First international skyrunning race to take place in Aragats, Armenia

First international skyrunning race to take place in Aragats

The Armenian Mountaineering and Mountain Tourism Federation with the assistance of “Grand Sport” sport-health and training complex will hold “Northern Cross” first international skyrunning race in Aragats on September 14-15 with participation of sportsmen from Artsakh, Russia, Georgia and Iran.

According to the Armenian Mountaineering and Mountain Tourism Federation, the race aims to contribute to the spread of skyrunning in Armenia, revelation of the strongest sportsmen and promotion of healthy lifestyle.

Skyrunning is an extreme sport of mountain running above 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) where the incline exceeds 30% and the climbing difficulty does not exceed II grade. The sport comprises a number of different disciplines from the short, steep Vertical Kilometer to the more popular SkyRace and SkyMarathon.

via First international skyrunning race to take place in Aragats – Topic of the day – Panorama | Armenian news.

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