2017 Skyrunner® World Series calendar announced – Skyrunner® World Series

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Salomon Glen Coe Skyline, Extreme Series. ©iancorless.com / SWS

Salomon Glen Coe Skyline, Extreme Series. ©iancorless.com / SWS

The 2017  Skyrunner® World Series calendar is announced today with a new format, new races and more prize money.

The Skyrunner® World Series will consist of the Sky Classic category with eleven races, the new Sky Extreme Series, introduced earlier this year, with three races, and the Sky Ultra Series with eight.

The ranking will be based on the five best results in the Sky Classic Series, two in the Extreme and three in the Ultra Series. The end of season bonus pool will rise to a total of € 60,000.

Matterhorn Ultraks. ©iancorless.com / SWS

Matterhorn Ultraks “46K”, Sky Classic Series. ©iancorless.com / SWS

Who is the best all-round skyrunner? Based on the five best results in the three categories: one Ultra, one or two Extreme and two or three Sky Classic, a € 10,000 prize will be awarded to a men’s and women’s Overall Champion.

To accommodate the greater number of races, an extra 20 % points will be awarded in certain races on an annual rotation basis as follows: Sky Classic, three;  Extreme, one; Ultra one.

Notably, the Vertical Kilometer® will no longer be a part of the World Series but conduct its very own circuit. Details will follow soon.

High Trail Vanoise, Ultra Series. ©iancorless.com / SWS

High Trail Vanoise, Ultra Series. ©iancorless.com / SWS

2017 SKYRUNNER® WORLD SERIES

 

SKY CLASSIC

May 2
May 28  
June 18
June 24
July 8
July 22
July 30
August 26
September 2
September 16
October14
Yading Skyrun, 30 km, China
*Maratòn Alpina Zegama-Aizkorri, 42 km, Spain
Livigno SkyMarathon®, Italy
Olympus Marathon, Greece
Buff Epic Trail 42KM, Spain
Dolomites SkyRace, 22 km, Canazei, Italy
SkyRace Comapedrosa, 21 km, Andorra
*Matterhorn Ultraks «46K», Zermatt, Switzerland
The Rut 25K, Montana, USA
Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace, 29km, Kinlochleven, UK
*Limone SkyRace – 23 km, Limone sul Garda, Italy

 

SKY EXTREME

July 16
August 5 
September 17

Royal Gran Paradiso, 53 km, Ceresole Reale, Italy
*Tromsø SkyRace®, 53 km, Tromsø, Norway
Salomon Glen Coe Skyline, 55 km, Kinlochleven, UK

 

SKY ULTRA

May 13
June 3
June 9
July 8
September 3
September 9
September 16
September 23

Transvulcania Ultramarathon, 75 km, La Palma, Canaries, Spain
Ultra SkyMarathon Madeira, 55 km, Madeira, Portugal
Scenic Trail 113K, Lugano, Switzerland
*High Trail Vanoise, 68 km, Val d’Isère, France
*The Rut 50K, Montana, USA
Devil’s Ridge Ultra 80K, Gobi Desert, China – TBC
Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra, 100 km, Kinlochleven, UK
Ultra Pirineu, 110 km, Bagà, Spain

(*Extra 20% points)

 

END OF SEASON PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN
Sky Classic Sky Extreme Sky Ultra OVERALL
POS Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women
1 5’000 5’000 5’000 5’000 4’000 4’000 5’000 5’000
2 2’500 2’500 2’500 2’500 2’000 2’000 -.- -.-
3 1’500 1’500 1’500 1’500 1’000 1’000 -.- -.-
  18’000 18’000 14’000 10’000

Maximum number of results taken into account

Classic:      5
Extreme:   2
Ultra:         3

Computing of overall ranking

  • Compete in at least one race in each category
  • Maximum 5 results counted as follows:
    – 4 between Classic and Extreme with at least 1 of each
    – 1 Ultra