Posts Categorized: USATF

USATF MUT Council Announces 2015 Runners of the Year

Written by Nancy Hobbs, MUT Council Chairperson. USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council Announces 2015 Mountain, Ultra, Trail Runners of the Year The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2015 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Trail Runners of the Year, Ultra Runners of the Year, and Contributor of the Year…. Read more »

USATF’s MUT Committee announces USA Ultra Team Invitational

Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council member Kami Semick. On Saturday, December 5, 2015, the best ultra runners from around the world will gather in the Marin headlands to compete at the inaugural USA Ultra Team Invitational. The USA Ultra Team Invitational is a team scoring event designed through the efforts of… Read more »

Moab Trail Marathon & USATF Championship Results

Mario Mendoza (Bend, OR – Nike Trail Team) and Megan Kimmel (Silverton, CO – Asics) won the Moab Trail Marathon & USATF Marathon Trail Championships this morning in the beautiful canyon lands outside Moab, Utah.  Seeking a course record, Megan went out fast and was never challenged by 2nd place finisher Stevie Kremer (Crested Butte,… Read more »

USATF’s MUT Council announces call for Runner of the Year nominations

USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for Runner of the Year nominations. Nominated athletes 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. Anyone can nominate an athlete for the… Read more »

Flora Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon Preview

Press release from race director Tad Davis. Flora Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon – USATF 1/2 Marathon Trail Championships Coming to Bellingham, WA on October 17, 2015.  The field for the 2015 USATF National Trail Half Marathon Championships promises to be the most competitive in the nation this year with both Patrick Smyth (Nike) of… Read more »

Junior Men’s Mountain Running Team ends Medal Drought in Wales

Written by Nancy Hobbs – Treasurer, World Mountain Running Association Photos by Richard Bolt – Team Leader, US Mountain Running Team Team USA’s junior men struck double silver at the 31st World Mountain Running Championships held at Betws-y-Coed, Wales on Saturday, September 19, earning the first-ever junior men’s medals at the event. Team USA started… Read more »

Attention Sub-2:22 (Male) & Sub 2:48 (Female) Marathoners!

An announcement from our ultra running friends. While this is not a trail running opportunity, many speedy trail runners have competed at the IAU 50 km World Championships including last years winner and Team USA member Emily Harrison (pictured center). Attention all Sub-2:22 (Male) & Sub 2:48 (Female) Marathoners!!! U.S. National 50 Kilometer Team Opportunity… Read more »

USATF 50K Trail Championships Preview

USATF 50K TRAIL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & TAMALPA HEADLANDS 50K Written by race directors Tim & Diana Fitzpatrick Tamalpa Runners, Inc., Marin’s largest running club, will present the Tamalpa Headlands 50k trail race on Saturday August 29th, 2015. Designated this year’s USATF National 50K Trail Championship, the race has attracted an outstanding elite field. It starts… Read more »

Athletes deliver at USATF Mountain Running Championships

Athletes deliver at USATF Mountain Running Championships Story by Nancy Hobbs The field for yesterday’s USATF Mountain Championships at Mt. Bachelor, was referred to by many athletes as, “crazy deep.” Not only were championship titles and $10,000 in prize money on the line, all of the senior U.S. Mountain Running Team members would be named… Read more »

Team USA women gold, men silver at NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Chairperson, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council and Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association.  Photos by USA Team Leader Richard Bolt can be found here. Vancouver, BC, Canada —– At today’s NACAC Mountain Running Championships at Cypress Mountain, host country Canada swept the top four places in the men’s race… Read more »

Nike Trail Running to sponsor USA Mountain Running Championships

Above photo: Men’s start at the 2013 USA Mountain Running Championships, North Conway, New Hampshire. Longtime USA Track & Field partner Nike has expanded its support for trail running by becoming the first-ever title sponsor for a MUT (Mountain, Ultra, Trail) national championship. Just 18 months after forming its elite team, Nike Trail Running will… Read more »

Strong US Team headed to IAU Trail World Champs

Article by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Team USA will be among the 39 countries to be represented at the IAU Trail World Championships on Saturday, May 30, in Annecy-le-Vieux, France. The start and finish for the 86-kilometer trail race will be at Plage d’Albigny. The course will include 5,300 meters of total climbing and… Read more »

Team USA announced for NACAC Mountain Champs

Athletes from four states and ranging in age from 20 to 44 will represent Team USA at the 12th North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships.  The 2015 NACAC Mountain Running Championships, sanctioned by the World Mountain Running Association, will take place at Cypress Mountain, located just north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, on… Read more »

Team USA for Long Distance Mountain Running Champs

Team USA for Long Distance Mountain Running Champs Announced. The 2015 WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships will be hosted by the Zermatt Marathon on July 4, 2015 run in the shadow of Switzerland’s Matterhorn. The U.S. Long Distance Mountain Running Team consists of 5 women and 5 men with the top 3 men… Read more »

Team USA selection for NACAC Mountain Championships

Article by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association The 2015 NACAC (North American, Central American & Caribbean) Mountain Running Championships will take place on Saturday, July 18, at Cypress Mountain, located just north of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Cypress Mountain Ski Area was one of the venues at the 2010 Vancouver/Whistler Olympics. This is… Read more »

U.S. Team for Trail World Championships Announced

For the fourth time, the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) will organize a world trail running event. However, 2015 marks the first time the event has been given the title of World Trail Championships as opposed to the prior three installations when the race was dubbed a challenge-level event. Scheduled for Saturday, May 30, the start… Read more »

USA 100 Mile Trail Championships Results

Story & photos by Jason Bryant (USA Track & Field Championship Liaison) One hundred miles is a long ways, a long way for things change. Does it really matter who is leading at 20 miles in a 100 mile race? That depends. The 2015 USA 100 Mile Trail Championships took place this past Saturday as… Read more »

Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile LIVE Coverage

FEATURED EVENT: ATRA “Single-track” corporate member Tejas Trails is organizing this weekend’s Rocky Raccoon 100 mile race in Huntsville, Texas.  This race will also be sanctioned by USA Track & Field and serve as the USA 100 Mile Trail Championships.  For pre & post race interviews with elite athletes and LIVE coverage during the race… Read more »