Posts Categorized: USATF

USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for 2018 Runner of the Year nominations

After another exciting season of mountain, ultra & trail (MUT) racing it’s 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 & Field and hold US Citizenship. Many athletes have been nominated automatically based… Read more »

Drake and Costales win the USATF Marathon Trail Championships

Rachel Drake (Portland, OR) and Anthony Costales (Salt Lake City, UT – pictured above) win the 2018 USATF Marathon Trail Championships hosted by American Trail Running Association member Moab Trail Marathon. Drake & Costales earn automatic spots on Team USA to compete at the 16th World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Villa La Angostura,… Read more »

Gray and Roche crowned USATF Half Marathon Trail Champions

On a crisp fall morning in Seeley, Wisconsin, more than 250 runners headed out at the Birkie Trail Runs, site of the USA Track & Field (USATF) Trail Running Championships. In order to combat the near-freezing temperatures, race leaders set a blistering pace in the early miles. “Joe (Gray), and I took it out hard,”… Read more »

Vermonters Enman and Sinclair win rain-soaked Ragged 50K

Kasie Enman (Huntington, VT) and David Sinclair (Peru, VT) kept their powder dry* early in the race and lit up the trails over Ragged Mountain to bring twin victories home to Vermont at the USATF 50 km Trail Championships. Fresh off a win at the Speedgoat 50K, Sinclair moved into the lead at mile 16… Read more »

2018 Junior US Mountain Running Team Announced

Written by Paul Kirsch, Manager, Junior US Mountain Running Team. Paul is also Race Director for the Loon Mountain Race, host of the 2018 USATF Mountain Running Championships in Lincoln, NH. The 2018 Junior US Mountain Running Team will compete in Canillo, Andorra on Sunday, September 16, at the 34th World Mountain Running Championships. This… Read more »

Little and Sigl win 2018 USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships

Written by USATF Championship liaison Lin Gentling. Under almost ideal conditions for a summer race, the USATF 50 Mile Trail Championship held in conjunction with the Cayuga Trails 50 Mile was contested in Robert Treman State Park, NY. The partially overcast morning was cool with a gentle breeze. Just outside of Ithaca, New York in… Read more »

MacLaughlin and Gray lead record field at Loon Mountain Race

Joseph Gray won his 14th USATF National Championship by over a minute and set the fastest ever time on Upper Walking Boss. Allie MacLaughlin won her second USA Track & Field Mountain Running Championships en-route to making her third US Mountain Running Team. The 6.6-mile course climbs 3200 feet and includes grades of up to… Read more »

2018/19 World Championships & Opportunities for Elite U.S. Mountain, Trail & Sky Runners

There are several international sport governing organizations which organize World Championship and similar competitions in mountain running, trail running and sky running. The following is a list of those competitions, who organizes them and how American athletes can qualify. There are competitions for athletes ranging in ages from 14 to 79 years old; many require… Read more »

Top U.S. trail running athletes are prepped & ready for a tough Trail World Championship course

Eleven of the top American ultra-trail runners have arrived in Benicàssim, Spain for this Saturday’s 85 km Trail World Championship race. Along with athletes from over 50 countries, the Americans have settled into Hotel Intur Orange just blocks away from long sandy Mediterranean beaches. The beaches may beckon, but first the athletes must tackle the… Read more »

Team USATF announced for the NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Countries from the North American, Central American and Caribbean region, will compete at the 2018 NACAC Mountain Running Championships hosted by the Loon Mountain Race, in Lincoln, NH, on Sunday, July 8.  Both individual and team competition will be staged, with nations competing head-to-head with one another.  Teams are comprised of up to four men… Read more »

U.S. Trail Team announced for the 2018 Trail World Championships

The USATF Mountain, Ultra, Trail Council is proud to announce members of the U.S. Trail Team scheduled to compete at the 2018 Trail World Championships May 12, in Penyagolosa/Castellon, Spain. The US team of 6 women and 6 men will tackle the technical 85 kilometer (50 mile) point-to-point course which goes from sea level in… Read more »

2018 USATF 100 km Trail Championships – Race Preview

Written by Roy Pirrung, USATF Championship Liaison. Tejas Trail is an ATRA corporate member.  Above photo by Tejas Trails.  On January 6 through the 7th in Bandera, Texas the Tejas Trails organization will host its 8th USA Track & Field trail running championships and 16th running of the Bandera 100k. The venue, the Hill Country,… Read more »

2018 International Youth Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

This year marks the 13th edition of the WMRA International Mountain Running Youth Cup. This year’s course is an up/down hill circuit. Estimated distance is between 4.5 and 5.5 kilometers. Distance and course details will be included in early 2018. This event provides an excellent opportunity for talented young runners to experience not only international… Read more »

2018 US Mountain Running Team Selection Criteria

The 2018 USATF Mountain Running Championships to be held at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire on Sunday, July 8, 2018, will be the sole selection race for the U.S. Mountain Running Team where the top 4 men and top 4 women to finish will earn spots on the team.  Athletes must be USATF members… Read more »

US Team Selection Criteria for 2018 NACAC Mountain Running Championships

The 15th annual North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships will held in conjunction with the Loon Mountain Race on July 8, 2018 in Lincoln, NH. This event will also serve as the 2018 US Mountain Running Team selection race and USATF Mountain Running Championships. The uphill-style course will be 10.6 km… Read more »

USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for 2017 Runner of the Year nominations

Nominated athletes for Runner of the Year (ROY) must be current members of USA Track & Field and hold US Citizenship. Some athletes will be nominated automatically based on performances in select USATF National Championships and World Championship events. See the full list of automatically nominated athletes at the bottom of this article. Anyone can… Read more »