US Military Endurance Sports

Programs

Elite Athlete Program

USMES supports an elite men’s road cycling team; a men’s and women’s para-cycling team; a men’s and women’s adventure racing team; and a men’s and women’s sponsored athlete program that supports athletics that are more individual in nature, including, but not limited to: triathlon, track cycling, mountain biking, women’s road cycling and running.  Each program has a slightly different target candidate pool and focus based on the nature of the sport.  The primary focus of our elite programs is to support top amateur athlete development; as such, selection to the Elite programs is highly competitive, and athletes must meet minimum requirements and adhere to professional standards throughout the season.  The application window typically opens in September and teams are announced in November.  If you would like more information or are interested in applying, please check on the Elite Team FAQ (hyperlink to the FAQ page).  If you would like more information or are interested in applying, please check on the Elite Athlete Program page.  For more information please contact membership@usmes.org.

Club Programs

USMES supports a robust club program for cyclists, triathletes, runners, adventure racers and wounded veteran/adaptive athletes.  This year-round club program is open to all abilities and is focused on helping athletes set and meet goals, improve health, fitness, and resiliency.  Club athletes are supported by their team managers (Cycling, Triathlon, Running, Adventure Racing, and Wounded Veteran/Adaptive) and through our geographically based Regional Coordinators (RCs).  Club members receive access to great deals and discounts, education programs, and community building opportunities.  For more information please contact membership@usmes.org.

Wounded Veteran/Adaptive Programs

The Wounded Veteran and Adaptive athletes in USMES can be either Elite or Club athletes.  Within the Club Program, USMES provides additional support to wounded veteran athletes that may have specific equipment/logistical needs and/or mentorship and coaching requirements.  USMES typically hosts four skill development camps for wounded veteran cyclists in San Diego, Tucson, Washington DC, and Colorado Springs (space is limited).  Additionally, wounded veteran members interested in learning more about the USMES Elite Para/Adaptive Sponsored Program, official classification, and event participation can receive assistance from the team manager.  For more information please contact membership@usmes.org.