The 2017 Skyrunner® World Series is composed of three circuits: Sky Classic, Sky Extreme and Sky Ultra.
Each category is defined as follows:
Races under 50 km with an estimated finishing time of under five hours for the winner.
Minimum vertical climb: 2,000m.
Races with an estimated finishing time of six to ten hours for the winner.
Minimum vertical climb of 4,000m. The course includes grade II° sections.
Races exceeding 50 km with an estimated finishing time between five to twelve hours for the winner.
Minimum vertical climb: 3,000m.
The Series is open to individual runners and teams. (The Extreme Series requires CV).
The SWS competitions are open to runners of at least 18 years of age* in possession of a medical certificate valid for the law of the country where the race is held. Competitors declare they have read and accept these rules and the general ISF rules. *(The age limit in Sky races below 3,000m may be lowered).
SWS participants’ requests for slots, free entry, accommodation and travel subsidies should be made direct to SWS. The SWS will provide the organisers with the final selection. Athletes will be informed of their status. Any payments and arrangements for accommodation should be made direct with the organisers.
Titles & prizes
Titles and prizes are awarded to individual skyrunners based on the sum of the best results in each series. The final 2017 Skyrunner® World Series prize purse is €60,000 (euros).
Sky Classic: five best results
Sky Extreme: two best results
Sky Ultra: three best results
Ranking points breakdown: MEN (down to the 30th position)
Ranking points breakdown: WOMEN (down to the 15th position)
Extra 20 % points will be awarded in certain races on an annual rotation basis. See calendar.
Participation in the Skyrunner® World Series is open. Each team may be composed of a minimum of two to a maximum of 12 members (mixed gender) regardless of their nationality. Any new team members must be updated at least 12 hours before each race.
All members of each team must be identified by the same kit or logo.
Team ranking is based on the points scored by the first three men and the first woman of each team across all SWS category races.
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.
Clothing and equipment
Competitors must wear and/or carry the clothing or equipment required by the race organisers’ rules.
In addition to individual race rules it may be necessary to include the use of tights, gloves, windproof jackets, hydration packs, helmets, sunglasses, etc depending on the course and/or weather conditions. The compulsory or recommended need for these materials must be displayed before each race and explained in the pre-race briefing. The use of ski poles is regulated by each race organiser either by allowing their use for the entire race, in a specific section, or even prohibiting their use. The points must be protected.
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.
The SWS Series’ Champions must wear the Champions Jersey on the podium.
Winners or Champions must remain on the podium/stage to receive any other awards assigned to them.
See full ISF Skyrunning Rules: www.skyrunning.com