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WMRA is working for 18. Mountain Running World Cup Calendar 2016. - 17 November 2015
95wcup.jpgWMRA 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.

Musobo and Tunstall win Final WMRA World Cup Race 2015, Britain wins both World Cup titles. - 04 October 2015
2015wcfinalsarah.jpgAfter 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 – the final race in the WMRA World Cup – 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€/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 – after clear skies and no rain for ten days prior – the previously dry course became soggy and slippery and ideal conditions were no longer present.

Smarna Gora mountain race once more final of the WMRA World Cup! - 29 September 2015
2012smarnagora.jpgThe 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 – Slovenia’s capital – 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.

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