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Youth Championships: August 4-6, 2023 – Gran Sasso, Abruzzo, Italy

The seventh edition of the annual Youth Skyrunning World Championships will take place for the fifth time in L’Aquila, Italy with the Gran Sasso Vertical Kilometer® on August 4 and the Gran Sasso SkyRace® on August 6, 2023.

Four categories are contested: Youth A (15-16), Youth B (17-18), Youth C (19-20) and U23 (21-23) will compete in the VERTICAL and SKY disciplines for the 75 medals at stake and individual and combined titles.

Adult National Championships: April 4 - Costa Rica

SKY – April 2 – La Cumbre SkyRace®
Distance 20 km / 1,465m vertical climb

Additional Event details:

2023 Youth Skyrunning World Championships Team USA Application

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  • Obviously mountain/Skyrunning results are most relevant. Otherwise trail, cross country, track and field and nordic ski results and Strava/FKT results are also applicable. Results should demonstrate a strong confirmation that the athlete is able to complete a Vertical Kilometer in less than 1 hour. We understand that very few races have taken place through the Covid 19 Pandemic! If you have questions about this please let us know. Again, Strava/FKT results are applicable.
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  • If you are unable to reach this person in a timely manner let us know and forward along the remainder of the application.

Ridgeline Coaching Options:

If you are looking to prepare for Skyrunning World Championships, don't hesitate to reach out to talk about specific coaching. Ryan Kerrigan is the head coach of USA SkyRunning and oversees many athletes preparing for the team and racing competitively. Both our full-time coaching options and our custom training plans are useful choices to help you make the team and get to the start (and finish) line! Click the "Services" tab above for more information!