Ranking Calculations

Counting what Counts

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WMRA

World Ranking Calculations

The World Ranking for Mountain Running consists of points allocated to each athlete based on the results of their races. The WMRA uses a category classification to allocate a points weighting to the most important mountain running events.  Whereby category A races will allocate a greater number of points compared to category B, C etc.  This rewards the athletes who compete at the most prestigious and important Mountain Races around the World.  

An athletes current World Ranking calculation is taken by adding these points from the race results over the preceding 365 days.  This makes the World Ranking for Mountain Running a rolling yearly ranking meaning that the current position reflects the athletes results over the past year when viewed from any day.  It means that the current ranking will show a real 365 placing in the World and is updated in real time.

An historical calendar rank for each athlete is also provided where it is possible to see an athletes highest ranking over a calendar year (1 January – 31 December).

Series and Categories

Series NameCategory
Classic World Championships
A
Long Distance World Championships
A
Mountain Running World Cup Races
B
NACAC
C
European Mountain Running Championships
C
All other Area Mountain Running Championships
D
Mountain races from a global/international series *
D
National Mountain Running Championships
E
Associated mountain running races / All other sanctioned mountain races
E
Final Ranking of the Mountain Running World Cup
F

* Example: Golden trail world series / infinite trails / skyrunning world series races etc


Races – Places – Points – Category

Series Name Classic World Championships Long Distance World Championships Mountain Running World Cup Races NACAC European Mountain Running Championships All other Area Mountain Running Championships

High Quality International Races / International Races From A Global Off Road Series*

National Mountain Running Championships Other Sanciontioned Mountain Race Final Ranking of the Moutain Running World Cup
Category A A B C C D D E E F
Ranking Top 20 Top 20 Top 15 Top 10 Top 10 Top 10 Top 10 Top 10 Top 10 Top 10
1 100 100 50 50 50 30 30 20 20 30
2 70 70 40 40 40 25 25 17 17 25
3 50 50 30 30 30 20 20 14 14 20
4 40 40 25 25 25 18 18 12 12 15
5 35 35 20 20 20 16 16 10 10 10
6 30 30 18 18 18 14 14 7 7 5
7 25 25 16 16 16 12 12 5 5 4
8 20 20 14 14 14 10 10 4 4 3
9 15 15 12 12 12 8 8 3 3 2
10 11 11 10 10 10 5 5 2 2 1
11 10 10 8              
12 9 9 6              
13 8 8 4              
14 7 7 2              
15 6 6 1              
16 5 5                
17 4 4                
18 3 3                
19 2 2                
20 1 1                

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