Longest Running Crosscountry Races

This section is an attempt to list all off road or track races world-wide that have been held 50 or more times (runnings). It is based on the best information available to ADR but is undoubtably missing some races and may not have credited all runnings to the races listed. In some cases, it is difficult to trace a "race" through changes in organizing groups, venues, and other glitches in the series. In such cases, an effort has been made to maintain some measure of constancy in the series. Distances reflect the most recent distance/s for a series as these have often changed over the years.

Race dates and male/female winners/times for each race listed are sought. When a sufficiently informative set of winners has been collected, that race is added to the website. You can view the dates/winners for each race so profiled by clicking on the name of the race in the following list. If the name of the race is NOT underlined, then it has not been profiled yet. The last two columns are the number of dates and winners missing (profiled races only).

165  The Crick Run 10M                    Rugby ENG                XC  Mar+  1838/2014y                           153   2t
132  Hallam Chase 3.25M                   Hallam ENG               XC  May   1862/2011y                           122 112t
129  Wilson Run 10M                       Sedbergh ENG             XC  Mar   1881/2012y                           124   1t
123  Oxford vs Cambridge 12K              Cambridge/Oxford ENG     XC  Dec   1880-1913,1919-38,1945-2013            1   0
121  Bemis-Forslund Pie Race 4.3M         Gill MA/USA              XC  Oct   1891-1935,1937-2012
109  South of Thames Championships 12K    London ENG               XC  Jan   1888-1914,1920-39,1946-2006d
109  Schuylkill Navy 5.6M                 Philadelphia PA/USA      XC  Nov   1899-1916,1919-42,1945-2011            0   9t
103  Dipsea 6.8M                          Stinson Beach CA         TR  Jun+  1905-31,1934-41,1946-2013
100  Harvard-Yale Dual                    Boston MA/USA            XC  Sep   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 92  Le Mans Cross                        Le Mans FRA              XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
      10
 89  East Hull Harriers Champs 8M         Hull ENG                 XC  Jan   1920-39,1946-2014                     77  16
 88  Kolem Ameriky                        Pisek CZE                XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 88  Trail Urban Nantais 13.6K            Chantenay sur Loire FRA  TR  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 87  Drozduv Lesni Beh 4.2K               Kolin CZE                XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 87  Lotto Crosscup                       Gent BEL                 XC  Oct+  ??-2013d                              33  43
 87  GP Burgemeester-Thienpont            Oudenaarde BEL           XC  Dec   ??-2013d                              39  67
 86  Mount Marathon 5.55K                 Seward AK/USA            MT  Jul   1915-19,1925-31,1939-41,1943-2013      0   0
 84  Cross Internacional de Ulia          San Sebastian ESP        XC  Jan   thru 2014, quite incomplete
 84  Rivington Pike Fell Race 3.25M       Horwich ENG              MT  Apr   1893/2014y                            22   3
 82  Cinque Mulini                        San Vittore Olana ITA    XC  Mar   1933-2014                             27  30t
      20
 81  Beh Stepankou Cross                  Mlada Boleslav CZE       XC  Apr   thru 2014, quite incomplete
 80  Velka Kunraticka 3.1K                Prague CZE               XC  Nov   1934-2013                             71   0
 78  Cenduv beh v Petrove                 Prague CZE               XC  Mar   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 77  Cowboy Jamboree                      Stillwater OK/USA        XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 76  Challenge National Carrington        Louviers FRA             XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 75  NCAA Crosscountry                    (various) USA            XC  Nov   1938-1942,1944-2013                   31   0
 74  Beh Lorenzovymi Sady                 Trebic CZE               XC  Mar   1937/2013, quite incomplete
 73  Beh sady Vodranty                    Caslav CZE               XC  Mar   thru 2014, quite incomplete
 71  Cross Hannut                         Hannut BEL               XC  Jan   1941-44,1947-82,1984-2014              7   4
 70  Cross Memorial Juan Muguerza         Elgoibar ESP             XC  Jan   1943-1949,1951-1980,1982-2014         19  69t
 70  Jean Vilet International Cross       Lievin FRA               XC  Dec   thru 2013, quite incomplete
      30
 69  Aztec Invitational                   San Diego CA/USA         XC  Sep   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 69  Beh Kolem Doubravky 4.2K             Teplice CZE              XC  Nov   1945-2013
 69  Beh Luzankami                        Brno CZE                 XC  Mar   1946-2014
 68  Cross der Vlaanderen                 Ronse BEL                XC  Nov+  1943,1946-54b,1957-2013                0  78t
 68  Ben Nevis 10M                        Fort William SCO         MT  Sep+  1937-39,1942-44,1950-79,1981-2013     10   0
 67  Olympia Essenbeek Halle Veldloop     Halle BEL                XC  Nov   ??-1999,2010-13                       34  56
 67  Augustijn Kerstveldloop              Ertvelde BEL             XC  Dec   1945-62,1964-2013                     15  35
 67  Memorial Quido Stepanka              Jablonne nad Orlici CZE  XC  Apr   thru 2014, quite incomplete
 65  Maple Leaf Cross                     Hilversum NED            XC  Nov+  1946/2013yd                            4  17
 65  Cross im Weißiger Wald               Freital GER              XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
      40
 63  Sint Barbara Veldloop                Genk BEL                 XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 63  Rund um den Windberg Crosslauf 8K    Freital GER              XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 63  Lesni beh Pintovkou Cross            Tabor CZE                XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 62  Santa Maria Maddalena di Piani 8.6K  Tavagnasco ITA           MT  Jul   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 62  Primus Haacht Veldloop               Wespelaar BEL            XC  Dec   1952-2013                             11  34
 61  Memorial Bolumburu Cross             Eibar ESP                XC  Nov+  1945/2010yd                           53  29
 61  Beh 17 Listopadu Cross               Prague CZE               XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 61  GP Duffel                            Duffel BEL               XC  Nov   1954-2013d                             7  56t
 60  Sgola Boechout Veldloop              Boechout BEL             XC  Dec   1953-61,1963-2013                     15  34
 60  Cross de San Andres                  Usansolo ESP             XC  Dec   1954-2013                             42   7t
      50
 60  Cross Zornotza                       Amorebieta ESP           XC  Jan   1953-60,1962-2014                     36   9
 60  Saint Etienne-Lyon 65K               Lyon FRA                 TR  Dec   1951-95,1997,1999,2001-13
