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Transvulcania Ultramarathon, Spain




VK FACE DE BELLEVARDE & Ice-Trail Tarentaise, France


Dolomites SkyRace® & vertical kilometer® , Italy


Tromsø SkyRace® & vertical kilometer® , Norway


Matterhorn Ultraks 46k, Switzerland




Ultra Pirineu, Spain


Lantau 2 Peaks , China


LIMONE EXTREME SKYRACE® & Vertical Grèste de la Mughéra, Italy

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2015 Skyrunner® world series calendar 2015 skyrunning continental champs CALENDAR ON THE COVER

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2015ISFCALENDAR Less cloud. More Sky

The 2015 Skyrunner® Series goes global – more races, more places. 2015 introduces Continental Championships and the ever-increasing Skyrunner® National Series open up the scope, totalling a massive 141 races in 18 countries and 5 continents. For the record: 5,161 km and 328,000m vertical climb!


July 19: Dolomites SkyRace® - 22 km, Canazei - Italy August 22: Matterhorn Ultraks 46K - Zermatt - Switzerland September 5: The Rut 25K - Big Sky Montana - USA October 4: Lantau 2 Peaks - 21 km, Hong Kong - China October 17: Limone Extreme SkyRace® - 23 km, Limone sul Garda - Italy


May 9: Transvulcania Ultramarathon - 75 km, La Palma - Spain June 26: Mont Blanc 80K - Chamonix - France August 2: Tromsø SkyRace® - 45 km, Tromsø - Norway September 6: The Rut 50K - Big Sky, Montana - USA September 19: Ultra Pirineu - 103 km, Bagà - Spain


July 10: Kilomètre Vertical Face De Bellevarde - Val d’Isère - France July 17: Dolomites Vertical Kilometer® - Canazei - Italy July 31: Tromsø Vertical Kilometer® - Tromsø - Norway September 4: Lone Peak Vertical Kilometer® - Big Sky, Montana - USA October 16: Limone Extreme Vertical Kilometer® - Limone sul Garda - Italy Skyrunner® World Series scoring: 3 Skyrunner® World Series races + 1 Continental Championship race in each discipline (SKY / ULTRA / VERTICAL)

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2015ISFCALENDAR Less cloud. More Sky

Skyrunning goes global – more races, more places. 2015 introduces the first Continental Championships where titles and medals are at stake in 12 races in 6 countries and 5 continents. All races are valid for Skyrunner® World Series points.


May 17: SKY - Maratòn Alpina Zegama-Aizkorri - 42 km, Zegama - Spain June 26: VERTICAL - KM Vertical, Chamonix - France July 12: ULTRA - Ice-Trail Tarentaise - 65 km, Val d’Isère - France


February 7: SKY - Sai Kung - 28 km- Hong Kong - China February 7: ULTRA - Sai Kung - 50 km, Hong Kong - China


11 April: ULTRA - Buffalo Stampede Ultra SkyMarathon®- 75 km - Australia 12 April: SKY - Buffalo Stampede SkyMarathon® - 41 km - Australia


July 26: SKY - Ti DoDo Trail - 25 km, Black River Gorge - Mauritius July 26: ULTRA - Xtreme DoDo Trail - 50 km, Le Morne - Mauritius


July 19: ULTRA - Audi Power of 4 50k - Aspen - Colorado October 3: SKY - Flagstaff SkyRace® - 39 km, Flagstaff - Arizona October 4: VERTICAL - Flagstaff Vertical Kilometer®, Flagstaff - Arizona Skyrunner® World Series scoring: 3 Skyrunner® World Series races + 1 Continental Championship race in each discipline (SKY / ULTRA / VERTICAL)

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La Palma, SPAIN



An incredible ultra marathon 73 km long, straddles the island of La Palma, the most western of the Canary Islands. The course begins on the Atlantic coast and climbs across the Teneguía and San Antonio volcanoes on the south of the island, one of the most recent natural landmasses in Europe. On leaving the ocean, the course ascends for more than 2,400 metres to the highest point of the island, the Astrophysical Observatory on the Roque de los Muchachos, one of the world’s major star-gazing observatories. From here, a steep and insidious path descends again, to the sea. After many hours of punishing racing, the final ascent leads to the welcoming finish in the town of Los Llanos de Aridane.


