Monday, May 6, 2013

2013 USA Mountain, Ultra & Trail National Championships

The 2013 trail running season is well underway but there are still several national championship races on the calendar.  From 10k to 100 miles and on steep mountain slopes, there's a championship for all experiences levels.  +USA Track & Field mountain, ultra & trail running championships feature some of the fastest elite trail runners but are also open to all runners.  National championship medals are awarded to the top 10 overall men & women as well as to the top 3 in each 5 year age group over 40.  Selected MUT championships are include team scoring for USATF registered clubs.  

The Central Mass Striders win the open team competition at the USA Trail Marathon Championships

Erica Baron (Los Alamos, NM) winning the 2012 USA 50k Trail Championships

Go for it!  Pick the +USA Track & Field National Championship that is right for you.  There are even a couple non-trail ultra championships!

USA 10 km Trail Championships Beech Mountain, NC – June 29, 2013
USA Mountain Running Championships – Cranmore, NH – July 21, 2013
USA 100 Mile Trail Championships – Burning River, OH – July 27-28, 2013
USA Marathon Trail Championships – Manitou Springs, CO – August 18, 2013
USA 50 Mile Road Championships – Boalsburg, PA – October 20, 2013
USA 24 Hour Championships – Oklahoma City, OK – October 26, 2013
USA Half Marathon Trail Championships – Moab, UT – November 2, 2013USA 50 km Trail Championships – Boulder City, NV – November 9, 2013

Joe Gray (Lakewood, WA) winning the 2009 USA Mountain Running Championships

These races have been designated championships by the +USA Track & Field Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Council.  Learn more about the "MUT" Council here.