World Championship

There is a new challenge: the international Nordic Running race, i.e. running with poles according to the basic rules. If you are a trail or road runner who is looking for new experiences, a cross-country skier who prefers the classical style or a nordic walker who can not run due to the rules of NW races, do not miss the World Championship in Nordic Running!

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Basic information: September 7, 2019/ CZE

Location: Ski Area of Martin Koukal, Žďár nad Sázavou / 49.5883467N, 15.9254806E

Organizers + Partners: NordicRunning.eu / SK TRI Cyklochlubna / FIZAN / Salming Running / Alpitrek

Ambassador of WCH: Martin Koukal – the world champion in cross-country skiing (50 km / Val di Fiemme 2003)

Races: 5 km / 10 km / 3x 2,5 km – mixed relays

Categories:  Women 34 / Women 35-49 / Women 50+/ Men 34 / Men 35-49 / Men 50+

The course: 1 round = 2,5 km / track is marked with strips, runs along the grassy area in the cross-country skiing area (height range 22m, total climb 31m, total descent 30m)

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Basic rules: Each step is accompanied by simultaneous pole´s push-off made by the opposite arm than the stance leg (the pole in right hand with the step of the left leg and vice versa) without moving the arms behind the body. A competitor can also change his run to walk if he keeps these rules.

Poles: A competitor has two poles (i.e. one pole in each hand) of any shape. However, to keep the correct Nordic Running technique and comply with the above rules is practically impossible with non-running poles. Note: directly on place, it will be possible to borrow and buy FIZAN Nordic Running poles (see special design – picture bellow:)

Contacts / Inquiries:

More information, incl. Registration and Propositions of WCH 2019 you can find here soon. – All information about the 1st World Championship in Nordic Running 2018 can be found on this link

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