ultramarathon Kicks Off Sunday

Badwater Salton Sea

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member AdventureCORPS®, Inc. Photo: AdventureCORPS®, Inc.  The BADWATER® ultra running experience returns to Imperial and San Diego Counties when the eighth BADWATER SALTON SEA race takes place on November 7-8, 2021. Borrego Springs, CA: AdventureCORPS®, Inc. – organizers of the world-famous Badwater 135 Ultramarathon from Death Valley to Mt…. Read more »

1st World Mountain and Trail Running Championship Postponed Till November 2022

Announcement from the The World Mountain & Trail Running Championship Partnership – World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU). This joint statement by WMRA, ITRA and IAU follows on from the online conference on 3rd November 2021 hosted by World Athletics on mountain and trail running… Read more »

“Run Wild” – World Athletics Webinar on Mountain & Trail Races

Announcement from World Athletics. Founded in 1912, World Athletics fulfills the need for a world governing authority, for a competition program, for standardized technical equipment and for a list of official world records. This World Athletics webinar features fourteen leaders in the sports of mountain, ultra and trail running including Americans David Callahan (UltraSignup), Terry… Read more »

The Story Behind Moab 240 Champion Annie Hughes

Annie Hughes

“200s” Are NOT About Speed Annie Hughes, up-and-coming ultra running star from Leadville, Colorado, is 120 miles into a 240 mile race across the isolated and harsh desert environment of Moab, Utah. It’s the middle of the night, temperatures are dropping into the forties and she’s fighting off sleep deprivation. She plans to take quick… Read more »

Northern and Pannu Win USATF 100K Road Championships

Written by USATF national championship liaison Lin Gentling. Photos: Craig Thornley, Matt Keyes and Lin Gentling. Elizabeth Northern and Rajpaul Pannu take home titles at the 2021 USATF 100K Road Championships hosted by California’s No’to’mom 100K. No’to’mom, a Nisenan Tribe word for the body of water that the European settlers called the American River near… Read more »

Badwater Cape Fear Ultramarathon Returns to Bald Head Island

Badwater Cape Fear

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member AdventureCORPS. The BADWATER® ultra running experience returns to the East Coast when the seventh BADWATER CAPE FEAR race takes place on Bald Head Island, North Carolina on Saturday, October 2, 2021. With 50km and 51-mile race options and a start line at the foot of the Old Baldy… Read more »