International Mountain Running Youth Challenge Scheduled for July

Junior USMRT member Laura Beresford at the 2010 World Mountain Running Championships

The 8th Annual WMRA International Youth Cup will be held in Gap, France on Sunday, July7.  This mountain/trail running event provides an opportunity for athletes ages 16 and 17 (in the year of the competition) to participate on an international stage.

The event is held under the auspices of the International Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) who awarded the hosting of the 2013 Youth Mountain Race World Cup to the City of Gap and the Athletics Club of Gap Hautes-Alpes in 2012.

Junior USMRT member Chase Culkins at the 2010 World Mountain Running Championships

The race course in Gap will include mountain paths with the junior boys running run 5.3 kilometers resulting in a total elevation gain of 335 meters. The junior girls will run 2.5 kilometers with 170 meters of climbing.

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