The European 10,000m Cup dates from 1997 when it was held under its initial title of the European 10,000m Challenge.
Notable names on the roll-of-honour at the Cup include Spain's Jose Manuel Martinez (2004 and 2009), Great Britain's Mo Farah (2010) and Italians Daniele Meucci (2016) and Yemaneberhan Crippa (2019, 2023) on the men’s side and multiple winners Fernanda Ribeiro from Portugal (1998 and 2003), fellow Portuguese runner Sara Moreira (2011, 2012 and 2017) and Great Britain's Paula Radcliffe (1999 and 2001) among the women.
At the 2023 edition in Pacé, Yemaneberhan Crippa powered to his second European 10,000m Cup title and while Alina Reh upgraded her individual silver to gold in the women's race. Israel won their first ever team title in the men's race while Reh led Germany to back-to-back team titles in the women's race.
The 2024 edition of the European 10,000m Cup will also be held in Pacé.