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2013 Skyrunner® World Series races Transvulcania ultra marathon, Spain


Maratón Alpino Zegama-Aizkorri, Spain


ronda dels Cims, Andorra




Ice-Trail Tarentaise, France


pikes peak marathon, USA


matterhorn ultraks “46k”, Switzerland


speedgoat 50K, USA


uroc, USA ®


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ISF Member Countries


n 2012, exactly 20 years on from its inception, skyrunning took a breather to look back, with a view to looking forward. The complicated ranking system was abolished in favour of a clean, simple formula, and the Ultra distance was embraced. It turned out to be quite a year. With the introduction of the Ultras, some of the world’s top long distance runners got a taste of “Sky ” for the first time in emblematic races like Transvulcania and Kima where the vertical factor rules. The lure of the Ultra spread to marathon distance runners, some of whom, in just a single year, have proven they can run (and win) at double the distance. The new style 2013 Skyrunner ® World Series, split into three distinct disciplines, represents an opportunity for the top specialists to excel in their field, but with plenty of scope for eclectic runners to take on two, or even all three distances! To the satisfaction of the organisers, the SWS has registered an exponential increase this year in élite participants and overall numbers, in some cases registering a growth rate of 150%. The continued support of the runners includes teams, which are also ranked. For the first time, important commercial outdoor brands will support the Series as Team Partners, acknowledging the deep competitive fields, the quality events, the media coverage…in other words, see a return on their investment. More is in store for 2013 with the first ever ultra distance championship to be held in Europe at the biennial European Skyrunning Championships, together with the Sky and Vertical disciplines. The events will take place in July in the Italian Dolomites with some of the top names in the sport running for their country – a foretaste of the 2014 Skyrunning World Championships to be held in Chamonix, announced earlier this year. Less cloud, more sky!

Marino Giacometti ISF President

ANDORRA: Federaciò Andorrana de Muntanysme (FAM) AZERBAIJAN: Azerbaijan Mountaineering Federation (AAF) BRAZIL: Associação Brasileira De Corridas Especiais (ABCE) BULGARIA: Bulgarian Skyrunning Federation (BSF) COLUMBIA: Federacion Colombiana de Carreras de Altura (FCCA) COSTA RICA: Federaciòn Costarricense de Deportes de Montaña (FECODEM) FRANCE: France Skyrunning Association (FSA) GREAT BRITAIN: GB Skyrunning Association (GBSA) GREECE: Hellenic Skyrunning Association (HSA) HONG KONG: Hong Kong Skyrunning Association (HKSA) ITALY: Federazione Italiana Skyrunning (FISKY) MALAYSIA: Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon (MKIC) PERU: Skyrunning Perù Associación (SPA) PHILIPPINES: Philippinne Skyrunning Association (PSA) POLAND: Skyrunning Poland (SRP) PORTUGAL: Federçào Portughesa de Montanhismo e Escalada (FPME) RUSSIA: Russian Mountaineering Federation (RMF) SPAIN: Federación Española de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada (FEDME) SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa Skyrunning Association (SASA) SWITZERLAND: Swiss Skyrunning Association (SSA) USA: American Trail Running Association (ATRA) VENEZUELA: Associación Venezolana de Skyrunning (AVS)

Associate Members FEEC: Federació d’Entitats Excursionistes de Catalunya (FEEC) EMF: Euskal Mendizale Federazioa (EMF) FEMECV: Federaciò d’Esports de Munrugna della Comunitat Valenciana (FEMECV)

Aspirant Members AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND: Skyrunning Australia and New Zealand (SANZA) CHINA: China Skyrunning Association (CSA) COLUMBIA: Recorre Colombia Association (RCA) COSTA RICA: Skyrunning Cosa Rica Association (SCRA) SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka Skyrunning (SLS) UKRAINE: Ukraine Skyrunning Association (USA)

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La Palma, SPAIN




An incredible ultra marathon 83 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 83 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 2.400 m.s.n.m. 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.

