Every year more than 500 athletes fighting against toughest conditions and themselves explore the challenges at elevations over 3000 m to summit the EUROPE’S HIGHEST PEAK – MT. ELBRUS 5642 M /18,510 FT!
Speed Race to Mt. Elbrus West Summit in 2 classes: "Sport" (professional class); "Classic" (non-professional class).
«Sport» class: SkyMarathon® - Mt. Elbrus, 2350-5642 m. 1st stage of the Russian Skyrunning Cup.
«Classic» class: Skyrace® - Mt. Elbrus, 3780-5642 m. Kabardino-Balkarian Open Skyrunning Championship.
SKYMARATHON® - MT. ELBRUS, 2350 - 5642 М
Route: Azau Glade (2350 m) - "Mir" Station (3450 m) - «Barrels» (3780 m) - Pastukhov Rocks (4800 m) - Elbrus Saddle (5350 m) - Mt. Elbrus West Summit (5642 m).
2009 - the Red Fox Elbrus Race Festival and its main event – high-speed ascent on top of the Mt. Elbrus – enlisted in the calendar of the ISF Recognized International Races
2012 – the high-speed ascent on the Mt. Elbrus under its new name Elbrus Vertical SkyRace® included into the calendar of the Skyrunner® World Series and SkyRace® Series
2018 - the distance of SkyMarathon® - Mt Elbrus (2350-5642 m) was certified by the International Trail-Running Association (ITRA). The course for the SkyMarathon® - Mt Elbrus has received 45 ITRA points for the level of mountain complexity, the maximum rating ever!
2018 - the SkyMarathon® - Mt Elbrus (2350-5642 m) is certified and included into the calendar of the ISF (International Skyrunning Federation)
Karl Egloff set two new records at the 2017 Red Fox Elbrus Race:
- he reached the summit of Mt. Elbrus (5642 m) in only 3 hours 24 min
- he set a new World Record for the route to the summit and back in 4 hours 20 min 45 sec
SKYRACE® - MT. ELBRUS, 3780 - 5642 М
Route: «Barrels» (3780 m) - Pastukhov Rocks (4800 m) - Elbrus Saddle (5350 m) - Mt. Elbrus West Summit (5642 m).
2012 – for the first time ever, the high-speed ascent on the Mt. Elbrus was held in 2 classes: “sportsmen” and “amateurs”
1. Boots or running shoes (for restrictions, see below)
The use of running shoes with spikes (not less than 1,5 cm) or the combination of running shoes with crampons is allowed, In the second case running shoes must be permanently equipped with spikes at the heel area.
3. Harness with two self-belaying slings and carabiners
4. Sun glasses or goggles
5. 3 clothing layers (including one storm layer)
6. Trekking poles
7. Sunblock cream
9. Insulated mittens
Route profile of the SkyMarathon® - Mt. Elbrus
Route of the SkyMarathon® - Mt. Elbrus
RECORDS OF THE FESTIVAL
Year / Discipline
High-speed Race "Classic" (from "Barrels")
High-speed Race "Sport" (from Azau Glade)
2.58,00 Semen Dvornichenko (Kirgistan, Red Fox Asia Team)
3.33,00 Yekaterina Andreeva (Kirgistan, Red Fox Asia Team)
2.43,20 Semen Dvornichenko (Kirgistan, Red Fox Asia Team)