By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
Red Bull press announcement:
Each of the images has a unique story behind them and shows the creativity, hard work, and dedication of the creators who go to extreme lengths to capture such outstanding moments.
Mountain culture on display:
All finalists are invited to the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony in Sölden, Austria that takes place from November 28 – 30. There, the 10 category winners will be awarded along with the overall winner. Here the who’s-who of the adventure and action sports photography scene come together in the heart of the Austrian Alps to celebrate the best imagery. Following the Winner Award Ceremony, the top 50 images will be exhibited on 2x2m lightboxes in the village of Sölden until December 21 in the unique outdoor exhibition.
Some absolutely jaw-dropping photos. Check out the entire selection here.
But none of the photos selected show trail running.
The finalist images show that each and every sport needs a different approach.
What would the top trail running photos look like? Is it just Kilian on a ridge line? What other inspiring images can we think of that capture the essence of our sport?