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).
164 The Crick Run 10M Rugby ENG XC Mar+ 1838/2013y 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 122 Oxford vs Cambridge 12K Cambridge/Oxford ENG XC Dec 1880-1913,1919-38,1945-2012 1 0 121 Bemis-Forslund Pie Race 4.3M Gill MA/USA XC Oct 1891-1935,1937-2012 111 Victoria Cross Championships 16K [various] AUS XC Aug+ 1892-1914,1919-41,1046-2010 0 0 109 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 102 Dipsea 6.8M Stinson Beach CA TR Sep+ 1905/2012, quite incomplete 91 Le Mans Cross Le Mans FRA XC Nov thru 2012, quite incomplete 10 88 East Hull Harriers Champs 8M Hull ENG XC Jan 1920-39,1946-2013 77 16 87 Kolem Ameriky Pisek CZE XC Oct thru 2012, quite incomplete 87 Trail Urban Nantais 13.6K Chantenay sur Loire FRA TR Oct thru 2012, quite incomplete 86 Drozduv Lesni Beh 4.2K Kolin CZE XC Oct thru 2012, quite incomplete 86 GP Burg-Thienpont 9K Oudenaarde BEL XC Dec thru 2012, quite incomplete 85 Mount Marathon 5.55K Seward AK/USA MT Jul 1915-19,1925-31,1939-41,1943-2012 0 0 83 Cross Internacional de Ulia San Sebastian ESP XC Jan thru 2013, quite incomplete 82 Rivington Pike Fell Race 3.25M Horwich ENG MT Apr 1893/2013y 23 9 81 Cinque Mulini San Vittore Olana ITA XC Mar 1933-2013 27 31t 80 Beh Stepankou Cross Mlada Boleslav CZE XC Apr thru 2013, quite incomplete 20 79 Velka Kunraticka 3.1K Prague CZE XC Nov 1934-2012 71 0 78 Cenduv beh v Petrove Prague CZE XC Mar thru 2013, quite incomplete 76 Cowboy Jamboree Stillwater OK/USA XC Oct thru 2012, quite incomplete 75 Louviers Cross Louviers FRA XC Nov thru 2012, quite incomplete 74 NCAA Crosscountry (various) USA XC Nov 1938-1942,1944-2012 31 0 74 Beh Lorenzovymi Sady Trebic CZE XC Mar 1937/2013, quite incomplete 72 Beh sady Vodranty Caslav CZE XC Mar thru 2013, quite incomplete 70 Cross Hannut Hannut BEL XC Jan 1941-44,1947-82,1984-2013 7 4 69 Cross Memorial Juan Muguerza Elgoibar ESP XC Jan 1943-1949,1951-1980,1982-2013 19 69t 68 Beh Kolem Doubravky 4.2K Teplice CZE XC Nov 1945-2012 68 Aztec Invitational San Diego CA/USA XC Sep thru 2012, quite incomplete 30 68 Beh Luzankami Brno CZE XC Mar 1946-2013 67 Cross der Vlaanderen Ronse BEL XC Nov+ 1943,1946-54b,1957-2012 0 78t 67 Ben Nevis 10M Fort William SCO MT Sep+ 1937-39,1942-44,1950-79,1981-2012 10 0 66 OEH Veldloop Halle BEL XC Nov thru 2012, quite incomplete 66 Augustijn Kerstveldloop 9.6K Ertvelde BEL XC Dec thru 2012, quite incomplete 66 Memorial Quido Stepanka Jablonne nad Orlici CZE XC Apr thru 2013, quite incomplete 64 Cross im Weißiger Wald Freital GER XC Nov thru 2012, quite incomplete 62 Lesni beh Pintovkou Cross Tabor CZE XC Nov thru 2012, quite incomplete 62 Rund um den Windberg Crosslauf 8K Freital GER XC Nov thru 2012, quite incomplete 62 Sint Barbara Veldloop Genk BEL XC Nov thru 2012, quite incomplete 40 61 Memorial Bolumburu Cross Eibar ESP XC Nov+ 1945/2010yd 53 29 60 Cross International Satus 9.7K Geneva SUI XC Feb+ 1949-2008 43 22 61 Santa Maria Maddalena di Piani 8.6K Tavagnasco ITA MT Jul thru 2012, quite incomplete 61 Primus Haacht Veldloop Wespelaar BEL XC Dec thru 2012, quite incomplete 60 Beh 17 Listopadu Cross Prague CZE XC Nov thru 2012, quite incomplete 59 Kolem Tri Rybniku Becov nad Teplou CZE XC Sep thru 2012, quite incomplete 59 GP Duffel Duffel BEL XC Nov 1954-2012 59 Sgola Boechout Veldloop Boechout BEL XC Dec thru 2012, quite incomplete 59 Neuf Brisach Cross Neuf Brisach FRA XC Nov thru 2012, quite incomplete 59 Cross Zornotza Amorebieta ESP XC Jan 1953-60,1962-2013 36 9 50 59 Cross de San Andres Usansolo ESP XC