Monday, April 27, 2009

USA 10 km Trail Championships: Early Entries Now Available for USATF Members

The 2009 USA 10 km Trail Championships will take place on August 29 in Laurel Springs, N.C.  The championships are being hosted by the FootRx Continental Divide Trail Run.
The field size for the FootRx Continental Divide Trail Run is limited to 150 runners.  Until May 31, USATF members will be able to exclusively enter the event.  After May 31 non-USATF members will be able to enter the Continental Divide 10 km Trail Run.   USATF members will not be able to enter the championship after the field reaches the 150 limit so be sure to take this opportunity to enter now before the the event sells out.
"Our organizing committee is thrilled to have the opportunity to host the USA 10 km Trail Championships and acquaint this area to the trail running community," stated race director Jason Bryant.  "The race site, 75 miles northeast of Winston-Salem, is on the brim of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides a magnificent setting for a championship race.  The Blue Ridge presents wonderful views into the foothills below on one side and views into the heart of the mountains on the other."
To enter the championships visit the championship USATF website.
About the Course from the Race Director
The race course will start on top of a mountain with some open fields to get things a spread out.  Then onto some tight singletrack that will twist and turn down the wooded mountainside. When you turn back up, forget the switchbacks, just head straight up.  At the top again, you'll get a break on some wider trails before heading back onto another singletrack descent.  What goes down must go up, so you will get a second chance to climb to the mountain top finish.  I believe our race course will provide beauty and a challenge.

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