Quarry Area - Photo courtesy of wmrc2014 website

WMRC2014 – Some Information about Casetta di Massa

Quarry Area - Photo courtesy of wmrc2014 website

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.

Massa is a town in the Tuscan region of Italy, in the Massa and Carrara Province.  Here is the wikipedia entry about Massa.  You can also learn more about Casetta di Massa at the WMRC 2014 Website.

We have set up a basic map of the race location and approximate location of where the team will be staying below:

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US Junior Mountain Running Team Announced for 2014

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 >

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Joe Gray and Shannon Payne dominate Mt. Washington

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 >

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Drug Testing Policy Statement

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 >

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2014 WMRC Course Information

On September 14, 2014 the newly minted US Mountain Running Team members will compete in the 30th World Mountain Running Championships in Casette di Massa, Italy.  Here are details about the race courses (from the race website).

Sea, Marble, Mountain: her is Massa and its World Championships

A journey through a story made of hard work. Steep paths a few steps from the sea, mountains not easy to tame.This is the stage of a World Mountain Running Championship whose actors are the marble, the quarries and the marble work process. From Forno and Casette, two small villages of Massa, an adventure will start that lead More >

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Qualifying for the 2014 US Mountain Running Team

The 2014 US Mountain Running Team will be selected at the USA Mountain Running Championships held on July 6 in Lincoln, NH.  This event will be held in conjunction with the annual Loon Mountain Race and will also serve as the Collegiate Mountain Running Championships – an event sanctioned by the newly formed Collegiate Running Association.

The top 6 men and top 4 women from the race will be selected to the team and will represent the United States at the 30th Annual World Mountain Running Championships in Casette di Massa, Italy.

We also bring a junior (athletes under 20) team to the World Mountain More >

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Team USA announced for 2014 NACAC Mountain Running Championships

Team USA will compete alongside squads from Mexico and Canada at the 11th North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships on Sunday, July 20, at Carrera La Chupinaya in Ajijic, Jalisco, the same venue which hosted the event in 2011.  The teams are comprised of up to four men and four women with the top two finishers scoring for their respective country. The 2014 US team includes past NACAC team members as well as newcomers to this championship event.

The men’s team is headlined by Eric Blake, 35, West Hartford, CT, who will make his fourth appearance at the NACAC More >

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Junior Team Selection – 2014 Youth Cup

Junior Team Selection for the 2014 Youth Cup – US Mountain Running Team. NOTE: This is NOT the World Mountain Running Championships Junior Team Selection.  That information for the World Championships can be found here. Venue: Arco, Italy Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014 The non professional association Garda Sport Events (TN 550) with the approval of FIDAL and the support of Trentino Sviluppo SpA, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Region Trentino South Tyrol, Municipality of Arco and Cassa Rurale Alto Garda, organizes – Garda Trentino – 9° WMRA International Youth Cup. The event will take place in any weather condition. Race track: the competition More >
Joe Gray wins the men's race

Former Mountain Team members on fire at USA 1/2 Marathon Trail Championships

Former team members mentioned in this article are race winners Stevie Kremer and Joe Gray.  Also Gina Lucrezi, Melody Fairchild and Jared Scott.  Race director Danelle Ballengee was a member of the 1999 US Mountain Running Team.

Over 1500 runners participated in the Moab Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 5k held in conjunction with the USA 1/2 Marathon Trail Championships.  Near freezing temperatures greeted many runners who arrived before sunrise but a welcome sun and cloudless sky made for perfect running weather by the 9:00 AM start.

Joe Gray wins the men's race

The first wave contained over 50 USA Track & Field More >

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