Cranmore Hill Climb offers Triple Mountain Challenge this Sunday

Paul Kirsch, Race Director, Cranmore Hill Climb, USATF-NE Mountain Ultra Trail Chairperson 603-367-8676 (h) 603-398-1852 (cell),

Nancy Hobbs, USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Chairperson, 719-573-4133,

June 22, 2009 – For Immediate Release

Cranmore Hill Climb offers Triple Mountain Challenge this Sunday

Up for grabs: USA Mountain Running Championship Title, NACAC Mountain Championship Title, and team slots on the 2009 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team

NORTH CONWAY, NHTop U.S. mountain runners will compete in New England this Sunday, June 28, at the Cranmore Hill Climb to earn the title of USA Mountain Champion. This is the second time the five-year-old Championships (held since 2003, but not More >

Native Eyewear Spring Runoff 10km

From Nancy Hobbs:

The Teva Mountain Games in Vail, CO, signals the unofficial start of the competitive trail and mountain running season. The event gives the athletes a chance to assess their training and fitness. At this year’s Native Eyewear Spring Runoff 10km there were no real surprises. Matt Carpenter, after posting a second place finish at the prior day’s ½ marathon on the roads, was back to assert himself as king of the trails. Carpenter owns too many mountain running records to list but…include both the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, Leadville Trail 100, Lake City 50…you get the picture…the More >

Women’s Coach Ellen Miller Reaches Lhotse Summit

Here is a note from Ellen Miller who is the women’s coach for the Teva US Mountain Running Team.  Note her shout out to Russell Brice who was featured in the Discovery Channel’s “Everest: Beyond the Limit”. Namaste from the Nepal Himalayas,   One does not reach the summit of one of the world’s highest mountains without much encouragement and support from friends. I thank each one of you for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers, for the rituals, and for sending me your precious energy. It was joyous for me to once again be climbing on Everest (up to Camp 3), and More >

American Trail Running Association Adds Member Benefit

The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) has partnered with Outdoor Recreation Insurance to offer a new member benefit – accident coverage for its members.

“We’re thrilled to lend support to ATRA and to the rapidly growing community of off-road runners. Trail and mountain runners face inherent risks that aren’t always obvious. Outdoor Recreation Insurance (ORI) provides affordable accident coverage that softens the landing when the trail suddenly takes a nasty turn,” says, ORI’s Tad Linn.

The personal trail running accident coverage is priced at $85 per year under the ATRA group policy. (Coverage includes additional mountain activities). ORI accident benefits are paid directly More >

Cranmore Hill Climb Course Maps and Photos

Course Profile, Maps and Photos have just been added for the Teva US Mountain Running Team Eastern qualifying race at Mt. Cranmore.

Select from the links below:

Interactive Map with Photos

Elevation Profile

Race Website

Course information updated for US Mountain Running Champs at Mt. Cranmore

Go here to see it:

Photos and exact distances will follow by end of April but this can serve as a guide for course conditions until then.

-Paul KirschCranmore Race Director

Canadian Mountain Running Team News

From the Canadian Mountain Running Team website…

Hello Mountain Runners! This year’s national team selection will take place on Saturday June 13th at the Canadian Mountain Running Championships at the Canmore Nordic Centre. More race details coming soon. There will be prize money available for the top athletes who commit to the national team. You must be a member of your provincial Athletics Canada branch (OTFA, BC Athletics, etc) AND of the CTMRA to participate. We’re working on the membership program and it will be available soon.

This is how team selection will work: The top three men and three women available from More >