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Bids Sought for Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Championships

The Mountain/Ultra/Trail Running Council (MUT) of USATF Long Distance Running is accepting bids for National Championship races at the ultra and sub-ultra distances for the years 2009 and beyond. The distances that can be awarded championship status are:

  • 50 km road
  • 50 km trail
  • 50 mile road
  • 50 mile trail
  • 100 km road
  • 100 km trail
  • 100 mile trail
  • 100 mile road
  • 24 hour road/track
  • Trail Marathon
  • Other sub-ultra mountain or trail races at various distances

If you interested in hosting a National Championship race please contact MUT Championship Coordinator Nikki Kimball or Mountain/Trail rep Richard Bolt (listed below). Either of these MUT representatives can answer your questions and supply you with some useful information for bidders. More information about the USATF bidding process is available at . The USATF Championship Bid Form is also available here.

Completed bid forms must be received by the end of November each year to insure review at the USATF Annual Meeting which is held in December of each year. Not all distances will necessarily be awarded in a given year. Race directors and the ultra, mountain, and trail running media will be notified by December 15 regarding the outcome of the selection process. Further bids may be solicited after the convention for race distances that have not been awarded. If you are interested in hosting a distance that has not been awarded in this calendar year, please contact Paul Kirsch or any member of the MUT Council. Thank you for your interest in hosting a National Championship event!

Questions? Contact:

MUT Championship Coordinator Paul Kirsch


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