Junior Team Selection for the 2014 Youth Cup – US Mountain Running Team. NOTE: This is NOT the World Mountain Running Championships Junior Team Selection.  That information for the World Championships can be found here.
Venue: Arco, Italy
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014
The non professional association Garda Sport Events (TN 550) with the approval of FIDAL and the support of Trentino Sviluppo SpA, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Region Trentino South Tyrol, Municipality of Arco and Cassa Rurale Alto Garda, organizes – Garda Trentino – 9° WMRA International Youth Cup. The event will take place in any weather condition.
Race track: the competition track is an up/down hill circuit, with start and finish in Piazzale Segantini – Arco (historical city center)
  • 4.7 km for male athletes (280D+)
  • 3.9 km for female athletes (220D+)
For team consideration, the junior athlete:
  • Must be current USATF members (for 2014)
  • Must be at least 16 and not yet 18 in the year of competition.
  • Must have posted a 16:45 or better (junior men) and 19:30 or better (junior women) in a 5km road or cross country event. (Equivalent times – from an alternate race distance that translates to the aforementioned time criteria – will be considered for distances other than 5km.)
  • Must have experience running (in training and preferably racing) on courses similar to the event.
  • Must be mature, motivated, with a positive attitude to proudly represent the United States and sponsors internationally, under the rules of USATF and the event governing bodies.
  • A letter of recommendation from a coach, parent, or mentor-runner must accompany the athlete resume.
Resumes (including road, trail, track, and cross country results and current training info) will be accepted through May 1. Send resume and recommendation to: Nancy Hobbs, nanohobbs@gmail.com.  This is an unfunded team although there is a small stipend from the WMRA for travel. Accommodations and meals, as well as transfers to/from the airport are covered by the local organizing committee. Uniforms have been requested from USATF.
The team will be announced by May 5, 2014.
Note, this is not the Junior Team for the World Mountain Running Championships in September. That information can be found here