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Please Help

The USATF Ohio Association has been looking for a MUT Race that we can identify as an Association Championship. If you know of an existing race that might be interested, please contact the webmaster or Association Vice President. Please note that the race must be located within the boundries of the Ohio association.

Hello USATF MUT Friends

Richard Bolt just published a post race story from the March 14 USATF 50 Mile Trail Championships written by Meghan Laws. The published article includes photos and USATF results at https://trailrunner.com/trail-news/trail-runners-embody-the-pioneer-spirit-at-usatf-50-mile-trail-championships/

2019 MUT National Championships Announced

The 2018 USATF Annual Meeting is now in the books and the USATF MUT Committee has released the 2019 MUT National Championships. For a complete list click here.

US Team Selection Criteria for 2019 Trail World Championships

Calling all elite US trail runners!  Team selection criteria has been approved by the Mountain, Ultra, Trail Executive Committee and published here: https://trailrunner.com/trail-news/us-team-selection-criteria-for-2019-trail-world-championships/


US Women's Team takes Bronze at the
2018 Trail World Championships

* * * Read the full story about the race from Richard Bolt * * *
* * * Race Day Photos * * *
* * * Podium and Award Ceremony Photos * * *

USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships

The USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships will take place this weekend, February 3 & 4, in conjunction with the Rocky Raccoon 100 Mile. You can find an event preview at the following link: https://trailrunner.com/trail-news/2018-usatf-100-mile-trail-championships-race-preview/. For live updates from the race follow @USAultrarunning on Twitter. If anyone from Ohio will be competing, please email the web master.

September 2017 USATF LDR Newsletter Available

Did you receive the latest edition of the USATF LDR Newsletter? It is available here for reading now or downloading for reading at a later time. It has upcoming USATF Championship events, reports from both Men’s and Women’s LDR, Masters LDR, MUT and Cross Country. Click here to access your copy.


From the Desk of Richard Bolt

Team USA selection criteria for the 2018 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Karpacz, Poland on June 24 has been published. Please feel free to share with others. Any interested athletes are welcome to contact Richard Bolt or Jason Bryant.

August 2017 USATF LDR Newsletter Available

Did you receive the latest edition of the USATF LDR Newsletter? It is available here for reading now or downloading for reading at a later time. It has upcoming USATF Championship events, reports from both Men’s and Women’s LDR, Masters LDR, MUT and Cross Country. Click here to access your copy.

Kentucky's CloudSplitter Moves to New Course

It's not to early to start thinking about a good Fall MUT Race. Unfortunately Ohio has not been able to find a race for our championships but just to our south in Kentucky is the “The Cloudsplitter 100” on October 7 and 8, 2017.

The Kentucky and Virginia Association’s MUT Championships, “The Cloudsplitter 100” is moving to nearby High Knob. High Knob is the mirror image of Pine Mountain, located deep in the heart of Central Appalachia, and it is at the highest point in the Cumberland Mountains at an elevation of 4,223 feet above sea level. On a clear day, four other states can be seen from the High Knob summit: West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina. This Championship will also include a 10K Mountain Race as this new course encompasses the “Hellbender 10K”. Additional information can be found at http://www.cloudsplitter100.com/ or by contacting George Leaf. Registration is now open.

June 2017 USATF LDR Newsletter Available

Did you receive the latest edition of the USATF LDR Newsletter? It is available here for reading now or downloading for reading at a later time. It has upcoming USATF Championship events, reports from both Men’s and Women’s LDR, Masters LDR, MUT and Cross Country. Click here to access your copy.

USATF 50K Trail Championships / Fourmidible 50K Results & Story held in Auburn, CA on Saturday Feb. 18, 2017


Hello Mountain, Ultra, Trail Fans

Check out the first LDR Division Newsletter from our National Chairperson Michael Scott.  MUT items included are:
MUT hosted the 100km Trail Championship on January 7. Stephanie Violett won the womens championship in 9:08:35 while Justin Ricks won the men’s title in 9:13:11. 
MUT will host two additional championships in February with the 100 mile Trail Championship on February 4th, and the 50km Trail Championship on February 18; selections for teams underway with another event (final auto select event) in the Trail Team selection on March 18 at the Chuckanut 50km.

