Posts Categorized: USATF

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 »

2023 IAU 50 Kilometer World Championship – Team USA Selection

The USA Track & Field (USATF) COVID-19 Working Group’s current international travel policy for U.S. teams prohibits American athletes from participating in events located in CDC level 3 and 4 countries unless the LOC’s covid safety plan has been reviewed and approved. As of this writing, South Africa is at CDC level 3. More information… Read more »

2023 IAU 24 Hour World Championship – Team USA Selection

24 Hour

The International Association of Ultrarunners has announced that the 2023 IAU World 24 Hour Championship will be held in Chinese Taipei on December 2-3, 2023. The United States 24 Hour National Team will compete in the 2023 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 24 Hour World Championship under the patronage of World Athletics on December 2-3,… 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. [UPDATE November 3, 2021: The 2021 World Mountain & Trail Running Championship has been postponed until November 2022.] The inaugural World Mountain & Trail Running Championships is scheduled for November… 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 »

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 »

Team USA Results from IAU’s 6 hour Virtual Global Solidarity Run

Global Solidarity

This past weekend, the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) staged its Virtual Global Solidarity Run, an event pitting athletes from national federations against one another as they ran a 6-hour virtual challenge. According to the IAU, “Athletes need to have some motivation to train and compete during these difficult times but need to do so… 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 »