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  • utmb

    To be part of the UTMB World Series Circuit, Races Must be Sold to Either UTMB or Ironman

    The news caused a stir in the trail industry last week: the “UTMB Group” and the American company “The Ironman Group” are joining forces to create a new world trail circuit, the “UTMB World Series” (UWS) the same time they are scuttling the Ultra-Trail World Tour. What was not announced and that Distances+ understood by […] Plus

  • mathieu blanchard

    The 2021 Transgrancanaria kicks off as major trail events restart

    This weekend is the 20th edition of the vaunted Transgrancanaria HG, a multi-distance trail and ultra-distance competition held yearly in the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of the northwestern Africa. As the pandemic lingers and runners continue to manage hopes and expectations, it is still one of the major international events which has been […] Plus

  • fjallmaraton

    Spartan Enters the International Trail Running Fray this Weekend

    Known for its obstacle course races, the Spartan organization has recently taken to trail running. It is this very weekend that its brand new trail running world championship begins, with the Fjällmaraton in Sweden. Distances+ met with circuit general manager Mariano Alvarez and his colleague Josue Stephens, discussed their ambitions, which compete against other circuits […] Plus

  • western states

    Western States: The Epic Endurance Race of the American West Coast

    The 47th edition of the Western States, in California, the oldest 100-mile race in the world, was to take place this weekend, June 27-28. Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the legendary race that trail runners from all over the world dream of, is taking advantage of this year’s break to consolidate and restructure. Distances+ […] Plus

  • Gatineau Loppet

    World-class ski event Gatineau Loppet to host 2300 skiers this weekend

    From February 14th to the 16th, the Outaouais region in Québec will host the Gatineau Loppet, Canada’s largest ski event, for the 42nd year. Part of the WorldLoppet, the Gatineau Loppet is 1 of 20 events that compose the WorldLoppet circuit. Only the premier and the best ski marathon from any country can be a […] Plus

  • California

    The North Face Endurance Challenge California Returns with New Blood

    The North Face Endurance Challenge California, returning this weekend in San Francisco, California, draws thousands of participants, spectators, volunteers and elite athletes each year. Everyone knows to expect fantastic competition, like the epic battle between elites Hayden Hawks and Zach Miller in 2016. This year is the second time the race will be run on […] Plus