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Senior US Mountain Running Team Selection Criteria – 2017

The U.S. Mountain Running Championships will be at the Cranmore Mountain Race on June 3rd in North Conway, NH. . The championships will be the sole selection race for the U.S. Mountain Running Team where the top four men and top four women to finish will earn berths to the team (provided they are USATF members and eligible to represent USA in international competition). Men and women will both be competing on a 10 kilometer 2 loop course.  To read complete details on race, read this press release at the ATRA site.

The U.S. Mountain Running Team will compete at the 2017 World Mountain Running Championships which will be held in Premana, Italy on July 30th. The race will be an up/down event in 2017.

If you are interested in learning more about the team, contact USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council chairperson Nancy Hobbs at; U.S. Mountain Running Team Leader Richard Bolt at; U.S. Mountain Running Women’s Team Manager Ellen Miller at; or U.S. Manager of the Junior Team Paul Kirsch at

Junior US Mountain Running Team Selection Criteria – 2017

Athletes ages 16-19, who are interested in the Junior Mountain Running Team, need not run a qualifying race. It is however encouraged that junior athletes train and/or race in a mountain running environment/race to help provide them with the necessary experience to excel in the sport. The junior men’s team includes a maximum of four runners with the top three scoring. The junior women’s team is comprised of a maximum of four runners with the top three scoring. Junior team members are not required to compete at the Qualifier races although it is encouraged to help provide them with mountain running experience.

Junior runners should fill out the application form below, including personal bests and noteworthy performances. Junior men should have a16:45 or better 5 km road or XC time and junior women should have a time of 19:30 or better. Equivalent times from alternate race distances will be considered. In addition juniors must supply a letter of recommendation from a parent/guardian or coach. All runners must be current USATF members and U.S. citizens.

Junior Age Requirement: Junior athletes must be between the ages of 16 and 19 on December 31, 2017 to be eligible to compete on the 2017 U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team.

Deadline to Apply: May 30th, 2017

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