Esta ultramaratón de 73 km de longitud, atraviesa la isla canaria de La Palma, en medio del Océano Atlántico, siguiendo siempre el sendero de Gran Recorrido GR 131, a través de los volcanes de la dorsal sur de la isla, como el Teneguía o el San Antonio, configurando uno de los suelos más recientes y vírgenes de todo el territorio europeo. Esta carrera, después de salir del nivel del mar, sube a más de 2.400m en el punto más alto de la isla, el Observatorio Astrofísico del Roque de los Muchachos, uno de los mejores lugares del planeta para la observación de estrellas, para volver a bajar, vertiginosamente, al nivel del mar, finalizando, después de más de 8 horas de disfrute y sufrimiento, en la meta de Los Llanos de Aridane.

ULTRA Date: May 9 Distance: 73.3 km Elevation: 4,415m + Records: Men 6h54’09’’ Women 8h10’41’’ Organization: Cabildo Insular De La Palma Web: Contact: Tel: +34 922 41 74 40


Course description: The race begins at sea level before dawn. Swiftly rising skywards along the backbone of the island along volcanic ash and rock, the course reaches its highest point, the summit of the live volcano Taburiente, at 4,243m. A sharp, fast descent leads back to the ocean with a steep final rush to the town of Los Llanos.



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Chamonix, FRANCE




In just two years, the Mont-Blanc 80K has become a legend in its own time, in 2014 representing the Skyrunning World Championships together with the VK and Marathon, where 3,400 athletes from 65 countries participated. A slight course change is introduced in 2015 which, further enhances this spectacular race - a challenging 6,000 metres of vertical climb along ridges, over snow fields and traversing glaciers starting and finishing in iconic Chamonix, the worldwide hub for outdoor sports. This year, the VK represents the 2015 Skyrunning European Championships, also valid for Skyrunner® World Series points. FRA

En seulement deux ans, le 80km du Mont-Blanc s’affiche comme une épreuve mythique de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc et est déjà reconnu comme l’un des trails les plus techniques du paysage français. En 2014, il représentait les Skyrunning World Championships avec également le Marathon du Mont-Blanc et le KM Vertical, 3400 coureurs de 65 pays étaient au départ de ces courses. Cette année, le parcours évolue principalement pour éviter les agglomerations et favorisers les sentiers sauvages, c’est un challenge de 6000m de dénivelé positif et negative.

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Ce parcours laisse rêveur tous les amoureux de la montagne. Les sentiers traversent toute la vallée sur les sommets, côté sud, puis côté nord permettant de découvrir la chaine du Mont Blanc en panorama et les Aiguilles Rouges dans leur magnifique grandeur… un spectacle unique ! Cette année, le KM vertical comptera pour les Skyrunning European Championships, également valide pour les points Skyrunner® World Series.

ULTRA Vk Date: 26 June Date: 26 June Distance: 82 km Distance: 3.8 km Elevation: 6,000m + Elevation: 1,000m + Records: Men 10h25’52’’ Women 12h38’49’’ Records: Men 36’07’’ Women 45’26’’ Organisation: Club des Sports Chamonix Web: Contact: Tel: +33 450 53 11 57


Course description: The Mont-Blanc 80K starts and finishes in Chamonix. The 2015 course features slight changes avoiding villages and is more technical. Alternative routes in case of bad weather exist. Capped at 1,000 runners. The Vertical KM starts in Chamonix and rises steeply for 1,000m to the Plan Plaz lift station. The use of poles in the VK is not allowed.


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Val d’Isère, FRANCE

ICE-TRAIL TARENTAISE Mizuno VK Face de Bellevarde ENG

Representing the 2015 Skyrunning European Ultra Championships, the Ice-Trail Tarentaise (ITT), 65 km long and with 5,000m vertical climb, lies in the high mountains in the heart of the Killy Espace and the Vanoise National Park in a breath-taking panorama. The start and finish are in Val d’Isère, the internationally renowned ski resort. Now in it’s fourth year, the ITT is nothing less than an “extraordinary event”. The participants were unanimous about the difficulty of the course, today a point of reference for European “mountain” circuits. The altitude, often severe weather and difficult technical sections provide an exceptional challenge. The course continually flirts with 3,000m altitude and is currently the highest in Europe. In fact, the ITT sums up a host of superlatives – including an aid station at the Col de l’Iseran (2,764m), Europe’s highest road pass. FRA

