KIMA TROPHY 2022: REGISTRATIONS OPEN 1ST MAY.

KIMA TROPHY 2022: REGISTRATIONS OPEN 1ST MAY. Our TRAIL RUNNING CALENDAR section celebrates the return of a mythical race: the KIMA TROPHY, with good news added as well..

It will be run on Sunday, August 28 and as many of you might know it is an extreme race due to the technical commitment it requires, so there are very few bibs available. The registration window will reopen in May. Let’s go with the details of this mythical race.

KIMA TROPHY 2022: REGISTRATIONS OPEN 1ST MAY.
52KM | 4200M+

The classic Italian biennial trophy  was cancelled in 2020, so it returns now no less than four years after its last edition. The rules of participation are the same: only the world elite of the specialty will be admitted.

On the other hand, the event grows and now offers up to four mountain races, counting on the novelty of 2022: the Kima Extreme Skyrace with 26KM/1850M+ drawn on the final part of the queen race. The shortest and simplest Kima Trail and MiniKima also follow.

The queen race will be the Kima Trophy and as always, it will be run on the last weekend of August. Let’s review how that last race for history was, in 2018.

KIMA TROPHY 2018, KILIAN JORNET ACHIEVES FOURTH GOLD AND NEW RECORD.

Being a biennial trophy and having been canceled the 2020 edition due to covid as we djimos here KIMA TROPHY 2020 CANCELED. it’s been a long, long time to be able to run it again. In fact, to review with you the last disputed edition of Kima, we have to go back to no less than 2018.

The Kima Trophy celebrated the 23rd edition four years ago in Valmasino. The event reigns over 52k/4,100m+ brought together 300 athletes from 43 different nations, with a percentage of foreigners of 63%.

Kilian Jornet, who if not… won the Kima Trophy for the fourth time setting a new record of 6h09m19s. for this biannual race of high mountain very technical. To highlight after him, the fight until the end of a great Pere Aurell for the podium.


KIMA TROPHY: THE RACE | 52KM | 4200M+

This Kima Trophy is a biannual event that offers two days of pure spectacle in Valmasino. On Saturday, Kima Trail Running and MiniKima are normally run. On Sunday the queen test is disputed. The current records belong to Kilian Jornet in 2018 and Nuria Picas with 7h36’21 in 2012.

The different steps of the route are: Departure from Filorera (870 m), Val di Predarossa, Refugio Puentes, Paso Cameraccio, Paso turrón, Ref Estudiantes-Bonacossa, Paso Averta, Qualido Pass, Camerozzo Pass, Ref Gianetti, Barbacan Pass, Ref Omio, Bagni di Masino, Llanura Bregolana, San Martino and arrival at Filorera (870m).

The total development over 52km means crowning seven ports above 2500 m; the maximum altitude being the Cameraccio pass 2,950 m. The route includes several steps of delicate destrepes, even hanging by chains, which always represent an enormous challenge, even for the most hardened runners in the mountain.

TROFEO KIMA: REGISTRATIONS OPEN

After the cancellation of the 2020 edition due to Covid, the most technical, famous and spectacular of the Skymarathons returns. 85% of athletes registered two years ago confirmed their decision to run by 2022. All of them, these days, will receive a free code to enter before April 30 to confirm their presence. As of May 1, registration will reopen for the completion of the exit list of which there will still be about eighty numbers to be assigned.

The rules of participation for the race do not vary: Applicants will be required to complete a format in which they will be required to have completed a series of qualified races and have a minimum of ITRA points (650 for men, 500 for women). Therefore, a combination of experience and high sporting level is required.

The other tests offer a total of up to 800 bibs, distributed between the 500 of the Trail 14k and 6k, plus the 300 of the new Extreme Skyrace 26k.
Here is the official website to expand info.

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KIMA TROPHY  2022: NEW KIMA EXTREME SKYRACE | 26KM | 1850M+

The Kima Trophy 2022 grows to offer four mountain races: On Saturday, August 27, Kima Trail and Mini Kima will raise the curtain, on Sunday morning she will join the main race, the classic Kima Trophy, a “little” sister to go doing the atmosphere. It will be the new Kima Extreme Skyrace.

All of them will have the opportunity to run in the natural paradise (or hell, depending on your move) of Val di Mello to approach the world of mountain racing to their liking: Either in a softer way, or to test to the fullest the severity of the mountains of Valmasino by walking by hand the last part of the legendary Kima Trophy.

Kima Trail and Mini Kima maintain the same format of 14 and 6 km. The novelty of 2022 refers to the brand new Kima Extreme Skyrace. An extreme career in name and in fact. The places of departure and arrival will always be the area in front of the Casa delle Guide in Filorera.

KIMA EXTREME SYKRACE: The competitors, starting at 8.00 am on Sunday 28, must travel 25.5 km for a slope of 1,850 meters with ascent to the Gianetti refuge, passage to the mythical Barbacan Pass (2570 meters above sea level of race) and descent to the Omio Refuge. This race offers a small sample of the Kima Trophy, just under half, with the possibility of participating in the final part of the most mythical of the Ultra Skymarathon.

KIMA TROPHY: Meanwhile, the world’s skyrunning elite will try their luck at the “university of skyrunning”, on the most technical, aerial and spectacular runway of the entire Alpine arc. An impressive route planned and proposed by Ilde Marchetti awaits you to remember his brother Pierangelo.

A route traced between the granite peaks of the “European Yosemite” turned into myth, tradition, legend. His final project to graduate will be those 52 very technical kilometers with 8,400 m of total altitude and seven alpine passes all above 2,500 m (maximum altitude of the port of Cameraccio 2,950 m) that created the myth of Kima.


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