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).

168  The Crick Run 10M                    Rugby ENG                XC  Mar+  1838/2017y                           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
126  Oxford vs Cambridge 12K              Cambridge/Oxford ENG     XC  Dec   1880-1913,1919-38,1945-2016            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
 87  Rivington Pike Fell Race 3.25M       Horwich ENG              MT  Apr   1893/2017y                             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
      30
 73  Cross Memorial Juan Muguerza         Elgoibar ESP             XC  Jan   1943-1949,1951-1980,1982-2017         19  69t
 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
 72  Beh Luzankami                        Brno CZE                 XC  Mar   1946-2017
 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
 70  Memorial Quido Stepanka              Jablonne nad Orlici CZE  XC  Apr   thru 2017, quite incomplete
 69  Fuji Mountain Race                   Fujiyoshida JPN          MT  Jul   thru 2016, quite incomplete
      40
 68  Olympia Essenbeek Halle Veldloop     Halle BEL                XC  Nov   ??-1999,2010-14                       34  56
 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
 66  Challenge Aycaguer                   Lyon FRA                 XC  Dec   1900/1981y                             9  13  
 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  Three Peaks Challenge                Horton/Ribblesdale ENG   XC  Apr   1954-2000,2002-17                      0   0
 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  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
      70
 60  Beh Kolem Panoramy                   Jachymov CZE             XC  Oct   thru 2016, quite incomplete
 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
      80
 59  Booischot Veldloop                   Booischot BEL            XC  Dec   1959,1961-2016d                        7  11
 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
      90
 57  Hambacher Herbstwaldlauf 14K         Niederzier GER           XC  Oct   thru 2016, quite incomplete
 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
     100
 54  Göttinger Crosslauf-Serie #1         Göttingen GER            XC  Nov   thru 2015, quite incomplete
 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
     110
 53  Beh Zameckou Zahradou                Lysa nad Labem CZE       XC  Sep   1964-2016, quite incomplete
 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
     120               
 52  Bergedorfer Crosslauf                Hamburg GER              XC  Jan   thru 2017, quite incomplete
 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 1900-06,1908-29,1931-32,1934,1942-47,1949-53,1956-67,1973-74,1976-83 
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 Challenge Aycaquer was held twice in 1942
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

Complete winners/dates/times list for 11 races
Complete winners list for 29 races
Web pages for 58 races


Last Updated on 18 May 2017