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.
The first wave contained over 50 USA Track & Field More >
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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 >
The USA 50 Mile Trail Championships was hosted by Nueces and race directors Joe and Joyce Prusaitis. Their races always have a festive and social atmosphere, from the day before the race until the morning after the race. Friends gather from all over to discuss apprehensions or excitement of the coming challenge beforehand, then reassemble post-race to share their experiences of the day. This race day began with a light frost and temperatures in the mid-30s, but warmed throughout the day into the mid-60s. The course consists of three 16.67 mile loops over hilly and very rocky terrain. Joe is often More >
US Mountain Running Team members Sage Canaday and Michele Yates (formerly Suszek) took top honors at the USA 100k Trail Champs in Bandera, TX. Here is the full press release from the race director:
A multitude of runners on a day with a multitude of weather changes make for an epic event guaranteed to leave some lasting memories. At 7:30am 882 trail runners fade into the damp & misty morning. With the ground dripping wet and saturated with moisture, the gooey mud quickly becomes the main issue.
With a stellar field of runners in for the USA 100km Trail Championships as well 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 >