Posts Categorized: USATF

Ragged 50K to Host 2021 USATF 50K Trail Championship

Organized by SIX03 Endurance and race director Tom Hooper, the Ragged 50K is back to host the USATF 50 km Trail Championship on August 8th after the events cancellation in 2020. Starting in Sunapee, New Hampshire and ending at Ragged Mountain Resort, this unique point to point race last hosted the championship in 2018 when… Read more »

Birkie Trail Run Festival to Host 2021 USATF Half Marathon Trail Championship

Trail Championships

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member Birkie Trail Run Festival. ATRA hosts a dedicated webpage for USATF mountain, ultra and trail running news, race schedules, team selection criteria and more. September 25, 2021, marks the 24th annual Birkie Trail Run Festival. The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is pleased to announce that the Birkie… Read more »

Preston Johnson and Randi Burnett Win USATF 50 km Road Championship

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Written by USATF Championship liaison and American Trail Running Association treasurer Lin Gentling. Lin Gentling. Photos by Lin Gentling and Mike Polansky. What a perfect day for the 2021 USATF 50 km Road Championships…if you were a spectator. A beautiful cool morning with not a cloud in the sky and only a very slight breeze… Read more »

Race Preview – 2021 USATF 50 km National Championship

Written by USATF Championship Liaison and American Trail Running Association treasurer Lin Gentling. The USA Track and Field (USATF) 50 km National Road Championships will take place this Sunday, June 13th, at Heckscher State Park, in East Islip, New York. The course is a 5k loop to be run 10 times by competitors. The 2021… Read more »

Jackpot Ultra & USATF 100 Mile (Road) Championship Results

Written by USATF MUT Council vice-chair Meghan Canfield. The Jackpot Ultra Running Festival hosted the 2021 USATF 100 Mile Road Championships in Henderson, Nevada on April 24 where $10,000 in prize money was up for grabs. With temperatures predicted to reach into the 90s, and wind gusts up to 40 mph for the USATF 100… Read more »

2022 IAU 100km World Championship – Team USA Selection & Qualifiers

2022 U.S. National 100Km Team Qualifying Standards and List of Current Qualifiers The USATF 100 Kilometer National Team will compete in the 2022 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100 Kilometer World Championship under the patronage of the IAAF on a date and location to be determined (Note that this event has an “even year” occurrence)…. Read more »

2021 WMRA International U18 Mountain Running Cup is Cancelled

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA treasurer. Photo by Jumpy James. Unfortunately we have to bring you the disappointing news that the decision has been made to cancel both the 2021 European Mountain Running Championships and the 2021 International U18 Mountain Running Cup this year. Both… Read more »

History of the U.S. Mountain Running Team – 1985 to 2020

Written by Richard Bolt and Dave Dunham, self proclaimed mountain running historian and silver medalist at the 1993 World Mountain Running Trophy race. The following is a history of US individual and team podium results in the World Mountain Running Trophy (1985-2009) / World Mountain Running Championships (2010-2019). This championship event was organized by the… Read more »

Elite Mountain & Trail Runners Comment on Upcoming World Championship in Thailand

Announcement from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). The best women and men from federations around the globe will go head-to-head in first-ever world championship in Thailand. Prize money indicates the growth and popularity of trail & mountain running. Never in the history of athletics has there been a unified competition for trail and mountain… Read more »

USA Track & Field Spotlights ATRA Founder Nancy Hobbs

Nancy Hobbs

American Trail Running Association founder and executive director Nancy Hobbs was featured yesterday in USA Track & Field’s (USATF) Tuesdays With Toyota, a monthly Instagram campaign spotlighting the national athletic federation’s most dedicated members. Under Nancy’s leadership, ATRA just launched a dedicated web-page for USATF’s Mountain, Ultra and Trail Running programs. Here’s what USATF wrote… 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 »

2021 IAU 50 Kilometer World Championship – Team USA Selection

[Updated June 16, 2021] The USATF Road 50 Kilometer National Team will compete at the 2021 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 50 Kilometer World Championships under the patronage of the WA (World Athletics) on October 31 in Chinese Taipei. Team USA will include up to six male and six female athletes. The Team (and alternates),… Read more »

2021 IAU 24 Hour World Championship – Team USA Selection

24 Hour

Editor’s Note: Due to the limited number of competitions and inability for athletes to travel and readily compete, the qualifying window for the 2021 U.S. National 24 Hour Team to the 2021 IAU 24 Hour World Championship has been extended thru 5/2/2021 to allow five additional month for qualifying. The International Association of Ultrarunners has… Read more »

2021 World Mountain & Trail Running Championship – Team USA Selection

Championship

Written by USA Track & Field’s Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council’s Team Selection Task Force^. Approved by the MUT Executive Committee on January 27, 2020. The inaugural World Mountain & Trail Running Championships is scheduled for November 11-14, 2021 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This new biennial event is organized by the World Mountain Running Association… 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 »

USATF Track Coach Newsletter Interviews Our Founder Nancy Hobbs

This interview was originally published in USATF Track Coach 2020 – Issue 233, the official technical publication of USA Track & Field. Track Coach and Editor Russ Ebbets interviewed Nancy Hobbs about mountain, ultra and trail (MUT) running. Nancy, what is your current position within USA Track & Field? Chairperson of the USATF Mountain Ultra… Read more »