Posts Categorized: USATF

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 »

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

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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 »