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2020 Mountain Running World Cup by the World Mountain Running Association

World Cup Mountain Races are registered as World Athletic Permit Race

"Every runner can come and join us and enjoy these great events in some of the most beautiful mountain scenery - come and run the World Cup."
Jonathan Wyatt.


World Cup Leader Female

World Cup Leader Male


XII Zumaia Flysch Trail

Zumaia-Gipuzkoa - Spain

3rd May: Long Mountain 1

XII Zumaia Flysch Trail

Zumaia-Gipuzkoa - Spain

3rd May: Classic Mountain 1

Vertical Nasego

Nasego - Italy

16th May: Vertical Uphill 1

Trofeo Nasego

Nasego - Italy

17th May: Classic Mountain 2

Broken Arrow SkyRace

Squaw Valley - USA

21st June: Long Mountain 2

Grossglockner Berglauf

Heiligenblut - Austria

12th July:  Vertical Uphill 1

Sierre-Zinal

Sierre-Zinal - Switz.

9th August: Long Mountain 3

Krkonosky Half Marathon

Jasnke Lazne - Czech Rep.

16th Aug: Classic Mountain 3

Canfranc - Canfranc

Canfranc-Estacion - Spain

12 Sept: Long Mount. 4 (final)

Canfranc - Canfranc

Canfranc-Estacion - Spain

12 Sept: Classic Mount. 4 (final)

Nordkette Vertical

Innsbruck - Austria

20 Sept: Vertical Uphill 3

KM Verticale Lagunc

Chiavenna-Lagùnc - Italy

4th Oct: Vertical Uphill 4 (final)

Latest News about the World Cup

  • 'I Still Get Goosebumps': Interview With Lucija Krkoč

    'I Still Get Goosebumps': Interview With Lucija Krkoč

    As part of our 'greatest mountain runners of all time' feature we've been speaking to some of the great athletes from the last 20+ years. Here, Tomo Šarf speaks to Lucija Krkoč of Slovenia, who achieved some great results between 2003 and 2016. 
  • Amazing Places, Community and Family: What Drives Andrew Douglas

    Amazing Places, Community and Family: What Drives Andrew Douglas

    Andrew Douglas has been a regular feature on the mountain running circuit for the last 6 years. He made his mark instantly on the World Cup, winning it in 2015, then again in 2019,  finishing 2nd and 3rd in the intervening years. In 2019 he decided to take a sabbatical from his job and it certainly paid off, with wins at Snowdon and Broken Arrow and impressive positions in other World Cup races with stellar fields. We spoke to him about his journey in running, what he learned from his year of focussing on his running and what he thinks the future holds for mountain running.  
  • 'Know And Trust What Works For You' -  Interview with Sarah Tunstall

    'Know And Trust What Works For You' - Interview with Sarah Tunstall

    We spoke to Sarah Tunstall, GB mountain runner who bases herself in France for periods throughout the season. Sarah has had considerable success on the mountain running circuit over more than a decade. She finished 3rd in the European Championships back in 2008 and, more recently, has finished 2nd and 3rd at the World Championships and won the World Cup. In 2019 she won Grossglockner and Drei Zinnen. However, despite achieving great success over a number of years she has suffered from injuries which have forced her to rethink her approach to training. Here she tells us what she's learned from her setbacks and how she's found the right balance.  
  • WMRA World Cup 2020 Announcement

    WMRA World Cup 2020 Announcement

    The World Mountain Running Association is proud to present its 22nd edition of the original and most prestigious mountain running circuit in the world, which now expands to 12 races held at 9 iconic venues spread across Austria, the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Spain and the USA. (Spanish language version of news article below this one) WMRA MOUNTAIN RACES HISTORY: 1985-2020 WMRA created the first Mountain Running World Championship in the history of the sport, back in 1985 with the Vertical Mountain Race held at the Italian village of San Viglio di Marebbe over a 14k/D+1.080m route. Ever since, the WMRA World Champs have been the annual highlight for mountain runners with the 35th edition held last November at the iconic k42 Patagonia. Haria Extreme Lanzarote will host the 2020 edition on November 14-15. 
  • Highlights From the 2019 Mountain Running Season

    Highlights From the 2019 Mountain Running Season

    As 2019 draws to a close we wanted to reminisce about some of the amazing racing we’ve seen in the mountain running season. From a sensational World Cup series, to the 40th Smarna Gora race, to the World Championships in Argentina, what a year it’s been. It was a difficult job narrowing them down but we’ve collected together the highlights of the year from the WMRA Council.  

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