FIRST-EVER JOINT WORLD MOUNTAIN & TRAIL RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 2021 IN THAILAND
Chiang Mai, Thailand will host the inaugural World Mountain & Trail Running Championships on 11-14 November 2021.
The event will feature 40KM and 80KM trail races, classic mountain races for Seniors and Juniors, and a vertical uphill race.
It replaces World Championships previously hosted by WMRA (mountain running) and IAU/ITRA (trail).
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe: “we encourage runners of all kinds to explore everything our sport has to offer”.
Bangkok / Monaco / Paudex, 23 December 2020 - The first edition of the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) will be held 11-14 November 2021, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Over the four days, the action-packed championships program will include vertical uphill mountain races, short and long trail races for enior athletes and the classic mountain races for both seniors and juniors.
Thursday 11th November – Opening Ceremony
Friday 12th November – 40km trail race, followed by the vertical uphill races in the evening
Saturday 13th November – 80km trail race
Sunday 14th November – Classic up and down mountain races for seniors and juniors
(Plus, mass participation races, an outdoor sport expo and endurance running clinics)
All races will be held under World Athletics Technical Rules, with the final details of the course to be confirmed in early 2021