Posts Categorized: USATF

Gnar Gnar to host 2021 USATF Mountain Running Championships

On February 18, the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail council unanimously approved the Gnar Gnar race to host the 2021 USATF Mountain Running Championships. The event will be held on August 15 at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, located at Government Camp, Oregon, and is one of many quality events from American Trail Running Association member Go… Read more »

2021 IAU 50 Kilometer World Championship – Team USA Selection

The USATF Road 50 Kilometer National Team will compete at the 2021 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 50 Kilometer World Championship 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), and one Team Leader,… 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

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 test themselves against the worlds best. Much more rugged than the typical U.S. high school… 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 »

McLaughlin and Peterman Win Marathon Trail Championships in Moab

Moab Trail Marathon

The USATF Marathon Trail Running Championships were hosted by the Moab Trail Marathon in Moab, Utah, on Saturday, November 7, a day that marked the final USATF Championship of 2020. National Championship titles were awarded to Allie McLaughlin (30 – Colorado Springs, CO) and Adam Peterman (25 – Missoula, MT). Due to COVID-19 safety measures,… Read more »

Moab Trail Marathon Caps Off 2020 USATF Championship Season

Moab Trail Marathon Race Day

The coronavirus pandemic has made 2020 a challenging year for races and the even USA Track & Field’s mountain, ultra, trail championship series didn’t escape the wave of event cancellations. Of the twelve championships scheduled this year, seven have been cancelled and only two will have taken place since the pandemic started. The final 2020… Read more »

USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship at Brazos Bend is Cancelled

Brazos Bend

Announcement written by Rob Goyen, owner of American Trail Running Association member Trail Racing Over Texas (TROT). The Brazos Bend 100 was scheduled to host the USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships in Needville, Texas on December 5, 2020. I wish I had better news for all of you today, I wish I had better news… Read more »

Wacker and Moreno Victorious at USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships

Trail Championships

Foggy skies with temperatures in the mid-50s greeted the nearly 250 runners competing in the Birkie Trail Run Festival Half Marathon, which hosted the USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships on Saturday, September 26. To comply with state and local COVID-19 guidelines, the race featured staggered starts with small groups of runners. The USA Track &… Read more »

USATF Trail Championships Return With The Birkie Trail Run Festival

Birkie Trail Run

It’s been six months since the last USA Track & Field Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) championship took place in Auburn, California at the Pioneer Spirit 50 Mile. Since then, the coronavirus pandemic has lead to five 2020 championships and world championships team selection races being cancelled. As we enter the last quarter of the year… Read more »

The 2020 World Mountain Running Championships Are Cancelled

The 2020 World Mountain Running Championships and World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships originally scheduled for November 13/14 in Lanzarote, Spain have been cancelled by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). As a result of this cancellation, US team selection which was supposed to start this month, has been suspended. The USATF Mountain, Ultra, Trail… Read more »

USA Team for the 6-Hour Global Solidarity Run Announced

Global Solidarity Run

The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU), will stage the Virtual Global Solidarity Run, an event pitting athletes from national federations against one another as they run a 6-hour virtual challenge later this month. In their call to action for this event, the IAU stated, “Athletes need to have some motivation to train and compete during… Read more »

New Selection Criteria for 2020 USATF Mountain Running Team

USATF Mountain Running

[Editors UPDATE September 6, 2020 – The World Mountain Running Championships have been cancelled. The USATF MUT Council will not name a team in 2020. Selection criteria for the 2021 World Mountain Running Championships will be announced in December.] The following is the updated selection criteria for the 2020 USATF Mountain Running Team scheduled to… Read more »

WMRA Tallies Votes for the Greatest Mountain Race of All Time

Mountain Race

The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) conducted a fun competition over the past few weeks with thousands of fans voting for their favorite mountain race through a knockout competition. The ultimate quest was to identify the greatest mountain race of all time, and with all the votes counted, the winning race is Slovenia’s Smarna Gora…. Read more »

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 »