Irish Mountain
Running Association

World Championships

Sunday 8 September, 2013
Climb (m):
Distance (km):
Event Difficulty:
8 (2,3,3) - Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
Race Marking:
Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS Allowed:
Vouchers Allowed:
No. Online entry only for this race.
Route Description:

PHOTOS OF COURSE ON FLICKR (from race organisers)

The lap is around 4500m. The first 250m is uphill on a ski slope at 14%. This is followed by a downhill section of around 2500m on a wide mountain path. This can be split into four sections: 200m at -10%; 400m at -20%; 200m flat; and 1700m at -10%.

This is followed by 1750m uphill which is mostly on a steep grass ski slope The first section is 900m at +13%, followed by a descent for 100m at -20%, and 750m at +18%. The last uphill section of 500m is on a forest path. . Recent heavy rain may mean some parts of the climb are muddy so take note that trail shoes with grip may be needed.

Getting There:

Krynica-Zdroj, Cracow, Poland. Krynica-Zdroj is situated 150 km from Cracow (around 150 minutes by road or train).

Flights (Lufthansa to Cracow via Frankfurt)
6/9 Depart Dublin at 11:55 Arrive Cracow at 17:55
9/9 Depart Cracow at 10:35 Arrive Dublin at 17:15

Organisers Instructions:



Teams: Men (6 to run / 4 to score), women & junior men (4/3), junior women (3/2)

Selection basis: Selection is based on trial race and mountain running and cross-country/road performances in 2012/2013. All selection is subject to the athlete being capable of finishing within 5% of the trial winners time and 10% of the international race winners times. Only athletes who meet the criteria will be selected this means that full teams may not be sent. Selected athletes should be registered with Athletics Ireland. We will NOT be sending four full teams.


Junior women (1994-1997): 4.65 km / 286m
Women / Junior men: 9.08 km / 561m
Men: 13.56 km / 838m