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Reach for the skies with this mountain running challenge. The idea is simple: pick a mountain and run up it. If you're still feeling fresh, run back down too.

The weather on the mountains is very changeable so check weather forecasts the day before you set off as well as on the day itself. Don't be afraid of turning back if the weather looks bad. There's always another day.

Run up a mountain Challenge rules

  1. You must run all the way to the summit of a mountain. If it has a cairn or trig point, that's where you stop.
  2. The summit must be at least 600m above sea level. Over 900m is preferable.
  3. The route must include at least 450m of ascent.
  4. You should run as much as you can, but a bit of walking is allowed.
  5. Take extra care on loose, steep ground. It's very easy to twist or break an ankle.
  6. Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.

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“Croagh Patrick In Mayo, Ran up in 35mins From Owenwee side, was Training for Galeforce. Is an amazing mountain, have done it 4 times now, soon to be five!!!”

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Netta P Run up a mountain Challenge

Stattogold Netta P logged 32.31 km of Running in 5:32:51
mt carmel run. we pretty much had to swim to the start of the climb... going down was also tricky (mud mud mud loose rocks and some more mud) 622 of ascend.

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Look like an awesome time. Great work!!!

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Tina S Run up a mountain Challenge

Contributorbronze Tina S Just entered my first mountain run 22km run up Tomewin Mountain in QLD, it has a 14% gradient at some points so will be pretty hairy stuff!

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Casey K Run up a mountain Challenge

Contributorgold Casey K Spent the first half of the week in Colorado...beautiful! (and TOUGH).

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I was in Beaver Creek, 8000+ elevation. It was tough to breath but wonderful. I bet you would do wonderfully well. I am usually in Iowa today for my run and it was that much easier to breath and I felt fast!

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Eoin O Run up a mountain Challenge

Contributorgold Eoin O After only my second ever mountain run last week I though I'd completed this challenge, but the peak wasn't high enough to qualify. If I had done the peak on the other side of the quite narrow valley it would have been ok, but would also have taken a fair bit longer. I'll have to plan this for another time.

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Tina S Run up a mountain Challenge

Contributorbronze Tina S I am entering a local 22km mountain race the hills are up to 14% gradient so I am pretty worried! I have only ever run on the road before so it will be different.

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Jolanta Z Run up a mountain Challenge

Contributorsilver Jolanta Z Going for Bear Mt this Sat. It's a baby mountain, only 1,284 ft (391 m) tall but should be great for start.

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Teresa H Run up a mountain Challenge

Stattogold Teresa H logged 1.61 km of Running in 0:28:00
okay, so we drove up the mountain on accident first then walked back down plus some and ran back up...we were dying by the time we got to the top:) Time includes walking down and the running up...

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Teresa H Run up a mountain Challenge

Contributorgold Teresa H The two tallest mountains in MI are just 603m...and 8 hours drive to get there. I've gotta find something closer and taller:)

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Gonna try to take this one on in June:)

Neil C encouraged this.

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Sorry :( At least it will be an adventure :)

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Every day is an adventure in and of itself:) I will love the day I complete this challenge just because I got to do it!

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Lorain R Run up a mountain Challenge

Contributorgold Lorain R The mountain I want to un up is called Buckhorn Summit. It's about 50 miles east, deep in the Gold Mining territory of Trinity County.

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That brings tears to my eyes! I am so looking forward to it!

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Playmakergold Neil C created the Run up a mountain Challenge

Reach for the skies with this mountain running challenge. The idea is simple: pick a mountain and run up it. If you're still feeling fresh, run back down too. The weather on the mountains is very changeable so check weather forecasts the day be...

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