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The World Mountain and Trail Running Championships heads to the Tyrol region on 6-10 June, 2023 (© WMTRC 2023)

World Mountain and Trail Running Championships


The WMTRC is where the world’s best off-road runners take on nature’s toughest terrain. Held over four days, national team athletes compete in a total of 10 official world championships across four competition formats.


World Athletics works with the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) in organising the World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (WMTRC) on a biennial basis.


World Mountain and Trail Running Hosts

WMTRC 27 Hosting Opportunity


To be held before 15 June or after 15 September 2027.


WMTRC 27 Bid Process


Bid Launch

Expression of Interest Deadline

Bid Application Deadline

Event Award

July 2024

1 October 2024

1 April 2025

July 2025


WMTRC 23 Facts & Impact Summary


Based on the WMTRC Innsbruck-Stubai, Austria, 2023:


1,200 athletes from 67 countries Over 50,000 spectators Economic Impact USD$ 7.7m Event Reach of 106m people and Media Revenue USD$ 4m


WMTRC 27 Hosting Rights


Full commercial rights are granted to the local organising committee (including title sponsorships, event sponsorship, media and broadcasting rights, mass participation entry fees, expo sales, corporate hospitality and merchandise etc.)


WMTRC 27 Hosting Requirements


  • Mountainous terrain and suitably challenging trails to facilitate the competition format courses listed above, as well as additional running trails for training

  • Hosting Fee of USD$ 200,000

  • Prize money purse of minimum USD$ 100,000

  • International airport within a 3-hour bus ride

  • Event transportation system provided between airports and/or main train station, official hotels and official venues

  • Full board accommodation in a 3* hotel (or superior) for athletes, officials, World Atheltics Family and media for a period of five nights

    • Athletes and Team Officials: 1300 beds (575 twins, 150 single)

    • World Athletics Family (World Athletics, WMRA, ITRA and IAU,): 65 beds (single rooms)

    • Media: 35 beds (single rooms)


WMTRC 27 Competition Formats


  1. The Classic "Up and Down" Mountain Race: Senior Women, Senior Men, U20 Women and U20 Men.

  2. The Uphill Mountain Race: Senior Women and Men.

  3. Long Trail: Senior Women and Senior Men.

  4. Short Trail: Senior Women and Senior Men.





Ideal Winning Time

Classic "Up and Down" (Senior)

12 - 15km

600 – 900m

55 – 60 mins

Classic "Up and Down" (Junior)

5 - 7km

300 – 450m

25 – 30 mins

Uphill (Senior)

4 - 7km

700 – 1,000m (average incline should be over 10%)

40 -50 mins

Long Trail (Senior)

75 - 85km

3,500 – 6,000m

7h 45 mins – 8h 15 mins

Short Trail (Senior)

35 - 45km

2,000 – 3,000m

3h 45 mins – 4h 15 mins

(Please refer to World Athletics Rule 57 for more details on race formats)