Posts Categorized: USATF

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 »

USA Long Distance Mountain Running Team Announced

USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail Council has announced the 2016 USA Long Distance Mountain Running Team which will compete in this year’s World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) Long Distance Mountain Running Championships on June 18, in Podbrdo, Slovenia, as part of the Gorski Marathon. This will be the 13th WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships and… Read more »

Lake Sonoma winners post fast times

Under a gray and rainy sky, local elite trail runner Yiou Wang wins a 50 mile trail on her 4th attempt while Jim Walmsley sets a new course record on Lake Sonoma’s hilly course. Jim Walmsley (pictured below) set a smoking fast pace at Saturday’s (April 9, 2016), Lake Sonoma 50 Miler to capture his first… Read more »

USATF 50K Championship and Caumsett 50K Results

Trail running speedster Caroline Boller breaks the masters record and wins the women’s USATF 50K National Championship title. Jared Burdick Blasts by Zach Ornelas with 2 miles to go and secures the men’s championship at Caumsett. Lloyd Harbor, NY – March 6, 2016 – Both men and women’s leaders, from the start, were intent on… Read more »

Caumsett 50K to host national championships on Sunday

The USATF 50K Road Championships / Caumsett 50K will take place this Sunday, March 6, at Caumsett State Park, Lloyd’s Harbor, Long Island, New York. The Greater Long Island Running Club has hosted the USATF 50K Road Championships for the past ten years, while the Caumsett Park 50K will celebrate its 13th running in ’16…. Read more »

USA Team Invitational coming to Lake Sonoma

After a successful debut event at the 2015 North Face 50 Mile Championships this past December, the USA Team Invitational returns for its second edition at the Lake Sonoma 50 Mile race. This ultra-trail invitational is an opportunity for trail running shoe brands to have their sponsored athletes compete in head-to-head competition for a team… Read more »

2016 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship Results

The 2016 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship results and story was written by USATF Championship liaison Jason Bryant. Both Altra and Tejas Trails are ATRA corporate members. The more things change, the more things stay the same? I covered last year’s race and in some ways the race probably could not have been more different…. Read more »

USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship / Rocky Raccoon Preview

The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship / Rocky Raccoon preview was written by USATF Championship liaison Jason Bryant. Jason will be sending race updates via Twitter from @USAultrarunning.  Tejas Trails and Altra both ATRA corporate members. The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this Saturday February 6 at the Rocky Raccoon 100 presented by Altra… Read more »

Elite trail runners prepare for 2016 US Olympic Trials

A sizable group of elite trail runners have qualified for the 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials scheduled to take place February 13th in Los Angeles, California. Showing strong crossover talent on the roads are past members of the US Mountain Running Team, USATF national champions in mountain, ultra & trail running, a Western States 100… Read more »

Pacing and mule-ing at USATF ultra running championships

Pacing and mule-ing at USATF ultra running championships With the first two 2016 USATF ultra running championships coming up in just a few weeks, we’ve been getting quite a few questions about pacing or “mule-ing” athletes. While pacing is not allowed, there is a provision for “safety runners.” USATF Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council member… Read more »