Distance: 52 km
Vertical climb: 4,200m*
Highest point: 2,950m*
Race record: Bhim Gurung 6h10’44” (2016). Nuria Picas 7h36’21” (2012)
For over 20 years the Kima Trophy has represented a landmark event for skyrunners thanks to the challenging highly technical 52 km course over seven passes counting a massive 4,200m vertical climb.
Moraine, snowfields and exposed crests feature largely on the course, with fixed ropes for safety at key points.
A biennial race since 2008, the race was conceived in 1994 by organiser Ilde Marchetti to commemorate her brother and, with the help of skyrunning pioneers Marino Giacometti, Adriano Greco and Fabio Meraldi, it became not only a reality in 1995, but grew to be a legend.
To ensure the runners’ safety and for the protection of the rugged mountain environment, the extremely technical course is capped at 250 with tight cut-off times.
An extra 50% points are awarded in this race for the ranking
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