Posts Categorized: WMRA

US Masters Mountain Runners take on the World Championships

Written by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. The World Mountain Running Association, in partnership with the World Masters Athletics, annually oversees a world championship event in the sport for athletes ages 35 to 79. This year’s 17th WMRA/WMA Masters Mountain Running Championships held in Pruske, Slovak Republic, on Saturday, September 2, and there was truly… Read more »

Silver Medal Winning Team USA shares experiences from the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Treasurer, World Mountain Running Association. Photos by Richard Bolt, USA Team Leader. Editors Note: This article was updated on October 20, 2017 to show Francisco Puppi (Italy) as the winner of the men’s race after Petro Mamu was disqualified for a doping violation.  Following the US silver medal day – two… Read more »

Silver Times Three for Team USA

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Treasurer, World Mountain Running Association. Photos by Richard Bolt, USA Team Leader. Editors Note: The Team USA men’s results in this article have been updated following the disqualification of Petro Mamu for a doping violation.  Team USA secured two team silver medals, an individual silver and individual bronze at this year’s… Read more »

Team USA shares experiences from the World Mountain Running Championships

Written by Nancy Hobbs, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council Chairperson. Following the US haul of five medals – three bronze, one silver, and a gold – from yesterday’s competition at the 33rd World Mountain Running Championships, the athletes reflect on the course and the experience. Junior Competition: Distance – 6.5 kilometers with 1800+- feet of… 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 »

16th European Mountain Running Championships Event Preview

Written by WMRA Council Member Tomo Šarf for the local organizing committee (LOC). On Saturday, 8 July the best European mountain runners will test their strength in Kamnik/Slovenia at the 16th annual European Mountain Running Championships. A record number of 240 runners from 27 countries will compete this prestigious competition with the finish on 1660m… Read more »

USA Youth Mountain Running Team Announced

For the first time in the 12-year history of the WMRA International Youth Cup, the United States will field a complete squad for this mountain running competition designed to showcase athletes who are 16 and 17 years old. This year’s race will be held in Gagliano del Capo, Italy, on Saturday, June 24. Details on… Read more »

World Mountain Running Association winter council meeting summary

In addition to her role with the American Trail Running Association, author Nancy Hobbs is the treasurer of the World Mountain Running Association. On Sunday, February 5, the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) held its annual winter council meeting in Cap d’Ail-Monaco, with seven of its eight council members present (Erhan Basoglu, was not in attendance)…. Read more »

2017 International Youth Mountain Running Cup – Team USA Selection

Information from the World Mountain Running Association. This is the 12th 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. Venue: Gagliano del Capo, Italy Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017 Trip Duration: Typically travel from the USA departing Wednesday,… Read more »

WMRA approves equal distances and team size for men and women

EDITORS NOTE: ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs is treasurer of the World Mountain Running Association. ATRA Director of Online Marketing Richard Bolt is US delegate to the WMRA Congress and manages social media for the WMRA. With support from the rest of the US Mountain Running Team staff, USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council… 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 »

2016 World Masters Mountain Running Championship Preview

Press release from Atletica Susa – hosts of the 2016 World Masters Mountain Running Championships. 2016 WORLD MASTERS MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS SUSA – MORE THAN 700 ATHLETES, 27 COUNTRIES World Masters Mountain Running Championships in Susa (Italy) 2016 are ready to start with great numbers: 700 athletes enrolled in the master race and in the… Read more »

2017 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships – Team USA Selection Standards

Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee members Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs, Jason Bryant, Maria Dalzot, Eric Blake and Howard Nippert and approved by the MUT Council. The World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships is regulated by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) under the patronage of the International Association of… Read more »

Petro Mamu & Andrea Mayr win the 28th Annual Schlickeralmlauf mountain race

Written by World Mountain Running Association Council Member Tomo Sarf. Results, story and photos from the 28th International Schlickeralmlauf, Telfes in Stubaitall, Austria on July 31, 2016 Petro Mamu /ERI/ and Andrea Mayr /AUT/ are the clear winners of the third stage of the World Mountain Running Cup 2016 in Telfes-Stubaitall-Austria. After some nice sunny… Read more »