Longest Running Track Races
This section is an attempt to list all track races world-wide that have been held 50 or more times (meetings). It is based on the best information available to ADR but is undoubtably missing some races and may not have credited all meetings 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).
127 Grampians Stakes 3200m Stawell AUS OT Apr 1886-96,1898-1941,1946-2017 0 0 123 California vs Stanford Palo Alto CA/USA OT May thru 2017, quite incomplete 73 UCLA vs USC Dual Meet Los Angeles CA/USA OT Apr thru 2006, quite incomplete 66 Weltklasse Zurich Zurich SUI OT Aug 1928/2016y 0 0 66 Hyogo Relays 10000m Kobe JPN OT Apr 1952-2017 17 17 62 ISTAF Berlin GER OT Sep+ 1937/2016y 15 0 62 Janusz Kusocinski Memorial (various) POL OT Jun 1954-62,1964-2015,2017 1 0 58 Drake Relays (5000m) Des Moines IA/USA OT Apr 1960-2017 21 2 56 Znamensky Memorial (various) RUS OT Jul 1958-2011,2014-15 5 10 56 Zatopek Classic 10000m Melbourne AUS OT Dec 1961-2016 0 0 10 56 Kansas Relays 5000m Lawrence KS/USA OT Apr 1960-97,2000-17 34 0 55 Kansas Relays 10000m Lawrence KS/USA OT Apr 1961-97,2000-17 31 0 54 Self Transcendence 24Hr London ENG OT Oct 1952/2015y 0 0 52 Palio della Quercia Rovereto ITA OT Sep 1965-2016 7 7 52 Drake Relays (10000m) Des Moines IA/USA OT Apr 1966-2017 22 0 51 Dagens Nyheter Galan Stockholm SWE OT Jul 1963,1965-2014 0 0
Notes: Ties are resolved in order of the date for the next meeting with inactive races following in reverse order of the most recent meeting. Series without a distance designation include all races 3000m to 10000m as the particular distance or distances contested each year changes.
OT => outdoor track, typically 400m or 440yd IT => indoor track (entire track undercover), may be up to 400m but typically 200m or less 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 Self Transcendence (ENG) races were held 1952-57,1959-74,1976-79,1981-82,1984,1989-2000,2002-2011 y => distance races at the ISTAF meeting (GER) were held 1937,1939,1941-42,1949,1952-54,1956-67,1969-71,1974-2006,2008-10,2014-date y => distance races at the Weltklasse Zurich (SUI) were held 1928,1935,1939,1946-47,1949,1951-52,1957-63,1965-70,1972-date
Complete winners/dates/times list for
Complete winners list for 9 races
Web pages for 13 races
Last Updated on 11 Jun 2017