Daniel Osanz and Joyce Njeru Win Spain’s Canfranc-Canfranc Vertical

Written by Sergio Mayayo for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos by Ruben Fueyo. The inaugural edition of the Canfranc Canfranc Vertical Kilometer, part of the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup, stood up to the enormous expectations generated: A spectacular course, a world elite field and a close fight to the finish line ended… Read more »

Canfranc-Canfranc – Kenyan World Cup Leaders vs European Medalists

Announcement from World Mountain Running Association World Cup event Canfranc-Canfranc. Photos by Mayayo and Yhabril. Spain’s Canfranc-Canfranc mountain running race celebrates its 16th edition this 2022 with its best ever field of contenders. It is a vital event for mountain sports in Aragon, whose reputation continues to grow year after year fueled by the beauty of… Read more »

Coming Back from a Heart Attack at Thacher Park

Written by Laura Clark. Photos: Don Proulx. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. I had a heart attack in early July. It came without warning, although had I been armed with foreknowledge, I could have recognized some of the signs…. Read more »

Colorado’s Pikes Peak Apex To Host Trail Running Events

Trail runners and mountain bikers unite! The Pikes Peak APEX, a multi-day mountain biking festival held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will be incorporating trail running races into this year’s lineup for the first time since its inception in 2019. Pikes Peak APEX is partnering with trail racing event company, Aravaipa Running, an ATRA member who… Read more »

Lauren Gregory Takes Bronze; Dan Curts Finishes 6th at Trofeo Nasego

Written by Richard Bolt and María Ávila for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos: Marco Gulberti, Corsa in Montagna. The Americans Following up on her solid 8th place finish the previous day at Vertical Nasego, 2022 USATF Vertical Mountain Running Champion Lauren Gregory (Fayetteville, AR) moved up the order to win the bronze medal… Read more »

U.S. Runners Conquer World Masters Mountain Running Championships

Written by Richard Bolt for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos by Richard Bolt. Flagstaff, Arizona resident Sara Wagner (W50) and Colorado Springs, Colorado’s Nancy Hobbs (W60) win individual bronze medals. Wagner, Sandra Dolby and Trista Brown win team bronze medal in W50 age group. 26 Americans finish world masters races. Saturday’s weather may… Read more »

Joseph DeMoor and Lauren Gregory Top Americans at Vertical Nasego

Written by Maria Ávila for the World Mountain Running Association. Photos: Marco Gulberti and Giacomo Meneghello at Corsa in Montagna. Veteran U.S. mountain runners Joseph DeMoor (pictured above) and Lauren Gregory broke the top 10 at a competitive Vertical Nasego race yesterday; a gold label race in the WMRA Mountain Running World Cup. DeMoor finished 7th… Read more »

US Women Earn Gold at the IAU 100 km World Championships

100 km

Written by David Melly. Photos by Austin Louden. In the ultramarathon world, patience tends to pay off. The methodical often outlast the eager, and the second half of most races looks very different than the first. Individual results and team rankings can swing wildly by huge margins in the final miles… for better or for… Read more »

Italy’s Nasego Hosts a Double Mountain Race Weekend

Grayson Murphy

Written by María Avila for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. Nasego in Italy is the next stop for the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup. On this occasion, top athletes will compete for their place on the ranking during a double… Read more »

Ireland Set For Saturday’s World Masters Mountain Running Championships

World Masters

This coming Saturday, the 21st annual World Masters Mountain Running Championships takes place in Clonmel, Ireland. While Ireland has had strong representation at World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) events for several decades, this will be the first time this unique world championships for athletes ages 35 to 79 has been held on the emerald island…. Read more »

Joseph Gray and Grayson Murphy Win Italy’s Challenge Stellina

Double Gold for 2019 World Mountain Running Champions Joseph Gray and Grayson Murphy at Challenge Stellina: U.S. men and women’s teams earn bronze. At the 34th running of Challenge Stellina in Susa, Italy, on August 28, 2022, Americans Joseph Gray (Colorado Springs, CO) and Grayson Murphy (Bozeman, MT) notched gold medal performances. Both USA’s men’s… Read more »

Gallagher & MacDonald Win The Leadville 100 in Dominant Fashion

Clare Gallagher

The Leadville Trail 100, one of America’s most iconic ultrarunning events, attracts thousands of runners, spectators, crews and volunteers each year at the end of August to the quaint mountain town of Leadville, CO—America’s highest incorporated city, situated in high plains of the Rocky Mountains at 10,152 feet. The 2022 Leadville Trail 100 Mile, held… Read more »

Andes Race – Mountain Running World Cup Heads to High Altitude

Andes Race

Written by Alexander Beaven for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association (ATRA) executive director Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA general secretary. On 27th of August the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup makes its first ever visit to Peru, for the Andes Race. After a 2 year break due to COVID-19, the… Read more »

Webinar presented by Eventhub to be hosted by US Trail Running Conference

Announcement from American Trail Running Association partner US Trail Running Conference. Content designed to help race directors and event organizers generate increased revenue with effective and sustainable sponsor partnerships Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference, announces that the eighth and final webinar in their 2022 webinar series, presented by Marathon Printing,… Read more »

Book Review – Oregon Running Legend Steve Prefontaine

Oregon Running Legend Steve Prefontaine, by Paul C. Clerici. The History Press, 2022. Reviewed by trail runner Laura Clark. Laura is an avid mountain, trail and snowshoe runner who lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, where she is a children’s librarian. Some people create with words, or with music, or with a brush and paints. I… Read more »

Inagural Brooks Trail Summit Is A Celebration of Trail Running


The inaugural Brooks Trail Summit was held Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the Summit West Ski area on Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascade Mountains 50 miles southeast of Seattle, WA. The event was an opportunity for runners and non-runners alike of all ages to learn and celebrate trail running through activities including classes featuring industry… Read more »

Icebug Is New Title Sponsor For Wisconsin’s Birkie Trail Run Festival


The Birkie Trail Run Festival is an American Trail Running Association member. The Birkie Trail Run is hosting the 2022 USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships. Icebug USA, Inc., a Swedish traction footwear brand, and the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to hosting world-class events, announced a new sponsorship agreement. Icebug is the… Read more »

Josiah Middaugh Joins GO Sleeves As Head Of Performance Science

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member GO Sleeves. Multi-sport and mountain triathlete champion to improve products and their application. GO Sleeves, the company that introduced the world’s first and only kinesiology sleeve — a compression sleeve with built-in kinesiology strips, announced today that GO Sleeves athlete Josiah Middaugh will add his knowledge and experience… Read more »