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October 4, 2007

Nominations Open for 2007 USATF MUT ROY & COY

The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running will select the 2007 USATF Mountain Runners of the year and Ultra Runners of the Year  based on nominations received from interested athletes, coaches, and administrators involved in the sport. The following is the selection criteria for the 2007 USATF Mountain and Ultra Runners of the Year:

1) Nominated athlete must show top results in US mountain/ultra/trail competitions for 2007 (November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2007) - this will include mountain races (these may be on paved/gravel surfaces as long as there is significant elevation loss or gain) and trail races of varying lengths below the ultra distance. USATF ultra runners of the year results on trail and ultra road courses above the marathon distance in both national and international competition.

2) The nomination window includes the period: Nov 1, 2006 through Oct 31, 2007.

3) Show top results in international competitions for 2007.

4) Be an ambassador for the sport - athlete promotes and supports MUT running.

5) For the Mountain Category: Results from Teva US Mountain Running Team Selection races to be considered - in 2007 these included Steamboat Springs USA 10km Trail Championships, Mt. Cranmore, which also served as the USA Mountain Running Championships, and the Mt. Tam Trophy Race.

6) Be a USATF member for 2007 - athlete MUST have a current USATF membership.

7) To be considered for the masters category, athlete must be a minimum of 40 years of age.


To nominate an athlete, send BY NOVEMBER 10, 2007, the following information to and .


Nominated athlete's name, age or birth date (if you know it), athlete contact information, brief bio, reason for nomination in 2007.


Nominations received by November 10  will be considered in the selection process. After all nominations are compiled, the MUT council will vote (by November 15) for the mountain runner and ultra runners of the year from nominations received. The USATF Mountain and Ultra Runners of the Year will be honored at the annual convention in Honolulu, HI on Saturday December 1. Should you have any questions about the procedure, please contact: Dave Dunham at


We also will accept nominations for contributor of the year for mountain, ultra, trail. Past Contributor of the Year recipients have been: American Ultra Running Association, Teva, La Sportiva, and North Texas Trail Runners.



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