Représentant les 2015 Ultra Skyrunning Championnats européen, l’Ice-Trail Tarentaise (ITT) est un périple de 65 km et 5000m de dénivelé positive dans l’univers de la Haute Montagne au cœur de l’Espace Killy et du parc national de la Vanoise avec des paysages à couper le souffle. Le départ et l’arrivée se font à Val d’Isère, station de ski de renommée internationale. Maintenant dans sa quatrième année, l’ITT est rien de moins que d’un «événement extraordinaire». Les participants sont unanimes quant à la grande difficulté du parcours et le considèrent déjà comme une référence dans le circuit des trails «montagne» européens. En effet, l’altitude, les conditions climatiques parfois difficiles et certains passages techniques auront raison d’une préparation hasardeuse. Le parcours, qui flirte régulièrement avec les 3000m d’altitude, est actuellement le plus haut tracé d’Europe. L’ITT, c’est le trail de tous les superlatifs car les coureurs auront aussi l’occasion de se ravitailler au Col de l’Iseran (2764m), le plus haut col routier d’Europe.

ULTRA Date: July 12 Distance: 65 km Elevation: 5,000m + Records: Men 7h35’32’’ Women 9h11’11’’ Organization: Association Trailer Pays de Savoie Web: Contact: Tel: +33 (0) 685 59 98 40


Vk Date: July 10 Distance: 3.8 km Elevation: 1,100m + Records: Men 34’51’’ Women 40’52’’ Organisation: Club des Sports de Val d’Isère Web: Contact:

Course description: The course is characterised by the ascent of the Grande Motte (3,653m) with 700m across a glacier to the summit, equipped for the occasion; and the round trip over the Aiguille Pers (3,386m) via the north ridge. The Face de Bellevarde VK, an Olympic and World Cup black ski run, in this case, zigzags steeply uphill to 2,807m altitude.

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Trentino, ITALY



The famous Italian Dolomites, a UNESCO world heritage site, attract sportsmen for the winter skiing and summer climbing, making it an ideal location for a major international skyrunning event. This spectacular race embodies the skyrunning concept to perfection: the quickest way from a town to the summit of a mountain and back. The venue is a long time favourite among the world’s top runners and over the years has hosted the 2008 SkyGames®, the 2008 ISF constitutional assembly; the 2010 Vertical Kilometer® World Championships; and the 2009, 2011 and 2013 European Skyrunning Championships for the Vertical and Sky disciplines. Once again, the Dolomites feature prominently on the World Series calendar, with races in both the Vertical and Sky Series. An extraordinary weekend unfolds where the world’s top ranked runners aim to get points in both races. ITA

Le Dolomiti sono famose in tutto il mondo, riconosciute anche come patrimonio UNESCO, attirano sportivi sia d’inverno per lo sci, sia d’estate per la arrampicata, cioè, un luogo ideale per un evento skyrunning di calibro internazionale. Questa spettacolare gara incarna il concetto skyrunning alla perfezione: la via più veloce dal paese alla vetta e ritorno. La località è da sempre una delle preferite tra i migliori corridori del mondo e, nel corso degli anni, ha ospitato gli SkyGames® e l’assemblea costituzionale della ISF nel 2008; il Campionato del Mondo di Vertical Kilometer® nel 2010; ed i Campionati Europei Skyrunning nel 2009, 2011 e 2013 per le discipline Vertical e Sky. Ancora una volta, la Dolomites Vertical Kilometer® e la SkyRace® saliranno alla ribalta delle World Series. Un weekend straordinario attende gli atleti più forti del mondo, dove punteranno al piazzamento in entrambe le gare per la scalata al ranking.

SKY Date: July 19 Distance: 22 km Elevation: 1,750m + Records: Men: 2h00’11” Women: 2h26’52’’ Organization: Comitato Dolomites SkyRace Web: Contact: Tel: +39 0462 609600


VK Date: July 17 Distance: 2.1 km Elevation: 1,000m + Records: Men: 32’43” Women: 38’14”

Course description: The 22 km SkyRace® course starts and finishes in the centre of Canazei, featuring very steep climbs to the summit of the Piz Boè, 3,152m, often snow-covered, while the descent through even steeper gorges, is fast and technical. The Vertical Kilometer® ascends 1,000m from Alba, 1,465m to the summit of the Crepa Neigra, 2,465m.













