USATF MUT Council Announces 2017 National Championship Races

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.  There will be a total of $48,000 in prize money at these championships.  The MUT Council chair is ATRA Executive Director Nancy Hobbs; recipient of the 2016 USATF Robert Giegengack Award.

Addie Bracy pushes to victory on Upper Walking Boss at the 2016 Loon Mountain Race.

Here is a list of the 2017 USATF National Championships in mountain, ultra & trail running.

  • January 7 – 100K TrailBandera 100K – Bandera, TX – $4000 prize money – Race Director: Chris McWatters – Championship Liaison: Roy Pirrung
  • February 4 – 100 Mile Trail – Rocky Racoon 100 Mile – Huntsville, TX – $4000 prize money – Race Director: Chris McWatters – Championship Liaison: Jason Bryant
  • February 18 – 50K TrailFOURmidable 50K – Auburn, CA – $5000 prize money – Race Director: Paulo Medina – Championship Liaison: Richard Bolt
  • March 5 – 50K RoadCaumsett State Park 50K – Lloyd Harbor NY – $900 prize money – Race Director: Carl Grossbard / Mike Polansky – Championship Liaison: Roy Pirrung
  • April 8 – 100K RoadMad City 100K – Madison, WI – $6000 prize money – Race Director: Tim Yanachek – Championship Liaison: Lin Gentling
  • June 3 – 50 Mile TrailCayuga Trails 50 Mile – Ithaca, NY – $8500 prize money – Race Director: Ian Golden – Championship Liaison: TBD
  • June 3 – MountainCranmore Mountain Race – North Conway, NH – $3000 prize money – Race Directors: Paul Kirsch / Chris Dunn – Championship Liaison: Richard Bolt
  • September 9 or 16 – 24 HourNorth Coast 24 Hour – Cleveland, OH – $5000 prize money – Race Director: Brian Polen – Championship Liaison: Howard Nippert
  • September 30 – Half Marathon TrailBirkie Trail Run – Hayward, WI – $3000 prize money – Race Director: Allan Serrano – Championship Liaison: Lin Gentling / Richard Bolt
  • October 8 – 50 Mile RoadTussey MountainBack – Boalsburg, PA – $5000 prize money – Race Director: Mike Casper – Championship Liaison: Roy Pirrung
  • November 4 – Marathon TrailMoab Trail Marathon – Moab, UT – $3500 prize money – Race Director: Danelle Ballengee – Championship Liaison: Richard Bolt

Tyler Sigl winning the 2016 Cayuga Trails 50 Mile.

For questions about the USATF MUT National Championship races contact Joe Jurczyk (jurczyk@gmail.com), USATF MUT Championship Chair.

Top USATF men & women at the 2016 Moab Trail Marathon.

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