USATF Mountain, Ultra, Trail Council Announces 2018 National Championship Races

Photo above: Ashley Brasovan winning the 2017 USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships.

USA Track & Field’s Mountain Ultra Trail (MUT) Council announces the following races scheduled to host National Championships in 2018. $55,000 in prize money will be awarded and medals will be presented to the top 10 overall USATF athletes and top three in each 5 year masters’ age group starting at 40. The MUT Council chairperson is American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Executive Director Nancy Hobbs and ATRA’s Director of Marketing, Richard Bolt, is a member of the USATF MUT Executive Committee.

Mario Mendoza winning the 2017 USATF Trail Marathon Championships

Here is a list of the 2018 USATF National Championships in mountain, ultra & trail running confirmed as of November 16, 2017. *Tussey Mountainback was confirmed at the 2017 USATF Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio on December 2nd.

  • January 6 – 100 km Ultra TrailBandera 100K – Bandera, TX – $4000 prize money – Race Director: Chris McWatters – Championship Liaison: Roy Pirrung
  • February 3 – 100 Mile Ultra TrailRocky Racoon 100 Mile – Huntsville, TX – $4000 prize money – Race Director: Chris McWatters – Championship Liaison: Richard Bolt
  • February 17 – 100 Mile RoadJackpot Ultra Running Festival – Henderson, NV – $10,000 prize money – Race Director: Ken Rubeli – Championship Liaison: Howard Nippert
  • March 4 – 50 km RoadCaumsett State Park 50K – Lloyd Harbor NY – $3000 prize money – Race Director: Carl Grossbard / Mike Polansky – Championship Liaison: Richard Bolt
  • July 8 – MountainLoon Mountain Race – Lincoln, NH – $3000 prize money – Race Director: Paul Kirsch/Chris Dunn – Championship Liaison: Richard Bolt **This event will also host the NACAC Mountain Running Championships and host the team selection for the 2018 US Mountain Running Team.
  • July 21 – 50 Mile Ultra TrailCayuga Trails 50 Mile – Ithaca, NY – $8500 prize money – Race Director: Ian Golden – Championship Liaison: TBD
  • July 28 – 30 km TrailPikes Peak Ultra – Colorado Springs, CO – $2000 prize money – Race Director: Justin Ricks Liaison: TBD
  • August 12 – 50 km Ultra TrailRagged 50K – Danbury, NH – $4000 prize money – Race Director: Tom Hooper; Championship Liaison: TBD
  • September 8 or 15 – 24 HourNorth Coast 24 Hour – Cleveland, OH – $5000 prize money – Race Director: Brian Polen – Championship Liaison: TBD
  • September 29 – Half Marathon TrailBirkie Trail Run – Hayward, WI – $3000 prize money – Race Director: Kristy Maki – Championship Liaison: TBD
  • October 7 – 50 Mile Ultra Road – Tussey Mountainback – Boalsburg, PA – $5000 prize money – Race Director: Michael Casper – Championship Liaison: TBD
  • November 3 – Marathon TrailMoab Trail Marathon – Moab, UT – $3500 prize money – Race Director: Danelle Ballengee – Championship Liaison: Richard Bolt

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

Top 4 women at the 2017 Mountain Running Championships with USATF President Vin Lananna

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