USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Championships announced

Max King wins the 2012 USA 50k Trail Championships

At the USATF annual meetings in Daytona Beach, Florida, in early December, the mountain ultra trail council awarded 2013 championship designation to events in seven states. The events include the following:

USA 100km Trail – January 12, Bandera, TX-Bandera 100K

USA 50 Mile Trail – March 2, Rocksprings, TX-Neuces Endurance Trail Run

USA 10km Trail – June 29, Beech Mountain, NC-Beech Mountain 10K

USA Mountain – July 21, North Conway, NH – Cranmore Mountain Race

USA 100 Mile Trail – July 27, Cleveland, OH-Burning River 100 Mile

USA Marathon Trail-August 18, Manitou Springs, CO-Pikes Peak Marathon

USA Half Marathon Trail – November 2, Moab, UT-Moab Trail Half Marathon

USA 50km Trail – November 9, Boulder City, NV-Bootlegger 50K

The 2013 USATF Trail Championship Sub-Ultra Series will include the 10km, Mountain, Marathon, and Half Marathon with points awarded at each event. The best three of four times will considered for final scoring, but runners will be scored whether they participate in one, two, three, or all four events. The top male and female point getters will receive an award at year end.

Additionally, the 2013 U.S. Mountain Running Team (the top six U.S. male finishers and top four U.S. female finishers with current USATF memberships) will be selected at the USA Mountain Championships event which will also host the 10th NACAC Mountain Running Championships. The course will be approximately 12km for men and 8km for women and juniors.