Posts Categorized: USATF Championships

USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship / Rocky Raccoon Preview

The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship / Rocky Raccoon preview was written by USATF Championship liaison Jason Bryant. Jason will be sending race updates via Twitter from @USAultrarunning.  Tejas Trails and Altra both ATRA corporate members. The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this Saturday February 6 at the Rocky Raccoon 100 presented by Altra… Read more »

Elite trail runners prepare for 2016 US Olympic Trials

A sizable group of elite trail runners have qualified for the 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials scheduled to take place February 13th in Los Angeles, California. Showing strong crossover talent on the roads are past members of the US Mountain Running Team, USATF national champions in mountain, ultra & trail running, a Western States 100… Read more »

Bandera 100k & USATF 100k National Championship Results

Written by USATF Championship liaison Roy Pirrung. Photo above by Roy Pirrung. Photos below by Rick Kent.  CORRECTION on January 14, 2016: the original version of this press release did not include Cassie Scallon’s course record.  Bandera, TX–Jim Walmsley, 25, Flagstaff, AZ, shattered the Bandera 100k trail course record, held by Jorge Maravilla since 2014…. Read more »

Pacing and mule-ing at USATF ultra running championships

Pacing and mule-ing at USATF ultra running championships With the first two 2016 USATF ultra running championships coming up in just a few weeks, we’ve been getting quite a few questions about pacing or “mule-ing” athletes. While pacing is not allowed, there is a provision for “safety runners.” USATF Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council member… Read more »

2016 USATF Mountain, Ultra, Trail Championship Schedule

USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council announces the following events slated to host national championships in 2016, covering distances from 10 kilometers to 100 miles as well as 24 hours. Nine states including California, Washington, Texas, Utah, Colorado, Wisconsin, Ohio, New York, and New Hampshire will serve as hosts in the coming year. January 9 –… Read more »

Selection criteria announced for 2016 US Mountain Running Team

Selection criteria announced for 2016 US Mountain Running Team USATF Mountain Running Championships to feature equal race distances for men and women The 2016 USATF Mountain Running Championship returns to Loon Mountain Ski Area in Lincoln, New Hampshire on July 3 and will be the sole selection race for the US Mountain Running Team. After… Read more »

Moab Trail Marathon & USATF Championship Results

Mario Mendoza (Bend, OR – Nike Trail Team) and Megan Kimmel (Silverton, CO – Asics) won the Moab Trail Marathon & USATF Marathon Trail Championships this morning in the beautiful canyon lands outside Moab, Utah.  Seeking a course record, Megan went out fast and was never challenged by 2nd place finisher Stevie Kremer (Crested Butte,… Read more »

Moab Trail Marathon Championship Preview

2015 USA Trail Marathon Championships / Moab Trail Marathon Elite Preview After first hosting the USA ½ Marathon Trail Championships in 2013, Danelle Ballengee’s and her Moab Trail Marathon crew will be hosting the USA Trail Marathon Championships for the 2nd consecutive year this Saturday. Once again this race will feature a strong elite field… Read more »

Flora Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon Preview

Press release from race director Tad Davis. Flora Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon – USATF 1/2 Marathon Trail Championships Coming to Bellingham, WA on October 17, 2015.  The field for the 2015 USATF National Trail Half Marathon Championships promises to be the most competitive in the nation this year with both Patrick Smyth (Nike) of… Read more »

USATF 50K Trail Championships Preview

USATF 50K TRAIL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & TAMALPA HEADLANDS 50K Written by race directors Tim & Diana Fitzpatrick Tamalpa Runners, Inc., Marin’s largest running club, will present the Tamalpa Headlands 50k trail race on Saturday August 29th, 2015. Designated this year’s USATF National 50K Trail Championship, the race has attracted an outstanding elite field. It starts… Read more »

Athletes deliver at USATF Mountain Running Championships

Athletes deliver at USATF Mountain Running Championships Story by Nancy Hobbs The field for yesterday’s USATF Mountain Championships at Mt. Bachelor, was referred to by many athletes as, “crazy deep.” Not only were championship titles and $10,000 in prize money on the line, all of the senior U.S. Mountain Running Team members would be named… Read more »

Nike Trail Running to sponsor USA Mountain Running Championships

Above photo: Men’s start at the 2013 USA Mountain Running Championships, North Conway, New Hampshire. Longtime USA Track & Field partner Nike has expanded its support for trail running by becoming the first-ever title sponsor for a MUT (Mountain, Ultra, Trail) national championship. Just 18 months after forming its elite team, Nike Trail Running will… Read more »

USA 100 Mile Trail Championships Results

Story & photos by Jason Bryant (USA Track & Field Championship Liaison) One hundred miles is a long ways, a long way for things change. Does it really matter who is leading at 20 miles in a 100 mile race? That depends. The 2015 USA 100 Mile Trail Championships took place this past Saturday as… Read more »

Rocky Raccoon & USA 100 Mile Pre-Race Story

Story by Jason Bryant The USA 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this Saturday Jan. 31 at the Rocky Raccoon 100 put on by Tejas Trails. The race runs the trails at Huntsville State Park in Texas. The course is five loops with each loop being 20 miles. There is a minimal amount of… Read more »

Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile LIVE Coverage

FEATURED EVENT: ATRA “Single-track” corporate member Tejas Trails is organizing this weekend’s Rocky Raccoon 100 mile race in Huntsville, Texas.  This race will also be sanctioned by USA Track & Field and serve as the USA 100 Mile Trail Championships.  For pre & post race interviews with elite athletes and LIVE coverage during the race… Read more »

Bandera 100K & USA 100K Trail Championship Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: USA 100k Trail Championships in Bandera, Texas Written by Roy Pirrung, USATF Liaison, Bandera, TX, January 9, 2015 Photo by Rick Kent The winners keep getting younger in ultra championships, which is a sure sign of growth in the sport. The top 3 received prize money of $1,000-, 500 and 300 respectively…. Read more »

Jones & Kimmel take USA Trail Marathon Titles

Competitors headed off the start trying to heat up the chill in Pritchett Canyon at the USA Trail Marathon Championships this past Saturday.  The championships were held in conjunction with the Moab Trail Marathon.  Trail runners traveled from all around the country to compete for National Champion titles in the Overall and 5 year Masters… Read more »

Moab to host the USA Trail Marathon Championships

The Nation’s top elite runners will be competing in the November 8th USA Trail Marathon Championships in Moab, UT.  The race is full with over 1500 runners signed up for the Marathon, ½ Marathon and 5k events.  The Marathon, with its USA Championship title has drawn over 50 elite runners who will via for top… Read more »

Smyth and Dalzot victorious at USA Trail Half Marathon Championships

Patrick Smyth handily won this year’s USA Trail Half Marathon Championships which was held on Saturday, October 18, in Bellingham, WA, at Lake Padden. The 28-year-old from Salt Lake City, UT, bested a strong field to post the fastest time in the event’s four-year history crossing the finish line in 1:14:55, nearly three minutes ahead… Read more »

Bellingham to host 2014 Trail Championship

Press Release from Al Coyle, Race Director (Bellingham, WA) This past December, the USA Track & Field Association (USATF) awarded Bellingham’s Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon the national championship for 2014 based on a competitive proposal process. This honor and designation is a first for Bellingham and has drawn the most elite field ever assembled for… Read more »