The USATF Niagara region has announced a new MUT series. MUT stands for Mountain Ultra and Trail. We are so excited to announce this as they are taking over for the recently folded Western NY Ultra Series.
This series will include both roads and trails – and while we are most excited about the ultra trail events we are happy to bring the news of this new series to all of you.
Please consider these events – Also don’t forget about our awesome new Trail Runner of The Year series – www.trailsroc.org/TROY
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April 28th BPAC 6 Hour, Buffalo, NY
Start your series by seeing how far you can run in 6 hours. Points are determined by how many laps you can do on the paved 3.25 mile course.
May 25th Highland 1 2 3 (30 mile), Fabius, NY
Head out to the wooded Highland Forest to run a 30 miler on trails. Bring your shorter distance running friends along for the 10 and 20 mile runs (these don’t count toward series points).
June 8th Cayuga Trails 50, Ithaca, NY
**2013 USATF Niagara Ultra Championship**
**2014 USATF 50 Mile Trail Championship**
Race the inaugural Cayuga Trails 50 around the gorgeous Ithaca gorges. This race is also the USATF Niagara Ultra Championship, which features an additional prize purse for USATF Niagara members. Come back next year for the national USATF 50 Mile Trail Championship to compete with the top ultramarathoners in the nation.
July 6th Finger Lakes Fifties (50 mile and 50k), Hector, NY
Run either a 50 mile or 50k race in the Finger Lakes National Forest. Enjoy the dirt roads and trails in the only national forest in New York.
August 24th Green Lakes Endurance Runs (100k and 50k), Fayetteville, NY
Fall in love with the rolling meadows at Green Lakes State Park. With 50 or 100k to choose from, you can’t go wrong here.
September 21st Virgil Crest Ultras (100 mile, 50 mile, and 50k), Virgil, NY
Hope you love hills, because this monster is full of them. Try the only 100 miler in the series to gain mega points, or enjoy the slightly less difficult 50 miler or 50k races.
October, 12th Can Lake 50 Ultras (50 mile and 50k), Canandaigua, NY
Run through wine country with these scenic road races. The 50 miler does a full loop of Canandaigua Lake and the 50k is a point to point, but watch out for some tough climbs on both.
November 2nd Mendon Trail Runs (50k), Pittsford, NY
Finish the season with a 5 loop trail run around the rolling eskers in Mendon Ponds. Bring the whole family to the race so that they can enjoy a fun (non-scoring) 5k, 10k, or 20k on the trails!