The selection process for the US team competing at the 2015 WMRA Long Distance Championship in Zermatt, SUI was finalized last week at the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting. 5 women and 5 men will make up Team USA. All athletes selected must be US citizens and members of USA Track & Field.
Sage Canaday, Andy Wacker, and Allie McLaughlin received automatic selections to the team based on their performances at the 2014 WMRA Long Distance Challenge held last Summer in conjunction with the Pikes Peak Ascent.
Automatic spots also go to Morgan More >
Athletes with outstanding ultra road, trail, and mountain performances will be recognized at an awards breakfast in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, December 4, during USATF’s annual meeting as USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail Council Runners of the Year and Contributor of the Year 2014.
Among the award winners are first-time honorees, as well as repeat winners and even a husband and wife team. Colorado, California, Oregon, Texas, Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia, and Arizona are represented among the winners with the Golden State boasting the most award winners with five and the Centennial State close behind with four. Following is the complete list More >
USA Track & Field’s Mountain Ultra Trail Executive Committee unanimously voted on November 6, to accept the bid from Visit Bend to host the 2015 USA Mountain Running Championships on July 25 in Bend, Oregon.
“We’re honored to have the opportunity to host the USA Track & Field and Collegiate Mountain Running Championships in Bend at Mt. Bachelor,” explained Kevney Dugan, Visit Bend’s Director of Sales & Sports Development. “Bend is the ultimate outdoor playground, and Mt. Bachelor is a perfect example of the amazing terrain we are so More >
UPDATED: November 22, 2014
USA Track & Field’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Council is currently taking nominations for the 2014 Runner of the Year (ROY) awards. A handful of athletes have received automatic nominations based on performances in recent national and world championship events. The council is now seeking manual nominations from the mountain, ultra & trail running community.
Nominated athletes must be members of USA Track & Field (USATF) & hold US Citizenship. Select athletes will be nominated automatically based on performances in select USATF National Championships and World Championship events More >
The US Mountain Running Team is headed to Casette di Masa for the 30th Annual World Mountain Running Championships, which will take place on Sunday September 14th. Italy is 6 hours ahead of the U.S. East Coast and 9 hours ahead of the U.S. West Coast.
We will be posting live race updates on race day and photos and travel adventures as we can during our time in Italy. To follow us online go to one of these links:
This year’s World Mountain Running Championships will be very unique in that the race will go through a marble quarry in Casetta di Massa. The area was first settled in the second century AD.
We have set up a basic map of the race location and approximate location of where the team will be staying below:
The US Mountain Running Team has selected their Junior Team Squad to represent the US in the Junior Men and Junior Women races as part of the World Mountain Running Championships in Casetta di Massa, Italy on September 14th.
The Junior Women see two returning team members while the Junior Men will have a whole new squad.
“I am excited at our prospects at Worlds, with two strong returning team members being complimented by some really talented additions. We continue to appreciate the support of high school and collegiate level coaches, such as Rob Conner at Portland, Steve Taylor at Richmond, and More >
Story by John Stifler – MWRR Press Liaison
54TH Annual NORTHEAST DELTA DENTAL MOUNT WASHINGTON ROAD RACE
Pinkham Notch, N.H. – June 21, 2014
Joseph Gray and Shannon Payne, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., dominated the men’s and women’s fields today in the 7.6-mile Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race to the summit of the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Gray’s win was hard-earned relief after several years in which he had placed second, third or fourth in this grueling all-uphill race. Payne’s was the impressive celebration of her first-ever attempt at Mt. Washington, in a career which previously included More >
To: Invited athletes to USA Mountain Championships
From: Nancy Hobbs, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Chairperson, and US Mountain Running Team Staff – Richard Bolt, Paul Kirsch, Ellen Miller
CC: Jim Estes, USATF Director of Events; Bill Roe, USATF LDR Division Chair, Steve Taylor, Collegiate Running Association
Re: Drug Testing Policy
We are delighted that you will be participating in our USA Mountain Running Championships at Loon Mountain onJuly 6, 2014. The event is also our sole selection race for senior members of the US Mountain Running Team which will compete at the World Mountain Running Championships in Casette di Massa, Italy, on September 14, More >