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Tromsø, Norway

Hamperokken SkyRace® & Blåmann Vertical ENG

Tromsø is the largest urban area in Northern Norway and the second largest north of the Arctic Circle. At 69° North, between the fjords and alpine mountains, the city with 71.000 inhabitants provides a substantial tourist infrastructure with an International airport, excellent bus connections and accommodation. Hosted by skyrunning super stars Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg, the events have been studied to offer a true skyrunning experience. The Hamperokken SkyRace® is classified as an Ultra as it will take 6.30 hours for the winner to complete. Just 45 km long, it counts 4,400m vertical climb over extremely technical and challenging terrain and has been capped at 150 runners. For a shortcut to the sky, the Blamann Vertical starts at sea level and climbs for 2.7 km steeply to the summit of Blamann, 1,044m, the highest summit on Kvaloya island over a supertechnical trail. NOR

Tromsø er det største urbane området i Nord-Norge og det nest største nord for polarsirkelen generelt. På 69° nord, mellom fjorder og alpine fjell, ligger byen med 71.000 innbyggere som tilbyr omfattende infrastruktur for tilreisende med internasjonal flyplass, god kollektivtrafikk og glimrende overnattingsmuligheter. Med skyrunning-stjernene Kilian Jornet og Emelie Forsberg som vertskap, har løpene blitt skapt for å tilby en ekte skyrunning-opplevelse. Hamperokken SkyRace® er klassifisert som en ultra ettersom det vil ta over 6,5 timer å gjennomføre for vinneren. Løpet er bare 45 km langt men utgjør 4,400 høydemeter over svært teknisk og utfordrende terreng, noe gjør at maks antall løpere er satt til 150. For en kjappere vei til himmelen starter Blåmann Vertikal ved sjøen og gir løperne en 2.7 km lang og svært teknisk stigning til toppen av Blåmann, det høyeste fjellet på Kvaløya med sine 1044 moh.

ULTRA Date: August 2 Distance: 45 km Elevation: 4,400m + Records: 6h38’30” and 9h49’48”

VK Date: July 31 Distance: 2.7 km Elevation: 1,044m + Records: New race

Organisation: Tromso Skyrace AS Web: Contact:


Course description: The Hamperokken SkyRace®, 45 km long, counts 25 km of technical trail and includes a 5km rocky ridge which may need hands. The stretch to the 1,404m summit is exposed. The descent to the valley is by a steep couloir. 6h30’ is the estimated time for the overall winner. The VK is very short and steep with some scrambling near the summit.


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matterhorn ultraks 46K

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True to tradition, the third edition of the Matterhorn Ultraks offers four different courses designed to appeal to every level and taste. The flagship race remains of course the “46K” (48 km, 3,600m positive climb), official event of the Skyrunner® World Series . The course, around and above Zermatt, offers the runners a constant view of the mythical Matterhorn mountain. From the start and finish in the Church Square in the very heart of the village, the course is a concentration of high mountains and wild spaces. In just three years, the race has been won by famous champions: Kilian Jornet, Emelie Forsberg, Zaid Ait-Malek and Stevie Kremer. Without a doubt, a winning list that can only get better each year. FRA

Pour sa troisième édition, fidèle à sa tradition, le Matterhorn Ultraks Trail propose quatre parcours permettant à chacun de trouver le Trail qui convient le mieux à ses capacités et à son niveau d’entraînement. La course phare reste bien entendu la « 46K » (48 km, 3’600m D+), épreuve officielle de la « Skyrunner® World Series », dont le tracé tout autour de Zermatt permet aux coureurs de garder en permanence un œil sur le Cervin, montagne mythique s’il en est. Depuis le départ donné Place de l’Eglise, au cœur du village, jusqu’à l’arrivée jugée au même endroit, c’est un concentré de haute montagne et d’espaces sauvages. Au palmarès de cette course, on retrouve les noms des plus grands champions de Trail : Kilian Jornet, Emelie Forsberg, Zaid Ait-Malek ou encore Stevie Kremer. A n’en pas douter, un palmarès qui sera encore enrichi cette année.

