It's time for the final of our 'greatest mountain races of all time' contest. Over the last couple of weeks you've been voting for your favourite long distance and classic distance mountain races and now we're down to our final two races: K42 Argentina and Smarna Gora (Slovenia).
Thank you for all your votes so far in our greatest mountain race of all time contest! We are doing this primarily to remind you of all the great races in the world, many of which we will be missing this year. If we can't do the races we can at least celebrate them, their history, their stunning courses and the atmospheres that bring runners back to them year after year.
The first mountain running race in Italy after lockdown took place at the weekend. Changes were made to the race to minimise any risk, so it wasn't quite back to normal, but it's certainly a significant step in a return to mountain running competition.
We've reached the quarter final stage of our fun contest to find your greatest mountain race of all time. 8 races remain, 4 long distance, 4 classic distance, all extremely special in their own way. But here's where it gets ruthless as we reach the knockout stage of the competition! Vote at the bottom of this page.
Thank you to everybody who voted in the first stage of our 'Greatest Mountain Races of All Time' contest. After a thrilling first round of competition, where classic and long distance races vied for votes in their groups, we can now announce the 8 races which will go through to the next round, the quarter finals. And from now on, it's a knockout competition.
Voting is now open for stage one of our Greatest Mountain Races of All Time contest! In stage one you vote for what you think is the greatest race in each group, then the top two from each group go through to the head-to-head stage, which you can vote on next week. Read more about Greatest Mountain Races of All Time and find a rundown on the races HERE.
While there aren't any races on we've been trying to keep you in mountain running content. First we took a look at the greatest mountain runners of all time and now we're looking at the greatest mountain RACES of all time. And again you get your chance to vote for your favourites.