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Valsir Mountain Running 2024 World Cup calendar announced

Valsir Mountain Running has announced it exciting 2024 World Cup calendar, which commence with a pair of U.S. events in late June and closes out in mid-October with the World Cup Final

Patrick Kipngeno of Kenya wins at Valsir Mountain Running World Cup 2023
Patrick Kipngeno of Kenya wins at Valsir Mountain Running World Cup 2023. Photo by WMRA Image

Get ready to conquer breathtaking peaks and push your limits to the edge—the Valsir Mountain Running 2024 World Cup has unveiled its exhilarating calendar!

Spanning 10 events across 8 countries, this season promises a thrilling journey through some of the world’s most iconic mountain trails.

Not only will athletes face the world’s most demanding trails, but they’ll also compete for a larger prize pool, with €5000 up for grabs for the Valsir Mountain Running World Cup champions!

Read: Recap: Valsir Mountain Running World Cup 2023 Final

Here’s a glimpse of the adrenaline-charged adventures that await:

The campaign kicks off with the uphill Gold Label 6.8km race on Friday 21 June in the heart of California’s majestic Sierra Nevada at the Broken Arrow Skyrace.

This event features two Gold Label races that will test your speed and endurance amidst soaring granite cliffs and glistening alpine lakes. The second of the two events takes place two days later with the long Gold Label classic 23km on Sunday 23 June.

Four events will tak place in July, while there are two each scheduled for August and September.

The action then shifts to October with concluding events, includingthe classic 10km distance event at Smarna Gora in Slovenia on 5 October, before the World Cup Final in Italy on 12-13 October.

Valsir Mountain Running 2024 World Cup

  • 21 June: Broken Arrow, USA, uphill Gold Label (6.8km, 954m+/-)
  • 23 June: Broken Arrow Skyrace, USA, long Gold Label (23km, 1533m+/-)
  • 7 July: Grossglockner Mountain Run, AUT, classic Gold Label (13.3km, 1300m+/183m-)
  • 14 July: Montemuro Vertical Run, POR, classic Gold Label (10.4km, 1098m+/247m-)
  • 20 July: La Montee du Nid D’Aigle, FRA, classic Gold Label (20km, 1850m+/450m-)
  • 28 July: Giir di Mont, ITA, long Gold Label (32km, 2400m+/-)
  • 10 August: Sierre Zinal, SUI, long Gold Label (31km, 2200m+ /1100m-)
  • 31 August: Vertical Nasego, ITA, uphill Gold Label (4.2km, 1000m)
  • 1 September: Trofeo Nasego, ITA, classic Gold Label (21.5km, 1336m+/1039m-)
  • 22 September: Sky Gran Canaria, ESP, long Gold Label (44km, 3,344m+/2453m-)
  • 5 October: Smarna Gora Race, SLO, classic Gold Label (10km, 710m+/350m-)
  • 12 October: World Cup Final Lagunc KM Verticale, ITA, uphill Gold Label (3.2km, 1000m+)
  • 13 October: World Cup Final Val Bregaglia Trail, ITA, long Gold Label (23km, 900m+/1000m-)
Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for He has over 20 years of running experience, as well as 12 years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, European Athletics, Cayman Net News, AFP, and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of and Smith holds a degree in Communication and Journalism. Twitter | LinkedIn | News Break Writer

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