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).
167 The Crick Run 10M Rugby ENG XC Mar+ 1838/2016y 153 2t 137 Hallam Chase 3.25M Hallam ENG XC May 1862/2016y 122 112t 133 Wilson Run 10M Sedbergh ENG XC Mar 1881/2016y 126 1t 125 Oxford vs Cambridge 12K Cambridge/Oxford ENG XC Dec 1880-1913,1919-38,1945-2015 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 93 Le Mans Cross Le Mans FRA XC Nov thru 2013,2016, quite incomplete 10 91 East Hull Harriers Champs 8M Hull ENG XC Jan 1920-39,1946-2016 78 18 91 Kolem Ameriky Pisek CZE XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 90 Schaal de Booser Gent BEL XC Nov+ ??-2016d 33 41 90 GP Burgemeester-Thienpont Oudenaarde BEL XC Dec ??-2016d 39 67 90 Drozduv Lesni Beh 4.2K Kolin CZE XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 89 Mount Marathon 5.55K Seward AK/USA MT Jul 1915-19,1925-31,1939-41,1943-2016 0 0 88 Trail Urban Nantais 13.6K Chantenay sur Loire FRA TR Oct thru 2013, quite incomplete 87 Cross Internacional de Ulia San Sebastian ESP XC Jan thru 2017, quite incomplete 86 Rivington Pike Fell Race 3.25M Horwich ENG MT Apr 1893/2016y 6 2 85 Cinque Mulini San Vittore Olana ITA XC Mar 1933-2017 27 30t 20 83 Beh Stepankou Cross Mlada Boleslav CZE XC Apr thru 2016, quite incomplete 83 Velka Kunraticka 3.1K Prague CZE XC Nov 1934-2016 51 0 81 Cenduv beh v Petrove Prague CZE XC Mar thru 2016, quite incomplete 80 Cowboy Jamboree Stillwater OK/USA XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 78 NCAA Crosscountry (various) USA XC Nov 1938-1942,1944-2016 31 0 77 Beh Lorenzovymi Sady Trebic CZE XC Apr 1937/2016, quite incomplete 76 Challenge National Carrington Louviers FRA XC Nov thru 2013, quite incomplete 76 New England (USA) High School Men XC Nov 1935-41,1944-2012 75 Beh sady Vodranty Caslav CZE XC Mar thru 2016, quite incomplete 74 Cross Hannut Hannut BEL XC Jan 1941-44,1947-82,1984-2017 7 4 73 Cross Memorial Juan Muguerza Elgoibar ESP XC Jan 1943-1949,1951-1980,1982-2017 19 69t 30 72 Aztec Invitational San Diego CA/USA XC Sep 1943-91,1993-2000,2002-2016 0 3 72 Beh Kolem Doubravky 4.2K Teplice CZE XC Nov 1945-2016 71 Beh Luzankami Brno CZE XC Mar 1946-2016 71 Ben Nevis 10M Fort William SCO MT Sep+ 1937-39,1942-44,1950-79,1981-2016 10 0 71 Cross der Vlaanderen Ronse BEL XC Nov+ 1943,1946-54b,1957-2016 0 75t 70 Jean Vilet International Cross Lievin FRA XC Dec thru 2013, quite incomplete 70 Augustijn Kerstveldloop Ertvelde BEL XC Dec 1945-62,1964-2016 15 35 69 Fuji Mountain Race Fujiyoshida JPN MT Jul thru 2016, quite incomplete 69 Memorial Quido Stepanka Jablonne nad Orlici CZE XC Apr thru 2016, quite incomplete 68 Olympia Essenbeek Halle Veldloop Halle BEL XC Nov ??-1999,2010-14 34 56 40 68 Maple Leaf Cross Hilversum NED XC Nov+ 1946/2016yd 4 17 68 Cross im Weißiger Wald Freital GER XC Nov thru 2016, quite incomplete 66 Sint Barbara Veldloop Genk BEL XC Nov 1951-2016 25 56 66 Lesni beh Pintovkou Cross Tabor CZE XC Nov thru 2016, quite incomplete 66 Rund um den Windberg Crosslauf Freital GER XC Nov thru 2016, quite incomplete 65 Primus Haacht Veldloop Wespelaar BEL XC Dec 1952-2016 11 34 64 Memorial Bolumburu Cross Eibar ESP XC Nov+ 1945/2013yd 54 33 64 Beh 17 Listopadu Cross Prague CZE XC Nov thru 2016, quite incomplete 