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Reminder – Call for Junior Mountain Running Team Candidates

We will be making our decisions on Junior Team athletes by July 11th or 12th. If you know of a potential candidate for the team, please read all of the important information about the team here.  This is a tremendous opportunity for junior athletes to represent their country and race at an international level- invaluable experience for any high school or college athlete.

Kasie Enman, 2011 USA Mountain Running Champion, crossing the finishing line

USA Mountain Running Championships race results and photos

Kasie Enman, 2011 USA Mountain Running Champion, crossing the finishing line

The results for the 2011 USA Mountain Running Championships are posted at the race website:

Joe Viger’s Race photos are here

Scott Mason’s Race Photos

Congratulations to the 2011 US Mountain Running Team Members

At today’s Cranmore Hill Climb the team was decided with some hard fought battles for some of the spots on both the men’s and women’s team.  The team members are as follows:

Men (l-r): Max King, Jared Scott,  Ryan Woods, Matt Byrne, Tommy Manning

Women (l-r): Kasie Enman, Megan (Lund) Lizotte , Brandy Erholtz, Michele Suszek

The team will go on to compete in Tirana, Albania on September 11 in the World Mountain Running Championships

Almost 250 people competed in the championship event today.  Complete results and story to follow in the next few days.

US Mountain Running Champs Results – Check our Twitter Feed

We’ll be posting results from the US Mountain Running Champs on our twitter feed, which you can follow at or right here on our website on the scrolling twitter feed on the right side of the page.


USA Junior Mountain Running Team 2011 – Call for Candidates

This year’s World Mountain Running Championships takes place on September 11th in Tirana, Albania.  The course for the Championships alternate between uphill only and up/down every other year.  In 2011 the course is an up/down course.   Here is a link to the Championship website: This year’s course is a pretty fast one for mountain running, with an elevation gain of approximately 280 meters per lap.   The junior girls run a single 4.49km lap, the junior boys run two laps for a total distance of 8.59 km.  Here is a link to the course profile:

Team members selected will have a More >

Gates and Dobson Victorious at Mount Washington

Rickey Gates won the 51st Mount Washington Road Race in a time of1:01:32, beating Tommy Manning who finished second in a time of 1:01:42.  On the women’s side, Kim Dobson won in a time of 1:12:11, with second place going to Brandy Erholtz, in a time of 1:12:44.

Race Story Courtesy of the Union Leader

Joe Viger’s Race Photos

Complete Race results

Top Athletes Vie for Spots on US Mountain Running Team at this year’s Cranmore Hill Climb


North Conway, NH –  May 30, 2011:  For the second year in a row, the entire US Mountain Running Team will be selected at a single race, with this year’s team selection taking place at the 24th annual Cranmore Hill Climb at Cranmore Mountain Resort on Sunday June 26th at 9AM.  The race serves as the 2011 US Mountain Running Championships, with the top 6 men and top 4 women in the US Champs being selected to represent the US at the World Mountain Running Championships in Tirana, Albania on September 11th, More >

USA Mountain Champs June 26th at the Cranmore Hill Climb

All 10 spots for the 2011 US Mountain Running Team will be selected at this year’s Cranmore Hill Climb.  So far, over 20 elite athletes have registered for the event, including many members of past US Mountain Running Teams along with lots of new faces.  Stay tuned for a press release highlighting some of the elite runners in the next few days.

To learn more about the course and the event, follow this link

USATF Mountain, Ultra and Trail 2011 Championships

Ultra trail championships (each race is the US championship)

100km Trail champs – Bandera 100K 01/08/2011 Bandera, TX

50 Mile Trail – Nueces Endurance Run 03/05/2011 Rocksprings, TX

50km Trail – Flagline 50K 09/24/2011 Bend, OR

Ultra road championships (each race is the US championship)

50km Road – Caumsett 50K 03/06/2011 Long Island, NY

100km Road – Mad City 100k 04/09/2011 Madison, WI

100 Mile Road – Burning River 100 07/30/2011 Cleveland, OH

24 Hour Road – North Coast Endurance Run – 09/17/2011 Cleveland, OH

50 Mile Road – Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK 50 Miler – 10/23/2011 Boalsburg, PA

Trail championships (each race is the US championship)

15km Trail More >


Follow the results of the MUT Council meeting at this year’s USATF National Convention on twitter

VIRGINA BEACH, VA – The 2010 USATF National Convention is underway with the USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail (MUT) Council meetings occurring on Friday and Saturday 12/3 & 12/4.   Learn about the results of the meeting including awarding of all of the MUT championships by following us on our twitter feed at