Jul 31, 2021 at 6:00 AM
Entry Fee $30
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Entry Fee 2 $130
(Highest or Late Registration)
Prize Money: no
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