Posts Categorized: WMRA

2023 International U18 Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

In 2023, the 16th edition of the World Mountain Running Association’s (WMRA) International U18 Mountain Running Cup will be held in Annecy, France, May 26-27. This invitation-only event provides a unique opportunity for youth mountain runners from around the world to test themselves against the world’s best. Much more rugged than the typical U.S. high… Read more »

Spanish Pyrenees To Host 2024 World Masters Mountain Running Championships

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Above photo: Ruben Fueyo. Spain will host the World Mountain Running Masters Championship for the first time in 2024. This championship is organized jointly by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) and World Masters Athletics (WMA). It will be the 23rd edition of an event born back… Read more »

Italy’s Valsir Extend Mountain Running World Cup Support To 2024

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) written by Alexander Beaven. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is also the WMRA General Secretary. Above photo: Marco Gulberti. After the great experience of the 2022 Mountain Running World Cup, Valsir and the WMRA are happy to announce that their partnership will be renewed for the next two… Read more »

Sierre-Zinal Race Winner Mark Kangogo Tests Positive For Two Banned Substances

Kenyan runner and 2022 Sierre-Zinal mountain race winner Mark Kangogo has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for 2 banned substances at August’s Sierre-Zinal. Sierre-Zinal was part of the WMRA Mountain Running World Cup and the Golden Trail World Series. Above photo by Marco Gulberti. The banned substances in question are norandrosterone & triamcinolone acetonide…. Read more »

Top 5 Takeaways From A U.S. Mountain Running Team Coach

This article was written by Andrew Simmons and first appeared in the Fall 2022 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. It was an honor and privilege to be a coach for the U.S. U18 Mountain Running Team this past June in Saluzzo, Italy, for the WMRA U18 International Mountain Running Youth Cup. This was an… Read more »

Valsir Mountain Running World Cup Final – Mayr and Adkin Win in Italy

Written by Paul Halford for World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the World Mountain Running Association Council. Above photo: Marco Gulberti. Andrea Mayr and Jacob Adkin took victories at the historic Chiavenna-Lagunc Vertical Kilometre in Italy on Saturday as the 2022 Valsir Mountain Running World Cup reached a… Read more »

Henri Aymonod and Andrea Mayr To Star As Mountain Running World Cup Reaches Its Climax

Written by Paul Halford for World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the World Mountain Running Association Council. Above photo: Marco Gulberti. The Valsir Mountain Running World Cup is set to reach a spectacular conclusion at the Chiavenna-Lagunc Vertical Kilometer in Italy on Saturday. After so far 16 exciting… Read more »

Course Records and Category Podium Shakeups at Zumaia Flysch Trail

Written by Alexander Beaven for the American Trail Running Association (WMRA). Above photo: Mayayo – Carrerasdemontana.com. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the World Mountain Running Association Council. Zumaia Flysch Trail held its 13th edition this weekend under a radiant sun, blue skies and the sheer beuaty of the seaside cliffs and rolling… Read more »

Rain Falls; Runners Climb At The Smarna Gora Record Mountain Race

Written by Richard Bolt for the World Mountain Running Association. Photos: Smarna Gora Race. Rainy weather didn’t stop some of the world’s best mountain runners as they ascended Smarna Gora at Slovenia’s premier uphill mountain race yesterday. Smarna Gora Record – a 1.8 km grueling climb with 360 meters of ascent – is also a… Read more »

Mountain Running Double-Header Coming to Slovenia’s Šmarna Gora

This weekend Slovenia will host a pair of historic mountain running races in the rugged hills overlooking the capital of Ljubljana. First organized in 1979, the Šmarna gora mountain running race has grown from a local race to becoming internationally recognized as an World Athletics (formerly IAAF) permit race in 2001 and most recently hosting… Read more »

Robert Loic and Joyce Njeru Win Canfranc-Canfranc 16k in Spain

Written by Sergio Mayayo for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos by Ruben Fueyo and Marcel Matanin. Canfranc Classic 16k – Njeru seals overall title while Loic breaks course record After the inaugural edition of the Canfranc Vertical (4k/D+927m) saw wins for Kenya’s Joyce Njeru and Spain’s Daniel Osanz on the evening of September… Read more »

Daniel Osanz and Joyce Njeru Win Spain’s Canfranc-Canfranc Vertical

Written by Sergio Mayayo for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos by Ruben Fueyo. The inaugural edition of the Canfranc Canfranc Vertical Kilometer, part of the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup, stood up to the enormous expectations generated: A spectacular course, a world elite field and a close fight to the finish line ended… Read more »

Canfranc-Canfranc – Kenyan World Cup Leaders vs European Medalists

Announcement from World Mountain Running Association World Cup event Canfranc-Canfranc. Photos by Mayayo and Yhabril. Spain’s Canfranc-Canfranc mountain running race celebrates its 16th edition this 2022 with its best ever field of contenders. It is a vital event for mountain sports in Aragon, whose reputation continues to grow year after year fueled by the beauty of… Read more »

Lauren Gregory Takes Bronze; Dan Curts Finishes 6th at Trofeo Nasego

Written by Richard Bolt and María Ávila for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos: Marco Gulberti, Corsa in Montagna. The Americans Following up on her solid 8th place finish the previous day at Vertical Nasego, 2022 USATF Vertical Mountain Running Champion Lauren Gregory (Fayetteville, AR) moved up the order to win the bronze medal… Read more »

U.S. Runners Conquer World Masters Mountain Running Championships

Written by Richard Bolt for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos by Richard Bolt. Flagstaff, Arizona resident Sara Wagner (W50) and Colorado Springs, Colorado’s Nancy Hobbs (W60) win individual bronze medals. Wagner, Sandra Dolby and Trista Brown win team bronze medal in W50 age group. 26 Americans finish world masters races. Saturday’s weather may… Read more »