Location: La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain Date: May 11 Distance: 83 km Elevation gain:+4,415 / -4,110m Organization: Cabildo Insular De La Palma Race director: Laura Rodríguez Web: Contact: Tel: +34 922 41 74 40 Race Records: Men: 7h32’. Women: 10h3’


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 on paved road to the town of Los Llanos.

2013ISFCALENDAR Skyrunner® World Series celebrates 10 years!

2013 Skyrunner® World Series celebrates ten years with a new format: Sky, Ultra and Vertical, each with their own titles and prizes. For the record: nine new entries and two brand new races totalling 653 kilometres with 43,632m vertical climb!


SPAIN: Maratòn Alpina Zegama-Aizkorri - 42k, Basque Country - May 26 FRANCE: Mont-Blanc Marathon - 42k, Chamonix - June 30 USA: Pikes Peak Marathon, Colorado - 42k - August 18 SWITZERLAND: Matterhorn Ultraks - 46k, Zermatt - August 24 ITALY: Limone Extreme SkyRace - 23k, Limone sul Garda - October 13


SPAIN: Transvulcania Ultramarathon - 83k, La Palma - May 11 ANDORRA: Ronda dels Cims - 170k, Ordino- June 21 FRANCE: Ice Trail Tarentaise - 65k, Val d’Isère - July 14 USA: Speedgoat - 50k, Snowbird, Utah - July 27 USA: Ultra Race of Champions “UROC” -100k, Vail, Colorado - September 28


RUSSIA: Mount Elbrus Vertical Kilometer - May 7 SPAIN: Cara Amón Vertical Kilometer, Barruera - May 18 FRANCE: KM Vertical, Chamonix - June 28 GREECE: Gerania Vertical Kilometer, Loutraki - September 8 ITALY: Vertical Grèste de la Mughéra, Limone sul Garda - October 11 Ranking: the three best results in each Series are scored. Ranking points in the final races of all three Series will be increased by20%.

2013 EUROPEAN SKYRUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS VERTICAL - Dolomites Vertical Kilometer, Canazei - Trento, Italy - 19 July SKY - Dolomites SkyRace, Canazei - Trento - 21 July ULTRA - Trans d’Havet - 80k, Piccole Dolomiti - Vicenza - 27 July

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Zegama, SPAIN


Maratón Alpino Zegama-Aizkorri


Renowned as one of the most popular races on the Skyrunner® World Series calendar, the event attracts some of the best runners worldwide. Every year, 500 athletes are selected from around 2,300 entry requests. As in the past, but today more than ever, thousands of walkers, hikers, hunters, and nature lovers visit the Aratz-Aizkorri Natural Park. In 2001, the Association of Friends of Aizkorri was founded and organised an annual excursion in the mountains and a pilgrimage to the Sancti Spiritus at the foot of the San Adrián cave. In 2002, as one of the Aratz-Aizkorri Natural Park initiatives, the town of Zegama, together with the Amezti Mountain Club and more than 250 volunteers launched the first Alpine-Zegama Aizkorri Marathon.

The success and reputation of the race are thanks to three factors: the gruelling course with more than 5,400 metres of ascent and descent; the stunning natural beauty of its setting; and the massive participation of both runners and spectators. ESP

