World Mountain Running has launched their new website today with a new look and the WMRA is working on improving it's images and allowing easier navigation.
It's a new look and we hope you like it.
Check it out and we are using the address : www.wmra.info
Another big news is that WORLD CUP has launched with it's own dedicated web space ( www.wmra.info/world-cup ) where you can see the races in detail, course information, programme and we will continue to update it with results and World Cup news as the races unfold. Have a look at the exciting races we have included with some iconic races and some historic races.
The WMRA WORLD CUP
WMRA are bringing new races and concepts to rejuvenate the World Cup. The WMRA is convinced it needs to move with the times and create a product that appeals to a wider group of runners and public. With a new World Cup product working with more of the protagonists in off road sport the WMRA will try to get more top athletes in all off road disciplines racing together and introduce more people to Mountain Running. These working partnerships will include other off road disciplines as well as closer relations with the IAAF to try to bring a more exciting series of races.
The decision was made to remove the World Champs from the World Cup because this is a race where runners need to be selected so the WMRA wanted to make it open for everyone to participate.
In 2018, the concept of the Mountain Running World Cup will be a transition from the one we know from the past with new race relationships that have been forged during the winter months. There will be 5 races in the Circuit, starting in mid July with the famous Grossglocknerlauf in Austria finishing in October on Smarna gora in Slovenia, a traditional final race. A bigger variety in distances and terrain was one of the big goals so they range from a vertical kilometre race over 3.3km to a 31km long distance event.
In future another goal will be to maintain a more compact calendar so more international runners will be able to include races on consecutive weekends to be efficient with travel that also helps with making a more exciting series.