World Mountain Running Association 2021 World Cup

The WMRA have released their 2021 World Cup calendar. The USA, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France and Austria will be staging the 2021 World Cup.

Featuring 12 event locations in 8 countries with 16 races across the 3 categories.  There are 3 Vertical Up races, 7 Classic Mountain races and 6 Long mountain races that offer an incredible variety of terrain and landscapes. 

The World Cup points rules have been modified to take account of the number of races offered.

A great mix of iconic, some new (to the World Cup) as well as very experienced race events in the 2021 edition of the World Cup All being organised to take into account COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. 

Two iconic mountain races at Sierre-Zinal (Switzerland) and Grossglockner (Austria) are back in 2021. 

There are races that join the World Cup for the first time.  Here we have under the shadow of Mt Blanc in the French Alps La Monte’e du Nid d’Aigle join the calendar. We welcome three new events for the World Cup in the east of Europe, two of these in the Tatra Mountains of Poland (Tatra Sky Marathon and Tatra Race Run) and then the experienced Mountain event organisers at the Krkonosky half marathon in the Czech Republic.  Italy has more competitions than ever before with Lagunc in Chiavenna who will host the final race of the year in October, athletes visit southern Italy with the Trofeo Ciolo.  Nasego with many years of mountain running experience hosts two races.  The World Cup will travel to Spain for the first time in 2021 with two venues and four races. One in the Basque region (Zumaia-Gipuzkoa) where the passion for sport is always very strong and then Canfranc that is in the beautiful Pyrenean mountains.  So it’s an exciting line-up kicking off on June 20th and running through until October 10th.

The races are all open for every runner to participate and join in the World Cup competition.  The more races you run, the more points you will get towards a higher World Mountain Ranking!  WMRA would like to wish all people involved the best of health in these difficult times.

Summary 2021 World Cup key facts:

  • 8 Countries
  • 12 Event locations
  • 16 Races in 3 categories
  • 10,000+ participants
Venue noRace noDateRace nameVenueCountryDistClimbDescentEvent
11Sunday 20 JuneBroken Arrow SkyraceSquaw ValleyUSA26km1700m1700mLong Mountain
2Friday 18 JuneBroken ArrowSquaw ValleyUSA5.1km900m0Short Uphill
23Saturday 26 JuneTatra Race RunTatra MountainsPOL24.2km2019m2019mLong Mountain
34Sunday 11 July22nd Grossglockner BerglaufHeiligenblutAUT13.4km1265m142mClassic Mountain
45Saturday 17 JulyLa Montee du Nid d'AigleSt GervaisFRA19.5km2000m100mClassic Mountain
56Saturday 24 JulyTatra SkyMarathonKoscieliskoPOL42km3300m3300mLong Mountain
67Saturday 7 AugustSierre-ZinalSierre-ZinalSUI31km2200m1100mLong Mountain
78Sunday 15 AugustKrkonosky Half MarathonJasnke LazneCZE21km1200m1220mClassic Mountain
89Saturday 4 September6th Vertical NasegoNasegoITA4.2km1000m0Short Uphill
10Sunday 5 September20th Trofeo NasegoNasegoITA21.5km1336m1039mClassic Mountain
911Saturday 11 SeptemberCanfranc-CanfrancCanfranc-EstacionESP45km3910m3910mLong Mountain
12Sunday 12 SeptemberCanfranc-CanfrancCanfranc-EstacionESP16km1195m1195mClassic Mountain
1013Sunday 26 SeptemberTrofeo CioloGagliano del CapoITA11km496m374mClassic Mountain
1114Sunday 3 October12th Zumaia Flysch Trail Mendi MaratoinaZumaia-GipuzkoaESP42.5km3000m3000mLong Mountain
15Sunday 3 October12th Zumaia Flysch Trail Mendi MaratoinaZumaia-GipuzkoaESP22km850m850mClassic Mountain
1216Sunday 12 October22nd Kilometro Verticale Chiavenna-LaguncChiavennaITA3.2k1000m0Short Uphill

Find out more at the WMRA website HERE.