Es considerada como una de las mas populares carreras dentro del calendario de las the Skyrunner® World Series, el evento atrae a los mejores corredores a nivel mundial. Todos los años alrededor de 500 atletas son seleccionados, entre las mas de 2300 peticiones que tienen anualmente. Al igual que en tiempos pasados, miles de montañeros y amantes de la naturaleza, visitan el Parque Natural de Aratz-Aizkorri para practicar el senderismo, contemplar la belleza de las campas de Urbía, asomarse al balcón de la cima del Aizkorri, etc. Así pues, no es de extrañar que desde las instituciones locales de Zegama se impulsara en el año 2001 la creación de la Asociación de Amigos del Aizkorri y la celebración de un Día de los Amigos del Aizkorri. Precisamente en el ámbito de estas iniciativas de promoción del Parque Natural de Aratz-Aizkorri y turística del pueblo de Zegama, el Ayuntamiento, con la colaboración de la Sociedad de Montaña Amezti y el compromiso personal de más de 250 voluntarios, dio por buena la iniciativa de organizar el Maratón Alpino ZegamaAizkorri. El maratón se celebró por primera vez el día 7 de julio de 2002. El prestigio alcanzado por la prueba desde entonces se basa en la dureza de la prueba con un desnivel acumulado de más de 5.400 metros, la belleza natural del recorrido y la afluencia masiva de público a lo largo de los 42 km, así como la masiva participación de corredores.

Location: Zegama, Euskadi Date: May 26 Distance: 42.195 km Elevation gain: +2,736m / -2,736m Organization: Zegama City Council Race director: Alberto Aierbe Web: Contact: Tel: +34 943 802187 Race records: Men 3h54’18“. Women 4h38’19“


Course description: A race over the classical marathon distance (42 km) with a total of 5,472m ascent and descent along the Aratz massifs and the Sierra del Aizkorri, including four of the highest peaks in Euskadi. The long gruelling course winds over beautiful mountain paths, starting in Zegama, 296m, and ascends and descends over very technical terrain reaching a maximum altitude of 1,551m.

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Ronda dels Cims

21-23 june ENG

The Ronda dels Cims shines in the Principality of Andorra during the longest day of the year, accompanied by the full moon. One of the toughest races in the world, it is without a doubt an interior adventure, a fantastic immersion in a natural high mountain environment. The route crosses two national parks and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Partially frozen lakes, glaciers, scree, flourishing vegetation, wildlife and the traces of agropastoral activities accompany the runners along the way. More than 400 volunteers assist the safety teams and organisers to mobilize and support 300 privileged runners with numerous supporters and an exceptionally warm atmosphere in an unforgettable experience.


La Ronda dels Cims dóna la volta a tot el Principat d’Andorra durant els dies més llargs de l’any amb la companyia de la lluna plena. A més de formar part de les curses més dures del món, és sense dubte una aventura interior que permet una immersió fantàstica en el medi natural d’alta muntanya. El recorregut creua dos parcs naturals i travessa una vall declarada patrimoni mundial de la UNESCO. Llacs parcialment gelats, glaceres, tarteres, circs glacials, vegetació en ple desenvolupament, fauna salvatge i moltes traces d’activitat agropastoral seran els companys de ruta dels corredors. Més de 400 voluntaris ajudats dels equips de seguretat i d’organització es mobilitzaran per recolzar 300 corredors privilegiats i crear, amb un públic nombrós, un ambient calorós excepcional i totalment inoblidable.

Location: Ordino, Andorra Date: June 21 - 23 Distance: 170 km Elevation Gain: +13,000m / -13,000m Organization: Cims Màgics Race director: Gérard Martínez Web: Contact: Race record: Men: 30h04’28” Women: 35h31’21”


Course description: The Ronda dels Cims starts in a typical Andoran town at 1,280m altitude, opening out with views right across the country, passing by the highest point, the Coma Pedrosa at 2,942m and 14 other peaks or passes at more than 2,400m. 94% of the course is along a single track at an average 1,985m altitude.

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Chamonix, FRANCE

Mont-blanc Marathon & KM vertical


Two thousand runners from fifty nations will line up at the start of this now legendary race. The 2,511m of vertical ascent coupled with 1,490m descent are a perfect opportunity to discover the Chamonix valley and some of the most beautiful views of the Mont Blanc massif. The Vertical KM is a race against the clock and for those with a strong head for heights. The lofty finish is reached by a via ferrata, stairs, cables, handrails…at an airy 2,000m altitude. 2012 winner, Kilian Jornet describes the course as: “Really steep, with some exposed areas towards the top, but it’s so fantastic to leave the centre of Chamonix and arrive here, 1,000 metres above in the cool fresh air of the Plan Praz meadows!”


