The U.S. Mountain Running Team will compete at the 2020 World Mountain Running Championships which will be held in Lanzarote, Spain, the 14-15 of November 2020.
Senior US Mountain Running Team Selection Criteria
The 2020 USATF Mountain Running Championships to be held at the Mount Hood Ski Bowl in Oregon on August 16th, 2020. It will be the sole selection race for the U.S. Mountain Running Team where the top 4 men and top 4 women to finish will earn spots on the team. Athletes must be USATF members prior to the race, U.S. Citizens and eligible to represent USA in international competition.
If you are interested in learning more about the team, contact USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council chairperson Nancy Hobbs at nanohobbs at gmail dot com; U.S. Mountain Running Team Leader Richard Bolt at richardbolt at trailrunner dot com; U.S. Mountain Running Women’s Team Manager Ellen Miller at alpineellen at gmail dot com; or U.S. Manger of the Junior Team Paul Kirsch at pkirsch2 at gmail dot com.
The Junior Mountain Running Team Selection Criteria
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 runners should fill out the application form below, including personal bests and noteworthy performances. Junior men should have a 16:45 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, 2020 to be eligible to compete on the 2020 U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team.
Deadline to Apply is August 1, 2020. The Team will be announced in late August.
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