— Published 30 December 2020

Grand premiere in Chiang Mai

Exotic. The first trail and mountain running world championships have chosen a destination little known by specialists. They will take place from November 11 to 14, 2021 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 700km north of Bangkok. The program will include two trail races, contested over 40 and 80km, so-called classic mountain races for seniors and juniors, and finally a hill climb. This first edition of the Trail and Mountain Running World Championships is the result of an agreement between the three bodies of these non-stadium disciplines, the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU), and the International Trail Running Association, with the support of World Athletics. The event will now take place every other year. It replaces the Trail World Championships and those of assembly racing, previously organised separately.