Deux mille coureurs de cinquante nationalités seront présents au départ de cette course devenue mythique. Au programme 2.511m de dénivelé positif couplé à 1.490m de dénivelé négatif permettent de découvrir la Vallée de Chamonix Mont-Blanc et certain de ses plus beaux points de vue sur le massif du Mont-Blanc. Le KM Vertical est une course alpine sous la forme d’un contre la montre. Déconseillée aux personnes ayant le vertige, la fin du parcours est aérienne typée via ferrata; marches, câbles, pédales, mains courantes... avec une arrivée à 2.000m. Victoire de Kilian Jornet en 2012: « Ce parcours est vraiment raide, avec des passages un peu aérien sur la dernière partie, mais c’est tellement beau de partir du centre ville de Chamonix et d’arriver ici, 1.000m plus haut et au frais sur le plateau de Planpraz au Brévent! »

Mont-Blanc Marathon Location: Chamonix Date: 30 June Distance: 42 km Dénivelé: +2,511m / -1,490m Organisation: Club des Sports Chamonix Web: Contact: Tel: +33 450 53 11 57 Race records: Men 3h38’24”.Women 4h28’17’’


KM Vertical Date: 28 June Distance: 3.8 km Elevation: 1,000m+ Race records: Men 36’07’’ Women 45’26’’

Course description: The marathon starts in Chamonix (1,035m) to finish in Planpraz (2,050m) with the highest point at 2,201m (Aiguilles des Possettes). The KM Vertical starts in Chamonix and rises steeply for 1,000m to the Plan Plaz lift station. The use of poles in the VK is not admitted.

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Val d’Isère, FRANCE



july ENG

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 set in a breathtaking panorama. The start and finish are in Val d’Isère, the internationally renowned ski resort. Two editions were enough to classify the ITT as an “extraordinary event”. The participants were unanimous about the difficulty of the course, now a point of reference for European “mountain” circuits. The altitude, often severe weather and difficult technical sections offer 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

l’Ice Trail Tarentaise (ITT) est un périple de 65 km et 5.000m 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. Deux éditions auront suffi à classer l’ITT dans la catégorie des trails «hors normes». 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 3.000m 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 (2.764m), le plus haut col routier d’Europe.

Location: Val d’Isère, Savoie Date: July 14 Distance: 65 km Elevation gain: +5,000m / -5,000m Organization: Association Trailer Pays de Savoie / Club des Sports de Val d’Isère Race director: Laurent Vinner Web: Contact: Tel: +33 (0) 685 59 98 40 Records: Men: 8h16’35’’. Women: 11h20’13’’


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.

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Manitou Springs, Colorado, USA


pikes peak marathon


One of America’s oldest races dating back to 1956 and rated as one of the most challenging marathons in the world, this gruelling high altitude competition starts and finishes in Manitou Springs, Colorado at 1,918m altitude and climbs to the summit of Pikes Peak at 4,299m. From there, runners descend the same trail back to the finish in Manitou Springs. The up and back course runs along the Barr Trail, a difficult hiking trail encountering abrupt changes in elevation. Participants come from almost every state and from other countries, largely due to the spectacular setting, challenging course and event support volunteers.


Una de las carreras más antiguas de América que data de 1956 y considerado como uno de los maratones más duros del mundo, esta dura competición a gran altitud tiene su inicio y final en Manitou Springs, Colorado a 1.918m de altura y asciende hasta la cima del Pikes Peak en 4.299m. A partir de ahí, los corredores bajan por el mismo camino de vuelta a la meta en Manitou Springs. El recorrido transcurre a lo largo de la Barr Trail, un difícil sendero con bruscos cambios en la elevación y en la dirección. Los participantes proceden de casi todos los estados y de otros países, debido en gran parte al espectacular paisaje, al reto que supone el  evento y al apoyo de los voluntarios.

