Each year the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Council awards runner of the year awards in Mountain, Ultra and Trail Categories, both open and master. The following criteria should be used when nominating an athlete:
Nominated athlete must show top results in U.S. mountain/ultra/trail competitions for 2013 (November 1, 2012 through October 1, 2013). For mountain and trail runners, this will include mountain races (these may be on paved/gravel surfaces as long as there is significant elevation loss or gain) and trail races of varying lengths below the ultra distance. USATF ultra runners of the year will be based on results on trail and ultra road courses above the marathon distance in both national and international competition.
The nomination window is October 21st-October 30th.
Show top results in international competitions for 2013
Be an ambassador for the sport – athlete promotes and supports mountain ultra and/or trail running
Be a USATF member for the current voting year – athlete MUST have a current USATF membership
To be considered for the masters category, athlete must be a minimum of 40 years of age.
To nominate an athlete or contributor, fill out the form below.
It is imperative that you include a list of results and/or accomplishments of the athlete as this will be the criteria with which nominees are compared.
Note: If you feel an athlete is deserving of two categories (for e.g. Trail Runner of the Year and Ultra Runner of the Year), please submit a nomination for each of the categories.
NOTE: These are nominations, not VOTING so no need to submit someone more than once.
All nominees will then be voted on by the USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Council with results announced in November. While we appreciate people’s enthusiasm, nominating an athlete multiple times doesn’t help their chances. Athletes will be compared based on the accomplishments listed.
Thank you for your support of Mountain, Ultra and Trail athletics.