50 64 Grote Prijs Duffel Duffel BEL XC Nov 1954-2016d 7 57t 63 Kolem Tri Rybniku Becov nad Teplou CZE XC Sep thru 2016, quite incomplete 63 Cross Internacional Zornotza Amorebieta ESP XC Jan 1953-60,1962-2017 36 9 63 Challenge Aycaguer Lyon FRA XC Dec 1900/1981y 9 13 62 Santa Maria Maddalena di Piani 8.6K Tavagnasco ITA MT Jul thru 2013, quite incomplete 62 Cross de San Andres Usansolo ESP XC Dec 1954-2015 42 7t 62 Three Peaks Challenge Horton/Ribblesdale ENG XC Apr 1954-2000,2002-16 0 0 62 Duchcovsky Viadukt Duchcov CZE XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 62 Tegeler Forst Herbstwaldlauf 11K Berlin GER XC Nov thru 2016, quite incomplete 62 Sgola Boechout Veldloop Boechout BEL XC Dec 1953-61,1963-2014,2016 15 34 62 Cross de San Sebastian San Sebastián ESP XC Jan 1956-2017 0 0 60 61 Neuf Brisach Cross Neuf Brisach FRA XC Nov thru 2014, quite incomplete 61 Saint Etienne-Lyon 65K Lyon FRA TR Dec 1951-95,1997,1999,2001-14 61 Pikes Peak Marathon Manitou Springs CO/USA MT Aug 1956-2016 0 0 61 Notre Dame Invitational South Bend IN/USA XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 61 Silvestercross Jardy Stercla Prague CZE XC Dec 1956-2016 0 19 61 Cross de la Riviera Blonay SUI XC Feb 1956/2017, quite incomplete 60 Westdeutsche Waldlaufserie #1 Essen GER XC Jan 1957-2016 60 Westdeutsche Waldlaufserie #2 Essen GER XC Jan 1957-2016 60 Parkloop Sint Truiden BEL XC Feb 1956/2016yd 5 28 60 Beh Kolem Ostende Plzen CZE XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 60 Beh Kolem Panoramy Jachymov CZE XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 70 60 Podzimni beh Lyzaru 8K Senohraby CZE XC Nov thru 2016, quite incomplete 60 Cross Campaccio Internazionale San Giorgio Legnano ITA XC Jan+ 1957-2006,2008-17 10 11t 60 Cross International Satus 9.7K Geneva SUI XC Feb+ 1949-2008 43 22 59 Cross de Calldetenes 8.8K Barcelona ESP XC Nov+ 1954/2014yd 0 83t 59 Joe Mann Bosloop Best NED XC Feb 1958-2016 0 12t 59 Trofeo Ezio Vanoni 7K Morbegno ITA MT Oct 1958-2016 42 0 59 Cross de Volvic Volvic FRA XC Nov thru 2016, quite incomplete 59 Jongeren Cross Westerlo BEL XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 59 Jongeren Cross Waregem BEL XC Nov 1958-2016 11 27 59 Booischot Veldloop Booischot BEL XC Dec 1959,1961-2016d 7 11 80 59 Gummersbacher Silvestercrosslauf Gummersbach GER XC Dec thru 2016, quite incomplete 58 Ömer Besim Memorial 10K Istanbul TUR XC Nov thru 2013, quite incomplete 58 Cross National des Mureaux Les Mureaux FRA XC Feb thru 2014, quite incomplete 58 Cross de Saint Mard Saint Mard BEL XC Oct thru 2014, quite incomplete 58 Herbstwaldlauf Dresden-Klotzsche Dresden GER XC Oct thru 2015, quite incomplete 58 Beh Cernou Horou Cerna Hora CZE XC May thru 2016, quite incomplete 58 Warandeloop Cross Tilburg NED XC Nov 1956-65,1967,1969-70,1972-2016 1 10t 57 Beh Pohranicim Litvinov CZE XC Apr 1948/2008, quite incomplete 57 Beh Septouchovem Ledec nad Sazavou CZE XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 57 Hambacher Herbstwaldlauf 14K Niederzier GER XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 90 56 Silvestrovsky Beh Kolin CZE XC Dec thru 2015, quite incomplete 56 Crosslauf Rund um den Wasserturm Bräunsdorf GER XC Oct thru 2015, quite