Several recent member of our US Mountain Running Team are heading to Hawaii for the XTERRA Trail World Championships - Patrick Smyth, Kimber Mattox, David Roche and JP Donovan. Good luck! trailrunner.com/trail-news/2015-xterra-trail-run-world-championship-preview/ ... See MoreSee Less
A summary of our mountain running survey for gender equity has been published. Thank you to the over 130 respondents including 18 past members of the US Mountain Running Team and 54 competitors from past USATF Mountain Running Championships. trailrunner.com/trail-news/mountain-running-gender-equity-survey-results/ ... See MoreSee Less
USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council Announces 2015 Mountain, Ultra, Trail Runners of the Year. Congrats to all the award winners! trailrunner.com/trail-news/usatf-mut-council-announces-2015-runners-of-the-year/ ... See MoreSee Less
USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail Committee announces USA Ultra Team Invitational
On Saturday, December 5, 2015, the best ultra runners from around the world will gather in the Marin headlands to compete at the inaugural USA Ultra Team Invitational. The USA Ultra Team Invitational is a team scoring event designed through the efforts of USATF’s Mountain, Ultra, Trail (MUT) council’s executive committee. This Invitational was created to provide an opportunity for elite-level competition by brands who sponsor athletes in the US and abroad.
Although a first time for a USA Ultra Team Championship, the event host, The North Face Endurance Challenge, has a long history of conducting best-in-class trail events. The North Face Endurance Challenge Championship, presented by GORE-TEX, started in 2007 and quickly grew to become one of the premier ultra running races for the 50-mile distance. This year’s event becomes host to the first edition of the USA Ultra Team competition.
“We are always looking for ways to further the sport of trail running and support this growing community of endurance runners” The North Face Director of Sports Marketing Katie Ramage said. “Teaming up with USATF at The North Face Endurance Challenge, Championship helps showcase these incredibly talented individuals and teams while bringing a fresh element to the ECS event, now in it’s ninth year.”
Excitement for the event builds as Altra, HOKA One One, Nike, Salomon, and The North Face teams prepare for the event. These five teams have confirmed both male and female team entries. Each team has entered five men and five women, with the top three finishes for each gender scoring.
“The North Face Endurance Challenge has become an end of year institution in the sport, and we are happy to be see this event evolve into a team championship for 2015. Salomon looks forward to supporting our athletes as they go up against the best endurance athletes in the world” writes Salomon Athlete Team manager, Connor Curley.
Jeremy Howlett, manager of Team Altra adds,"We are excited for the team aspect that is being implemented at the Endurance Challenge in San Francisco this winter!"
The race will begin at 5 a.m. December 5. Scoring will be done by cumulative time, with the lowest time of the top three runners winning. Scores will be tracked for male teams and female teams independently.
For details on the event, visit: www.thenorthface.com/get-outdoors/endurance-challenge/california.html. ... See MoreSee Less
Today (Monday) is the LAST DAY to nominate athletes for USATF's Mountain, Ultra & Trail Runner of the Year awards. See the updated list of automatic nominees and link to manual nomination form. trailrunner.com/trail-news/usatfs-mut-council-announces-call-for-runner-of-the-year-nominations/ ... See MoreSee Less
Richmond Athletics senior Jordan Chavez explains the challenges and rewards of competing for Team USA (USATF Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) in the sport of Mountain Running in this week's #FeatureFriday. ...
World Mountain Running Champion Allie Ostrander wins West mountain cross country Champs in Reno. Photo by JP Donovan. ... See MoreSee Less
USATF MUT Runner of the Year call for nominations! 2015 saw many, many amazing performances by American mountain, ultra & trail runners. Submit your nominations using the form at the following link. trailrunner.com/trail-news/usatfs-mut-council-announces-call-for-runner-of-the-year-nominations/ ... See MoreSee Less