USATF Half Marathon Trail Championship
We are excited to announce that the first annual Montage Mountain Trail Half Marathon Challenge will serve as the USATF Trail Half Marathon National Championship!
Active USATF members will be the only people eligible to receive the race prize money. To check your account or register for a USATF membership, please use the below link:
Non-USATF Members are encouraged to race and take on one of the most challenging races in Pennsylvania!
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.
Race and Course Information
Not a USATF Member? No worries! Sign Up to race anyways to be a part of one of the best trail races in the area! The Montage Mountain Trail Half Marathon course is a super challenging and scenic tour of the Montage Mountain Ski Resort and surrounding forest lands. The course has approximately 3,500ft elevation gain with terrain that includes single track trails, double wide quad trails, grass paths, and 1 creek crossing! The trails are true Pennsylvania style trails that can be technical, steep at times, and fast as well.
There will be aid stations throughout the course that will be stocked with race essentials including lite food, water, and an electrolyte drink.
USATF Team Competition Information:
(a) The maximum number of entries per team shall be unlimited. Number of team medals awarded will be number scoring.
(b) Team championships shall be conducted in 10 year age divisions for men and women as follows: Junior, Open, 40+, 50+ 60+, etc. Team runners are scored on all teams for which they are eligible, thus a 25 year old is scored on the Open team only while a 50 year all may be scored on the Open, 40+, and 50+ teams.
(c) The top 3 runners for each team shall be scored, except the top 5 shall score for the Open Men.
(d) Scoring shall be by cumulative time.
USATF Age Group awards for Top 3 Male/Female in the following categories: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, ect.
Schedule of Events
Saturday June 8th:
12:00pm-5:00pm- Expo and Packet Pickup
4:00pm-5:00pm- Elite Athlete Press Conference At Expo
5:00pm-7:00pm- Spaghetti Dinner Buffet in Slocum Hollow Restaurant ($15 per person)
Sunday June 9th:
6:30am-8:30am- Race Day Packet Pickup and Day of Registration
9:00am- Montage Mountain Trail Half Marathon Championships (USATF Championships)
12:00pm- Award Presentation
12:00-3:00- Water Park
3:00pm-8:00pm- Athlete After Party in Slocum Hollow Bar/Restaurant.
Until January 31st- $65
February 1-March 31st- $75
April 1- June 7th- $85
Day of Registration- $100
Each race registration entry includes admission to the Montage Mountain Water Park following the race, a $29.99 value!
Elite Athletes, please contact Ben at email@example.com.
We are happy to offer a $6,000 Prize Purse for the USATF Championship Race!
1st Place- $1,300
2nd Place- $800
3rd Place- $500
4th Place- $250
5th Place- $150
Masters Prize: Top Male/Female- $200
Active USATF members and US citizens will be the only people eligible to receive the race prize money.
Join us Saturday, June 8th for the official expo from 12pm-5pm. This will include USATF sponsors, local companies, and unique vendors. Pick up your Race Bib, hang out at Slocum Hollow Bar and Restaurant, relax by the pool, and stick around for the Press Conference from 4-5pm!
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