Saturday, January 29, 2011

Trail Runner Announces 2011 Trophy Series

After an exciting year in 2010, the Trail Runner Trophy Series, presented by GORE-TEX®, is back for another round in 2011 with a lineup of more races than ever.

This year, choose from 139 races between March and September across the United States and Canada and be a part of the largest points-based trail-race series in North America.

The 2011 series is divided into two divisions: Non-Marathon (with awards given to male and female winners of five age groups) and Marathon-and-Longer (with awards given to top three male and female participants). Award winners will receive a stellar prize package from our sponsors. We’ll also host a raffle for two random prize giveaways; if you run any race in the series, you’re automatically entered to win.

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The only Oregon race included in this series is the Haulin' Aspen Trail Marathon And Half Marathon

Friday, January 28, 2011

NACAC Mountain Championships in Mexico, July 17th

Invitation for 2009 and 2010 USA Mountain Team Members,

The 2011 NACAC Mountain Championships will be held in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico on July 17th in conjunction with Carrera de La Chupinaya.  The MUT council is working to put together a team for the event.  Mexico has done a great job of hosting in the past and I feel their efforts deserve a strong US representation.  The selection procedures are below.  I would appreciate a response with your initial interest, whether yes or no.  That will help direct me to contact other mountain runners about applying for a team position.
Selection Procedure for NACAC Mountain Team:

1.  Four men and four women will be selected.  Athletes will get uniforms, but sorry there is no travel funding.  (Transportation to and from the airport as well as accommodations are generally provided by host country.)

2.  Members of the 2010 US Mountain Team will be offered a position first, then members of the 2009 US Mountain Team.  

3.  If the team is not filled by procedure 2, athletes will then be selected by resume.  Previous mountain running experience is preferable, but any athletes are welcome to submit resumes.  Running resumes can be sent to Jason Bryant,
4.  The NACAC Mountain Team will be announced by April 15th.

Race info:

The NACAC race will be held in conjunction with Carrera de La Chupinaya in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico on July 17th.  The race is a one loop 13.8Km(8.57 miles) course that starts at 5020 feet.  The course climbs up to 7875 feet before descending back to the start.  The first mile of the course is on road, then goes onto single track trail.  The course is the same for men and women.  Athletes will fly into Guadalajara Airport.  Ajijic is about 35 miles from Guadalajara.

Jason Bryant
336 326-5344

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mountain Mist 50k - Race Report from RVR

From the Rogue Valley Runners blog:

The 16th annual running of the Mountain Mist 50k typified the weather of the past month in northeastern Alabama.  Snow fell on Christmas day for the first time in 100 here for the complete story,  photos and a video.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mt. Hood 50 Miler Registration Opens January 30

From Todd Janssen:

Registration for the Mt. Hood 50 Miler (PCT 50) will start on January 30. We weren't able to increase the number of runners allowed this year past 175, so I think it will probably fill fairly fast this year (based on other trail races)! The race is on July 30 this year and the race site is  Also, we can definitely use volunteers - so if you are interested, please send an email to