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- Men's Mountain Run
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Mountain running - a race with a view of Krynica-Zdrój
FROM CLIMBERS’ PASSION TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The origins of mountain running date back to the 19th century. The first one – the Grasmere Guides – took place in 1868 in the English Lake District. In Poland, the official competition was not organised until 1985 in the Babia Góra region. Mountaineers, himalayans and alpinists took part, and only in subsequent editions did ‘ordinary’ runners take part.
In 1984, the World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) was founded to organise the world championships. In 2018, the World Mountain Running Association, the Ultra Running Association and the Trail Running Association joined forces with the World Athletics Association. As a result, the first world championships for mountain and trail running were held in Thailand in November 2022.
Running in Poland has become very popular for a solid dozen years. There is no shortage of mountain running enthusiasts either. Even Krakow hosts the mountainous Three Mounds Run. Competitors compete both in short distances of a few kilometres and in ultramarathons (over 50 km). They sometimes spend more than 24 hours on the route.
EUROPEAN RUNNING FESTIVAL TOGETHER WITH THE EUROPEAN GAMES
Mountain running is a discipline of great interest also in the world. They run, and actually also climb and run down, for example, around Mont Blanc. In Poland, the most popular mountain running areas are the Tatras, the Sudetes and the Beskids.
And it is the latter mountain chain that will be the site of the European Running Festival (June 30-July 2) in Krynica-Zdroj, during which the “Games Hundred” will be held. This will be a 105 km run with an elevation of 4570 m.
Runners will start already at 3 am from Krynica and on the way will pass several peaks including Jaworzyna Krynicka, Runek, Łabowska Hala, return to Krynica and run further through Gora Parkowa, Lackowa, Ostry Wierch, to return together and finish on the Krynica promenade.
There are 25 countries , 500 athletes and 2 events : Men's & Women's Mountain Run