Known all over the world, the Kima Trophy is one of the most important races for skyrunners with its highly technical 52 km of course over seven passes and a total of 8.400 m of vertical gain. Moraine, snowfields and exposed crests feature largely on the course, with fixed ropes for safety at key points. A biennial race since 2008, the 2016 edition was won by Nepali Bhim Gurung, who crushed Kilian Jornet's record. Emelie Forsberg won the women's race. The records to beat are 6h10’44” (set in 2016) and 7h36’21” (by Nuria Picas in 2012).
Start: Filorera (870m), then Val di Predarossa, Rifugio Ponti, Passo Cameraccio, Passo Torrone, Rifugio Allievi- Bonacossa, Passo Averta, Passo Qualido, Passo Camerozzo, Rifugio Gianetti, Passo Barbacane, Rifugio Omio, Bagni di Masino, Piana di Bregolana, San Martino and finish in Filorera (870m).
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Distance: 52 km. Vertical climb: 4,200 m ascent and 4,200 m descent, over seven passes above 2,500 m altitude. Maximum altitude: Cameraccio Pass, 2,950 m (Check Point).
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For security reasons, the maximum number of participants is 250.
Pre-registrations are open from December 21 to March 31. All submitted forms will be evaluated. Entries will not be based on a lottery or on a first come, first served basis, but on a strict vetting process. Only those with a satisfactory skyrunning CV will be accepted.The entry fee - only becomes payable if the aspirant competitor's vetted ballot application is successful. It must then be paid within 15 days of receiving the invitation to enter. Failure to pay the entry fee will not secure the entry.
For further details and registrations, visit the official website of the event