Location: Manitou Springs (CO) Date: August 18 Distance: 42km Elevation gain: +2,382m / -2,382m Organization: Pikes Peak Marathon Inc Race director: Ron Ilgen Web: Contact: Tel: +01 719 473 2625 Race record: Men: 3h 16’ 39”. Women: 4h 15’ 18”


Course description: The course is exceptionally challenging and runners may encounter extreme weather conditions. For the safety of runners and volunteers, there are three race cut-offs. There is an entry limit of 800 runners for safety and environmental considerations, to provide proper support and due to constraints imposed by the width and nature of the course.






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matterhorn ultraks “46K”

aug ENG

A new race is shaped by the true values of Trail. In the heart of one of the most fabulous mountain regions in the world, the majestic Matterhorn towers ever-present throughout the race. The Matterhorn Trail Ultraks offers three different distances so everyone can live their adventure, whatever their physical capabilities or level of training. The races have a common point of departure and arrival, the Place de la Gare, and traverse Zermatt’s unique environment: glaciers, small, flower-filled hamlets and forests. The terrain is varied, technical ... magnificent - and very accessible to the spectators! The “46K” race, selected for the Skyrunner® World Series and designed by Swiss athlete Martin Anthamatten, anticipates a line-up of great champions. Zermatt is waiting for you! FRA

Une nouvelle course façonnée par les vraies valeurs du Trail. Au coeur d’une des plus fabuleuses régions de montagne du monde, au pied du majestueux Cervin omniprésent durant toute la course, le Trail du Matterhorn Ultraks propose trois parcours différents permettant à chacun de vivre l’aventure selon ses capacités physiques et son niveau d’entraînement. Les parcours ont comme point commun de partir et d’arriver Place de la Gare et de traverser toutes les ambiances de Zermatt: décor de glaciers, petits hameaux fleuris ou encore secteurs de forêt. Un terrain varié, technique… merveilleux - et très accessible pour les spectateurs! C’est l’épreuve « 46K », dont le tracé a été imaginé par Martin Anthamatten, qui est inscrite au calendrier des « Skyrunner® World Series », ce qui présage d’un plateau de champions exceptionnels. Zermatt n’attend plus que vous !

Location: Zermatt, Valais Date: August 24 Distance: 46 km Elevation gain: +3,600m / -3,6000m Organization: Ultraks SA Race directors: Simon Anthamatten - Thierry Gasser 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.


2013 Skyrunner® World Series Rules RULES EXTRACT See full ISF Skyrunning Rules:

PRIZES – Before the start of each season, the ISF will publish the final SWS awards and their distribution in each series, rewarding men and women alike, including any benefits, trophies and medals. Total cash prizes US $ 25,000. Titles and prizes will be awarded in each Series as follows:

INTRODUCTION – The Skyrunner® World Series is based on a circuit of quality races in various countries. The race circuit is open to individual runners and to sponsored teams.

SKY: $ 3,000 / 1,500 / 750. ULTRA: $ 3,000 / 1,500 / 750. VERTICAL: $1,000 / 700 / 300

Competitors and team leaders are advised to consult the full regulations.

SKYRUNNER® WORLD SERIES RULES Titles and prizes are awarded to competitors with the highest points based on the sum of the three best race results in each Series. INDIVIDUAL POINTS SYSTEM – Each race assigns points based on the winning men’s/women’s results according to the “Ranking points breakdown: 100-88-78-72-68-66-64-62-60-58-56-54-5250 down to 2 points, to the 40th position for men and 15th position for women”. The ranking points in the final races of each Series will be increased by 20% . SPONSORED TEAMS - Participation in the Skyrunner® World Series is open to all teams whatever their nationality or national membership of the individuals. TEAM POINTS SYSTEM – The sponsored team ranking system is based on the individual points scored by the first three men and the first woman of the same team in each race. The team ranking system and rules are valid for all three disciplines. SPONSORED TEAMS – The composition, nationality and name of the team must be declared on the ISF form at the beginning of the Series and must be updated for registering new members at least 12 hours before each race. Each team may be composed of a minimum of two to a maximum of 12 components (mixed gender) regardless of their nationality. Only one sponsor may be ranked per athlete. A registered team member cannot be replaced by another who has not participated in any of the Series’ races in the current year. All members of each team must be identified by the same kit or logo. A representative from each team (Team Leader) will represent the team in every race. The team leader, who need not be the same person throughout the circuit, should be identified on registration at every race. It is the team leader’s responsibility to liaise with the race organisers and/or ISF officials.

