Skyrunning World Championships

Last updated
Skyrunning World Championships
Status active
Genre sporting event
Date(s) mid-year
Frequency biennial
Location(s) various
Inaugurated 2010
Most recent 2018
Organised by ISF

The Skyrunning World Championships are skyrunning competitions held for the first time in 2010 and organised by the International Skyrunning Federation. The second edition was held in 2014 and thereafter the championships have taken place on a biennial basis. [1]

Skyrunning

Skyrunning is an extreme sport of mountain running above 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) where the incline exceeds 30% and the climbing difficulty does not exceed II° grade. The governing body is the International Skyrunning Federation. The sport comprises a number of different disciplines from the short, steep Vertical Kilometer to the more popular SkyRace and SkyMarathon. Ultra SkyMarathons are becoming increasingly popular as are short vertical SkySpeed races which include skyscraper racing.

The International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) is the world governing body for skyrunning. The ISF today counts 41 Member nations.

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Editions

EditionYearNation Vertical Kilometer SkyMarathon Ultra SkyMarathon details
1st 2010 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy (Dolomites) Canazei 16 July Premana 25 July [1]
2nd 2014 Flag of France.svg  France (Mont Blanc) Chamonix 27 June Chamonix 29 June Chamonix 27 June [2]
3rd 2016 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain (Vall de Boí) Lleida 22 July Lleida 22 July Lleida 23 July [3]
4th 2018 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom (Scottish Highlands) Kinlochleven 13 September Kinlochleven 15 September Kinlochleven 14 September [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "2010 World Championships". skyrunning.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017. The first Skyrunning World Championships since the inauguration of the ISF in 2008 will be held in Italy.
  2. "2014 Skyrunning World Championships – roll on!". skyrunning.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017. Held every four years, the 2014 Skyrunning World Championships will represent the second edition since the inauguration of the ISF in 2008
  3. "2016 Skyrunning World Championships". skyrunning.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  4. "2018 Skyrunning World Championships". skyrunning.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.