USA & Collegiate Mountain running National Championships
Plus Mt. Bachelor 4k Mountain Run
July, 25 2015 in Bend, Oregon
While the USA Mountain Running & Collegiate Mountain Running National Championships are a national championship event, runners of all ages & abilities are invited to participate. The Top 6 men and the Top 4 women USATF members and US Citizens will earn automatic berths on the 2015 US Mountain Running Team. There will be separate men’s and women’s races with two different distances to mimic the world mountain running championships format. The men’s race is 3 laps for a total of 12k. The women’s race is 2 laps for a total of 8k. There will also be a community 4k one-lap race open to men, women and kids of all abilities.
*This race is an official USA Track & Field National Championships and the sole selection race for the US Mountain Running Team and the World Mountain Running Championships.*Elite athlete questions should be directed to Richard Bolt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*For additional Collegiate Mountain Running National Championship information click here.
Mt. Bachelor Ski Area
13000 Century Drive
Bend, OR 97702
Community 4k - 8:00 a.m.
Womens Open 8k - 9:00 a.m.
Mens Open 12k - 10:00 a.m.
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There will be 3 races at this event all held on a 4.1k loop course that climbs and descends 248 meters. - 12k championship for men (3 laps), 8k championship for women (2 laps) and a 4k community race (1 lap). Printable Course Map
WHY ARE THERE DIFFERENT DISTANCES FOR MEN AND WOMEN?
This race is a qualifier for the US Mountain Running Team which will compete in Wales at the World Mountain Running Championships (WMRC) in September. At the WMRC, men and women race different distances much like they do at World Cross Country Events. The US Team has learned over the years that the best way to be competitive at Worlds is to have qualifying courses that simulate the WMRC course in surface, elevation and distance. Consistent podium finishes of US mens and womens teams since 2006 has supported this thinking. While the courses are of different lengths, the prize money for the championships is equally distributed among the men and women as we always believe women should have the same prize earnings opportunity as men.
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*To be eligible for USATF prize money, you must be a USA citizen and have a current, valid USATF membership number. To become a member or renew your membership online, visit www.usatf.org. To see more info on USA Championship eligibility criteria, see USATF website.
*To be eligible for Collegiate prize money, you must have taken at least one (1) college course between January 1, 2015 and July 25, 2015. To see more info on Collegiate Championship eligibility criteria, see Collegiate Running Association website.
Total prize purse: $10,000
Collegiate prize purse: $6,000
USATF Championship Medals:
Open Men and Women Age 39 and under - Top 10
Juniors Age 19 and under - Top 3
Five year age groups Men and Women -- 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc. - Top 3
Open Men and Women Team
Masters Men and Women Team 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+
NOTE: Only USATF recognized teams will be scored in this USATF Championship
1.) The team championships in USATF-MUT shall be scored by time.
2.) The team score shall be the aggregate time of the scoring members. The team with the lowest aggregate time is the team winner.
3.) The maximum number of entries per team shall be unlimited.
4.) Team championships shall be conducted in 10 year age divisions for men and women.
5.) All age division team members may score down (example: 60+ man could score in the 50+, 40+, and open TEAMS).
Scoring shall be as follows:
Distances under 30K
Men Open - 5 score
Men 40+/50+/60+/70+ - 3 score
Women - All categories 3 score
STATEMENT ON TESTING FOR BANNED SUBSTANCES FOR ELITE ATHLETES:
USA Track & Field and members of the US Mountain Running Team staff have a zero tolerance policy regarding performance enhancing substances. Athletes qualifying for the US Mountain Running Team may be subject to out-of-competition testing and in-competition testing. For questions about the list of banned drugs, please visit USADA’s website at www.usada.org. There are Therapeutic Use Exemptions (referred to as TUEs) for some medications on the banned list which athletes must take for an ongoing illness, or medical issues. Details are available here: http://www.usada.org/substances/tue/.
NOTE: Hiking poles are prohibited at this USATF sanctioned event.
AID STATIONS: There will be one aid station at the top of the loop (2k into loop) and one aid station at start/finish area. Aid sation at top of loop will have water while aid station at start/finish area will have water, electrolyte drink & gel.