NB Prizes will be assigned only to athletes who are present at the final race of each Series.

COMPETITORS RULES COMPLIANCE WITH RULES – It is compulsory for all competitors to adhere to the rules and the local race rules, to observe good sportsmanship towards the other competitors, organisers, public and representatives. It is compulsory to participate in the local pre-race briefing. COMPETITORS – The official ISF competitions are open to runners, in possession of a medical certificate valid for the law of the country where the race is held. Competitors taking part in a competition in the ISF official calendar declare they have read and accept these rules, and the general ISF rules. CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT – Competitors must wear and/ or carry the clothing or equipment required by the race organiser. To ensure competitors’ safety these must conform to the organisers’ requirements and be in perfect condition. The chairman of the jury reserves the right to reject any equipment judged to be defective or inadequate. SKYRUNNING EQUIPMENT - In addition to individual race rules it may be necessary to include the use of tights, gloves, windproof jackets, camel bags, helmets, sunglasses, etc depending on the course and/or weather conditions, conforming to the ISF general skyrunning rules. The compulsory or recommended need for these materials must be displayed before each races and elaborated in the pre-race briefing. The use of ski poles is regulated by each race organiser and the approval of the ISF Technical Commission either by allowing their use for the entire race, in a specific section, or even prohibiting their use. It is compulsory that the points are protected. LEADERS’ AND WINNERS’ JERSEYS - The ranking leaders (male and female) must wear the leaders’ bib (supplied by the SWS organiser) throughout the race. The race winners (male and female) must wear the Winners’ Jersey on the podium. If the jersey is not worn, points in the SWS will not be assigned whatever the final position of the runner. CHAMPIONS’ JERSEYS – The SWS race winners (first ranked male and female) must wear the Champions Jersey on the podium.

NB: After registering with the ISF, entry must be made direct with the individual race organiser in compliance with the rules of that race.

CATEGORIES – In official ISF competitions only two categories exist: men and women of 18 years of age or over, and only these will appear on the ISF official start lists or ranking lists.

AWARDS – At the end of the SWS, the first three skyrunners (men and women) with the most points will be declared “Skyrunner® World Champions”. The top three teams with the most points will be declared “Skyrunner® World Champion Team” in descending order.

NB: The ISF official calendar is based on races organised by third parties. Local race regulations must be consistent with the official ISF rules. In the event of conflict, the ISF rules and the decision of the ISF representatives will prevail.

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Snowbird, Utah, USA


speedgoat 50k

july ENG

Set in the spectacular world-class ski resort of Snowbird in the Wasatch Mountain Range in Utah, the 50 km course traverses three peaks with 3,660m elevation gain and loss. The Speedgoat 50k was the brainstorm of ultra runner Karl Meltzer and the Snowbird events director who, back in 2007, came up with the idea to create the toughest 50k in the US at the Snowbird Ski Resort. With limited acreage to work with, they designed a route to satisfy the mountain runner who likes vertical climb at altitude. The course is run entirely on established trails and in many places gives the runner a chance to climb some steep ascents and run down rocky, technical terrain. The low point of the race is at 2,322m, with the high point at 3,368m. The average elevation of the entire race is around 2,900m, which Meltzer describes as “a real lung sucker”.  ESP

