The USATF Mountain Ultra Trail championships calendar is set for 2024. Eleven events will be staged featuring distances from 10 kilometers to 100 miles as well as 24 hours, on road, trail, and mountain terrain. Nine states – Nevada, New York, New Hampshire, California, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Arkansas, Utah, Wisconsin – will host a championship with two of those states (Utah and Wisconsin) earning the honor of hosting two championships.
Awards will be distributed and include medals, patches and a total of $48,550 in prize money. The top ten men and women overall will earn medals as will the top three men and women in five year masters’ age groups starting at 40. In the sub-ultra distances, there will also be medals awarded to the top three junior men and women in the U20 division. National championship patches will be presented to the overall male and female as well as each of the masters’ division champions.
In order to compete in a championship event, registrants must be citizens of the United States, current USATF members and eligible to represent the United States in international competition.
The first race kicks off the season in February with the final event in November. With this number of championships, there is sure to be an event for all MUT enthusiasts.
USATF 100 Mile Road — Jackpot Ultras — Henderson, NV—February 16
USATF 50km Road — Heckscher State Park 50K — Long Island, NY — March 10
USATF 100km Road — Mad City 100K — Madison, WI — April 20
USATF Vertical Mountain — Loon Mountain — Lincoln, NH — July 7
USATF Mountain — Cirque Series — Snowbird, UT — July 13
USATF 50km Trail — Headlands — Marin, CA — August 17
USATF Marathon Trail — Birkie Trail Festival — Hayward, WI — September 28
USATF 50 Mile Road — Tussey Mountainback 50M — State College, PA — October 27
USATF Half Marathon Trail — Moab Half Marathon — Moab, UT — November 2
USATF 10kmTrail — Dirt Circus — Bentonville, AR — November 16
USATF 24Hours — Fat Ox — Goodyear, AZ — November 23
Learn more about the USATF MUT championships program in a recent SubHub podcast from Dani Moreno and Emkay Sullivan. The pod is also available here. This installment is part of the newly launched US Championship Chronicles from the pair.
Stay current with all things USATF MUT here.
Some of the championships will also be selection races for Team USA events. See more details on team selection for the NACAC Mountain and Trail Running Team here, Challenge Stellina International Meeting of Nations here, the 100km World Championships here. For details on team selection for the USATF U18 mountain running team, visit this link. The selection criteria has also been announced for the 2025 USATF 24 Hours Team here.
In an effort to promote #cleansport, athletes who participate in National Championships and Team USA competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.
Editor’s note: The above events hosting championships were all approved by the USATF MUT executive committee and are pending final signed contracts between organizers and USATF.