Posts Categorized: USATF

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 »

Bend trail runners take national championship titles at the Moab Trail Marathon

Bend, Oregon trail runners Mario Mendoza and Renee Metivier earned more national championship titles at the Moab Trail Marathon and USATF Trail Marathon Championships. Mario finished in 3:13:55 while Renee, in her first trail marathon crossing the finish line in 4:08:03. More than 1800 runners participated Saturday’s races which included the Moab Trail Marathon, the… Read more »

Team USA announced for NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Six elite US mountain runners representing five states and ranging in age from 16 to 37, will represent Team USA at the 14th North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships this fall. The 2017 NACAC Mountain Running Championships, sanctioned by the World Mountain Running Association, will take place in Golden, BC, Canada,… Read more »

U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team Selected To Compete In Italy At World Championships

Written by U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team Manager Paul Kirsch. With a record number of applicants, USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail executive committee has selected some of the nation’s top junior cross country, track, mountain and trail runners to compete at the World Mountain Running Championships in Premana, Italy on July 30. Junior athletes, ranging in age… Read more »

Top American Mountain Runners Selected for World Championships in Italy

In accordance with selection criteria published August 11, 2016, final team selection was conducted by Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs, Jason Bryant, Maria Dalzot, Eric Blake and Howard Nippert and approved by the USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee.  The USATF Mountain, Ultra Trail Council is proud to announce members of Team USA… Read more »

Collegiate Running Association announces 2016 Athletes of the Year

Press release from ATRA partner The Collegiate Running Association (CRA). Bethany and Hayden received funding for their 2016 World Mountain Running Championship trip to Bulgaria from the American Trail Running Association. (Richmond, VA) – Bethany Sachtleben (Stafford, VA / Northern Virginia Community College) and Hayden Hawks (St. George, UT / Southern Utah University) have been… Read more »

USATF MUT Council Announces 2017 National Championship Races

Photo above: Andy Wacker on his way to victory at the 2016 Lake Padden Trail Half.  At the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida earlier this month the Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council confirmed the final races for the 2017 National Championships.  There will be a total of $48,000 in prize… Read more »

USATF presents the 2016 Robert Giegengack Award to Nancy Hobbs

Press release from USA Track & Field. ORLANDO — USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Chairwoman and U.S. Women’s Mountain Running Team founder Nancy Hobbs was awarded the 2016 Robert Giegengack Award for her years of dedication to the sport, particularly her pioneering efforts to promote women’s mountain running. Hobbs received the award on Saturday… Read more »

Three medals for Team USA at the World Mountain Running Championship

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Treasurer of the World Mountain Running Association. Joe Gray dominates and leads men to top of podium. Team USA women take bronze medal. September 11, 2016 – At the 32nd World Mountain Running Championships held today in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria, Joe Gray, in his ninth consecutive appearance on the US Mountain… Read more »

IAU Trail World Championships – 2017 US Ultra Trail Team Qualification Standards

Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee members Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs, Alex Varner, Maria Dalzot and Howard Nippert and approved by the MUT Council. The IAU Trail World Championship is regulated by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) under the patronage of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The… Read more »

Team USA wins gold & silver at NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Team USA traveled to Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico, to compete in the 13th NACAC Mountain Running Championships on Sunday, July 10. The women were looking to defend their gold-medal finish from 2015 when the event was held in Canada, the men were looking to improve upon their runner-up finish to Team Canada. Most of the nine-member… Read more »

2016 US Mountain Running Team Selected at Loon Mountain

On Sunday, July 3, the 10 senior members of the US Mountain Team were selected at the US Mountain Running Championships, which was held in conjunction with the Loon Mountain Race in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The top six men and the top four women across the finish line at the championships earned spots on this year’s… Read more »

Coloradoans take titles at USATF Mountain Running Championships

Gray nets 4th USATF Mountain Running Championships title; newcomer Bracy sets the pace for the women. Today was a picture-perfect New England day for the nearly 600 runners who took on the challenging course at the Loon Mountain Race, which hosted the USATF Mountain Running Championships. Not only were USATF champions named, but the event… Read more »

Sigl & Malcolm win USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships

Tyler Sigl led from the start to win the USATF 50 Mile Trail Running Championships in Ithaca, New York, today – Saturday, June 4, setting a course record of 6:44:12 in the process. Men’s Race Sigl pocketed $1500 for the victory, $500 in course incentives, and $1000 to support his travel to the IAU World… Read more »

Mountain Running Flashback: New England Mountain Running Circuit

20 year ago today, Bradford, Massachusetts resident Dave Dunham (pictured above at the 1999 Mt Wachusett Mountain Race) proposed a making a series of mountain running races to USA Track & Field’s New England association. At the time USATF-NE organized very successful road racing and cross country circuits – called “Grand Prix” – but didn’t… Read more »