WMRA has fixed the Mountain Running World Cup 2016 Regulations and the Application Form (see on this webpage section ",Documents", and then ",Mountain Running World Cup",). , ,
Potential organizers are invited to send us their fully signed Application Form ,no later than 15 December 2015. ,
Decision about the final World Cup Calendar will be taken by WMRA Council on 9th January 2016 or, if possibile, also before this time.



"After receiving entries of the current World Champion, several outstanding athletes, as well as three top Eritrean runners (who did not run at the World Championships due to prohibitive costs for the Eritrean Athletic Federation), the LOC for the 36th Smarna Gora Race &ndash, the final race in the WMRA World Cup &ndash, expected intense competition for podium spots and they were afraid they would lose lots of money in payouts to athletes since the race rules designated 10&euro,/second for improving the course record and also bonuses other finishers , if they were faster than the old course record.
In the final registrations, the Eritrean runners were unable to get visas to travel to Europe, and the LOC fear became a moot point. Coupled with the sudden downpour just two hours before the race &ndash, after clear skies and no rain for ten days prior &ndash, the previously dry course became soggy and slippery and ideal conditions were no longer present.
"The International ,Smarna Gora Mountain Running Race ,remains one of the highlights of the mountain running season, and its rich tradition will continue on Saturday, October 4, with its 35th edition.
In the fall season of 1979, running enthusiasts from Ljubljana &ndash, Slovenia&rsquo,s capital &ndash, decided to organize a race to the top of one of the most popular mountains in Slovenia at Smarna Gora.
Nobody envisioned that it would become such a massive event with worldwide popularity.
The mountain running champions of the world will again be crowned this Saturday at this magnificent mountain peak.
In the early 1990s the event was the first national championships in the new state of Slovenia and later that decade, world champion Lucio Fregona (ITA) made the Smarna Gora race an internationally recognized event.
After the millennium, the Smarna Gora race became one of the founding members of the WMRA World Cup and since then it has been the final World Cup event on thirteen occasions."
"293 runners of 32 Nations were present at the 31st World Mountain Running Championships 2015 held at Betws-Y-Coed, (Conwy - North Wales).
Seven nations took the 24 medals distributed at the end of the competitions.
Leader in the medal table was Uganda with 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, in front of Turkey that won 2 gold and 2 silver.
Four Nations gained a world title: USA was third in the medal table with 1 gold and 3 silver, Great Britain &, N. I. fourth with 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze, then in fifth position in the medal table were Czech Rep. and Italy both with 1 gold and 1 silver.
Last Nation that kept , medal was France with 1 bronze.
Perfomances of the runner were really wonderful, thousands of spectators on the track clapped their hands for the fantastic runners in a beautiful sunshine day!
Many people were involved in the organisation of the Championships, making it a great success: Officials from the County of Conwy and from the Welsh Athletics were able to do all the best!
"Leading mountain runners from around the globe descend on North Wales this Saturday (19 September) for the 31st World Mountain Running Championships.
Competition is expected to be fierce once again after 2014&rsquo,s hugely successful event in Casette Di Massa, Italy, with 32 countries taking part and more than 300 athletes expected.
"424 runners finished their race at the 15. WMRA /WMA Master Mountain Running Championships at Betws-Y-Coed.
Great Britain and Northern Ireland Team thriumped winning a total of 48 medals (28 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze).
Other five nations won one gold medal: Italy, Germany, Ireland, USA and New Zealand (in the order in the medal table). Finally Norway kept 2 silver medals and 1 bronze.

The track was perfect for this kind of competition very well prepared by LOC staff and Officials of the Welsh Athletics Association.
Also logistic and other important organisational aspects were very well organised by LOC staff under the guide of Alun Pritchard (Conwy Office) , and with the contrrol by Tomo Sarf, WMRA Delegate for the event.
About weather, most part of the races were , run under the sun but some moments of rain there was during the morning.
"Athletes from 27 countries around the world are set to descend on North Wales this Saturday (September 12) for the World Masters Mountain Running Championships.
More than 600 athletes aged 35-79 have registered the World Masters event from countries including, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Spain, Norway, Czech Republic, South Africa, Austria, France, Germany, Slovakia, Sweden, Italy, New Zealand, Finland, Kenya, Colombia, Republic of Ireland, Australia, Bulgaria, USA, Singapore, Hungary, Poland, Mongolia, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium and Canada.
It kicks-off an exciting week-long series of races and events in Betws-y-Coed which culminates in the World Mountain Running Championships, sponsored by Arriva Trains Wales, on September 19.
"Many top runners had chosen the fourth World Cup race as test before the World Championships and some specialists for uphill-only races came here to show their top performance. ,
The top field was really strong, probably the strongest ever at the World Cup race of this year.

Runners from 20 countries participated at this traditional Austrian ,race."

This coming Sunday, 06.09.2015, the 7th Asitzgipfel-Mountain Run will be held in Leogang.
The Asitzgipfel-Mountain Run is the only World Cup Mountain Run race this year in Austria with WMRA and IAAF-status, which is why the proportion of top athletes is expected to be very high.
The run is over 8 kilometres with 1,126 m difference in altitude and, in some parts, a 32% gradient, which is sure to demand everything from the athletes.
The finish is on the Grosser Asitz (1.914m).

"Six Nations, with 48 runners (22 women and 25 men), was present at the 7th ABAF (Balkan) Mountain Running Championships 2015 held this year at Busteni, Romania.
Five Federations won medals.

Romanian Team triumphed winning ten medals in total: 7 gold medals (all the individuals and 3 in the team result) plus 1 silver and 2 bronze,, Turkey won five medlas: 1 gold medal, 3 silver and 1 bronze, five medals also for Bulgaria with 2 silver and 3 bronze, instead Moldova kept two medals (2 silver) and Croatia one medal (1 bronze). FYR of Macedonia, the sixth Nation present, didn''t won any medal.
Good organisation was guarenteed to this important ABAF event by FRA that in the future could host also events, under WMRA or EAA regulations: Ion Sandu, FRA new President, want to promote mountain running inside his Country and also improve organisation of the competition. Specially for mountain running in Romania there are wonderful venue where top class hotel are working and many facilities are available for organising international mountain running Championships: a few years ago WMRA President Bruno Gozzelino visited Romania togehter some Romanian Officials like Traian Badea, FRA Vice President, and he confirm this situation.