European Mountain Running Championships

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The European Mountain Running Championships is an annual international mountain running race. Inaugurated in 2002, it is organised by the European Athletic Association (EAA) in July each year. The venue for the championships is changed each year.

The history of the competition lies in the European Mountain Running Trophy, which was first held in 1994. It was officially sanctioned by the World Mountain Running Association in 1995 and continued until 2001, at which point the EAA introduced the official European Mountain Running Championships.[1][2]

A senior championships until 2009, the competition now features separate senior and junior (under 20s) races for both men and women. Medals are awarded on an individual and national team basis.[3] For the team competition, the finishing positions of each country's top three runners are combined, and the team with the smallest cumulative total wins the medals.[4]


Year City Country Date No. of athletes
1st 1995 Valleraugue, Gard  France 15 July
2nd 1996 Llanberis, Wales  United Kingdom 13 July
3rd 1997 Ebensee, Oberösterreich  Austria 6 July
4th 1998 Sestriere, Piemonte  Italy 15 July
5th 1999 Bad Kleinkirchheim, Kärnten  Austria 4 July
6th 2000 Międzygórze, Dolnośląskie  Poland 2 July
7th 2001 Cerklje, Gorenjska  Slovenia 1 July
8th 2002 Câmara de Lobos, Madeira  Portugal 7 July
9th 2003 Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige  Italy 6 July
10th 2004 Korbielów, Śląskie  Poland 4 July
11th 2005 Heiligenblut, Kärnten  Austria 10 July
12th 2006 Úpice, Hradec Králové  Czech Republic 9 July
13th 2007 Cauterets, Hautes-Pyrénées  France 8 July
14th 2008 Zell am Harmersbach, Baden-Württemberg  Germany 12 July
15th 2009 Telfes, Tirol  Austria 12 July
16th 2010 Sapareva Banya, Kyustendil  Bulgaria 4 July
17th 2011 Uludağ, Bursa  Turkey 9 July
18th 2012 Pamukkale, Denizli  Turkey 7 July
19th 2013 Borovets, Sofia  Bulgaria 6 July
20th 2014[5] Gap, Hautes-Alpes  France 12 July

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