Posts Tagged: USATF

USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council announces call for 2017 Runner of the Year nominations

Nominated athletes for Runner of the Year (ROY) must be current members of USA Track & Field and hold US Citizenship. Some athletes will be nominated automatically based on performances in select USATF National Championships and World Championship events. See the full list of automatically nominated athletes at the bottom of this article. Anyone can… Read more »

Bend trail runners take national championship titles at the Moab Trail Marathon

Bend, Oregon trail runners Mario Mendoza and Renee Metivier earned more national championship titles at the Moab Trail Marathon and USATF Trail Marathon Championships. Mario finished in 3:13:55 while Renee, in her first trail marathon crossing the finish line in 4:08:03. More than 1800 runners participated Saturday’s races which included the Moab Trail Marathon, the… Read more »

Team USA shares experiences from the World Mountain Running Championships

Written by Nancy Hobbs, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council Chairperson. Following the US haul of five medals – three bronze, one silver, and a gold – from yesterday’s competition at the 33rd World Mountain Running Championships, the athletes reflect on the course and the experience. Junior Competition: Distance – 6.5 kilometers with 1800+- feet of… Read more »

Tejas Trails hosts USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships on Saturday

Press release written by Jason Bryant, USATF Championship liaison for the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile.  Tejas Trails and Altra are American Trail Running Association corporate members. The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this Saturday, February 4, at the Rocky Raccoon 100 presented by Altra and directed by Tejas Trails. This will be the… Read more »

USATF presents the 2016 Robert Giegengack Award to Nancy Hobbs

Press release from USA Track & Field. ORLANDO — USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Chairwoman and U.S. Women’s Mountain Running Team founder Nancy Hobbs was awarded the 2016 Robert Giegengack Award for her years of dedication to the sport, particularly her pioneering efforts to promote women’s mountain running. Hobbs received the award on Saturday… Read more »

Large field anticipated for final trail championships this weekend in Moab

USATF open and masters competition to be intense The USATF Trail Marathon Championships will be held in conjunction with the Moab Trail Marathon on Saturday, November 5, in Moab, Utah. Dubbed, “a magical 26 miles,” by race director Danelle Ballengee, this race course delights and challenges competitors over a loop course, with a few well-placed… Read more »

The USATF Mountain Running Championship returns to Mt Cranmore

On October 19, the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail executive committee unanimously approved the Cranmore Mountain Race to host the 15th USATF Mountain Running Championships to be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in North Conway, New Hampshire. Said co-race director Chris Dunn upon learning the committee’s decision,“This is amazing news! We are so incredibly honored… 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 »

Joe Gray and Megan Roche crowned USATF 30K trail champions

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Jason Bryant. Conditions were cool with temperatures in the low 60s under overcast skies at the 7 AM start of the USATF 30km Trail Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday, July 30. Hosted by Mad Moose Events as part of the Pikes Peak Ultra 30K, this was the first… Read more »

USATF 30km Trail Championships & Pikes Peak Ultra Preview

Written by USATF Championship Liaison Jason Bryant. The 2016 USATF 30km Trail Championships will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 30 as part of Pikes Peak Ultra. Pikes Peak Ultra was an event created to showcase some of the very best trails in Colorado Springs. The race course takes runners from Bear Creek… 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 »

Mountain Running Flashback: New England Mountain Running Circuit

20 year ago today, Bradford, Massachusetts resident Dave Dunham (pictured above at the 1999 Mt Wachusett Mountain Race) proposed a making a series of mountain running races to USA Track & Field’s New England association. At the time USATF-NE organized very successful road racing and cross country circuits – called “Grand Prix” – but didn’t… Read more »

USATF 100K National Championship Preview

Press release written by race director Tim Yanacheck.  As members of USATF’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council, ATRA’s Nancy Hobbs & Richard Bolt help determine host events for national championship races including the Mad City 100K. MADISON, WISCONSIN – National championships will be on the line for ultramarathon runners in the Mad City Ultras… Read more »

USATF 50K Championship and Caumsett 50K Results

Trail running speedster Caroline Boller breaks the masters record and wins the women’s USATF 50K National Championship title. Jared Burdick Blasts by Zach Ornelas with 2 miles to go and secures the men’s championship at Caumsett. Lloyd Harbor, NY – March 6, 2016 – Both men and women’s leaders, from the start, were intent on… Read more »