bid application youth skyrunning world championships


Extract, October 2019

EVENT – Annual event organised in one venue every year. The race can’t be part of other events. Date and geographical area must be compatible with other international level skyrunning races (+/- one week).

RACE CATEGORIES – The official event categories are: SKY and VERTICAL. SkyRace must be under 30 km and under 3000m altitude.

RACE STANDARDS, RULES – The race must have had at least one previous edition. The standard must be of an international level. ISF rules will prevail in case of dispute.

CATEGORIES   The Youth official categories are three:

  • Youth A (15‐17 years)
  • Youth B (18‐19‐20 years)
  • U23 (21‐23 years)

ENTRIES – Youth World Championships are open only to official national teams. Individual medals and titles will be awarded to the champions in each category. Only official nations will be ranked.

OFFICIAL NATIONAL TEAM ENTRIES – Race entry is guaranteed to all official national teams. Free entry and accommodation (max three nights, full board) are granted to all youth official categories and accommodation for six athletes per category and one team manager of each nation.

ISF & MEDIA ACCOMMODATION – Complimentary accommodation (three nights) and meals for four ISF Delegates and Media (four international ISF media partners/photographers).

TITLE AND LOGOS – Mention must be made of the “Youth Skyrunning World Championships” together with the logo in all communication, publications, race material, websites, social media and videos.

SPONSORSHIPS –  ISF sponsors’ area in finish line and podium (flags, banners, arch and booth space in brand village).

RACE WEBSITE, RESULTS & IMAGES – Full race information, course description, programme, prizes and entry forms should be easily accessed on the website and in English. Organisers must provide race results in Xcel format on race day. Organisers must provide professional photos in action and finish line/podium of the event within 24 hours of the event.

ISF AWARDS – RANKING AND MEDALS – National team selection, ranking and medals are managed by ISF:

  • At the end of each race, the first three ranked men and women will receive medals;
  • The national teams with the most points in the SKY, VERTICAL and ULTRA will receive medals;
  • The competitors (men and women) with the most points overall will be declared “Skyrunning Youth World Champions” (Combined Ranking) and will receive medals.

ISF rules

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