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1. 2020 Canadian Mountain Running Team Selection Criteria
2. 2020 CMRA Membership Form
Impact of COVID-19 on Mountain Running Races
Thursday, May 21 2020

Unsurprisingly, the Coronavirus has affected this year’s scheduled mountain running races.

Both the NACAC and Canadian Mountain Running championships set to be held at the Golden Mountain Challenge in Golden, BC have been cancelled.

The Quebec Mega Trail in Mont Saint-Anne, Quebec has been postponed until October 11, 2020, and will remain as the Canadian Long Distance Mountain Running Championships.

 

World Championships Selections

At present, the World Mountain Running Association still intends to organize the World Mountain Running Championships in Lanzarote, Spain, on November 12-14.

We will be updating the selection criteria in light of the domestic race cancellations so that we can select a team assuming the World Championships will still go ahead.

Given that the rescheduled date of Canadian Long Distance Championships (Quebec Mega Trail) race is quite close to the World Championships, we are discussing whether it will still be a full selection race. However, the top woman and top man from this race will still be automatically selected for the World Championships.

As we all know, the Coronavirus situation is a constantly changing one and we will try to continually keep everyone updated as the situation evolves.

For now, we hope everyone stays safe and are still able to run up a big hill everyone now and then!

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Announcing the 2020 Canadian Mountain Running Championships and 2020 Canadian Long Distance Mountain Running Championships
Saturday, January 18 2020
The 2020 Canadian Mountain Running Championships will be hosted by the Golden Mountain Challenge on June 27th, 2020 in Golden, BC. The race will also be the 2020 NACAC Mountain Running Championships and will feature the best athletes from Canada, the United States, Mexico and El Salvador and other countries. Read more about the event here: Golden Mountain Challenge

The Canadian Mountain Running Championships are the main way to qualify for the World Mountain Running Team that will compete in the 36th World Mountain Running Championships in Lanzarote (Canary Islands), Spain on November 14-15, 2020.

The 2020 Canadian Long Distance Mountain Running Championships will be hosted by the Quebec Mega Trail (QMT 50) race on July 4, 2020 at Mont Saint-Anne, QC. Find out more about the event here: QMT 50

Two qualifying spots will be available for the first and second male and female finishers at the Canadian Long Distance Championships who will automatically qualify for the World Long Distance Mountain Running Team that will compete in the 17th World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Lanzarote (Canary Islands), Spain on November 14-15, 2020.

This year there will also be a Western Canadian Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. The 2020 Western Canadian Long Distance Mountain Running Championships will be hosted by the North Face Dirty Feet Kal Park 50 on May 3, 2020 in Vernon, BC. Find out more about the event here: Kal Park 50

One qualifying spot will be available for the first male and female finishers at the Western Canadian Long Distance Championships who will automatically qualify for the World Long Distance Mountain Running Team that will compete in the 17th World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Lanzarote (Canary Islands), Spain on November 14-15, 2020.

For more information, check out the 2020 National Team selection criteria.

Remember, that to be selected for one of the Canadian Mountain Running teams, you must be a member of the Canadian Mountain Running Association - Join Here
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Follow Team Canada at the World Mountain Running Championships!
Friday, November 15 2019
The World Mountain Running Championships are happening November 15, 2019 in Argentina!

For live updates, check out the Canadian Mountain Running group on Facebook, or visit http://www.wmrch2019.com.ar/ !
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Watch our Short Film about the Canadian Mountain Running Championships
Friday, November 1 2019
The Canadian team has started a GoFundMe campaign to fund-raise for the national team and to help make a documentary about mountain running.

We've released a short film about the Canadian Mountain Running Championships:
GoFundMe

The Canadian Mountain Running Team does not receive any outside support for its athletes. Mountain running as a sport receives very little support either at home or internationally. This means that the athletes need to cover the full costs of their travel to Argentina and the costs of their own uniforms.

Mountain running is also a sport that is not well-known outside of its very small and close-nit community. We want to increase public awareness of the sport by making a feature documentary film about the Canadian team’s journey to the World Championships!

This is an opportunity not only to support your favourite Canadian mountain runners but also to bring the beautiful sport of mountain running to a whole new audience.

We’ve already made a short documentary about the Canadian Mountain Running Championships in Quebec City, QC this year. Now we’re following the team as they head to the World Stage in Argentina!

Thanks so much for your suppport!
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Welcome! The Canadian Mountain Running Association is happy to welcome you to our website. Our goals are to create a highly competitive national team program, and to develop the sport by cultivating relationships at the recreational level with trail race series across the nation.

We are currently seeking major corporate sponsorship to support our National Team program and increase the level of performance of Canadian teams at the World Mountain Running Championships. World Athletics is a Patron of the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA), to whom it delegates the control of our branch of athletics. The CMRA is similarly patronized b...

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