2017 MUT Championships

For a complete list of 2017 MUT Championships, click here.

Looking for Resources Related to MUT

Ohio Runners interested in MUT running should check out the following social media feeds:

For additional mountain and trail running news,check out the non-profit American Trail Running Association. Through ATRA over $125,000 has been raised to fund MUT athlete travel to IAAF championships:

2016 USATF 50 km Trail Championships

Muir Beach, CA | August 27, 2016


The 2016 USATF 50 km Trail Championships will take place August 27 in Muir Beach, California; the event is sold out. Athletes can, however, be placed on the registration wait list. Questions can be directed to Nancy Hobbs at trlrunner@aol.com.

Only USATF members and U.S. citizens are eligible to win the championship prize money of $5,000. For more information including the schedule and course map, please visit the USATF website.


2016 USATF 24-Hour Championships

Cleveland, OH | September 16, 2016


The 2016 USATF 24-Hour Championships will take place September 17-18 in Cleveland, OH. Festivities will kick off Friday, September 16 with an optional pre-race dinner. Registration deadlines are as follows:

Late Summer Registration Dates: July 1, 12:00 a.m. to August 21, 11:59 p.m. ET Cost: $170.00 (+$8.50 processing fee)

Late Registration Dates: August 22, 12:00 a.m. to September 16, 11:59 p.m. ET. Cost: $185.00 (+$9.25 processing fee)


2016 USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships

Bellingham, WA | October 15, 2016


The 2016 USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships will take place October 15 in Bellingham, WA. This point-to-point race follows the Ridge Trail with an elevation of 2,500 feet. Each registrant is invited to the post-race meal and festival.

More information, including registration, start time, and packet pick-up information can be found online.


2016 USATF 50 Mile Road Championships

Boalsburg, PA | October 30, 2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 USATF 50 Mile Road Championships October 30 in Boalsburg, PA. Pre-race dinner and advance packet pickup will begin Saturday October 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please note that the expo, packet pickup and pre-race dinner are at a different location this year.

More information, including the course map and day-of schedule can be found on usatf.org.

2016 USATF Marathon Trail Championships

Moab, UT | November 5-6, 2016

Moab, Utah will host the 2016 USATF Marathon Trail Championships for the third year this November 5-6. This event will sell out, so register now!

Registration fees include chip timing, race t-shirt, aid station access, post-event snacks, finishers' medals, awards for the top three male and female finishers in each race, trophies for top age group finishers, and a $3,500 cash purse shared between top marathon finishers.

Visit the event site for more information.

Good Luck to Ohio Competitors at Cloudsplitter 100

Ohio has 22 entries in the Cloudsplitter 100. See the complete list below. This race is in the mountains of Kentucky near Elkhorn City and involves four different mountain trail distances of 100 miles, 100K, 50K and 25K. More information on this USATF Kentucky Association Trail Championship can be found below.

Good luck this weekend to each and everyone of you.
100 Mile
M30     Troy Allen of Columbus, OH
M34    Nick Laboffe of Cincinnati, OH
M34    Ryan King of Piqua, OH
100 K
M48    Clemens Ceipek of Dayton, OH
M55    Timothy O'Keefe of Newark, OH
M26    Joe Decapite of Cincinnati, OH
F43    Lori Foringer of Centerville, OH
F30    Valerie Brodbeck of Dayton, OH
F27    Morgan Green of Upper Arlington, OH
F31    Catherine Pinkston of Cincinnati, OH
50 K
M23    Andrew Flanagan of Hamilton, OH
M39    Scott Moore of Amelia, OH
M32    Greg Davis of Columbus, OH
F39    Jessica Meeker of Maumee, OH
F34    Melissa Banfield of Shaker Heights, OH
F43    Mindy Calgie of Maumee, OH
F39    Kathleen Alexander of Stow, OH
F39    Brenda Mcdowell of Anderson, OH
25 K
M37    Scott Cormany of Chillicothe, OH
M35    Andrew Lang of Gahanna, OH
F34    Erica Cormany of Chillicothe, OH
F35    Erika Feigles of Columbus, OH

