Snow Running Sierra Nevada
An experience “Unlike Any Other”
Our mountain race over snow-covered terrain is celebrating its 12th anniversary
"Unlike Any Other"
Some may call us crazy… driven by our passion for snow and the Sierra Nevada, we wanted to take advantage of our mountain environment in a different way.
While researching various winter sporting events in other countries, it caught Pablo’s attention that during the winter months in colder regions of the US and Canada they adapted different types of race to take place on flat, snowy terrain.
We wanted to recreate this concept in the Sierra Nevada, but with certain variations which make this event “unlike any other”.
Snow, Sunset and Full Moon
The majority of the race, organised by us, takes place after dark, starting at sunset and traversing snowy terrain by the light of the full moon.
What’s more, we wanted to set our participants a short but intense challenge, hence the race comprises a 900m gradient over 12kms, climbing to an altitude of 3000 metres. It seemed perhaps we were crazy after all…
First World Championships
In the event’s first edition in 2012 there were only 60 participants. The conditions were hellish: snow, hail, gales and electrical storms. We had to modify the route for safety reasons, but nevertheless, all the participants finished the race smiling from ear to ear.
Aside from that first year, places have filled in just a few days.
We have already been 4 times Spanish Championship of the modality and organizers of the First World Championships of the modality.
In 2022, the ceiling of 1000 participants was covered in a few hours.
In 2023 we are 12 years old
And we are once again an ISF-certified international event.