Dec 1954-2012 42 7t 58 Three Peaks Challenge Horton/Ribblesdale ENG XC Apr 1954-2000,2002-12 0 0 58 Duchcovsky Viadukt Duchcov CZE XC Oct thru 2012, quite incomplete 58 Tegeler Forst Herbstwaldlauf 11K Berlin GER RD Nov thru 2012, very incomplete 58 Saint Etienne-Lyon 65K Lyon FRA TR Dec 1951-95,1997,1999,2001-12 58 Cross de Donostia San Sebastián ESP XC Jan 1956-2013 0 0 57 Beh Pohranicim Litvinov CZE XC Apr 1948/2008, quite incomplete 57 Pikes Peak Marathon Manitou Springs CO/USA MT Aug 1956-2012 0 0 58 Parkloop Sint Truiden BEL XC Feb thru 2013, quite incomplete 57 Silvestercross Jardy Stercla Prague CZE XC Dec 1956-2012 0 19 60 57 Cross National des Mureaux Les Mureaux FRA XC Feb thru 2013, quite incomplete 57 Cross de Calldetenes 8.8K Barcelona ESP XC Nov+ 1954/2012yd 0 83t 57 Ömer Besim Memorial 10K Istanbul TUR XC Nov thru 2012, quite incomplete 57 Westdeutsche Waldlaufserie #1 10.2K Essen GER XC Jan 1957-2013 57 Westdeutsche Waldlaufserie #2 10.2K Essen GER XC Jan 1957-2013 57 Cross Regional de l'est 6.7K Blonay SUI XC Mar thru 2013, quite incomplete 56 Beh Kolem Panoramy Jachymov CZE XC Oct thru 2012, quite incomplete 56 Podzimni beh Lyzaru 8K Senohraby CZE XC Nov thru 2012, quite incomplete 56 Campaccio Classica del Cross San Giorgio Legnano ITA XC Jan+ 1957-2006,2008-13 10 11t 56 Booischot Veldloop Booischot BEL XC Dec thru 2012, quite incomplete 70 56 Joe Mann Bosloop Best NED XC Feb 1958-2013 0 12t 55 Cross de Saint Mard Saint Mard BEL XC Oct thru 2011, quite incomplete 55 Cross de Volvic Gujan-Mestras FRA XC Nov thru 2012, quite incomplete 55 Herbstwaldlauf Dresden-Klotzsche Dresden GER XC Oct thru 2012, quite incomplete 55 Jongeren Cross Westerlo BEL XC Oct thru 2012, quite incomplete 55 Jongeren Cross Waregem BEL XC Nov 1958-2012, quite incomplete 55 Gummersbacher Silvestercrosslauf Gummersbach GER XC Dec thru 2012, quite incomplete 55 Trofeo Ezio Vanoni 7K Morbegno ITA MT Oct 1958-2012 42 0 54 Warandeloop Cross Tilburg NED XC Nov 1956-65,1967,1969-70,1972-2012 1 11t 54 Beh Cernou Horou Cerna Hora CZE XC May thru 2012, quite incomplete 80 53 Beh Septouchovem Ledec nad Sazavou CZE XC Oct thru 2012, quite incomplete 53 Crosslauf Rund um den Wasserturm Bräunsdorf GER XC Oct thru 2012, quite incomplete 53 Hambacher Herbstwaldlauf 14K Niederzier GER XC Oct thru 2012, quite incomplete 53 Silvestrovsky Beh Kolin CZE XC Dec thru 2012, quite incomplete 52 Geländelauf Mosnang SUI XC Jun+ thru 2011, quite incomplete 52 Lorsbacher Schinderwaldläufe Lorsbach GER XC Jun thru 2012, quite incomplete 52 Wallenloop 7.56K Goes BEL XC Jan thru 2009,2011-13, quite incomplete 52 Beh Okolo Slovnaftu Bratislava SVK XC Apr thru 2012, quite incomplete 51 Pistovickou Rivierou Pistovice CZE XC Oct thru 2012, quite incomplete 51 Volkslauf der LG Süd Berlin 10K Berlin GER XC Oct thru 2012, quite incomplete 90 51 O Pohar Rektora CZU Prague CZE XC Nov thru 2012, quite incomplete 50 Grosser Berglauf 8.65K Ihringen GER MT Sep 1958/2008 50 John F Kennedy 50M Williamsport MD/USA TR Nov 1963-2012 0 0 50 European Champion Clubs Cup [various] XC Feb thru 2013, quite incomplete Notes: Ties are resolved in order of the date for the next 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 => 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 1893-1902,1929-39,1946-47,1954-2000,2002-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 Memorial Bolumburu Cross (ESP) was held twice in 2006 d => the South of Thames Championships 12K was held twice in 2004
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Last Updated on 10 May 2013