Exciting Times Ahead

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It is an exciting time for Skyrunning.

We recently had the announcement and the confirmation of the Skyrunning World Series for 2014, fifteen events all over the world covering the classic distances of VK, SKY and ULTRA.

SKY
1. SPAIN: Maratòn Alpina Zegama-Aizkorri – 42 km – Zegama – May 25
2. ITALY: Dolomites SkyRace® – 22 km – Canazei – July 20
3. SWITZERLAND: Course de Sierre-Zinal – 31 km – Valais – August 10
4. SWITZERLAND: Matterhorn Ultraks – 46 km -Zermatt – August 23
5. ITALY: Limone Extreme SkyRace® – 23 km – Limone sul Garda – October 12

ULTRA

1. SPAIN: Transvulcania Ultramarathon – 83 km, La Palma – May 10
2. FRANCE: Ice Trail Tarentaise – 65 km, Val d’Isère – July 11
3. USA: Speedgoat 50K, Snowbird, Utah – July 19
4. ITALY: Trofeo Kima – Aug 31
5. USA: The Rut 50K, Big Sky, Montana – September 14

VERTICAL
1. SPAIN: Transvulcania Vertical Kilometer® – May 8
2. FRANCE: VK Face de Bellevarde, Val d’Isère – July 11
3. ITALY: Dolomites Vertical Kilometer®, Canazei – July 18
4. USA: Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer® – September 12
5. ITALY:  Vertical Grèste de la Mughéra, Limone sul Garda – October 10

*Legend

SKY – races more than 22 km and less than 50 km long with at least 1,300m positive vertical climb (SkyRace® and SkyMarathon®)
ULTRA – races over 50 km long that exceed the SkyMarathon® parameters (Ultra SkyMarathon®)
VERTICAL – races with 1,000m positive vertical climb not exceeding 5 km distance (Vertical Kilometer®)
 

Skyrunner®, SkyRace®, SkyMarathon®, Vertical Kilometer® are registered trademarks

The Skyrunning World Championships are set for June in arguably the adventure capital of the world, Chamonix. Runners will assemble and compete over an exciting weekend of endurance sports tackling the iconic VK that runs under the cable cars in the centre of Chamonix and of course we have the SKY and ULTRA races that will have participants running on some of the best mountain running trails available.

Earlier this year James Hallet and Linda Doke created Skyrunning South Africa and they have already had two successful new events; Matroosberg and Lesotho Ultra Trail . In Australia/ New Zealand, Marcus Warner has taken great steps with Skyrunning ANZ and we will see the Buffalo Stampede provide the first Skyrunning event in Australia. Just this week, Ian Sharman announced the US Skyrunning series for 2014.

2014 Race Schedule for the USA

SKY
1. COLORADO: Kendall Mt Run – 12 miles – Silverton – July 19 (may move to following w/e)

– 3,750ft elevation gain
2. COLORADO: La Maratona Verticale – 27 miles – Breckenridge – August 3

– 13,000ft elevation gain
3. WASHINGTON: Angels Staircase – 22 miles – Carlton – August 10

– 6,000ft elevation gain
4. WASHINGTOIN: Name TBC – 26 miles – Venue TBC – late September

– TBC elevation gain
5. ARIZONA: Flagstaff Endurance Runs – 23 miles – Flagstaff – October 4

– 9,500ft elevation gain

ULTRA
1. GEORGIA: Cruel Jewel – 56 miles – Blue Ridge – May 16

– 17,000ft elevation gain
2. UTAH:  Speedgoat – 31 miles – Snowbird – July 19

– 11,600ft elevation gain
3. WASHINGTON: Angels Staircase – 37 miles – Carlton – August 9

– 10,000ft elevation gain
4. MONTANA: The Rut – 31 miles – Big Sky – September 13

– 10,000ft elevation gain
5. ARIZONA: Flagstaff Endurance Runs – 35 miles – Flagstaff – October 4

– 13,000ft elevation gain

VERTICAL
1. NEW HAMPSHIRE: Name TBC – Mt Washington – Date TBC

2. COLORADO: La Maratona Verticale VK – Breckenridge – August 2
3. MONTANA: Lone Peak VK – Big Sky – September 12
4. ARIZONA: Flagstaff Endurance Runs VK – Flagstaff – October 3

 

Skyrunning UK have been working hard behind the scenes and with the arrival of the New Year we will announce our first confirmed event for the 2014 season and with luck, we will be able to follow this announcement with several other races.

2014 was always going to be a growth year for Skyrunning UK but rest assured, we are all working hard to provide the UK with a series of races that will provide everyone with an opportunity to sample the ethos of Skyrunning within the UK.

We are looking forward to having you all join us on what will be a very exciting journey!

About Skyrunninguk

The principal aim of Skyrunning UK is the direction, regulation, promotion, development and furtherance of Skyrunning activities on a UK basis via the Skyrunner UK & Ireland Series.
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