Qualifying for the Team



Senior US Mountain Running Team Selection Criteria – 2017

The U.S. Mountain Running Championships will be at the Cranmore Mountain Race on June 3rd in North Conway, NH. . The championships will be the sole selection race for the U.S. Mountain Running Team where the top four men and top four women to finish will earn berths to the team (provided they are USATF members and eligible to represent USA in international competition). Men and women will both be competing on a 10 kilometer 2 loop course.  To read complete details on race, read this press release at the ATRA site.

The U.S. Mountain Running Team will compete at the 2017 World Mountain Running Championships which will be held in Premana, Italy on July 30th. The race will be an up/down event in 2017.

If you are interested in learning more about the team, contact USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council chairperson Nancy Hobbs at nanohobbs@gmail.com; U.S. Mountain Running Team Leader Richard Bolt at richardabolt@gmail.com; U.S. Mountain Running Women’s Team Manager Ellen Miller at alpineellen@gmail.com; or U.S. Manager of the Junior Team Paul Kirsch at pkirsch2@gmail.com.


Junior US Mountain Running Team Selection Criteria – 2017

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 team members are not required to compete at the Qualifier races although it is encouraged to help provide them with mountain running experience.

Junior runners should fill out the application form below, including personal bests and noteworthy performances. Junior men should have a16:45 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, 2017 to be eligible to compete on the 2017 U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Phone Number (required)

Birthdate (required)
Juniors must be between ages of 16 and 19 as of December 31st of the year of competition

School You are Attending (required)

City and State You Live In (required)

5K Cross Country Time

Other Cross Country Times

1600 Meter Track Time

3200 Meter Track Time

Mile Track Time

Do you have Mountain Running Experience?
 Yes No

If yes, what mountain races have you done?

Other Running Accomplishments

Explain why you think you would make a great junior team member

If you are currently taking any medications please list them
We ask this to know if you might need a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

Curious about the Junior Mountain Running Team? Check out this video