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USA Track & Field’s Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council announces the following 12 races scheduled to host National Championships in 2019. A total of $56,000 in prize money will be awarded and medals will be presented to the top 10 overall USATF athletes and top three in each 5 year masters’ age group starting at 40.... Read more »

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After another exciting season of mountain, ultra & trail (MUT) racing it’s time to recognize outstanding runners who are members of our Athletics federation – USA Track & Field. Nominations are now OPEN for athletes who are current members of USA Track & Field and hold US Citizenship. Many athletes have been nominated automatically based... Read more »

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Rachel Drake (Portland, OR) and Anthony Costales (Salt Lake City, UT – pictured above) win the 2018 USATF Marathon Trail Championships hosted by American Trail Running Association member Moab Trail Marathon. Drake & Costales earn automatic spots on Team USA to compete at the 16th World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Villa La Angostura,... Read more »

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On a crisp fall morning in Seeley, Wisconsin, more than 250 runners headed out at the Birkie Trail Runs, site of the USA Track & Field (USATF) Trail Running Championships. In order to combat the near-freezing temperatures, race leaders set a blistering pace in the early miles. “Joe (Gray), and I took it out hard,”... Read more »

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Kasie Enman (Huntington, VT) and David Sinclair (Peru, VT) kept their powder dry* early in the race and lit up the trails over Ragged Mountain to bring twin victories home to Vermont at the USATF 50 km Trail Championships. Fresh off a win at the Speedgoat 50K, Sinclair moved into the lead at mile 16... Read more »

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On Sunday August 12 in the Lake Sunapee region of Southern New Hampshire, SIX03 Endurance’s 2nd Annual Ragged 50K will host the first ever ultra-distance trail running national championship held in New England. This strong mountain & trail running region has hosted more than a dozen USA Track & Field (USATF) Mountain Running Championships at iconic... Read more »

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Cloudy skies gave way to sunshine by the 7:00 a.m. start for today’s USATF 30km Trail Championships held in conjunction with the Pikes Peak Ultra in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Coupled with temperatures in the mid-50s, there were bound to be some fast times on the course in spite of some wear and tear on the... Read more »

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Written by USATF Championship liaison Lin Gentling. Under almost ideal conditions for a summer race, the USATF 50 Mile Trail Championship held in conjunction with the Cayuga Trails 50 Mile was contested in Robert Treman State Park, NY. The partially overcast morning was cool with a gentle breeze. Just outside of Ithaca, New York in... Read more »

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Joseph Gray won his 14th USATF National Championship by over a minute and set the fastest ever time on Upper Walking Boss. Allie MacLaughlin won her second USA Track & Field Mountain Running Championships en-route to making her third US Mountain Running Team. The 6.6-mile course climbs 3200 feet and includes grades of up to... Read more »

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This coming Sunday, July 8, the 2018 USATF Mountain Running Championships will take place at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire. First held in 2006, the Loon Mountain Race is a 10 km mostly uphill race starting at the base of the resort, climbing 3200 feet and finishing at the mountain summit. Thirteen past members... Read more »

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Countries from the North American, Central American and Caribbean region, will compete at the 2018 NACAC Mountain Running Championships hosted by the Loon Mountain Race, in Lincoln, NH, on Sunday, July 8.  Both individual and team competition will be staged, with nations competing head-to-head with one another.  Teams are comprised of up to four men... Read more »

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On a cool, rainy day in Huntsville, Texas, Sabrina Little and Ronnie Delzer reclaimed their USA Track & Field (USATF) 100 Mile Trail Championship titles at the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile. The flat, usually fast course in Huntsville State Forest is home to the Fastest Known Time for 100 miles on trail for men with... Read more »

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Rocky Raccoon event organizers Tejas Trails are long time American Trail Running Association corporate members. On February 3rd and 4th in Huntsville, Texas Tejas Trails will host the USA Track & Field (USATF) 100 Mile Trail Championships and 26th running of the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile. According to race director Chris McWatters, “this race just... Read more »

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Written by USATF Championship Liaison Roy Pirrung.  Photos from Roy Pirrung. The 2018 USATF 100km Trail Championships was held in conjunction with the Bandera 100 km Endurance Run in Bandera, Texas. There was no doubt, in the minds of women’s and men’s winners Camille Herron & Mario Mendoza, from the start; both knew they would... Read more »

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Written by Roy Pirrung, USATF Championship Liaison. Tejas Trail is an ATRA corporate member.  Above photo by Tejas Trails.  On January 6 through the 7th in Bandera, Texas the Tejas Trails organization will host its 8th USA Track & Field trail running championships and 16th running of the Bandera 100k. The venue, the Hill Country,... Read more »

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A message from Loon Mountain Race directors Paul Kirsch & Chris Dunn. The Mountain Running community is such a great welcoming place. People of all ages and abilities compete in races, share the trails and enjoy the shared challenge of conquering a mountain or difficult section of trail. As both competitors and race directors we... Read more »