SKY Date: August 22 Distance: 48 km Elevation: 3,600m + Records: Men 4h43’05” Women 5h18’43” Organization: Ultraks SA Web: Contact: Course description: The ”46K” loop with 3,600m vertical climb starts and finishes in the centre of Zermatt. The course requires speed, technique and power to reach the summit of the Gornergrat, at 3,100m, the highest point of the course facing the world-famous Matterhorn.


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Big Sky, Montana, USA

The Rut 50K & 25K

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Montana’s aptly named Big Sky Resort welcomes back the Skyrunner® World Series which now counts three distances: The Rut 50K, the new 25K and the Vertical Kilometer® to the lofty heights of Lone Peak. Race founders and organisers are world-class ultra runners Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote, who bring on board both their running and organising experience to create a challenging and spectacular event true to skyrunning values. The race takes its name from the magic of early fall when the leaves turn to gold and the elk mating season begins with The Rut. Close to Yellow Stone Park, Big Sky, primarily known for its winter activities, is in fact America’s largest ski resort offering ideal skyrunning terrain to the 3,403m summit of Lone Peak, the highest point in both events.


Montana, con su justamente llamado Big Sky Resort, da de nuevo la bienvenida a las Skyrunner® World Series ahora con tres distancias: The Rut 50k, la nueva de 25km y la Vertical Kilometer® hasta las cumbres de Lone Peak. Los fundadores y organizadores de la carrera son Mike Wolfe y Mike Foote, corredores de ultras de clase mundial que traen su experiencia como corredores y organizadores a la hora de crear un evento desafiante y espectacular fiel a los valores del skyrunning. La carrera coge el nombre de la magia de principios del otoño, cuando las hojas se convierten en oro y empieza la temporada de apareamiento de los alces. Cerca del Yellow Stone Park se encuentra Big Sky, conocido principalmente por sus actividades invernales, y que de hecho es la estación de esquí más grande de America, ofreciendo un terreno ideal para el skyrunning hasta culminar a los 3,403m del Lone Peak, punto de mayor altura en sus carreras.

ULTRA SKY Date: September 6 Date: September 5 Distance: 50 km Distance: 25 km Elevation: 3,040m + Elevation: 2,438m + Records: Men: 5h09’31” Women: 6h32’39” Records: New race Organization: The Runner’s Edge Web: Contact:


VK Date: September 4 Distance: 4.2 km Elevation: 1,057m + Records: Men 0h46’12’’ Women 1h02’13’’

Course description: The challenging 50 km course starts and finishes in Big Sky Resort summiting Lone Peak with 3,040m elevation gain. The course is 60% single track, 30% dirt road and 10% off trail. The 25K has a tough 2,438m ascent and descent, while the VK, as the name suggests, ascends steeply for 1,000m to the same summit.

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SALOMON Ultra Pirineu

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The Salomon Ultra Pirineu represents an authentic Pyrenean mountain race. 110 km with 6,800m vertical climb, the course links eight mountain huts across the Cadí Moixeró Natural Park, part of the Cavalls del Vent course. It was here that Kilian Jornet started running and here he will return for the seventh edition of the race. High passes alternate with descents through villages, allowing for easy access for spectators following the race. Four-time race winner, Núria Picas, describes it as, “the reason for my existence as an athlete.”


La Salomon Ultra Pirineu es la auténtica carrera de montaña del Pirineo. 110 km con 6.800m de desnivel positivo en un recorrido que une ocho refugios de montaña en el Parque Natural del Cadí Moixeró, parte de la ruta de Cavalls del Vent. En estas montañas empezó a correr Kilian Jornet, que vuelve a casa en la séptima edición de la prueba. La carrera combina los pasos de alta montaña con la bajada hasta diferentes pueblos de la comarca, haciendo muy accesible para los espectadores el seguimiento de la prueba. La cuatro veces campeona de la prueba, Núria Picas, la defiende como “la razón de ser de mi carrera como atleta”.

ULTRA Date: 19 September Distance: 110 km Elevation: 6,800m + Records: New course

Organization: Pangea Web: Contact:


Course description: The race starts in the village center of Bagà. From there it climbs to the Niu de l’Àliga shelter (2,531m) and then down to the village of Bellver. From here, an ascent crosses the Cadí by the Pas dels Gosolans (2,410m), with stunning views of the Pedraforca, from where the descent to Bagà begins, with legendary places like the Empedrats climb.

