SkyRunning World Series becomes Extreme!

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.


2016 SKYRUNNER® WORLD SERIES 


SKY

April 30 – Yading Skyrun – 29 km, Sichuan – China
May 22 – Maratón Alpina Zegama-Aizkorri – 42 km, Zegama – Spain
June 26 – Livigno Outdoor Race Experience – 30 km, Livigno – Italy
July 17 – Dolomites SkyRace® – 22 km, Canazei – Italy
July 31 – SkyRace® Coma Pedrosa – 22 km, Andorra
August 20 – Matterhorn Ultraks 46K – Zermatt – Switzerland
September 4 – The Rut 25K – Big Sky Montana – USA
October 15 – Limone Extreme SkyRace® – 23 km, Limone sul Garda – Italy

SKY EXTREME

August 7 – Tromsø SkyRace® – 50km, Tromsø – Norway
August 28 – Kima Trophy – 50 km, Valmasino – Italy
September 18 – Salomon Glen Coe Skyline – 53 km, Glen Coe – Scotland

ULTRA

May 7 – Transvulcania Ultramarathon – 75 km, La Palma – Spain
June 4 – Ultra SkyMarathon® Madeira – 55 km, Madeira – Portugal
July 10 – High Trail Vanoise – 68 km, Val d’Isère – France
September 4 – The Rut 50K – Big Sky,  Montana – USA
September 24 – Ultra Pirineu – 110 km, Bagà – Spain

VK

May 5 – KM Vertical – La Palma – Spain
June 24 – Santa Caterina Vertical Kilometer – Sondrio – Italy
July 10 – Kilomètre Vertical Face De Bellevarde – Val d’Isère – France
July 15 – Dolomites Vertical Kilometer® – Canazei – Italy
August 5 – Blaman Vertical – Tromsø – Norway
September 2 – Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer® – Big Sky, Montana – USA
October 14 – Limone Extreme Vertical Kilometer® – Limone sul Garda – Italy

Skyrunner® World Series Ranking 
Maximum number of results scored:

Sky Extreme: two best results
Ultra: three best results
Sky: four best results
Vertical: four 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.
Ranking points in the final races will be increased by 20%

Blamann Vertical Briefing

Hi SkyRunners, Here is online some important informations for the Blamann Vertical Kilometer:

Program Friday 31 july:

10-13h: Bib pick-up at Hotel The Edge (map)

13:30 and 13:45: Bus from Tromso (close to Hotel The Edge)

15:00: Start Blamann Vertical

18:30 Podiums at Hotel The Edge (map)

19:00 Dinner at Hotel The Edge (map) optional register HERE.

The Race description:

Start at sea level.

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0-300m elevation on soft trail

300-500m on grass and rocky terrai

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600-700m snow and slabs rock

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700-1041m steep rocky terrain

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ATTENTION TO LOOSE ROCKS ON THE TOP PART: If a rock falls please to scream “Rock”

Finish on the summit of Blamann (1041m)

Downhill on the same trail (attention with runners going up and rocks fall)

Marks: orange flags and red/ yellow tape

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Aidstations:

fresh water during the uphill (all the water in the mountain; rivers, fontaines…) is good

Water in the top

Fruit, water and tea on the start area / finish after the race

Recomended gear:

WIND OR RAIN JACKET, WARM CLOTHES, GOOD PROFILE SHOES, GLOVES

Thanks to our sponsors:

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2 weeks to run!

Hey runner!

Is only 2 weeks until Tromso SkyRace, time to last preparations, and last information’s from our side:

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Gear recommendations:

We have been working on the mountains this week and snow is going away fast, but during the race you will have some snow, for the racers of Hamperokken SkyRace we recommend to have gaiters with you to protect from the snow and the rocks.

It is only mandatory the use of a wind jacket but we hardly recommend gloves, waterproof jacket, a hat and some warm clothes if the weather is challenging.

Shoes with a good grip in rocks and aggressive sole for steep grass are recommended.

Poles can be also useful to support better the long climbs.

Banquet Friday 31:

On Friday 31 it will be a banquet in Hotel The Edge from 18h, after the Blamann Vertical ceremony, you are all welcome, here to register and more information:

https://tromsoskyrace.com/banquet-on-friday-31/

Rent a car:

If you need a car to explore the area, here a good direction of our partner AVIS:

http://www.avis.com/car-rental/location/EUR/NO/Tromsoe

Accommodation:

If you are looking for accommodation we have a special rate for you. Our partner Nordic Choice Hotels will make a special price for all the runners. You have until the 3 july.

Rates are: 750 NK for single room, 850 NK for double room including breakfast.

Click HERE

And use the code SKYRACE to have a special rate.

First edition of Tromso Skyrace

120 athletes from 25 countries took part in the first edition of the race held in the Norwegian town of Tromsö this morning.

Tromsö, 6/9/2014 – The race, which the athletes Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg had been dreaming of, finally came true this morning, with the first edition of Tromsö Skyrace. Held in the Arctic town of Tromsö, the race figured 130 athletes from 25 countries who faced a tough and highly technical route, especially chosen for lovers of pure sky running. Continue reading

Tromsdalstinden and Hamperokken

Here a description of the 2 summits waiting for you:

TromdalstindenTromsdalstinden: 1238m  Sálašoaivi or Sálaščohkka, is an iconic summit visible from Tromsø. The trail to climb the summit is not really technical, with a first part on grass hills and then a rocky large ridge. The downhill is on a steeper rocky trail before easy zig zags trail to the hut. The views from the summit, with Tromsø city and the fjords on the north and Hamperokken and Lyngen on the south made this mountain one of the most gorgeous landscapes of the area. 

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An eco-race

We are lucky to run in such wild nature, and for this we need to take care to keep this area wild and clean. When we run, we will keep need this in mind. We will try our best to keep the route clean. We will mark the course with biodegradable tape, just in case some is blown away by the wind or by any accident left behind. Aid stations will only be by huts and road crossings and will use reusable glasses. We will not have any paper publications, to protect the forests.