 60  Neuf Brisach Cross                   Neuf Brisach FRA         XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 60  Cross International Satus 9.7K       Geneva SUI               XC  Feb+  1949-2008                             43  22
 59  Kolem Tri Rybniku                    Becov nad Teplou CZE     XC  Sep   thru 2012, quite incomplete
 59  Three Peaks Challenge                Horton/Ribblesdale ENG   XC  Apr   1954-2000,2002-13                      0   0
 59  Duchcovsky Viadukt                   Duchcov CZE              XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 59  Tegeler Forst Herbstwaldlauf 11K     Berlin GER               RD  Nov   thru 2013, very incomplete
 59  Cross de Donostia                    San Sebastián ESP        XC  Jan   1956-2014                              0   0
 59  Pikes Peak Marathon                  Manitou Springs CO/USA   MT  Aug   1956-2014                              0   0
      60
 58  Parkloop                             Sint Truiden BEL         XC  Feb   1956-65,1967-77,1979-97,1999-2013d     5  28  
 58  Notre Dame Invitational              South Bend IN/USA        XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 58  Ömer Besim Memorial 10K              Istanbul TUR             XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 58  Cross de Calldetenes 8.8K            Barcelona ESP            XC  Nov+  1954/2013yd                            0  83t
 58  Silvestercross Jardy Stercla         Prague CZE               XC  Dec   1956-2013                              0  19
 58  Westdeutsche Waldlaufserie #1        Essen GER                XC  Jan   1957-2014
 58  Westdeutsche Waldlaufserie #2        Essen GER                XC  Jan   1957-2014
 58  Cross National des Mureaux           Les Mureaux FRA          XC  Feb   thru 2014, quite incomplete
 58  Cross de la Riviera                  Blonay SUI               XC  Feb   thru 2014, quite incomplete
 57  Beh Pohranicim                       Litvinov CZE             XC  Apr   1948/2008, quite incomplete
      70
 57  Beh Kolem Ostende                    Plzen CZE                XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 57  Beh Kolem Panoramy                   Jachymov CZE             XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 57  Cross de Saint Mard                  Saint Mard BEL           XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 57  Podzimni beh Lyzaru 8K               Senohraby CZE            XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 57  Campaccio Classica del Cross         San Giorgio Legnano ITA  XC  Jan+  1957-2006,2008-14                     10  11t
 57  Joe Mann Bosloop                     Best NED                 XC  Feb   1958-2014                              0  12t
 56  Trofeo Ezio Vanoni 7K                Morbegno ITA             MT  Oct   1958-2013                             42   0
 56  Cross de Volvic                      Gujan-Mestras FRA        XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 56  Herbstwaldlauf Dresden-Klotzsche     Dresden GER              XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 56  Jongeren Cross                       Westerlo BEL             XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
      80
 56  Jongeren Cross                       Waregem BEL              XC  Nov   1958-2013                             11  27
 56  Gummersbacher Silvestercrosslauf     Gummersbach GER          XC  Dec   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 55  Beh Cernou Horou                     Cerna Hora CZE           XC  May   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 55  Warandeloop Cross                    Tilburg NED              XC  Nov   1956-65,1967,1969-70,1972-2013         1  10t
 55  Booischot Veldloop                   Booischot BEL            XC  Dec   1959,1961-2013                         7  11
 54  Geländelauf                          Mosnang SUI              XC  Jun+  thru 2013, quite incomplete
 54  Beh Septouchovem                     Ledec nad Sazavou CZE    XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 54  Crosslauf Rund um den Wasserturm     Bräunsdorf GER           XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 54  Hambacher Herbstwaldlauf 14K         Niederzier GER           XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 54  Silvestrovsky Beh                    Kolin CZE                XC  Dec   thru 2013, quite incomplete
      90
 53  Beh Okolo Slovnaftu                  Bratislava SVK           XC  Apr   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 53  Lorsbacher Schinderwaldläufe         Lorsbach GER             XC  Jun   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 52  Wallenloop 7.56K                     Goes BEL                 XC  Jan   thru 2009,2011-13, quite incomplete
 52  Beh Chemiku                          Prague CZE               XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 52  Pistovickou Rivierou                 Pistovice CZE            XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 52  O Pohar Rektora CZU                  Prague CZE               XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 52  Volkslauf der LG Süd Berlin 10K      Berlin GER               XC  Oct   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 52  Göttinger Crosslauf-Serie #1         Göttingen GER            XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 52  Göttinger Crosslauf-Serie #2         Göttingen GER            XC  Dec   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 52  Göttinger Crosslauf-Serie #3         Göttingen GER            XC  Jan   thru 2014, quite incomplete
     100
 52  Frühjahrscross                       Bad Köstritz GER         XC  Mar   thru 2014, quite incomplete
 51  John F Kennedy 50M                   Williamsport MD/USA      TR  Nov   1963-2013                              0   0
 51  Frühjahrslauf                        Eggenthal GER            XC  Apr   thru 2014, quite incomplete                   
 51  Wallenloop                           Goes NED                 RD  Jan   1960-70,1973-95,1997-2009,2011-14      0   0
 51  Silberseelauf                        Langenhagen GER          XC  Feb   thru 2014, quite incomplete
 51  Memorial Giovanni Bianchi            Malonno ITA              TR  Aug+  1964-2014                             36   3
 50  Grosser Berglauf 8.65K               Ihringen GER             MT  Sep   1958/2008
 50  European Champion Clubs Cup          [various]                XC  Feb   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 50  Beh Zameckou Zahradou                Lysa nad Labem CZE       XC  Sep   1964-2013, quite incomplete
 50  Berliner Crosscountry Lauf           Berlin GER               XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
     110
 50  Cross International Travailliste     Evere BEL                XC  Nov   thru 2013, quite incomplete
 50  Sinterklaasveldloop                  Bree BEL                 XC  Dec   1964-2013                              9  27
 50  Saint Nikolaus Waldlauf 9.45K        Erpel GER                XC  Dec   1964-2013                             38  49t
 50  Abdij Cross                          Kerkrade NED             XC  Jan   1965-2014                              0  30t
 50  Scalata dello Zucco 13K              San Pellegrino ITA       XC  Jul   1965-2014                             28   7
               
