Mountain, Ultra and Trail (MUT) Running Council had 3 meetings over the course of 2 days. There were between 25 and 35 people from over 15 regional USATF associations in attendance including outgoing President Bill Roe (pictured).

During the meetings, the following USATF Mountain, Ultra or Trail Running Championships for 2009 were confirmed or approved:

March 1 – USA 50km Road Championships – Long Island, NY
June 28 – USA Mountain Running Championships – North Conway, NH *also the NACAC Mountain Running Championships and a mountain team selection race
July 18 – USA 100 Mile Trail Championships – Tahoe, NV
July 25 – USA 50 Mile Trail Championships – Crystal Mountain, WA
August 22 – USA 100km Trail Championships – Willamette Pass, OR
August 29 – USA 10km Trail Championships Laurel Ridge Camp and Conference Center, NC
October 3 – USA 50 Mile Road Championships – Boalsburg, PA
November 7 – USA Marathon Trail Championships – Ashland, OR

USATF Mountain, Ultra and Trail Running Championships for 2010:
March TBA – USA 50km Road Championships – Long Island, NY
July 31 – USA 50 Mile Trail Championships – Crystal Mountain, WA
November 6 – USA Marathon Trail Championships – Ashland, OR

Team Staff Announced for the Teva US Mountain Team – Dave Dunham, Manager of Junior Team; Ellen Miller – Manager of Women’s Team; Richard Bolt – Team Leader

Team Staff Announced for 100km Team – Lin Gentling, team leader; Mike Spinnler, Assistant team leader; Lion Caldwell, Team Doctor

** The Selection Window for the 2009 USA National 100km Team will be extended to two years (as opposed to 18 months) for 2009 only.

The complete minutes from the MUT meetings at the USATF Annual Meeting will be published on this blog in the next week or so.

Report by:
Richard Bolt
MUT Coordinator
USATF Oregon