ELBRUS WORLD RACE (EWR) is an annual trailrunning event created by people with a passion for mountains and sports and aimed at the like-minded. ELBRUS WORLD RACE is annually held on week 31.

ELBRUS WORLD RACE — the first Russian trailrunning race with membership in the ITRA — International Trailrunning Association.


UTMB® — Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® — confirmed the status of ELBRUS WORLD RACE as the qualification race for UTMB®. Now trailrunners living in Russia have a wonderful opportunity to gain qualification points for this epic race without leaving Russia!


ELBRUS WORLD RACE organizers are among the Russian trailrunning association founders. Some of EWR races are the Cup of Russia stages –



EWR-2018 includes 5 individual races:

Facts about Elbrus

Elbrus (5642) — is an emblematic mountain in the Caucasus mountain chain, located in south Russia between the Black and the Caspian Sea. With its 5642 meters (18 510 ft.) above the sea level, the western summit of Elbrus is the highest point of geographical Europe.

Elbrus has a volcanic nature explaining its distinct, “round” look of the mountain. Elbrus is dominating its surroundings with a whole of 4741 meters shoulder drop.

Elbrus area is dynamically changing — the region of Elbrus is traditionally popular for alpine skiing and mountaineering.

EWR Organizer

ELBRUS WORLD RACE is organized by “Alpindustria”, leading Russian outdoor retail chain and professional mountaineering tour operator with a network of experienced guides and expertise in mountaineering and mountain security in the Elbrus area.

The EWR organization is a team of event specialists, mountain guides and international volunteers connected by a passion for mountains and the motivation to make a great event.

EWR President — Sergey Zon-Zam — mountaineer, high mountains guide, creator and owner of the Russian market’s leading outdoor retail chain “Alpindustria”.

EWR Race Director — Ivan Kuzmin, Ski-Orienteering World Champion, adventure racer, director of several International sport events – FIS ski races, adventure races and IOF orienteering races, Russian Trailrunning Association Chairman.