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About skyrunning

Less cloud. More Sky

The skyrunning playground where earth meets sky. ©

From sea to sky, skyrunning spans the great outdoors, across the world’s mountain ranges…and the imagination of thousands of participants and fans. It’s a sport born in the wild, where the logic was to reach the highest peak in the shortest time from a town or village. Today it represents the peak of outdoor running defined by altitude and technicality and counts some 2,000 races worldwide with more than 450,000 participants from 90 countries.

It is defined by the International Skyrunning Federation that was formed to govern the sport in 2008, as “running in the mountains above 2,000m altitude where the climbing difficulty does not exceed II° grade and the incline is over 30%.”

Skyrunning was founded in 1992 by Italian Marino Giacometti, ISF president, and sports the tagline: “Less cloud. More Sky.

About International Skyrunning Federation