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For following are selection criteria for US team’s at: WMRA NACAC Mountain Running Championships, WMRA World Mountain Long Distance Championships and IAU Trail World Championships (50k).  If you are looking for the selection criteria for the 2013 US Mountain Running Team that will compete at the World Championships in Poland, go here.

NACAC Mountain Running Championships –  U.S. Team Selection 2013
The 10th NACAC Mountain Running Championships will be held on July 21, 2013, at the Cranmore Mountain Race in North Conway, NH.  The host of these Championships have rotated between the USA, Canada, and Mexico.  Our US Women have won 8 team titles and had 8 individual champions.  The US Men have won 4 team titles and had 7 individulal champions.  The US team for the NACAC Mountain Running Championships consist of 4 men and 4 women – 3 to score (unless Canada and Mexico don’t field full teams and then we score 2).  The US team is selected by the USATF MUT Council.

Team Selection Procedures
1) Automatic positions will be offered to members of the 2012 US Mountain Team who competed at the World Championships.  The first four male finishers and the four women on the 2012 team will be offered spots on the team first. Must confirm acceptance of a team spot by May 1, 2013.
2) Any remaining positions will be filled by selection from running resume with the most weighted events being the World Championships and NACAC Championships.
3) Athletes must be US citizens and have a current USATF membership.
4) Team uniforms are provided for the athletes by USATF. This is an unfunded team, so no travel funds (air travel) are provided for athletes. There are homestays and travel support to/from airport for team members.
Running resumes should be sent to Jason Bryant –runningmtn.goat@yahoo.com and Nancy Hobbs – nanohobbs@gmail.com

Team Selected by May 15, 2013
Team Announced by May 20, 2013
Race Information: Cranmore Hill Climb on July 21, 2013–www.whitemountainmilers.com/cranmore

Note: If you are looking for the selection criteria for the 2013 US Mountain Running Team that will compete at the World Championships in Poland, go here.

World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge – US Team Qualification Criteria:
The World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge is regulated by the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) under the patronage of the IAAF.  The first World Long Distance Mountain Challenge was held at Sierre-Zinal in Switzerland in 2004.  The first team competition took place in 2009 in Austria.  The US Women have won the team title twice and the individual title twice.  The US Men have one gold and one silver team titles, along with two individual titles.  The US teams consist of 5 women and 5 men.  The US teams are selected by USATF MUT Council.

Team Selection Procedures
1) American athletes who finish in the top 10 at the 2012 World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge will receive an automatic team selection (up to 2 per gender selected in order).
2) The 2012 USA Trail Marathon Championship winners will receive an automatic team selection.
3) American athletes who finish in the top 15 at the 2012 World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge will be placed in the selection pool.
4) American athletes can also enter the selection pool through running resume – consideration given to mountain racing experience, national championship participation, & international experience.  Important criteria considered in the selection pool will be a top 15 placing at 2012  World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge, high placing at international mountain races, top placing at national championship, top placing at other nationally recognized mountain races.  An athletes experience in mountain racing will be considered such as performances at known mountain races versus only road marathon performances or even flat trail marathons.  Running resumes should be sent to Jason Bryant – runningmtn.goat@yahoo.com with cc tonanohobbs@gmail.com. Running resumes should be received no later than May 30, 2013.
5) Athletes must be US citizens and have a current USATF membership.
6) This is an unfunded team, so no travel funds are provided for athletes.

We are working on securing team uniforms from USATF for 2013. There is some support for lodging from the LOC.
For additional information please contact Jason Bryant –runningmtn.goat@yahoo.com

Team Selected: June 1, 2013
Team Announced: June 2, 2013
Race Information: Marathon Karkonoski on August 3, 2013 in Poland
Race website: www.maratonkarkonoski.pl/en

2013 IAU Trail World Championships – U.S. Team Qualification Guidelines
A contingent of American Trail Ultrarunners will be selected to compete at the 2013 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) Trail World Championships under the patronage of the IAAF.  This event is a IAU Championship, but would be considered a Challenge event by IAAF.  This approximately 54km trail race is scheduled for July 6 or 7, 2013 in Wales. As more details become available, they will be posted on USA Ultrarunning website: www.usaultrarunning.com.

The U.S. would like to send a contingent of six men and six women ultrarunners. The contingent and alternates (if applicable) will be selected by the USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail (MUT) Running Council which was established in 1998 to help USATF administer ultrarunning in the United States.

Standards for Consideration for 2013 US Contingent to the IAU Trail World Championships

1. An American who finishes in the top 10 men or women at the 2011 IAU World Trail Challenge will receive automatic team selection (up to 2 per gender).
2. The winner of the 2013 USATF 50km trail championship (Sept 22, 2012), 50 mile trail championship (March 2, 2013), and 100km trail championship (January 12, 2013) will receive automatic selection.  if four runners are selected under criteria #1, the selection will proceed: 50km champion, then 50 mile champion.
3. The top American male and female finishers at the 2011 IAU World Trail Challenge will be selected into the pool of potential team members if they place in the top 15 overall for their gender.
4. American athletes can also enter the selection pool through running resume – consideration given to trail ultra racing experience, national championship placing, placing at key ultra events, & international experience. Running resumes should be sent to Jason Bryant – runningmtn.goat@yahoo.com with cc to Howard Nippert - howardvchair@gmail.com. Must be received by April 26, 2013.
5. Athletes not automatically selected to the team through standards 1-3 above will be selected according to best performances (as deemed so by USATF Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Council) within qualifying guidelines.
6. Athletes must be US citizens and be current USATF members.
7. Six athletes will be named to the US Team with up to three alternates. The three alternates will be named sequentially based on performance.
8. This is an unfunded team, so no travel funds are provided for athletes from USATF.  There may be some small reimbursement available from the IAU (to be determined at the event and distributed evenly among competing athletes as quickly as possible following the event).  Team uniforms may be provided.

For additional information please contact Jason Bryant–runningmtn.goat@yahoo.com
Team Selected: May 1, 2013
Team Announced:  May 2, 2013 (With press announcement to follow soon thereafter).