Posts Categorized: USATF

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 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 »

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 »

Update on Athlete Selection for 2020 U.S. Mountain Running Teams

Written by USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Council members Nancy Hobbs, Richard Bolt and Jason Bryant. For questions please contact U.S. Mountain Running Team staff members Richard Bolt and Jason Bryant. [September 6 UPDATE: The 2020 World Mountain Running Championships have been cancelled. The USATF MUT Council will not name a team in 2020. Selection criteria for the… Read more »