|April 30||Yading Skyrun||29km||+2,345m||Yading, China|
|May 27||Maratòn Alpina Zegama-Aizkorri||42km||+2,736m||Zegama, Spain|
|June 16 (tbc)||*Olympus Marathon||44km||+3,200m||Dion, Greece|
|July 1||Buff Epic Trail||42km||+3,200m||Barruera, Spain|
|July 22||Dolomites SkyRace||23km||+1,950m||Canazei, Italy|
|July 29||*SkyRace Comapedrosa||21km||+2,280m||Arinsal, Andorra|
|August 25||Matterhorn Ultraks « Sky »||49km||+3,600m||Zermatt, Switzerland|
|Sept 1||The Rut 25K||25km||+2,375m||Big Sky Resort, USA|
|October 13||*Limone Extreme||23km||+2,500m||Limone Sul Garda, Italy|
|May 12||Transvulcania Ultramarathon||75km||+4,350m||La Palma, Spain|
|June 2||*UltraSkyMarathon Madeira||55km||+4,000m||Madeira Island, Portugal|
|July 7||High Trail Vanoise||68km||+5,400m||Val d’Isère, France|
|August 4||Tromsø SkyRace||50km||+4,600m||Tromso, Norway|
|Aug 26||*Trofeo Kima||52km||+4,200m||Val Masino, Italy|
|Sept 16||Salomon Glen Coe SkyLine||55km||+4,746m||Kinlochleven, UK|
|Sept 29||Salomon Ultra Pirineu||110km||+6,800m||Bagà, Spain|
|Oct 6||Pirin Ultra SkyRace||66km||+4,200m||Bansko, Bulgaria|
Each of the bonus races (marked in bold with an asterisk) will award 50% extra points.
There will be three Sky Classic and two Sky Extra bonus races.
Means the race will take place but the date is waiting for confirmation.
Means a race will take place at the given date, but the location will be announced later.
Sky Classic Ranking
The Sky Classic Ranking will take into account a maximum of the five best seasons’ results in this category.
Sky Extra Ranking (Extreme and Ultra Races)
The Sky Extra Ranking will take into account a maximum of the four best seasons’ results in this category.
The Overall Ranking will be the focus of the season and a foretaste of the single ranking that will apply from 2019.
All athletes scoring points in any race will enter the Overall Ranking.
The ranking will take into account a maximum of the best two results in each category.
The 2018 End of Season Bonus Pool will increase amount 66,000 EUR (in increase from 60’000 EUR in 2017).
Men and Women will be equally rewarded and emphasis will be put on the Overall ranking.
The breakdown will be as follows:
|Position||Sky Classic||Sky Extra||Overall|
|1||5,000 EUR||5,000 EUR||10,000 EUR|
|2||2,500 EUR||2,500 EUR||3,000 EUR|
|3||1,500 EUR||1,500 EUR||2,000 EUR|
|Total||9,000 EUR||9,000 EUR||15,000 EUR|
The End of Season Bonus Pool will only be distributed to athletes who fulfil eligibility criteria.
The athlete must have started at least three races.
The athlete must have started at least two races.
The athlete must have started a total of at least four races with at least one in each category.
Note: In order to distribute the entire End of Season Bonus Pool, if ranked athletes are not eligible, the next ranked athletes in line will be awarded.