Tromsø Skyrace 2020 canceled

Tromsø Skyrace 2020 is canceled due to the Covid-19 situation. 
 
We will not be refunding registration fees, but will be donating these to the Red Cross. We hope you understand our decision and appreciate our support of the volunteer work done by the Red Cross both locally and internationally. Our local Red Cross has lost much of its funding due to canceled events, but they are still contributing to safety in the mountains. They are also volunteering to help testing of patients at the hospital and transporting patients to and from the hospital. We will pay our normal event fee to the local Red Cross, and the rest of income from registration will be donated to the Red Cross’s crisis help for international projects.
Runners who are registered for Hamperokken Skyrace 2020 will be guaranteed a spot in Hamperokken Skyrace 2021. They will receive information about pre-registration in January. There will be no limit on registration for Blåmann Vertical, Tromsdalstind Skyrace and Bønntuva Skyrace, so runners will be guarenteed spots for these races next year.
Tromsø Skyrace 2021 will be held Saturday, August 7th, 2021. Blåmann Vertical will be held Thursday, August 5th.
We are sad to not be seeing you this summer, but hope to see you in 2021!

 

Skyrunner Norway Series

We are excited to announce that we will be a part of the first Skyrunner Norway Series in 2020! The following races will be part of the series:

– Tromsø Skyrace – Tromsdalstind Skyrace and Bønntuva Skyrace (U-20) (Tromso Skyrace)
– Bergen Skyrace (Bergen Skyrace   (Canceled)
– Sans Senja Skyrace (Sans Senja)
– Stranda Fjord Trail Race
– Hornindal Rundt (Hornindal Rundt – Norway’s toughest mountain race)
– Kårvatn Skyrace

Homepage with more information is coming soon!

 

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Information about registration

2020 Tromsø Skyrace registration will open on February  1st, at 12:00 CET. (midday)

REGISTRATION HERE

Important information about registration for Hamperokken Skyrace!
 
Due to limited number of available spots, we will again be using a queue-system for registration for Hamperokken Skyrace. It is important that you choose the correct language so that you will be able to use the information sent to you. You will be given a spot in the queue by entering your email address. You will receive an email with instructions for completing your registration and you will have 24 hours to complete your registration. If you do not complete it in 24 hours, you will lose your spot and the next person will receive an email with instructions. The queue system ends when all 250 spots are filled. There is no waiting list after this. 
 
If you would like, you can already create an athlete profile in EQTiming to use while registering. Just follow the registration link and then go to “Log in”.  Here you will be able to create a new user/profile if you do not have one already. 

T-shirt design contest!

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Although we really love our «I RUN MOUNTAINS» t-shirts designed by Kilian, we are now ready to try something new – and we would love your help! Send us your drawings or designs for next year’s Tromsø Skyrace t-shirt, and you can win a free spot in the race of your choice at Tromsø Skyrace 2020!

Images posted on Instagram should be tagged with «@tromso.skyrace» and #tshirt2020.

Images can also be sent by email to tromsoskyrace@gmail.com.  Deadline for sending in drawings and designs is December 17th. We will publish our favorites on Facebook and Instagram and decide on a winner in early January. The winner will be determined based on feedback from our followers and the race organizers’ discretion.

Tromsø Skyrace 2019

Tromsø Skyrace 2019 – finally beautiful sunny weather from start to finish!

Results can be found here: https://live.eqtiming.com/46574#result:172779-0-1068357-1-3-

British, but Norwegian-based, Jonathon Albon confirmed his position as the king of Tromsø Skyrace by winning for the fourth time. He has still not been beaten on this course!

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Photo: Skyrunning / Albert Jorquera

Swedish Johanna Åström conquered the women’s field with an impressive new course record. Training at home in Romsdal together with Emelie Forsberg must have helped prepare her well for Tromsø Skyrace!

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Congratulations to the 721 finishers of the 3 different races!

Sea to Summit Blåmann Vertical

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Sea to Summit Blåmann Vertical

Swedish Johanna Åstrøm conquered the women’s field in the vertical kilometer, beating Emelie Forsberg’s earlier course record. She was followed on the podium by American Hillary Allen, who has returned to Tromsø (as strong as ever!) after her tragic accident here in 2017. Oihana Azkorbebeitia placed 3rd.

In the men’s race, it was a French sweep with Damien Hubert winning ahead of Yoann Calliot and Benoît Gandolfi.

Full results can be found here: https://live.eqtiming.com/46575

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Important information Sea to Summit Blåmann Vertical

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There is no water on the course, so you will have to bring any water you need. There will be no water at the summit/finish. We will have water jugs by the start so you can refill bottles – but no cups, so bring your own cup or bottle!

 

Awards ceremony will take place at The Edge at 9 PM. There will be a raffle with prizes from Sea To Summit Gear for those who are present.

Updated information Bønntuva Race

Due to an increase in total participants in both Tromsdalstind Skyrace and Bønntuva Race, we have decided to separate the start times.

Bønntuva Race will start at 11.15 AM on Saturday, August 3rd.

There will be a 3 hour maximum time to the summit. Racers who do not reach the summit in 3 hours will be turned around by the summit crew on their way down.

There are still spots available for Bønntuva and Tromsdalstind! Come join the fun!

2019 Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series calendar announced

Tromsø Skyrace is happy to announce that we again will be a part of the Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series in 2019. 15 races in 11 countries will culminate in a single ranking to determine the best skyrunner in the world.

More information about the series can be found HERE

Jonathan Albon.jpgJonathon Albon, winner of Hamperokken Skyrace 2018                    Photo: Kilian Jornet

38457928_2256478077700920_643514619247198208_oHillary Gerardi, winner of Hamperokken Skyrace 2018                Photo: David Gonthier