USATF Long Distance Running Notes

02-07-2006

Contact:
Jim Estes
LDR Programs Manager
USA Track & Field
317-713-4661

Wilkins, Garner win USA 100 Mile Trail titles

Andy Jones-Wilkins won the men's title and Connie Gardner won the women's at the 2006 USA 100 Mile Trail Championships in Huntsville, Texas, on Saturday. Hosted by the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile, it was the first Ultra Running Championship of 2006.

Jones-Wilkins of Oakland, Calif., finished second place in the open race which was won by Mexico's Jorge Pacheco in 13 hours, 16 minutes and 56 seconds. Jones-Wilkins was timed in 14:56:55 in winning his first USA title. Gardner of Medina, Ohio, ran 17:04:00 winning both the open and U.S. championship races.

The next USA Ultra Running Championship will be hosted by the Camusett Park 50 km on March 5.

For complete results of the USA 100 Mile Trail Championships visit www.usatf.org.

New Distance-Only Track Meet Scheduled for Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After the success of last year's Music City Distance Carnival, meet director Dave Milner has announced that in 2006 he will stage an additional distance-only track meet in Nashville. The new event on the schedule is the Tennessee Running Distance Solution, which will take place at Vanderbilt University's state of the art Mondo track on Saturday, May 13th, three weeks before the Music City Distance Carnival.

Two teams who have already committed to supporting the event are Indiana Invaders, the Indianapolis-based track and field club, and Zap Fitness, a distance-only enclave based in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. "Having the Invaders and Zap on board early is great." Milner said. "Now I'm working on recruiting college teams to attend."

For more details go to www.tnrunning.com/distance-solution/index.

Long Distance Running Resources

America's Running Routes

With over 8,000 routes, America's Running Routes allows runners to search all routes in a particular city or to narrow their search to find routes on a specific type of terrain, from hotels, in parks, from trailheads or from running stores. Business travelers can find routes to run from the hotel where they are staying or from local parks.

Visit www.usatf.org/routes

USATF Calendar

Search for long distance running events including national and association championships and grand prix events.

www.usatf.org/calendars/search.asp

Resources for Event Directors

How to organize an event, race sanctions, course certifications, competition rules, how to submit results, championship bidding information and more.

www.usatf.org/groups/EventDirectors