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 58 Parkloop Sint Truiden BEL XC Feb 1956-65,1967-77,1979-97,1999-2013d 5 28 60 58 Pikes Peak Marathon Manitou Springs CO/USA MT Aug 1956-2013 0 0 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 50 Grosser Berglauf 8.65K Ihringen GER MT Sep 1958/2008 50 European Champion Clubs Cup [various] XC Feb thru 2013, quite incomplete 50 Memorial Giovanni Bianchi Malonno ITA TR Aug+ 1964-2013 36 3 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
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Last Updated on 14 Jul 2014