July 14, 2006
TEXAS EVENT TO OFFER LARGEST NATIONAL ULTRA CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZE PURSE
The Ultracentric 24-Hour Run in Grapevine, Texas will host the American Ultrarunning Association's 2006 National 24-Hour Run Championship on a certified, 2.4-mile road loop on November 18 of this year. The event will offer a $12,000 prize purse, the largest in ultramarathon national championship history in the United States. The event will also serve as the selection race for the National Team to the 2007 World 24-Hour, which will be held in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada in July 2007. The entire $12,000 prize purse will be reserved and earmarked only for Americans who qualify for and participate in the 2007 World 24-Hour as a member of the U.S. National Team in that race. Specifics of team selection and prize money distribution will be announced soon. The 24-Hour National Championship will be included in a weekend-long "celebration of ultrarunning," including 6-hour, 12-hour, and 48-hour events. Check the AUA website (www.americanultra.org) for further updates. Questions and expressions of interest about the Ultracentric event may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.