Regional Mountain/Ultra/Trail Races for 2015

April 26 ~ The Backside Trail Marathon and Trail Half Marathon

June 25 ~ Rhododendron Run 25K

  • The Rhododendron Run will take place at the Interstate Park, known as the "Grand Canyon of the South" in Breaks, Virginia.
  • Registration is now open until June 17 at 11:59PM.
  • The Rhododendron is included in the 2015 Trail Runner Trophy Series.
  • The Rhododendron Run 25k course map is now available on the race website at www.cloudsplitter100.com The course is a figure eight loop, about eight miles in length, which will be run two times. The course map will be updated in mid March and a GPX file will be provided which can be downloaded. The inaugural Rhododendron Run is part of the Trail Runner Trophy Series for 2015, and it is the second in the series of Cloudsplitter races taking place on Pine Mountain in Central Appalachia. The Catawba and Rosebay Rhododendron will be in full bloom when the race takes place at Breaks Interstate Park this coming June.

October 3 & 4 ~ Cloudsplitter 100 Mountain Trail Ultra (25K, 50K, 100K & 100 Mile)

  • The Cloudsplitter 100 will start and finish in Elkhorn City, Kentucky. Due to the total ascent on the 100 miler, a time limit has been set at 40 hours. The Cloudsplitter races are the USATF Kentucky Association Trail Championships for the four distances.
  • Registration is now open until September 27 at 12:00AM.

Bad Ass Slam of Ultra Running

The all new Bad Ass Slam of Ultrarunning is an award to recognize those who take on and conquer four of the most grueling 100 mile trail races on this side of the USA. Our intention is to create a slam that is so brutally tough that those who complete it will truly earn the title of Certified Bad Ass!" Continue reading. .  .

The Races:

The web master is looking for any USATF Ohio Association member that plans to accept the "Bad Ass Slam" challenge. Please contact me at the link at the top of the page.

USATF Annual Convention in Anaheim CA
USA Mountain/Ultra/Trail Council

Were you unable to attend the 2014 USATF Annual Convention in Anaheim? The USA Mountain/Ultra/Trail Council conducted several high quality meetings at this year's convention. Get up to date by reviewing Maria Dalzot, Acting Secretary MUT Council meeting minutes.

US Mountain Running Team

The US Mountain Running Team is an official USATF national team and competes at the World Mountain Running Championships and NACAC Mountain Running Championships. Visit the US Mountain Running Team website to view their history, how the team is selected and more.

MUT Council Links

The MUT Council selects national teams for the 100k and 24-hour world championships. Visit the MUT Council web page for team information and race highlights.

The MUT Council works closely with the non-profit American Trail Running Association (ATRA) to provide additional funds for team USA athletes. ATRA also maintains the largest trail running race calendar on the web.
Are you into the social media? Here are a few links to social media pages:


Date Distance & Surface Race Name Location
Jan. 10, 2015 USA 100 Km Trail Bandera Bandera, TX
Jan. 31, 2015 USA 100 Mile Trail Rocky Raccoon Huntsville, TX
Mar. 1, 2015 USA 50 Km Road Caumset 50 K Road Lloyd Harbor, NY
Apr. 11, 2015 USA 100 Km Road Mad City 100K Madison, WI
May 31, 2015 USA 50 Mile Trail Cayuga Trails 50 Ithaca, NY
July 25, 2015 USA Mountain Running Mt. Bachelor Bend, OR
Aug. 28, 2015 USA 50 Km Trail Headlands Tamalpa Headlands, CA
Sept. 19-20, 2015 USA 24 Hours North Coast Cleveland, OH
Oct. 17, 2015 USA Half Marathon Trail Lake Padden Half Bellingham, WA
Oct. 24, 2015 USA 50 Mile Road The Fall 50 Door County, WI
Nov. 7, 2015 USA Marathon Trail Moab Trail Marathon Moab, UT