On July 21, 2013, Cranmore, NH, will host the USA Mountain Running Championships. The event will also be the sole selection race for the US Mountain Running Team (USMRT), as well as the host of the North American Central American Caribbean (NACAC) Championships.
USA Track & Field (USATF) members will vie for national championship honors in overall men’s and women’s categories as well as in the masters’ age categories starting at age 40 in five-year increments to age 80-plus. There will also be team competition for open and masters’ USATF athletes.
For the team selection portion of the event, the top four women and the top six men to cross the finish line in Cranmore will earn automatic berths on the US Mountain Running Team which will compete at the World Mountain Running Championships on September 8, at Jaworzyna Mountain in Krnica-Zdroj, Poland. In addition to the senior team (all of whom must be current USATF members and citizens of the United States), a junior team comprised of four junior men and three junior women will compete for Team USA. The junior squad is selected based on their resumes and qualifying athletes must be at least 16 in the year of competition and not yet 20.
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