Introducing the events
Since the first extreme races in 1992, the first World Championship in 1998 and the introduction of the Skyrunner® World Series in 2004, skyrunning has grown to become a globally renowned sport governed by the International Skyrunning Federation. More recently National Series and Continental Championships have been introduced. The sport is practised in more than 65 nations and counts followers from 126 countries.
2022 Skyrunning World Championships
The 2022 Skyrunning World Championships featuring the VERTICAL, SKY and SKYULTRA disciplines twill be held from 9-11 September 2021 in the Ossola Valley, Italy.
World titles and 27 medals are at stake for Individuals and Official Teams, together with a Combined title based on the best results of the Vertical and Sky races.
2022 Youth Skyrunning World Championships
The annual Youth Skyrunning World Championships were introduced in 2016. The sixth edition will take place in Andorra with the Arinsal Vertical Kilometer® on July 22 and the Arinsal SkyRace® on July 24, 2022 in Arinsal, Andorra. Three categories, Youth A (15-17), Youth B (18-20) and U23 (21-23) will compete for the 57 medals at stake and individual and combined titles.
2022 SkySnow World Championships
The first SkySnow World Championships will be held at Snow Running Sierra Nevada in Spain, February 4-5, 2022.
The race is open only to national teams. Individual world titles and medals are awarded in each discipline.
A combined title based on the best results of the Vertical and Classic races is also awarded.
2022 VK OPEN Championships
After the success of the first VK OPEN Championships in 2021, they are now annual.
All the races have two things in common: the ISF Certified Course Label and parameters that fit the VERTICAL discipline: 1,000m vertical climb over five kilometres distance.
The VK OPEN Champion title and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners at the Grand Finale.