24 October 2002


Bids Sought for Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Championships

The Mountain/Ultra/Trail Running Council (MUT) of USATF Long Distance Running is accepting bids for National Championship races at the ultra and sub-ultra distances for the years 2003 and 2004.  For the first time in its history, the MUT Council is seeking bids for mountain and trail race championships in the shorter distances.  In response to the growing success of for US mountain and trail racing, this new category of championships are being offered. The distances that can be awarded championship status are:

50 km road      50 km trail
50 mile road    50 mile trail
100 mile trail  100 mile road
100 km road     24 hour road/track
Sub-ultra mtn/trail races of various distances

If you are interested in hosting a National Championship race in the year 2003 or 2004, please contact your regional MUT representative (listed below).  Your MUT representative will supply you with a bid form.  Or you can visit the MUT website at http://www.cerritos.edu/lgersitz/MUT/Home.html for a downloadable
version of the form.

Completed bid forms must be received by Friday, November 29, 2002 to insure review at the USATF Annual Meeting, which will be held December 5   8, 2002 in Kansas City, MO.  Not all distances will necessarily be awarded in a given year.  Race directors and the ultra, mountain, and trail running media will be notified by December 10 regarding the outcome of the selection process. Further bids may be solicited after the convention for race distances that have not been awarded.

EAST (ultra)
Janice Anderson
1578 Menlo Drive
Kennesaw, GA  30152
770-794-9537 (h)
770-433-8211 x17654 (w)

CENTRAL (ultra)
Theresa Daus-Weber
6970 Buckskin Drive
Littleton, CO 80125

WEST (ultra)
Lorraine Gersitz
517 Lazy Creek Circle
Fullerton, CA 92831
714-526-5340 (h)
562-860-2451 ext 2414 (w)

Mountain / Trail (sub-ultra distances)
Brain Metzler
5455 Spine Road
Mezzanine A
Boulder, CO  80301
303-546-6613 (w)


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