|2016 Skyrunner® World Series|
|The 2016 Skyrunner® World Series takes skyrunning to the next level. The best races, new events and what’s more, it’s going extreme! In addition to the successful Vertical, Sky and Ultra formats, we are pleased to announce the introduction of the Sky Extreme Series. Three countries, three super-technical races represent a real opportunity to embrace the skyrunning ethos.
The Sky Extreme kicks off on August 7, with the Tromsø SkyRace® in Norway, where Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberglaunched the first, made-to-measure SkyRace in Northern territories. To complete the Sky Extreme Series, the biennial Kima Trophy is back and concludes with new entry, the Glen Coe Skyline. Set in the Scottish Highlands, it’s probably the toughest skyrunning race to date.
The Sky Series counts now 8 races in 6 countries as it goes to Mainland China with the Yading Skyrun which opens the season in April. The highest race in the World Series, it reaches a breath-taking 4,700m altitude on the Tibetan Plateau in China’s spectacular Sichuan mountains.
More new races include the Livigno Outdoor Race Experience and Santa Caterina Vertical Kilometer® in Sondrio, Italy, designed by the magic hand of top skyrunner Marco De Gasperi. Summiting the highest point in the Principality of Andorra, the SkyRace® Comapedrosa represents a true skyrunning challenge, reaching nearly 3,000m elevation. New entry from Portugal, the Ultra SkyMarathon® Madeira offers a challenging and technical 55k to the island’s highest point.
To reward the remarkable effort of the athletes competing in the Series, the end of season prize purse will be € 36,000, making a combined prize purse of over € 135,000.
April 30 – Yading Skyrun – 29 km, Sichuan – China
May 7 – Transvulcania Ultramarathon – 75 km, La Palma – Spain
May 5 – KM Vertical – La Palma – Spain
Skyrunner® World Series Ranking
Sky Extreme: two best results
Ranking points breakdown: 100-88-78-72-68… down to 2 points, to the 30th position for men and 15th position for women.