incomplete 56 Beh Okolo Slovnaftu Bratislava SVK XC Apr thru 2016, quite incomplete 56 Lorsbacher Schinderwaldläufe Lorsbach GER XC Jun thru 2016, quite incomplete 55 Geländelauf Mosnang SUI XC Jun+ thru 2014, quite incomplete 55 Pistovickou Rivierou Pistovice CZE XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 55 Beh Chemiku Prague CZE XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 55 Volkslauf der LG Süd Berlin 10K Berlin GER XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 55 O Pohar Rektora CZU Prague CZE XC Nov thru 2016, quite incomplete 54 Göttinger Crosslauf-Serie #1 Göttingen GER XC Nov thru 2015, quite incomplete 100 54 Göttinger Crosslauf-Serie #2 Göttingen GER XC Dec thru 2015, quite incomplete 54 Göttinger Crosslauf-Serie #3 Göttingen GER XC Jan thru 2016, quite incomplete 54 Frühjahrscross Bad Köstritz GER XC Mar thru 2016, quite incomplete 54 John F Kennedy 50M Williamsport MD/USA TR Nov 1963-2016 0 0 53 Wallenloop 7.56K Goes NED XC Jan 1960-70,1973-95,1997-2009,2011-16 0 0 53 European Champion Clubs Cup [various] XC Feb thru 2016, quite incomplete 53 Silberseelauf Langenhagen GER XC Feb thru 2016, quite incomplete 53 Frühjahrslauf Eggenthal GER XC Mar thru 2016, quite incomplete 53 Memorial Giovanni Bianchi Malonno ITA TR Aug+ 1964-2016 36 3 53 Beh Zameckou Zahradou Lysa nad Labem CZE XC Sep 1964-2016, quite incomplete 110 53 Berliner Crosscountry Lauf Berlin GER XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 53 Sinterklaasveldloop Bree BEL XC Dec 1964-2016 9 27 53 Abdij Cross Kerkrade NED XC Jan 1965-2017 0 30t 52 Cross de Simencourt Simencourt FRA XC Feb thru 2015, quite incomplete 52 Saint Nikolaus Waldlauf 9.45K Erpel GER XC Dec 1964-2015 38 49t 52 Scalata dello Zucco 13K San Pellegrino ITA XC Jul 1965-2016 28 7 52 Moggio Artavaggio 5K Moggio ITA MT Jul 1965-2016 41 1 52 La Luz Trail Run 9M Albuquerque NM/USA MT Aug 1964-1980,1982-2016 31 5 52 Lidingoloppet 30K Stockholm SWE XC Sep 1965-2016 0 0 52 Bergedorfer Crosslauf Hamburg GER XC Jan thru 2017, quite incomplete 120 51 Cross International Travailliste Evere BEL XC Nov thru 2014, quite incomplete 51 Saint Nikolaus Waldlauf 3.15K Erpel GER XC Dec 1965-2015 37 79t 50 Cross Campo Madrid ESP XC Nov thru 2014, quite incomplete 50 X-Run Chiba Chiba JPN XC Feb 1966-2014,2015-16 21 42 50 Trophée des Combins 7.8K Panossière SUI MT Aug 1965/2016 35 0 50 Lidingoloppet 10K Stockholm SWE XC Sep 1967-2016 0 0 50 Kros Obcinskih Reprezentanc [various] SLO XC Oct thru 2016, quite incomplete 50 Grosser Berglauf 8.65K Ihringen GER MT Sep 1958/2008
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 Challenge Aycaquer was run 1900-29,1931-32,1934,1942-53,1957-67,1973-81 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-date y => the Memorial Bolumburu Cross (ESP)10K was run 1945-66,1968-76,1980-88,1990-97,1999-date y => the Parkloop Cross (BEL) was run 1956-65,1967-77,1979-97,1999-2013,2015-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 Booischot Veldloop (BEL) was held twice in 2005 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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Complete winners list for 29 races
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Last Updated on 17 Feb 2017