Posts Categorized: WMRA

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 »

Results from the WMRA International Youth Cup

Story and photos by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Seventeen countries were represented among the nearly 100 entrants in the 9th World Mountain Running Association‘s International Youth Cup held in Arco, Italy, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Junior boys and girls ages 16 and 17, competed for their respective national athletic federations in the hopes… Read more »

The Polish Economic Forum interviews Nancy Hobbs

In advance of this September’s World Mountain Running Championships in Poland, ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs answered questions from the Polish Economic Forum. Nancy Hobbs, Marco De Gasperi and Paul Kirsch How many people run in the mountains In the USA? Is it a popular sport?In the United States, mountain running and trail running are often… Read more »

Team USA selected for WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge

Team USA will compete in the 10th WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running World Challenge to be held in Szklarska Poręba, Poland, on August 3, 2013. Stevie Kremer (center) won the 2012 World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge The WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge has been held every year since 2004 when Sierre-Zinal hosted the event…. Read more »

International Mountain Running Youth Challenge Scheduled for July

Junior USMRT member Laura Beresford at the 2010 World Mountain Running Championships The 8th Annual WMRA International Youth Cup will be held in Gap, France on Sunday, July7.  This mountain/trail running event provides an opportunity for athletes ages 16 and 17 (in the year of the competition) to participate on an international stage. The event… Read more »

World Mountain Running Association concludes annual meeting

The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) held its annual council meeting January 11-13, 2013. The three-days of meetings for the nine-member council were held at the Marriott hotel located on the Riviera, La Porte de Monaco. The first two days of meetings dealt with the many programs which the WMRA oversees to include the signature… Read more »