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WMRA visits venue for the World Masters Mountain Running Championships 2024, Canfranc, Spain

The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) recently visited the venue for the World Masters Mountain Running Championships, which will take place from September 13th to 15th, 2024 in Canfranc, Spain

The WMRA President, Tomo Sarf was accompanied by responsible member of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), Alex Varela.

Next year’s event will be hosted in September 2024, with the accreditation and opening ceremony planned* for Thursday 12th and the races taking place on Friday 13th (Uphill race), Saturday 14th (Long Distance) and Sunday 15th(Classic), all of them starting in Canfranc, Huesca-Spain.

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has a vast experience organizing Mountain Running events,  the annual race CanfrancCanfranc has been part of the WMRA Mountain Running World Cup for several years.

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This race is designed for the Uphill category of the World Masters Mountain Running Championship. A single ascent to Larraca through a spectacular path in the forest. A route that reaches the best viewpoint in the Canfranc Valley and from the finish line you will be able to see a large part of the Pyrenees and France.

The uphill course will be, in principle, the same as planned for the 2025 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships. The course will cover 6,5 km with 984 meters of gained elevation, starting at the Rte. St. Cristina at 1280 m characterized by its scenic appeal and finishing at La Raca 2277 m.The spacious starting area, positioned just 2 kilometers away from Canfranc center via a well-maintained road, can comfortably host many runners in the start area and at the moment, is it planned to have 2 aid stations at km 2,4 and km 4,3 and also at the finish line.

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17 kilometres that will make you discover and visit one of the most important forestry works in the world. With 1,050 metres of positive ascent, we will reach one of the best views of the Canfranc Valley; we will reach "Buenavista". From there it will be all downhill to the finish, a fast and impressive descent through the forest.

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Long Distance

A race that runs along the two slopes of Los Arañones mountain. Its highest points, the Buenavista refuge and the Estiviellas pass. You will have 8 hours to cover the 34 kilometres and its 1,900 positive metres. But don't be fooled by the numbers, 34 kilometres in Canfranc are never easy. The highest point of the race is at an altitude of 2,162 metres.

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Full regulations about the World Masters Mountain Running Championships can be found here .

All information about the event and also when the registrations will open:

The WMRA and the LOC are working hard to ensure that the event is a success and that all participants have a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming the world's best masters mountain runners to Canfranc in September 2024.

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