Posts Categorized: Skyrunning

Italy’s Limone Extreme Hosts First Skyrunning VK OPEN Finals

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The VK OPEN Championship was introduced earlier this year by the International Skyrunning Federation to highlight this longstanding and highly popular discipline – the Vertical Kilometer® – for those who like it fast and steep. With seven races in five countries concentrated in Europe, it’s been a whirlwind… Read more »

Twenty Countries Head for Skyrunning European Championships in Portugal

Skyrunning European Championships

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Photos: Spotcriativo Eventos. After the welcome announcement of the 2021 Skyrunning European Championships in February, after a year of cancellations, Portugal looks forward to hosting athletes from twenty countries, one more than the previous edition,… Read more »

International Skyrunning Federation Launches Inaugural SkySnow World Championships

SkySnow

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Photo above: ©Niccòlo Guasti. Snow represents one of the classical elements of skyrunning, especially at high altitude. To stay in line with the concept and to expand the sport to winter racing and lower altitudes… Read more »

US Skyrunners Earn 9th Place Team Finish at Youth World Championships

Skyrunners

Announcement written by John Kerrigan, US Skyrunning youth team coach. Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. US Skyrunning coach Ryan Kerrigan had mixed emotions going into the 2021 Youth Skyrunning World Championships held in Fonte Cerreto, L’Aquila, Italy. This was the fourth time that the US Team participated… Read more »

Alaska’s Nowelle Spencer 5th At Youth Skyrunning World Championships

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) with additional information from US Skyrunning coach Ryan Kerrigan. Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Above photo: US Skyrunning. The final day of the fifth Youth Skyrunning World Championships in the Italian Appenines featuring the SKY discipline and awarding the Combined… Read more »

US Team Joins 18 Countries For 2021 Youth Skyrunning World Championships

Youth Skyrunning

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Photo above: Discover Abruzzo. The stage is set. It’s curtains up, lights, camera, action, plenty of action, forecast at next weekend’s 2021 Youth Skyrunning World Championships where today’s young athletes and future stars of the… Read more »

Italy to Host the 2022 Skyrunning World Championships

Skyrunning World Championships

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Photo above: ©Massimo-Bertina. The recent 2020 Skyrunning World Championships held in Spain, have only just been put to bed the but the time is ripe to announce the 2022 Skyrunning World Championships. After Spain, Scotland… Read more »

US Youth Skyrunning Team Poised For World Championship Success in Italy

Youth Skyrunning

Announcement from John Kerrigan, US Skyrunning youth team coach. Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. US Skyrunning is proud to announce the selection of eight young athletes to represent the United States at the 2021 Youth Skyrunning World Championships coming up July 30 to August 1 in Fonte… Read more »

Schmitz and Robinson Top U.S. at 42K Skyrunning World Championship

Skyrunning World Championship

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Ben Robinson (Lehman, PA) and Emily Schmitz (Wauwatosa, WI) were the top American finishers at yesterday’s Skyrunning World Championship 42 km race hosted by the BUFF Mountain Festival in Vall de Boí, Spain. This marathon… Read more »

Schmitz and Popejoy Top Americans at Skyrunning World Championship VK

Skyrunning World Championships

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Mike Popejoy #31 pictured above. Emily Schmitz (Wauwatosa, WI) and Mike Popejoy (Flagstaff, AZ) were the top American finishers at yesterday’s Vertical Kilometer® (VK), the kick-off event at the 2020 Skyrunning World Championship in Vall… Read more »

Strava to Present Live Broadcast of 2021 Broken Arrow Skyrace 26K & VK

Broken Arrow Skyrace

Announcement from American Trail Running Association member Broken Arrow Skyrace. Images by Hilary Matheson. For the first time, online viewers will be able to watch the season final of the North America Golden Trail National Series and the only World Mountain Running Association World Cup event in North America. The Broken Arrow Skyrace and Strava… Read more »

Skyrunning World Championships Opens In Spain This Weekend

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Above photo: David Kilgore at the 2019 Trail World Championships. Photo by Jamil Coury. The delayed 2020 Skyrunning World Championships are finally on their way from July 9 to 11, 2021, and the magnificent location… Read more »

International Skyrunning Federation Launches New VK OPEN Championship

Skyrunning VK

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn more about how the American Trail Running Association helps to support Skyrunning. Above photo: iancorless.com For lovers of the Vertical Kilometer® – a new championship launches today promoted by the International Skyrunning Federation. The VK OPEN Championship features nine races in six countries concentrated in Europe, birthplace… Read more »

Skyrunning World Championships Gear Up For Re-Start

Skyrunning World Championships

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). Learn how ATRA is supporting Skyrunning in the United States. Above photo from iancorless.com. Some good news to kick off the year’s sporting calendar. The Skyrunning World Championships and Youth World Championships are back with teams from no less than 29 countries participating across the two events. After… Read more »

What’s The Buzz On Vert?

“Vert,” short for vertical elevation gain, is becoming a buzzword in the trail running community as much as other commonly used terms such as mileage or pace. With GPS technology becoming more readily available in running watches or in phone apps like Strava or Garmin Connect runners can easily track their vertical gain on any… Read more »

ATRA Attends Virtual International Skyrunning Federation General Assembly

Skyrunning Zoom Meeting

News from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association is a longtime member of ISF. ATRA’s Nancy Hobbs and Richard Bolt attended the ISF General Assembly meeting virtually. The thirteenth International Skyrunning Federation General Assembly took place on October 30, 2020, this time via Zoom from the ISF operational headquarters in Biella,… Read more »

Colorado Races Added to Skyrunning’s #MYSKYRACE Training & Racing Plan

Launched just last month, the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) created #MYSKYRACE, a unique new project helping trail runners with their training outdoors and planning a future skyrunning races. This project is based on an exclusive algorithm developed from scientific research studies carried out on skyrunners over the years and has recently been further refined. Forty… Read more »

The 2020 Skyrunning World Championships Postponed Till 2021

Announcement from the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The American Trail Running Association (ATRA) is an ISF associate member. Photo above: Billy Fotògraf. The 2020 Skyrunning World Championships scheduled for July 10-12, 2020 at the BUFF® Mountain Festival in the Spanish Pyrenees, has been postponed to the same venue in 2021. The decision has been made… Read more »