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The 2018 USATF Mountain Running Championships to be held at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire on Sunday, July 8, 2018, will be the sole selection race for the U.S. Mountain Running Team where the top 4 men and top 4 women to finish will earn spots on the team.  Athletes must be USATF members... Read more »

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Photo above: Ashley Brasovan winning the 2017 USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships. USA Track & Field’s Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council announces the following races scheduled to host National Championships in 2018. $47,900 in prize money will be awarded and medals will be presented to the top 10 overall USATF athletes and top three in... Read more »

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The 15th annual North American, Central American & Caribbean (NACAC) Mountain Running Championships will held in conjunction with the Loon Mountain Race on July 8, 2018 in Lincoln, NH. The uphill-style course will be 10.6 km in length and climb 975 meters on the ski slopes of the Loon Mountain Resort. The USA Team Leader... Read more »

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Bend, Oregon trail runners Mario Mendoza and Renee Metivier earned more national championship titles at the Moab Trail Marathon and USATF Trail Marathon Championships. Mario finished in 3:13:55 while Renee, in her first trail marathon crossing the finish line in 4:08:03. More than 1800 runners participated Saturday’s races which included the Moab Trail Marathon, the... Read more »

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The USATF Trail Marathon Championships will be held in conjunction with the Moab Trail Marathon this coming Saturday, November 4, in Moab, Utah.  Dubbed, “a magical 26 miles,” by race director Danelle Ballengee, this race course challenges competitors over a single loop course, with a few well-placed out and back sections near the 11 and... Read more »

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Press release written by Mike Casper, Race Director, Tussey Mountainback.  Photo above from bouncingsoles.com.  Tussey Mountainback meets ATRA’s event standards.  STATE COLLEGE, PA — David Roche and Megan Roche, aka “the first couple of trail running,” will try to make their marks on the roads of Rothrock State Forest on Oct. 8 at the 18th annual edition... Read more »

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Written by Nancy Hobbs & Lin Gentling. Photos by Richard Bolt. Today’s USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships in Hayward, Wisconsin, saw a familiar face in Joseph Gray winning his 13th national title. The 33-year-old from Colorado Springs, CO, bested a competitive field to take the win with a time of 1:10:11. “I haven’t done the... Read more »

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Written by USATF Championship Liaison Joe Jurczyk. Cayuga Trails 50 photos by Joe Jurczyk. The 2017 USA Track & Field (USATF) 50 Mile Trail Championships were held on Saturday, June 3 in conjunction with the Cayuga Trails 50 Mile. Taking place at Robert Treman State Park near Ithaca, NY, weather was seasonal (high of 71F) but... Read more »

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Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council Chairperson Nancy Hobbs. Photos by USATF Championship Liaison Richard Bolt.  Nancy and Richard also work for the American Trail Running Association.  The largest field in the 31-year history of the Cranmore Mountain Race enjoyed temperatures in the mid-50s under cloudy skies at the Cranmore Mountain Resort,... Read more »

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Press release from the Cranmore Mountain Race.  Written by Paul Kirsch. NORTH CONWAY, NH – Runners from 21 different states will be at Cranmore Mountain this Saturday to compete in the USATF Mountain Running Championships. The races is open to all ages and ability levels. This will be the fifth time that Cranmore has hosted... Read more »

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Written by USATF championship liaison Roy Pirrung at Caumsett Park, Long Island, NY.  The Greater Long Island Running Club is a long-time American Trail Running Association corporate member.  Photos by Roy Pirrung. Once again, the USATF 50K Road Championships were hosted by the Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) at Caumsett State Park in New... Read more »

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Story and photos by USATF Championship liaison Lin Gentling. Max King and YiOu Wang Capture the 2017 50K USATF National Trail Championships at the Fourmidible 50K – 18 February 2017. The day dawned as it had for the past few days…wet. With a gentle rain at the start and predictions of heavier rain throughout the... Read more »

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Written by Lin Gentling, USATF Championship Liaison. USATF 50K Trail National Championships – Fourmidible 50K, Auburn, CA. While the southern part of California has been pummeled by high winds and significant amounts of rain, the Auburn area has not escaped the rain. The earth is saturated from the rains of the past week and still... Read more »

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Press release written by Jason Bryant, USATF Championship Liaison.  Photos by Jason Bryant.  Tejas Trails and Altra are American Trail Running Association corporate members. The 2017 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships took place this past Saturday as part of the Rocky Raccoon 100 presented by Altra and organized by Tejas Trails. The race had a few... Read more »

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Press release written by Jason Bryant, USATF Championship liaison for the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile.  Tejas Trails and Altra are American Trail Running Association corporate members. The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this Saturday, February 4, at the Rocky Raccoon 100 presented by Altra and directed by Tejas Trails. This will be the... Read more »

