WORLD MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 THAILAND (3-6NOV)
WORLD MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 THAILAND (3-6NOV) Our TRAIL RUNNING CALENDAR celebrates the first unified World Championships (WMTRC), to be held in Chiang Mai from November 3-6.
It was first scheduled back in November 2021. However, COVID forced a firtst move to February 2022, then again to final date of November 2022, now coming up It will have been three years straight from the last World Athletics global avent held at WMRA Patagonia 2019 World Champs
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Preparations are well underway for the inaugural first WMTRC to be held in Chiang Mai from November 3-6. The championships was originally planned to be held last year in Chiang Mai but was then twice postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Thailand was granted the opportunity to organize the event by WMTRC partnership, composed of the international associations for mountain running (World Mountain Running Association), ultra marathon (International Association of Ultrarunners) and trail running (International Trail Running Association), with the coordination of World Athletics, the global governing body for the sport of athletics – which mountain and trail running is a part of.
After thirty seven years of Mountain Running World Championships, with the first edition in 1985, and fifteen years of Trail Running World Chanpionships, with the first edition in 2007, this is the first ever global world event joining together all the disciplines of offroad running.
WMTRCH 2022 THAILAND (3-6NOV)
An event launch has been held with just over six weeks to go until the Amazing Thailand World Mountain and Trail Running Championships welcomes many of the sport’s best athletes to compete in Chiang Mai between 3-6 November.
More than 900 elite athletes from 46 Member Federations are set to race during the four-day festival, which features 80km and 40km trail races plus uphill mountain races for senior athletes, and classic up and down mountain races for both senior and U20 athletes.
A number of key figures came together at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports in Bangkok on Tuesday, as excitement continues to build for the first edition of an event that further develops the partnership between the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) and the International Trail Running Association (ITRA), with support from World Athletics.
Situated 700km north of Bangkok, on the banks of the Ping River, Chiang Mai offers the most unforgettable beautiful scenery and is the largest tourist spot in the northern part of Thailand. The mountainous surroundings and the city’s growing reputation for outdoor mass sporting events make it the perfect place to host the first-ever combined World Championships.
“This is the first time that the three associations join forces to stage the championships together and under the umbrella of the international governing body”, said World Athletics President Sebastian Coe.
“Venue, race routes and event layout – it’s all been identified and designed last year, and all is set in Chiang Mai to host the championships.”
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