Posts Categorized: USATF

USATF Releases Return to Training and Event Hosting Guidelines

Announcement from USA Track & Field (USATF). Our executive director Nancy Hobbs is chair of the USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail (MUT) Council. [Editor’s Note: the USATF Event Hosting Guidelines will apply to mountain, ultra or trail running races that have USATF sanctions including the USATF 50 km Trail Championships (Ragged 50K), USATF Mountain Running Championships (Gnar Gnar),… Read more »

2020 NACAC Mountain Running Championships – Team USA Selection

[UPDATED May 13, 2020 – The 17th annual North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships has been cancelled. Announcement HERE] For the 2020 NACAC Mountain Running Championships, the following Team USATF selection criteria was approved by USA Track & Field’s Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) executive committee on January 14, 2020. The 17th… Read more »

Kevin Setnes Inducted into American Ultrarunning Hall of Fame

Press release from the American Ultrarunning Association (AUA). In 2002 Kevin published an article about the benefits of hill running in our Trail Times newsletter. Photo above: Kevin on his way to 3rd place at the 2000 USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships. Kevin Setnes began his running career at Bloom Township High School in Illinois,… Read more »

Minutes from the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Running Council Meetings

Pictured above from left to right: Richard Bolt (American Trail Running Association), Vin Lananna (USATF President), Andy Wacker (AAC, Nike Trail Athlete), Nancy Hobbs (USATF MUT Council chairperson), George Leaf (USATF Kentucky), Peter Maksimow (USATF Colorado). USA Track & Field (USATF) held its Annual Meeting December 6-7 in Reno, Nevada at the Grand Sierra Resort… Read more »

Aravaipa Running’s Hayley Pollack joins the USATF MUT Executive Committee

Hayley Pollack has joined USA Track & Field’s Mountain, Ultra, Trail (MUT) Executive Committee. This 14-member committee is made up of elite athletes, coaches and administrators with deep expertise in MUT running and is led by American Trail Running Association founder and executive director Nancy Hobbs. The committee is responsible for managing USATF’s MUT national… Read more »

USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for 2019 Runner of the Year nominations

Photo above: 2019 World Mountain Running Champion Joseph Gray. Photo by Marco Gulberti. After another exciting season of mountain, ultra & trail (MUT) racing its time to recognize outstanding runners who are members of our Athletics federation – USA Track & Field. Nominations are now OPEN for athletes who are current members of USA Track… Read more »

2019 USATF Junior Mountain Running Team Announced

USA Track & Field’s Mountain, Ultra, Trail (MUT) Executive Committee has named the Junior US Mountain Running Team members scheduled to compete at the 32nd WMRA World Mountain Running Championships on Friday, November 15, in Villa La Angostura, Argentina. The Team features a mixture of former Youth (U18) and Junior (U20) Team members along with… Read more »

USATF U18 Girls’ Mountain Running Team Earns Bronze

Colorado high school runners Samantha Blair (5th place), Madeleine Burns (7th place) and Maggi Congdon (18th place) took home the team bronze medal at the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) U18 International Mountain Running Youth Cup in Susa, Italy today. The three standout cross country runners competed against elite 16-and 17-year-old off-road runners from 14… Read more »

USATF Youth Mountain Runners Race Through History in Susa Italy

A United States contingent of six athletes, two staff members and a small squad of supporters have arrived in the Susa Valley of Northwest Italy for tomorrow’s 14th edition of the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) International WMRA U18 Mountain Running Youth Cup. This classic mountain running event will feature 90 of the best under… Read more »

U.S. Trail Team announced for the 2019 Trail World Championships

[Updated May 10, 2019] Twelve American trail running athletes to compete at the Trail World Championships in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal. The USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council is proud to announce members of the U.S. Trail Team scheduled to compete at the 2019 Trail World Championships (TWC) on June 8, in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal…. Read more »

Bo Aucoin Discusses the Western States Transgender Entrant Policy

With increasing cultural acceptance and awareness of transgender persons, there have been more conversations within the trail running community about how to categorize these athletes in competitive athletic events. Over the past several years, international governing bodies and national federations have introduced policies regarding transgender athletes to attempt to clarify rules and regulations within events… Read more »

Anti-Doping 101 – An online seminar by the US Anti-Doping Agency

All USA Track & Field (USATF) members are invited to take part in the first US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Webinar of 2019 on Tuesday, March 5th. Be sure to join this webinar to learn about testing protocols, therapeutic use exemptions, and best practices as it relates to anti-doping. Don’t miss, Anti-Doping 101! What: USADA Webinar… Read more »

Californians victorious at USATF 50 km Trail Championships

Tollefson (pictured above) earns second USA Track & Field 50 km Trail title; Moreno wins her debut at the distance. Storm clouds overhead, intermittent rain showers, and temperatures below 40 degrees greeted runners arriving at Overlook Park in Auburn, California — dubbed the Endurance Capital of the World –for the 7th annual FOURmidable 50K host… Read more »