Posts Tagged: USATF

Heath & Dalton Win the 2022 USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships

Written by USATF Championship liaison Lin Gentling. Photos: Kelly Randolph. On a cool, overcast, and misting morning the 2022 trail half marathon national championships were held just outside of Cable, WI on the American Birkebeiner ski and mountain bike courses. The rain overnight had made for slick and greasy conditions, but that did not deter… Read more »

Birkie Trail Run to host USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships

The USATF Half Marathon Trail Running Championships will be held in Cable, WI, on Saturday, September 24, at the Birkie Trail Running Festival. Birkie also hosted this national championship in 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021. This year’s course will start and finish at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead located on McNaught Road in Cable, WI. The… 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 »

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 »

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 »

America’s Best Mountain Runners Return to Challenge Stellina

For more than a quarter century elite American athletes have crossed the pond for one of Europe’s historic mountain running races, the Challenge Stellina in Susa, Italy. Impressive past American performances include World Mountain Running Championship silver medalist Dave Dunham who ran 1h22:48 in 1994. US Mountain Running Team members Paul Low and Simon Gutierrez… Read more »

Lauren Gregory and Joseph Gray Win Inaugural USATF Vertical Mountain Running Championship

Gregory wins her first National Championship; Gray wins his 21st National Championship Nestled in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Loon Mountain’s base lodge bustled with activity in Sunday’s early morning hours as hundreds of runners gathered for the first-ever USATF Vertical Mountain Running Championships and selection race for two international events – Italy’s Challenge Stellina and… Read more »

USATF National Championship Returns to the Loon Mountain Race

Founded in 2006 as a qualifier for the U.S. Mountain Running Team, the Loon Mountain Race will once again play host to the top American uphill runners at the inaugural USATF Vertical Mountain Running Championships this Sunday, July 10, in Lincoln, New Hampshire. This new national championship format was created in response to the addition… Read more »

U.S. Team Geared Up For Sunday’s International U18 Mountain Running Cup

U18 Mountain Running

Written by U.S. Team manager Andrew Simmons. Andrew is also head coach at Lifelong Endurance and head coach at Peak Performance Running. The U.S. Under 18 Mountain Running Team arrived in Saluzzo, Italy for the 15th International U18 Mountain Running Cup organized by the World Mountain Running Association and Federazione Italiana Di Atletica Leggera. Eight… Read more »

2022 U.S. 100K Road Team – Meet the Athletes

Written by U.S. 100K Road Team manager Lin Gentling. Photos provided by the athletes. The Mountain Ultra Trail Running Executive Council of the USA Track & Field (USATF) is proud to announce the U.S. team members for the 31st International Association of Ultrarunning (IAU) 100K World Championships in Berlin Bernau, Germany. The event will be… Read more »

2022 U.S. 100K Road Team Announced For IAU World Championships

Written by USATF Championship liaison and U.S. 100K National Team Leader Lin Gentling. It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2022 100K National Team. This official USA Track & Field (USATF) Team will compete in the 2022 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100 Kilometer World Championships under the patronage of World Athletics on… Read more »

2022 U.S. U18 Mountain Running Team Announced

U18 Mountain Running

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) and USA Track & Field (USATF) are excited to announce the U.S. team members for the 15th Edition of the International U18 Mountain Running Cup in Saluzzo, Italy. Taking Place on June 26, eight 16 and 17 year old American athletes representing 4 states will tackle the technical 4.4km… Read more »

2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championship Awarded to Innsbruck Austria


Announcement from the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA). Photos: Florentin Haunold at Roast Media. The joint application of Innsbruck Tourism and the Stubai Tourism Association for the right to host the 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) was successful against strong international competition. The community of Innsbruck-Stubai will bring the WMTRC to Tyrol… Read more »

Beavin and Demerjian Win 2022 USATF 100k Road Championships

Kalie Demerjian

Written by USATF Championship liaison Lin Gentling. Photos courtesy of Mad City Ultras and Ann Heaslett. The Upper Midwest is known for its windy conditions in the spring, but nothing compared with the gales that the 100K road national championships runners fought at the Mad City Ultras on Saturday, April 23. Although this is a… Read more »

2022 USATF 100K Road Championships Race Preview

Mad City

Written by USATF Championship liaison Lin Gentling. Fourteen years is a long time to have hosted the USATF 100K Road Championships, but this is the sustaining record that Mad City Ultras race director, Timo Yanacheck, holds for this event. He knows what he is doing and does it well. It’s almost go time for the… Read more »

USATF Mid-Atlantic Series Grows Grassroots Trail Running

USATF Mid-Atlantic

USA Track & Field (USATF), the national federation for Athletics in the United States, plays an integral role in developing mountain, ultra trail (MUT) running on both the local and world levels. USATF governs all major competitive running disciplines in the country including indoor and outdoor track, road, cross country, race walking and MUT running…. Read more »