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Become a World Masters Mountain Running Championships venue

Applications are now being taken to host the 24th edition of the World Masters Mountain Running Championships in 2025.

The hugely popular event – the highlight of the masters’ year – has seen many of the world’s finest mountain runners over the age of 35 compete for the coveted title and now the WMRA is looking for the next host.

This year’s event will take place in Madeira (, while Canfranc in Spain will be the venue for the 2024 event.

Traditionally, the Championships feature a mostly uphill route between 8-10km, although this is changing slightly from this year. In 2024 there will be also be a longer ultra-distance event for both men and women, while this year’s championships in Madeira includes a mostly uphill 9km and a longer 32km that features both ascent and descent.

The event takes place over three days which helps create a fabulous atmosphere. Last year’s event, in Clonmel, Ireland proved incredibly popular not just with the athletes taking part, but also the locals who made sure everyone was welcomed with open arms. Last year’s report from Ireland can be found  here.

*If you’re a race organiser and would like your event to include the prestigious title ‘World Masters Championships’ then we’re waiting to hear from you. Send us a short letter of intention, along with confirmed support from your national federation and we will send you the Application form which should be returned to the WMRA by the end of August. The documents required can be found on the: WMRA web site… Regulations updates are indicated in yellow.

Please get in touch and we look forward to an amazing 2025 race!