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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 >
Story by Nancy Hobbs. Photos by Richard Bolt
Team USA was victorious sweeping the top positions in both the men’s and women’s race with 2012 World Mountain Running Championship’s bronze medalist Morgan Arritola covering the 8-kilometer course in 42:31, followed by teammate Megan Lizotte in 46:03,for a team score of 3 points. Canadafinished in silver-medal position with Meggan Franks and Sarah Bergeron-Larouch in fifth and sixth position to score 11 points. Mexico’s Ana Rosa Gomez Velazquez and Sandra Lizeth Lopez Navarro scored 19 points to earn the bronze medal.
Joseph Gray won his fifth NACAC Mountain Running Championships title crossing the 12-kilometer More >
The 2013 USA Mountain Running Championships held in conjunction with the Cranmore Hill Climb will start at 8:15 AM (women) & 9:15 AM (men) on Sunday, July 21. 300 runners will toe the start line on the summit of the Mt. Cranmore Ski Area and compete for spots on the USA Mountain Running Team (top 6 men, top 4 women). Over 50 elite trail runners from around the United States, Canada and Mexico will compete for national championship glory and for the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championship title. The men will race 3 laps of the 4k course. More >
Press Release by Nancy Hobbs
The nation’s best mountain runners will literally descend on North Conway, New Hampshire’s Cranmore Mountain on Sunday, July 21. The 26th Cranmore Hill Climb presented by Northeast Delta Dental offers a four-kilometer loop course, which the men will run three times and women will run two times. The route is a mixture of single-track trail, wide pathways, meadows, rocky terrain, and some steep ascents and descents to test the mettle of competitors.
For the first time, the USA Mountain Running Championships, the North American Central America Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships, and the U.S. Mountain Team selection will all More >
For following are selection criteria for US team’s at: WMRA NACAC Mountain Running Championships, WMRA World Mountain Long Distance Championships and IAU Trail World Championships (50k). If you are looking for the selection criteria for the 2013 US Mountain Running Team that will compete at the World Championships in Poland, go here.
NACAC Mountain Running Championships – U.S. Team Selection 2013 The 10th NACAC Mountain Running Championships will be held on July 21, 2013, at the Cranmore Mountain Race in North Conway, NH. The host of these Championships have rotated between the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Our US Women have won More >
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 >
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:
- 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 >
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).
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.