Posts Tagged: mountain running

Mountain Running Double-Header Coming to Slovenia’s Šmarna Gora

This weekend Slovenia will host a pair of historic mountain running races in the rugged hills overlooking the capital of Ljubljana. First organized in 1979, the Šmarna gora mountain running race has grown from a local race to becoming internationally recognized as an World Athletics (formerly IAAF) permit race in 2001 and most recently hosting… Read more »

Dobson and Gray Take Down Records at Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top

The 57th edition of the Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top will go down in history as the most competitive race of all-time because not one, but two, decades-old records were broken in a span of 10 minutes and 25 seconds. The motivation: a $3,000 course record premium for both male and female participants if they broke the… Read more »

Tyrol, Austria Presents the 2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships

Announcement written by Egon Theiner for the 2023 World Mountain & Trail Running Championships local organizing committee. Photos by Florentin Haunold, Roast Media. On 13 September, the 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) were presented to the Media. The championship will take place in Innsbruck and Stubai on June 6-10, 2023, which will… Read more »

2022 Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon Elite Field Preview

The world’s top mountain runners will be gathering in Manitou Springs, Colorado, at the base of Pikes Peak, “America’s Mountain,” for the 67th edition of the historic Pikes Peak Marathon races. The event weekend consists of two main races: The Pikes Peak Ascent, a half marathon (13.32 miles) to the summit on Saturday and the… Read more »

Robert Loic and Joyce Njeru Win Canfranc-Canfranc 16k in Spain

Written by Sergio Mayayo for the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos by Ruben Fueyo and Marcel Matanin. Canfranc Classic 16k – Njeru seals overall title while Loic breaks course record After the inaugural edition of the Canfranc Vertical (4k/D+927m) saw wins for Kenya’s Joyce Njeru and Spain’s Daniel Osanz on the evening of September… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Looking Back 30 Years – Dave Dunham’s Challenge Stellina

Challenge Stellina

Story and photos by Dave Dunham. Dave is the 1993 World Mountain Running Championship sliver medalist, winner of multiple iconic American mountain running races and has been on several world championship teams in ultra and mountain running. He works for the US Treasury Department and lives with his wife Cathy in Bradford, MA. I heard… Read more »

Eli Hemming and Bailey Kowalczyk Lead Americans at Sierre-Zinal

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. Photo above: @jsaragossa. [Editor’s Note: 2022 USATF Mountain Running Championship sliver medalist Eli Hemming (Kremmling, CO) was the top American male Sierre-Zinal finisher in 19th place against a hyper-competitive field… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup – Krkonošský Half Marathon Preview

Krkonošský Half Marathon

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. Photos: Jiří Kottas. This Sunday, 7th August, the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup visits Janské Lázně in the Czech Republic for the 3rd Silver Label race of the year, Krkonošský… Read more »

Lauren Gregory Is Breaking New Ground In Mountain Running

Guest interview by U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team leader Paul Kirsch. Paul is also founder of the Loon Mountain Race and lives in Madison, New Hampshire. Above photo: Joe Viger Photography. The week before Lauren Gregory won the inaugural USATF Vertical Mountain Running Championships, Tabor (Scholl) Hemming made history by being the first former US… Read more »

Kipngeno and Njeru Unstoppable at Italy’s Giir di Mont Uphill

Giir di Mont

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. Photos: Marco Gulberti. Kenyan pair continue their winning streaks in a new addition to an old classic on the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup. There were wonderful conditions for the… Read more »

Elisa Desco and Petro Mamu Descend to Victory at Giir di Mont

Giir di Mont

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. Photos: Marco Gulberti. For the first time in 3 years athletes from 14 countries stood in the streets of Premana, Italy this morning. Before them lay the 32km of Giir… Read more »