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Quarry Area - Photo courtesy of wmrc2014 website

US Mountain Team Heads to Italy for World Championships – Follow Us Online

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:

Looking for the latest updates on the WMRC Race? Check out the right side of our website

For those of you who use twitter, you can follow our live updates over the next few days at @usmrt.  If you are not a twitter user but use Facebook, follow us at

If you just use the web, take a look at the right side of our website, you can see the live twitter updates right there and you can click on any of them.


US Mountain Team heads to Poland for 29th Annual World Mountain Running Championships

The 2013 U.S. Mountain Running Team will compete at the 29th World Mountain Running Championships on Sunday, September 8, in Krynica – Zdrój, Poland. The race courses will run through the Jaworzyna Mountain starting on a downhill and running down /up over loop trail and mountain terrain. There are both junior and senior categories for the competition with 37 countries slated to compete. In order to compete as a junior athlete, the individual must be at least 16 in the year of competition and not yet 20.

The senior women and the junior men will race 9 kilometers, the junior women will race 4.65 More >

Qualifying for the 2013 US Mountain Running Team

This year the USA Mountain Running Championships return to Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, NH for the 26th Annual Cranmore Hill Climb on July 21st.  The race will also serve as the NACAC Mountain Running Championships with team from the US, Canada and Mexico competing for the NACAC title for 2013.

This will serve as the sole qualifying race for the 2013 US Mountain Running Team that will compete in Krynica Zdrój, Poland on September 8th.  The top 6 US Men (USATF Members and US Citizens) and top 4 women (USATF Members and US Citizens) at Cranmore will make the team.  More >

USATF MUT Council Accepting Nominations for Runner of the Year

Each year the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council awards runner of the year awards in Mountain, Ultra and Trail Categories, both open and master.   The following criteria should be used when nominating an athlete:

  1. Nominated athlete must show top results in U.S. mountain/ultra/trail competitions for 2012 (November 1, 2011 through October 1, 2012).  For mountain and trail runners, this will include mountain races (these may be on paved/gravel surfaces as long as there is significant elevation loss or gain) and trail races of varying lengths below the ultra distance.  USATF ultra runners of the year will be based on results on trail and More >

Google Hangout Interview with Members of the 2012 Women’s Team

Jeff Dengate from Runner’s World met with some members Team USA in a Google Hangout tonight. Check out what they all had to say about World’s. (With Morgan Arritola, Melody Fairchild, and Stevie Kremer and staff member Nancy Hobbs).

Video of the Women’s Gold Medal Ceremony

The 2012 US Women’s squad returned to the top of the podium in Italy this year.  Here’s a video with some photos of them in the race and the gold medal awards ceremony.

US Hotel near the finish line, view up into the mountains

Follow the World Mountain Champs Live on Italian TV

US Hotel near the finish line, view up into the mountains

Follow the US Mountain Running Team live online this coming Sunday (or Saturday night where you may live) by watching the live TV broadcast on Italian TV. Italy is 6 hours ahead of the East Coast, 9 Hours ahead of the West Coast.

The local race times on Sunday are as follows 09H40: Start of Junior Women race 09H45: Start of Junior Men race 10H30: Start of Senior Women race 11H00: Start of Senior Men Race

Mountain Team Press Conferences Live on YouTube tonight at 7:30ET and 9ET

We’re doing a conference at 7:30 (ET) with the Junior Team, with Dan Kesterson from Youth Runner interviewing them.

At 9PM (ET) we’ll be doing another conference with some of our Senior Team Members with Jeff Dengate from Runner’s World.

Check them out here (they will appear in the Feed as they start)

Watch our Team Press Conference from Today

We did our first ever team press conference today, with members of our Senior Men’s and Women’s Teams joining in, along with writer Jeff Dengate from Runner’s World.  We had team members joining us from Germany as well as across the United States.  Check out the video below.  We’ll be having two more press conferences tomorrow, August 15th- 7:30 PM for our Junior Team and at 9PM for our Senior Team.