Posts Tagged: mountain running

Vernon, B.C. To Host First Ever Canadian Mountain & Trail Running Championship

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Announcement from Chris Winter, Director, Domestic Programs and Safe Sport for Athletics Canada. Athletics Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Mountain Running Association (CMRA) and the Association of Canadian Ultramarathoners (ACU), is pleased to announce that the 2022 Canadian Mountain & Trail Running Championship, the first of its kind, will take place on Sept 17… Read more »

Amber and Long Win Mountain Running World Cup In Ireland

World Cup

Olivia Amber (USA) and Ruairi Long (IRL) set course records against a record field in the Seven Sisters Skyline 30K race. The old adage ‘if you don’t like the weather; just wait 5 minutes’ held true in the rugged, windswept Derryveagh mountains of County Donegal, Ireland at the 5th running of the Seven Sisters Skyline… Read more »

Top Trail Runners Vie For Mount Washington Road Race Titles

Announcement from the Mt. Washington Auto Road and Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. 5 time winner Joseph Gray returning to defend title. Kim Dobson, 6 time winner, returns to defend title. 7.6 miles with 4300′ of ascent. Only one hill! Race day is Saturday, June 18, 2022. The 61st running of the Delta Dental Mount… Read more »

International U18 Mountain Running Cup Coming to Saluzzo, Italy

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). American Trail Running Association founder Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA Secretary. Above photo: Richard Bolt. The WMRA is delighted to announce final details of the 15th International U18 Mountain Running Cup. After 2 years of cancellations due to Covid-19, the event is confirmed for Sunday the 26th… Read more »

Italy’s Valsir to Sponsor Mountain Running World Cup

Grayson Murphy

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA Secretary. The World Mountain Running Association is delighted to announce the next exciting step in the evolution of the Mountain Running World Cup. Italian plumbing and heating supplies manufacturer Valsir have signed on as the title sponsor of the series,… Read more »

Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon Training Guide

Pikes Peak

“When it hurts, speed up!” –Matt Carpenter (Pikes Peak Marathon course record holder) The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, held annually in Manitou Springs, CO since 1956, is one of the most iconic mountain races in the United States. The course takes runners from the town of Manitou Springs (6,400 feet/1,950 meters) to the summit… Read more »

World Mountain Running Association Statement On Ukraine

Ukraine

Statement from the World Mountain Running Association. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is the WMRA Secretary and has been on the Council for over 20 years. The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) has been bringing athletes together for fair and friendly competition since 1984 and as such finds the Russian invasion of Ukraine intolerable. The Russian… Read more »

WMRA Announces the 2022 Mountain Running World Cup Calendar

Grayson Murphy

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a WMRA Council member. With 12 Gold Label races across 6 countries and 9 locations, and a further 5 Silver Label races in 5 different countries, the 2022 World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) Mountain Running World Cup promises 5 months of quality… Read more »

Three Americans Finish Top 10 In The World Mountain Running Ranking

Broken Arrow Skyrace

Today, the final day of the year, the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) has released its official 2021 year end World Ranking of mountain runners. For this point-based ranking system, athletes accumulate points from January 1 to December 31 each year by competing at eligible mountain running events around the world. Eligible races are divided… Read more »

World Athletics “Run Wild” Webinar Discusses The Future of Trail Running

Run Wild

Earlier this month, World Athletics broadcast “Run Wild— Mountain and Trail Running: Capturing New Frontiers,” a live webinar that included impactful discussions amongst leaders in the Mountain, Ultra and Trail (MUT) running communities. The webinar was hosted by Mass Participation World and moderated by Chris Robb. Speakers included Jonathan Wyatt, 6-time world champion and President… Read more »

1st World Mountain and Trail Running Championship Postponed Till November 2022

Announcement from the The World Mountain & Trail Running Championship Partnership – World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU). This joint statement by WMRA, ITRA and IAU follows on from the online conference on 3rd November 2021 hosted by World Athletics on mountain and trail running… Read more »

Victory for Ghelfi and Abraham at the Mountain Running Nations Cup

Nations Cup

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: Marco Gulberti. [Editor’s Note: The USA Track & Field (USATF) COVID-19 Working Group’s current international travel policy for U.S. teams prohibited American athletes from participating… Read more »

15 National Teams to Compete in Mountain Running Nations Cup

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: Damiano Benedetto. [Editor’s Note: The USA Track & Field (USATF) COVID-19 Working Group’s current international travel policy for U.S. teams prohibits American athletes from participating… Read more »

Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top: One of America’s Classic Mountain Races

Mt Baldy

In my first experience with the ominous, towering mountain that I could see to the northeast  of my college dorm, our coach at Whittier College casually told our cross country team, “We are going to do this race as a training run before the season starts.” Coach Phillips tended to underestimate things…or, perhaps, he secretly… Read more »

World Cup Race Report: Italy’s Chiavenna-Lagunc

Chiavenna-Lagunc

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: Marco Gulberti. Andrea Mayr and Henri Aymonod crowned champions… Read more »

Mountain Running World Cup Preview: Italy’s Chiavenna Lagunc

Chiavenna Lagunc

Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). The American Trail Running Association is a WMRA media partner and will be providing coverage of all sixteen events in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup. ATRA founder Nancy Hobbs is a member of the WMRA Council. Photos: Corsa in Montagna. For our final Mountain Running World… Read more »