Notes: Ties are resolved in order of the date for the most recent running with
inactive races following in reverse order of the most recent running.

XC => crosscountry race, mostly grass or dirt surface for more than half of the distance, largely untracked
TR => trail race, unpaved, typically single track trail for more than half of the distance
MT => mountain race, may or may not be tracked, elevation range 200m or more, goal is to ascend to or near the top of a specified mountain or hill

c => this race series may continue after the last year given
e => this race series may extend earlier than the inaugural year listed
+ => this race has been held at other times of the year, month given reflects the most recent running
t =>  indicates number of times that are missing; the winners list is complete

y => the Crick Run (ENG) 10M was run 1838,1840,1845,1848,1850-53,1856-94,1896-2000,2002-date
y => the Cross de Calldetenes (ESP) was run 1954-58,1960-61,1963-66,1968-74,1976-95,1997-2006
y => the Hallam Chase (ENG) 3.5M was run 1862-65,1867-1915,1919-37,1951-2000,2002-date
y => the Maple Leaf Cross (NED) was run 1946-1948,1950,1952-72,1974-83,1985-2013 
y => the Memorial  Bolumburu Cross (ESP)10K was run 1945-66,1968-76,1980-88,1990-97,1999-date
y => the Rivington Pike Fell Run (ENG) 3.25M was run 1893-1902,1929-39,1946-47,1953-2000,2002-date
y => the Wilson Run (ENG) 10M was run 1881-1935,1937-46,1948-2000,2002-date 
d => the Cross de Calldetenes (ESP) was held twice in 1961,1964,1969, and 2005
d => the GP Burgemeester Thienpont (BEL) was held twice in 2003
d => the Lotto Crosscup (Gent BEL) was held twice in 1993
d => the Maple Leaf Cross (NED) was held twice in either 1967 or 1968
d => the Memorial Bolumburu Cross (ESP) was held twice in 2006
d=>  the Parkloop (BEL) was held twice in 1965, 1977, and 1979
d => the South of Thames Championships 12K  was held twice in 2004

Complete winners/dates/times list for 8 races
Complete winners list for 25 races
Web pages for 48 races


Last Updated on 18 Aug 2014