Posts Categorized: WMRA

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 »

Junior Team Selected for World Championships

This post originally appeared on usmrt.com.  This is an official World Championship Team that receives only partial funding from USA Track & Field. We encourage donations to help offset travel for our junior team members. Interested supporters can donate via usmrt.com website (via PayPal), or send a check to the American Trail Running Association, PO box… 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 »

NACAC Mountain Running Championships returns to Canada

NACAC Mountain Running Championships returns to Canada this weekend – by Nancy Hobbs (photo by Richard Bolt) The 2015 NACAC Mountain Running Championships will take place at Cypress Mountain, located just north of Vancouver, BC, Canada, on Saturday, July 18.  Cypress Mountain Ski Area was one of the venues at the 2010 Vancouver/Whistler Olympics. This… 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 »

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 »

Mountain & Trail Running in Wales

Article by guest blogger & trail runner Gina Paletta. (Above Photo by Sports Pictures Cymru) Known for its iconic castles, picturesque mountains and stunning trails, Wales has been selected to host the 31st World Mountain Running Championships in Betws y Coed, Wales, Great Britain on September 19th, 2015. After successfully hosting the IAU Trail World Championships… Read more »

WMRA announces 2015 World Cup races

The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) announced races for their annual Mountain Running World Cup.  The six race series includes the World Mountain Running Championships as well as 5 additional challenging and well know mountain races.  The 2015 World Cup will include: Race #1 – June 7th – 20th Annual Ratitovec Mountain Run – Železniki,… Read more »

Summary of annual WMRA meetings

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director, American Trail Running Association The annual winter meetings of the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), an association under International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) patronage, whose membership in 2014 included 43 dues-paying nations, concluded in Monaco, today, Sunday, January 25, highlighted by lively discussion among its council members. Representing… Read more »

Help support US Mountain Running Team athletes

Did you know that ATRA has been raising money for over 10 years to support US athlete travel to the annual World Mountain Running Championships?  Food, lodging & ground transportation is covered by the event organizers but US Mountain Running Team members receive only a portion of their airline ticket reimbursement from USA Track & Field.  … Read more »

2015 US Mountain Running Team Selection Criteria

The U.S. Mountain Running Championships, to be held at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, July 25, 2015, will be the sole selection race for the U.S. Mountain Running Team where the top 6 men and top 4 women to finish will earn berths to the team (provided they are USATF members and eligible… Read more »

Mexico to host the NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Story by +Nano Hobbs – Photos by +Richard Bolt The 11th North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships will be held on Sunday, July 20, at Carrera La Chupinaya in Ajijic, Jalisco, over a 13.8-kilometer course, the same venue which hosted the event in 2011. Men’s podium – 2011 NACAC Mountain Championships Although the event is… Read more »