Kazbegi Mountain Marathon is an annual skyrace held in Georgia in September. The marathon is included in the UTMB® World Series Qualifiers, certified by the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and courses through the Caucasus Mountains in the northern part of the country. The starting and finishing points are in the town of Kazbegi located on the historical military road. The Kazbegi Mountain Marathon is both the largest as well as the first mountain racing event held in the Caucasus.
Over the years the race offered different routes:
- 4km Fun run (elevation gain 300m),
- 10km Trail run (e.g. 900m),
- 15km Skyrace (e.g. 1,300m),
- 30km Extreme distance (with elevation gain of 2,500m, which requires pre-qualification for each runner).
The marathon is organized by TrailLab and attracts athletes from USA, Germany, England, France, Italy, Japan, Germany, Kazakhstan, Israel, Kenya, the toughest local runners, as well as runners from the immediate neighboring Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia.