From London to Paris: Runners campaign for trail running in Olympics

April 13, 2024

Runners from across the UK have united in a trail run from London to Paris to campaign for the inclusion of trail running at future Olympic Games.

Four athletes from running clubs around the nation took off on Thursday (April 11) as they take it in turns to run part of the 455km trail run to France, finishing on April 14.

Organisers of the campaign, which was launched by outdoor footwear company Merrell, have sent an open letter to representatives of the International Olympic Committee, International Trail Running Association and Brisbane 2032, calling on them to include trail running at the 2032 Brisbane Games – the next cycle when sports can be added to the Olympic programme. AW