January 26, 2005
First-Ever USA 100 Mile Trail Championships Awarded
The Mountain, Ultra and Trail (MUT) Running Council of USA Track and Field is pleased to announce the inauguration of the 100-Mile Trail National Championship event. After careful consideration of the bids submitted for the 100-Mile Trail National Championships, the Council recently awarded the 2005 event to be hosted by the Mohican Trail 100 Mile Run and awarded the 2006 event to be hosted by the Rocky Raccoon 100-Mile Trail Run.
The Mohican Trail 100 Mile Run is set for June 18-19, 2005 in Loudonville, Ohio. It is run mostly in Mohican State Park and Forest and is a multi-loop shamrock shaped course with over 11,000 feet of vertical gain and a 30-hour time limit. The race has been in existence for 15 years. This race features prize money for top finishers in the National Championship. For further Mohican Trail 100 information the race website is: http://www.mohican100.org/
The Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Trail Run is set for February 4-5, 2006 in Huntsville State Park in Huntsville, Texas. The course is a relatively flat (total elevation gain and descent over 100 miles is 5,375 feet), fast 20-mile loop that is run five times. Rocky has a 30-hour time limit and has been in existence for 12 years. For further Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile Trail Run information the race website is: http://www.hillcountrytrailrunners.com/raceRockyRaccoon.html
Runners interested in competing in USATF National Championship events are advised that USATF membership is required and that pacing is prohibited under USATF rules.
For a list of all MUT National Championships go to the USATF website: http://www.usatf.org/groups/MountainUltraTrail/news/2005Nationals.asp