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Hong Kong, CHINA


Lantau 2 peaks

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Lantau 2 Peaks, like the name says, reaches Hong Kong’s two highest peaks on Lantau island – Sunset Peak and Lantau Peak. Just below, Hong Kong’s largest bronze Tian Tan Buddha, majestically overlooks the sea and the surrounding islands. From sea to sky, the race starts and finishes at sea level. While the altitude is not extreme, it’s compensated by the challenging rocky trails and the spectacular views. The direction of the race alternates every year.


“大屿山两山峰赛”正如赛名所说,该比赛赛道途径香港最高的两个山峰 – 大东山和凤凰山。山下就能看到香港最大的天坛大佛远眺大海及周围的海岛。 海天相接,该比赛的起跑及终点线虽在海平线,海拔不高。但高挑战的颠簸山 路及壮观美景让此比赛十分值得期待。此比赛路线隔年相同。 起跑线及终点线设于大屿山东荟城。 21公里组别跑手将要跨过两个山峰, 共 有1705米攀升值, 和1675米下降值,最高点为 934米高的凤凰山顶。

SKY Date: October 4 Distance: 21 km Elevation: 1,705m + Records (2013): Men 2h28’12’’ Women 3h06’08’’ Organization: Action Asia Events Web: Contact: Course description: The course starts and finishes in a loop at Citygate on Lantau island. The 21 km course ascends two peaks with a total 1,705m ascent and 1,675m descent reaching a maximum altitude of 934m on Lantau Peak.


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Limone sul Garda, ITALY

Limone Extreme Skyrace® Vertical Grèste de la Mughéra


Some races seem to write their own destiny. The Limone Extreme SkyRace® and Vertical Kilometer® enjoyed enormous success as the 2013 and 2014 Skyrunner® World Series finals, and 2015 looks set for a repeat performance. The events represent an important occasion for Limone, Riva del Garda and Ledro where outdoor mountain sports are widely practised. Limone counts just 1,160 inhabitants and, since the 1940’s, could be accessed only by the Lake or across the mountains. Today, Limone is one of the most frequented tourist resorts in the area, famous for its lemon groves, the prestigious olive oil and the longevity of its people. The steep lime cliffs that ascend skywards from the lake are perfect for the two skyrunning disciplines, rewarding the VK spectators with an incredible night time spectacle and the SkyRace participants with a breath-taking view from above, down to the lake below. ITA

Vi sono gare il cui destino pare già scritto. E’ questo il caso della Limone Extreme SkyRace® e del Vertical Kilometer® che hanno avuto un successo straordinario come finali delle Skyrunner® World Series 2013 e 2014; e anche quest’anno si ripeterà il successo. Occasione che rappresenta una bellissima opportunità per i paesi di Limone, Riva del Garda e Ledro; paesi dove le discipline outdoor di montagna sono gli sport più praticati. Limone sul Garda conta poco più di 1.160 abitanti e sino agli anni quaranta, raggiungibile solo via lago o attraverso le montagne. Oggi Limone è una tra le località turistiche più frequentate della zona, famoso per le sue limonaie, il suo pregiato olio d’oliva, e per la longevità dei suoi abitanti. Le ripide pareti calcaree che salgono dal lago dritte verso il cielo sono perfette per le due specialità skyrunning, regalando agli spettatori della VK uno strepitoso spettacolo “by night” e, ai concorrenti della SkyRace, una vista mozzafiato dal cielo verso il lago.

Sky Vk Date: October 17 Date: October 16 Distance: 23.5 km Distance: 3 km Elevation: 2,071m + Elevation: 1,100m + Records: Men 2h13’34’’ Women 2h46’13’ Records: Men 37’11’’ Women 44’51’’ Organization: ASD SS Limonese Web: Contact: Course description: Both events are over very steep, rocky limestone trail. The VK takes place at night on an illuminated course reflected in the lake. The SkyRace starts by the edge of the lake in Limone and rises steeply to summit Monte Carone (1,621m) in a 23.5 km loop to finish at the point of departure.


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