Skyrunning Australia & New Zealand Association

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Founded in July 2013, the Skyrunning Australia & New Zealand Association (SANZA) is a full voting member of the International Skyrunning Federation. Not only do they represent local events who participate as hosts of the national Skyrunning circuit but also local runners who want to participate in both national and international Skyrunning disciplines.


To promote and facilitate the growth of Skyrunning within Australia and New Zealand.


Through ongoing and continued support of both event organisers and athletes who choose to become members of SANZA, the association aims to provide the platform to both assist and govern the sport of Skyrunning in Australia and New Zealand as well as to promote and make it accessible to both the local and international running markets.

Other Duties

  • Create a Trans Tasman circuit and publish national calendar (minimum of 3 recognized events)
  • Select races to be included on the national circuit and final championships
  • Candidate a national race to be considered for Skyrunner® World Series race or trial
  • Create and maintain athlete database, including Skyrunner® results from national Skyrunning Championship
  • Select individuals or team to participate at the Skyrunner® World Series

Management Committee

Skyrunning in Australia and New Zealand was set up by athletes for athletes. With that in mind and to ensure we hold true to the vision and spirit of Skyrunners all around the world we formed a Management Advisory Committee.

The purpose is to ensure we look after the needs of the runners before during and after events while growing the sport.


Marcus Warner – President Skyrunning Australia and New Zealand

Anna Frost – Vice President and New Zealand President

Grant Guise – Secretary

Matt Cooper – Athlete Representative

Matt Bixley – Treasurer

ISF Management Committee 2012-2016

ISF Board
Marino Giacometti – President
Nicolao Lanfranchi – Vice President, Treasurer
Lauri van Houten – Vice President, Executive Director
Giulio Sergio Roi – Vice President, Medical
Nina Dacanay – Secretary General

Three representatives from Member Associations entitled to vote:
Fernando Lahoz, (Spain)
Evgeny Kolchanov (Russia)
Ian Sharman (Great Britain)

One member from the Athletes’ Commission:
Fabio Menino (Italy)



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