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Written by Roy Pirrung, USATF Championship liaison at the Bandera 100K. Tejas Trails is an ATRA corporate member.  Photos by ATRA corporate member Trail Racing Over Texas.  Stephanie Howe Violett and Justin Ricks take national championship titles at the USATF 100k Trail Championships held in conjunction with the Bandera 100k – a Tejas Trail event. ... Read more »

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Photo above: Andy Wacker on his way to victory at the 2016 Lake Padden Trail Half.  At the USA Track & Field Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida earlier this month the Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council confirmed the final races for the 2017 National Championships. The MUT Council chair is ATRA Executive Director Nancy... Read more »

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Athletes share experiences from the trail marathon championships. More than 2200 runners participated in two days of trail racing in Moab, Utah, during the weekend of November 5-6. Saturday’s events attracted more than 1800 runners split between the Moab Trail Marathon, the USA Track & Field Marathon Trail Championships – a race within the race,... Read more »

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Temperatures in the mid-50s with overcast skies greeted runners at today’s USATF Trail Marathon Championships held in conjunction with the 8th Moab Trail Marathon in Moab, Utah, which was held as part of a trifecta of racing including the marathon, a half marathon, and an adventure 5K. Sage Canaday, 30, Boulder, Colorado, had a specific... Read more »

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USATF open and masters competition to be intense The USATF Trail Marathon Championships will be held in conjunction with the Moab Trail Marathon on Saturday, November 5, in Moab, Utah. Dubbed, “a magical 26 miles,” by race director Danelle Ballengee, this race course delights and challenges competitors over a loop course, with a few well-placed... Read more »

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On October 19, the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail executive committee unanimously approved the Cranmore Mountain Race to host the 15th USATF Mountain Running Championships to be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in North Conway, New Hampshire. Said co-race director Chris Dunn upon learning the committee’s decision,“This is amazing news! We are so incredibly honored... Read more »

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Written by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Photos by ATRA Director of Online Marketing and USATF Championship Liaison Richard Bolt. At the Lake Padden Trail Half Andy Wacker improves on last year’s runner-up finish to take the win; Renee Metivier is victorious at her trail racing debut. With an impending Pacific Northwest storm looming –... Read more »

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Press release written by race director Tad Davis. ATRA’s Nancy Hobbs and Richard Bolt will be attending the race as representatives of USA Track & Field to help administer the national championship. Bellingham, WA: The field for the 2016 USATF National Trail Half Marathon Championships looks to be the most competitive in the nation this... Read more »

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Press release written by Tamalpa Headlands 50K race director Tim Fitzpatrick. Tamalpa Runners, Marin’s largest running club, will present the Tamalpa Headlands 50k trail race on Saturday August 27th, 2016. Designated for the second year in a row as the USATF 50K Trail National Championship, the race has attracted an outstanding elite field. The race... Read more »

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Written by ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs. Conditions were cool with temperatures in the low 60s under overcast skies at the 7 AM start of the USATF 30km Trail Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Saturday, July 30. Hosted by Mad Moose Events as part of the Pikes Peak Ultra 30K, this was the first... Read more »

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Written by USATF Championship Liaison Jason Bryant. The 2016 USATF 30km Trail Championships will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 30 as part of Pikes Peak Ultra. Pikes Peak Ultra was an event created to showcase some of the very best trails in Colorado Springs. The race course takes runners from Bear Creek... Read more »

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Written by Steve Taylor, President or the Collegiate Running Association.  The Collegiate Running Association is an ATRA partner.  The Loon Mountain Race served as both the USATF and Collegiate championship race; Three Collegians earn spot on 2016 U.S. Mountain Running Team. The third Collegiate Mountain Running National Champions were crowned as part of the 2016... Read more »

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On Sunday, July 3, the 10 senior members of the US Mountain Team were selected at the US Mountain Running Championships, which was held in conjunction with the Loon Mountain Race in Lincoln, New Hampshire. The top six men and the top four women across the finish line at the championships earned spots on this year’s... Read more »

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Gray nets 4th USATF Mountain Running Championships title; newcomer Bracy sets the pace for the women. Today was a picture-perfect New England day for the nearly 600 runners who took on the challenging course at the Loon Mountain Race, which hosted the USATF Mountain Running Championships. Not only were USATF champions named, but the event... Read more »

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Loon Mountain to host USATF Mountain Running Championships – US Mountain Running Team to be selected; Collegiate Mountain Running Champions to be named. On Sunday, July 3, the nation’s top mountain runners will vie for the 10 coveted spots – 6 for men, 4 for women – on this year’s U.S. Mountain Running Team during... Read more »

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Held in conjunction with the Cayuga Trails 50 Mile this coming Saturday June 4 – Championship titles, prize money, and spots on the USA Ultra-Trail Team up for grabs. GiddyUp! On Saturday, June 4, the USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships will be held in Ithaca, New York. This is the fifteenth time the USATF 50... Read more »

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