SKYMASTERS MARATO DELS DEMENTS

The SkyMasters will take place from  Esilda Ain, in Spain on the 16th of November, 2024. The SkyMasters is the season final and awards more points compared to the other races. Because of this Marato dels Dements SkyMasters will be decisive in determining which 10 men and women place in the Skyrunner® World Series overall rankings. Those that do finish in the top 10, will take a share of the €93,500 overall season prize pool. 

 The course itself is 42.5km and climbs over 3,800m.

SKYMASTERS QUALIFICATION

The SkyMasters is the most consequential race in the Merrell Skyrunner® World Series. It is the final race of the season and is only open to runners who have gained qualification during the season*. The Skymasters awards 2 times the number of points compared to a SkyRace.

To qualify for the SkyMasters, athletes must compete in and complete at least four SkyRaces, finishing in the top 20 in at least one. The criteria for an invite is outlined below: 

  • Be in the top-20 (man or woman) of a SkyRace or Premier SkyRace
  • Complete at least 4 Skyrunner® World Series races from the current season (i.e. 2024).
    OR
  • Be in the top-3 (man or woman) of a nominated race in a Skyrunner® National Series country
  • Be in the top-3 (man or woman) of the final ranking of a Skyrunner® National Series
  • Finish top-3 (man or woman) in a Skyrunning Continental Championship
  • Finish top-3 (man or woman) in a Skyrunning World Championship .
 

*SkyMan reserves the right to allow SkyMasters entry to athletes who have not met the criteria listed above (Wild Cards).
The selection of the Wild Cards will be made by SkyMan in consultation with Organizers.

PRIZE MONEY – SKYMASTERS

Anyone competing in the SkyMasters is eligible for the prize money irrespective of their route of qualification. If an athlete tests positive for a banned substance, the athlete will not be awarded Prize Money, and, if already received, shall pay it back to the Organization.

POSITION
PRIZE MONEY WOMEN (€)
PRIZE MONEY MEN (€)
1
2,500
2,500
2
2,000
2,000
3
1,000
1,000
4
600
600
5
400
400
6
300
300
7
250
250
8
200
200
9
150
150
10
100
100
TOTAL
7,500
7,500
PRIZE MONEY – SKYRUNNER® WORLD SERIES OVERALL

In 2024, SkyMan shall distribute an “End of Season Bonus Pool” of €100,000 within 90-days of the Series completion. This 90-day is a measure taken to ensure that athletes have passed doping controls. €93,500 is distributed between the overall ranked top-10 males and females, with an additional €6,500 distributed between the top-3 males and females in the youth category. 

To obtain a share of the Overall Prize Money athletes are required to have competed in and completed the SkyMasters irrespective of their ranking. Additionally, to obtain a share of the Overall Prize Money athletes are required to have completed four Merrell Skyrunner® World Series in addition to the SkyMasters. 

The highest number of points you have received at four SkyRaces and the SkyMasters (5-races in total) will count towards the overall ranking position for the 2024 season. 

*Athletes who compete in the SkyMasters who have not competed in at least 4 Merrell Skyrunner® World Series races this season (2024) will NOT be given points for the SkyMasters.

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