World Championship

There is a new challenge: the first international Nordic Running race, ie 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 1st World Championship in the Nordic Running!

Basic informations: September 8, 2018, CZE / Propositions / Registration

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

Organizers + Partners: / 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 15-39 / Women 40+ / Men 15-39 / Men 40+

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)

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:)

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Registration: – please click here

Entry Fee:  February – March = 10 € / April – June = 12 € / July – September = 15 €

Entry Fee includes: Start number, rubber band + switch pins, refreshment (during the race and at the finish = water, coffee, tea, müsli sticks, cake, banana / after race = chicken + rice or fries and soft drink)

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All informations about the World Championship in Nordic Running, incl. Time schedule, Race rules, Accommodation possibilities etc. can be found on this link