Aug 05, 2022 at 6:00 AM

Adidas x Alpindustria Elbrus Race

Azau, Caucaso


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Entry Fee $30
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $130
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100K
  • 100M
  • 8K
  • 57K
  • 46K

Type: Mountain

Participant Limit: 1200

Course Map: Download Map

Starting Elevation: 2200

High Point: 3750

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 75%

First Year of the Event: 2012

Men's Record: 15:53

Women's Record: 20:28


ADIDAS ELBRUS WORLD RACE (EWR) is an annual trailrunning event created by people with a passion for mountains and sports and aimed at the like-minded. ADIDASxALPINDUSTRIA ELBRUS RACE is annually held in the first week of August. Elbrus (5642) — is an emblematic mountain in the Caucasus mountain chain, located in south Russia between the Black and the Caspian Sea. With its 5642 meters (18 510 ft.) above the sea level, the western summit of Elbrus is the highest point of geographical Europe. Elbrus has a volcanic nature explaining its distinct, “round” look of the mountain. Elbrus is dominating its surroundings with a whole of 4741 meters shoulder drop. Elbrus area is dynamically changing — the region of Elbrus is traditionally popular for alpine skiing and mountaineering.

There are 6 distances:

RACE length 111 km, ascent 5600m

The main and most iconic distance around the main peak of the Caucasus. Only here athletes will be able to see Elbrus mountain from all of it’s sides. See how the mountain changes its appearance during the day, in the rays of sunset and in the light of the moon surrounded by stars. Only here trail runners have to test themselves in terms of full autonomy: 111 km distance with total ascend 5600 m that must be overcome in 40 hours. Only here you get 5 ITRA points. Race is the challenge for the most tempted athletes.

ULTRA length 57 km, ascent 4400m

The best athletes among the competitors. The most difficult traverse and the most magnificent view of Elbrus mountain. Ultra — the best challenge for the most experienced trail runners. It’ll be tough, but you’ll want more.

MARATHON length 46 km, ascent 3500m

Steep rocky passes, scorching sun or piercing wind. Marathon distance will test you from head to toe literally, from muscle strength and coordination to the ability to concentrate and go to the goal. And, if successful, will reward 3 points ITRA.

TRAIL  length 33 km, ascent 2400m

Without excellent physical training and impeccable motivation will be hard to overcome 33 km along the steep slopes with total ascend of 2400 m. But the reward is worth it — 2 ITRA points and breathtaking views. Our advice: do not go anywhere without trekking poles — the best chances in Trail for those, whose poles will become an organic continuation of the limbs.

SPRINT length 22 km, ascent 1800m

ELBRUS8  length 8 km, ascent 500m



Past Event Dates

Held on Aug 05, 2022

Held on Jul 31, 2021

Held on Aug 01, 2020

Held on Aug 02, 2019

Held on Aug 03, 2018

Held on Aug 03, 2017

Held on May 07, 2012

Held on May 09, 2011

Held on May 08, 2010

Held on Sep 15, 2008

Event Results

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