Posts Categorized: WMRA

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 »

WMRA Mountain Running World Cup Race #2 Results

Written by WMRA Council member Tomo Sarf – Kamnik, Slovenia, 24.July Antonella Confortola (ITA) and Petro Mamu (ERI) are the winners of the 18th Grintovec Mountain Running race, the second stage of the Mountain Running World Cup 2016. Both were on the top of the list of the favourites already before the start of the… Read more »

U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team selected to compete at World Championships in Bulgaria

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Looking to capitalize on outstanding performances resulting in medal-winning success, 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 Bulgaria this September. Junior athletes, ranging in age from 16 to… Read more »

USA Long Distance Mountain Running Team announces roster change

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Chairperson, USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council. The 2016 USA Long Distance Mountain Team roster was officially announced in April. Since that announcement, there has been an update in the roster with 23-year-old Ashland, Oregon native & Bend resident Camelia Mayfield (#132, pictured left) joining the team to replace Amber Reece-Young who… 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 »

Collegiate Mountain Running Championships Returns to New England

February 29, 2015 – RICHMOND, VA – The Collegiate Running Association has announced that the third-annual Collegiate Mountain Running Championships will take place on July 3, 2016, at the Loon Mountain Race, hosted by acidotic RACING, in Lincoln, New Hampshire. For the third consecutive year, prize money will be distributed to the top college finishers… Read more »

39th Meeting of WMRA Council Concludes in Monaco

The following press release was written by WMRA Council member Nancy Hobbs. Nancy is also the founder and Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association. 39th Meeting of the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) Council Concludes in Monaco MONACO – 9 January 2016 The meeting of the WMRA Council was held at the Hotel… Read more »

Selection criteria announced for 2016 US Mountain Running Team

Selection criteria announced for 2016 US Mountain Running Team USATF Mountain Running Championships to feature equal race distances for men and women The 2016 USATF Mountain Running Championship returns to Loon Mountain Ski Area in Lincoln, New Hampshire on July 3 and will be the sole selection race for the US Mountain Running Team. After… Read more »

Mountain Running Gender Equity Survey Results

Mountain Running Gender Equity Survey Results The survey was designed by the US Mountain Running Team Staff to gather feedback from our mountain running community & gauge interest in equalizing race distances for men and women at the USATF Mountain Running Championships (USMRC). The survey was also designed to gather input for the following important… 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 »

Jonathan Wyatt heads to Wales

Media Release from the 31st World Mountain Running Championships 2015.  ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs and Director of Online Marketing Richard Bolt will also be heading to Wales next month for this event. Nancy is a member of the WMRA Council.  Richard is Team Leader for the US Mountain Running Team.  For Team USA updates… Read more »

International Mountain Running Coaches Forum

17th September 7-9pm St Georges Hotel, Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom Welsh Athletics and England Athletics are delighted to host the 1st International Mountain Running Coaches Forum. This two hour event will provide an opportunity for international coaches to come together to listen to two stimulus presentations followed by time to share thoughts and ideas. Attendance… Read more »