Situada en la espectacular estación de esquí de fama mundial de Snowbird en la cordillera Wasatch en Utah, los 50 kilometros  atraviesan tres picos con 3.660m de desnivel positivo y negativo. La Speedgoat 50K fue ideada por el ultra runner Karl Meltzer y el director de acontecimientos de Snowbird, que en el  200, se les ocurrió la idea de crear los 50 km mas difíciles de los EE.UU en el Snowbird Ski Resort. Aun teniendo a disposicion una superficie limitada, han diseñado un  recorrido para satisfacer el corredor de montaña que ama el ascenso vertical en altitud. La carrera  se desarrola enteramente por  senderos  ya establecidos y en muchos lugares le da al corredor la posibilidad de subir algunas cuestas empinadas y correr por terreno rocoso y técnico. El punto más bajo del recorrido es de 2.322m, el punto más alto a 3.368m. La altitud media es   aproximadamente   de 2.900m, lo que Meltzer describe como un “Chupa pulmones”.

Location: Snowbird Ski Resort, Utah Date: 27 July Distance: 50 km Elevation gain: +3,660m / -3,660m Race director: Karl Meltzer Web: Contact: Course description: 50 km over trail with 3,660m vertical elevation gain, the highest point of the course reaches 3,368m.


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Vail, Colorado, USA


UROC ultra race of champions

sep ENG

The Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) will take place in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado on a new, spectacular point-to-point course from Breckenridge to Vail. The 100 km course, which reaches a maximum altitude of 3,782m, will descend from the high mountain passes into five of the most beautiful mountain towns in the Rockies. The beauty of the course is unprecedented, attracting both media and numerous spectators. Vail is an iconic location with a vibrant mountain culture and experience in hosting World Championships. As the Skyrunner® World Series Ultra Final, UROC is expected to welcome many of the top US, European and international athletes, assembling one of the largest most competitive u/25188357/SWS-mGzn-2013.pdf fields in the history of the sport. ESP

La carrera Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) tendrá lugar en las montañas rocosas de Colorado en un nuevo espectacular recorrido, de Breckenridge a Vail. Los 100 km de la carrera que alcanza una altitud máxima de 3.782m, descenderá de la alta montaña y pasara por cinco de los más bellos pueblos de montaña de las Montañas Rocosas. La belleza de esta carrera no tiene precedentes, atrayendo tanto a los medios de comunicación  como  numerosos espectadores. Vail es un lugar emblemático con una enorme cultura de montaña y experiencia en organizar manifestaciones como el campeonato del mundo y otros deportes. Y la final de la Skyrunner® World Series Ultra, UROC, esta muy esperada  por muchos de los mejores atletas de EE.UU, Europeos e internacionales, una de las manifestaciones competitivas mas grandes en la historia de este deporte.

Location: Vail, Colorado Date: September 28 Distance: 100 km Elevation gain: +4,358m / - 4,758m Organization: Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports Race director: J Russell Gill III Web: Contact: for élite and Course description: The 100 km course crosses four passes or peaks above 3,600m and reaches a maximum altitude of 3,782m passing through five towns in a point to point from Breckenridge to finish in Vail.




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11 &13 october

Limone sul Garda, ITALY

Limone Extreme Skyrace® Vertical Grèste de la Mughéra


Some races seem to write their own destiny. This is the case of the Limone Extreme races which this year will host both the Vertical and Sky World Series finals. 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 che quest’anno ospiterà le finali della Skyrunner® World Series per le specialità Vertical e Sky. 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.

Limone Extreme SkyRace® Vertical Grèste Location: Limone sul Garda de la Mughéra Date: October 13 Date: October 11 Distance: 23.5 km Distance: 3km Elevation gain: +2,002m / -2,002m Elevation: 1100m + Organization: ASD SS Limonese Race records: Men 41’10” Race director: Fabio Meraldi Women 56’30” Web: Contact: Records: Men 2h13’34. Women 3h02’08”


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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mGzn 2013  

Annual Skyrunning Magazine

mGzn 2013  

Annual Skyrunning Magazine