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]


Edition 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
21st 2015 Porto Moniz, Madeira  Portugal 4 July
22nd 2016 Arco, Trentino  Italy 2 July
23rd 2017 Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden, Bavaria  Germany 5 July


Edition Men's individual Men's team Women's individual Women's team
1994  Andrea Agostini (ITA)  Italy  Nives Curti (ITA)  Italy
1995  Helmut Schmuck (AUT)  Italy  Eroica Spiess (SUI)   Switzerland
1996  Jaime de Jesus Mendes (FRA)  France  Isabelle Guillot (FRA)  Italy
1997  Helmut Schmuck (AUT)  Italy  Eroica Spiess (SUI)   Switzerland
1998  Antonio Molinari (ITA)  Italy  Rosita Rota Gelpi (ITA)  Italy
1999  Antonio Molinari (ITA)  Italy  Izabela Zatorska (POL)  France
2000  Massimo Galliano (ITA)  Italy  Izabela Zatorska (POL)  Italy
2001  Antonio Molinari (ITA)  Italy  Svetlana Demidenko (RUS)  France
2002  Alexis Gex-Fabry (SUI)  Italy  Svetlana Demidenko (RUS)  Italy
2003  Marco Gaiardo (ITA)  Italy  Catherine Lallemand (BEL)  Italy
2004  Marco De Gasperi (ITA)  Italy  Anna Pichrtová (CZE)  Italy
2005  Florian Heinzle (AUT)  Italy  Andrea Mayr (AUT)  Great Britain
2006  Marco Gaiardo (ITA)  Italy  Anna Pichrtová (CZE)  Italy
2007  Ahmet Arslan (TUR)  Italy  Anita Evertsen (NOR)   Switzerland
2008  Ahmet Arslan (TUR)  Italy  Elisa Desco (ITA)  Great Britain
2009  Ahmet Arslan (TUR)  Italy  Martina Strähl (SUI)  Italy
2010  Ahmet Arslan (TUR)  Italy  Marie Laure Dumergues (FRA)  Italy
2011  Ahmet Arslan (TUR)  Italy  Martina Strähl (SUI)  Italy
2012  Ahmet Arslan (TUR)  Italy  Monika Furholz (SUI)  Great Britain
2013  Bernard Dematteis (ITA)  Italy  Andrea Mayr (AUT)  Italy
2014  Bernard Dematteis (ITA)  Italy  Andrea Mayr (AUT)  Italy
2015  Johan Bugge (NOR)  Italy  Andrea Mayr (AUT)  United Kingdom
2016  Martin Dematteis (ITA)  Italy  Emily Collinge (GBR)  Italy

See also[edit]


List of champions

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