World Youth

World Youth Champs Selection Criteria

2021 Australian & New Zealand Skyrunning Youth Teams Selection

The 2021 Skyrunning Youth World Championships will be held as part of the Gran Sasso SkyRace® on July 30 and August 1, 2021 in L’Aquila, near Rome. To gain selection athletes are required to email their interest in selection to Majell Backhausen ( Within that email please include relevant recent race results and indicate which discipline/s you wish to be considered for.

Currently, due to travel restrictions, we may not send a fully supported team. However, at a minimum we will provide administrative support, race entries and limited accommodation at the event. Our intention is to send a full team and provide a team manager and additional ground support, but this is pending travel restrictions and health and safety guidelines.

Selection Criteria:

  • Selection in all disciplines will be based upon Committee discretion with reference to performances in Skyraces or similar events held in Australia/New Zealand. International events will also be considered, however we place greater weight on local events as this supports the sport on a domestic front

*Final nominations to be received by Midnight (EST) April 30th 2021

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