The 22nd of the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) World Cup will stretch similarly and wider than ever.
Not best will Spain host WMRA World Cup occasions for the primary time in history, however there will now be three styles of race to choose from: the vertical uphill, traditional mountain race and lengthy mountain race. Runners amass factors to compete for the general title.
The WMRA has announced a completely unique combination of races for you to make up the 2020 World Cup, allowing not simplest for the quality mountain runners of the sector to race together, but also for leisure runners to comply with in their footsteps and enjoy a number of the best mountain perspectives and occasions inside the world.
There are nine activities with 12 possible races to pick from – 3 vertical uphill, 5 conventional mountain and 4 lengthy mountain.
WMRA World Cup 2020 calendar
3 May: Zumaia Flysch Mendi Maratoia – Zumaia-Gipuzkoa, ESP
16-17 May: Trofeo Nasego – Nasego, ITA
21 Jun: Broken Arrow Skyrace – Squaw Valley, USA
12 Jul: Grossglockner Berglauf – Heiligenblut, AUT
9 Aug: Sierre-Zinal – Sierre-Zinal, SUI
16 Aug: Krkonosky Half Marathon – Jasnke Lazne, CZE
12-13 Sep: Canfranc-Canfranc Maratón – Canfranc-Estacion, ESP
19 Sep: Nordkette Vertical – Innsbruck, AUT
4 Oct: Chiavenna-Lagunac – Chiavenna, ITA
Spain kicks off the collection in grand style, with the particular Basque ardour for mountain walking to welcome mountain runners from everywhere in the world at Zumaia Flysch Trail Mendi Maratoia on 3 May. The collection will then head to northern Italy for Vertical Nasego and Trofeo Nasego. The vertical uphill race will take region on sixteen May over a distance of four.2km and the following day the classic mountain race might be contested over a 21.5km course with 1336m of climbing.
After making its debut in 2019, the WMRA World Cup will return to the Broken Arrow Skyrace in Squaw Valley, California. Then it’s the flip of the Grossglockner Berglauf in Heilenblut, Austria on 12 July for the subsequent traditional mountain race wherein runners will take on the 13km race with 1265m of uphill against the lovely backdrop. Then on 9 August it’s lower back to the iconic Sierre-Zinal 31km race in Switzerland, which provided such an first-rate race in 2019.
One week later the maximum northern a part of the Czech Republic will host the Krkonossky Half Marathon, some other conventional mountain race at 21km with 1200m of climbing. The final long mountain race within the collection, the Canfranc-Canfranc, will take region in north jap Spain in the Pyrenees. This rugged race on 12-thirteen September could have a desire among the 45km (and +3910m) long mountain race or the conventional mountain distance with 1195m of ascent.
One week later the World Cup is off to Nordkette Vertical in Innsbruck, Austria, for an uphill race on sixteen September with 1400m of ascent over its 6km route. The 2020 World Cup will culminate with one greater vertical uphill race on 4 October – the Kilometro Verticale Chiavenna-Lagunac in Italy, additionally called the ‘vertical race of the records’.