Posts Categorized: World Trail Championships

2018/19 World Championships & Opportunities for Elite U.S. Mountain, Trail & Sky Runners

There are several international sport governing organizations which organize World Championship and similar competitions in mountain running, trail running and sky running. The following is a list of those competitions, who organizes them and how American athletes can qualify. There are competitions for athletes ranging in ages from 14 to 79 years old; many require… Read more »

US Team Selection Criteria for 2019 Trail World Championships

Written by USATF Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee members Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs, Alex Varner and Jason Bryant and approved by the MUT Executive Committee. The Trail World Championship is regulated by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) under the patronage of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and with their technical… Read more »

U.S. Trail Team announced for the 2018 Trail World Championships

The USATF Mountain, Ultra, Trail Council is proud to announce members of the U.S. Trail Team scheduled to compete at the 2018 Trail World Championships May 12, in Penyagolosa/Castellon, Spain. The US team of 6 women and 6 men will tackle the technical 85 kilometer (50 mile) point-to-point course which goes from sea level in… Read more »

American Men Win Bronze at the IAU Trail World Championship

Written by US team leaders Jason Bryant and Richard Bolt. Photo above by iRunFar. Photos below by Richard Bolt. After last year’s medal drought, the men’s US Ultra Trail Team fought a close battle with Italy to win a bronze medal. Scoring team members Mario Mendoza, Cody Reed and Andy Wacker finished with a total… Read more »

IAU Trail World Championships – 2018 US Ultra Trail Team Qualification Standards

Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee members Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs, Alex Varner, Howard Nippert, with support from Jason Bryant and Krissy Moehl and approved by the MUT Council. The IAU/ITRA Trail World Championship is regulated by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) under the patronage of the International Association of… Read more »

Max King & Ladia Albertson-Junkans win the 25th Chuckanut 50K

On Saturday, March 18, Max King sets a course record at Chuckanut 50K; Ladia Albertson-Junkans wins in her debut outing at the ultra distance. In spite of less-than-ideal weather conditions, both Max King and Hayden Hawks went under King’s 3:35:42 course record set in 2014, at today’s 25th running of the Chuckanut 50K in Bellingham,… Read more »

2016 Trail World Championship announces drug testing results

Press release from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA). ITRA’s athlete drug testing program is formally known as its Health Policy. Athletes tested: The procedure was to test the top 10 men and women from the ITRA (International Trail Running Association) general ranking and the best men and woman from each delegation. On the 77… Read more »

Team USA shares Trail World Championships experiences

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association. On Sunday, October 30, the day after the Trail World Championships, the nine athletes and two staff of Team USA shared thoughts about the event. The nine-member contingent was asked two questions: 1) What one word would you use to describe the course;… Read more »

Trail World Championships takes its toll on Team USA

Written by Nancy Hobbs, Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association Only four of seven starters for the squad reach the finish line At today’s IAU Trail World Championships in Portugal, Team USA was at a deficit from the start. With injuries plaguing the initial ten-member squad (5 men/5 women), only seven made the… Read more »

US Ultra Trail Team ready, set, go for IAU Trail Championships

The US Ultra Trail Team will be among the 39 countries to be represented at the IAU Trail World Championships this coming Saturday, October 29, in Braga, Portugal. The start and finish for the 85.5 kilometer trail race will be at the Rio Caldo bridge in Braga. The course will include 5,000 meters of total… Read more »

Tamalpa Headlands / USATF 50K Trail Championships Race Preview

Press release written by Tamalpa Headlands 50K race director Tim Fitzpatrick. Tamalpa Runners, Marin’s largest running club, will present the Tamalpa Headlands 50k trail race on Saturday August 27th, 2016. Designated for the second year in a row as the USATF 50K Trail National Championship, the race has attracted an outstanding elite field. The race… Read more »

US Ultra Trail Team for the 2016 IAU Trail Championships Announced

The USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council is proud to announce athletes for the 2016 IAU Trail World Championships coming up October 29 in Transpeneda–Gerês, Portugal. A team of 5 women and 5 men will tackle the technical point to point 85 km course through Parque Nacional Peneda-Gerês along the mountainous border with Spain…. Read more »

Sigl & Malcolm win USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships

Tyler Sigl led from the start to win the USATF 50 Mile Trail Running Championships in Ithaca, New York, today – Saturday, June 4, setting a course record of 6:44:12 in the process. Men’s Race Sigl pocketed $1500 for the victory, $500 in course incentives, and $1000 to support his travel to the IAU World… Read more »

USA Team Invitational coming to Lake Sonoma

After a successful debut event at the 2015 North Face 50 Mile Championships this past December, the USA Team Invitational returns for its second edition at the Lake Sonoma 50 Mile race. This ultra-trail invitational is an opportunity for trail running shoe brands to have their sponsored athletes compete in head-to-head competition for a team… Read more »

IAU Trail World Championships – 2016 US Ultra Trail Team Qualification Standards

Written by Kami Semick & Nancy Hobbs IAU Trail World Championships – 2016 US Ultra Trail Team Qualification Standards The IAU Trail World Championship is regulated by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) under the patronage of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The first IAU Trail World Championships were held in Annecy, France, at… Read more »

Provisional Suspension of the Russian Federation from IAU Events

Message from the IAU’s Lin Gentling. This suspension affects Russia’s ability to participate in the IAU Trail Championship this in October 2016 in Portugal.  Provisional Suspension of the Russian Federation from IAU Events The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) confirms that it will abide by and enforce the decision of the International Association of Athletics… Read more »

Strong US Team headed to IAU Trail World Champs

Article by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Team USA will be among the 39 countries to be represented at the IAU Trail World Championships on Saturday, May 30, in Annecy-le-Vieux, France. The start and finish for the 86-kilometer trail race will be at Plage d’Albigny. The course will include 5,300 meters of total climbing and… Read more »