THE SERIES

RACE NAME

DATEDISTANCE (KM)ELEVATION GAIN (D+)LOCATION
Acantilados del Norte SkyRaceMarch 2, 2024292,250La Palma, Spain
Calamorro SkyRaceApril 6, 2024272,270Benálmadena, Spain
SkyRace Des MatheysinsMay 5, 2024251,930St Honoré, France
SkyRace Des Gorges Du TarnMay 18, 2024241,800Ste Enimie, France
Orizaba SkyRaceMay 26, 2024353,200Orizaba, Mexico
Hochkönigman SkyRaceJune 1, 2024312,580Maria Alm, Austria
Madeira SkyRaceJune 15, 2024453,600Santana, Portugal
Minotaur SkyRaceJune 22, 202433.52,900Crowsnest, Canada
SkyRace Du MercantourJune 23, 2024302,150Saint Martin Vesubie, France
Kairserkrone SkyRaceJune 29, 202425.22,770Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, Austria
Cordillera Blanca SkyRaceJuly 7, 202427.51,550Huaraz, Peru
Matterhorn Ultraks EXTREMEAugust 23, 2024252,876Zermatt, Switzerland
Trofeo KimaAugust 24, 2024524,200Valmasino, Italy
Maga SkyMarathonSeptember 22, 2024393,000Zorzone, Italy
Gorbeia Suizen SkyRaceSeptember 28, 2024322,400Zianuri, Spain
Inthanon SkyRaceOctober 5, 2024312,500Chiang Mai, Thailand
2 Peaks SkyRaceOctober 26, 2024262,080Yeongnam Alps, South Korea
Sobrescobio SkyRaceOctober 27, 2024322,100Sobrescobio, Spain
Kailas Penang SkyRaceNovember 2, 2024423,800Georgetown, Malaysia
Sagalassos SkyRaceNovember 9, 2024272,200Burdur, Turkey
Marato dels DementsNovember 16, 2024423,800Eslida-Aín, Spain
2024 SCHEDULE - 1H
2024 SCHEDULE - 2H

2024 SERIES

The Merrell Skyrunner® World Series represents the highest level of skyrunning. The Series encompasses 21 iconic races across the globe, where elite athletes will compete to be the best Skyrunner® of 2024.

Each race in the Merrell Skyrunner® World Series is a true test of skill, endurance, and bravery, set amidst jaw-dropping scenery, including glaciers, knife-edge ridges, and technical terrain. Courses are typically between 20-30 km long, with elevations of over 2,000 m, and combine runnable trails with highly technical terrain, including sharp ridges, snowy climbs, and steep rocky descents.

From the Alps to the Andes, the Skyrunner World Series selects only the best SkyRaces in stunning locations worldwide. This attracts the fastest and most fearless skyrunners, who strive to be crowned the best in the world. The top-performing male and female athletes are declared champions at the end of the season.

Mark your calendar for March 2nd, and join us as we kick off a brand new season of the Merrell Skyrunner® World Series at Acantilados del Norte. 

SERIES UPDATES

The Series is honored that Merrell will be continuing their sponsorship, but this time as the Title Sponsor. Merrell is developing a new line of trail shoes, which are tailor-made for Skyrunning. 

The Series has expanded to 21 races, compared with 13 in 2023. The new races in the Series include: Acantilados del Norte (ESP), SkyRace Gorges Du Tarn (FRA), Orizaba SkyRace (MEX), Kaiserkrone SkyRace (AUT), Maga SkyMarathon (ITA), Doi Inthanon SkyRace (THA), 2 Peaks SkyRace (KOR), Sobrescobio SkyRace (ESP), Kailas Penang SkyRace (MAL), Sagalassos SkyRace (TUR) and the SkyMasters host, Marato Dels Dements (ESP). An honorable mention should go to one of the Series’ most famous races, Trofeo Kima, back in the Series in 2024. You can view all the races under the Races page. 

An updated scoring system will be in play – you can view this under the Rules page. Qualification for the Marato dels Dements SkyMasters will require athletes to compete in at least 4 regular and finish in the top 20 in at least one. 

A new Under-23 Ranking will make its introduction in this year’s Series. The ranking will comprise separate prize money for the top three males and females overall, a separate point system, and a winner’s jersey. This is discussed more on the Rules page. 

The Series in partnership with a local team will be hosting a SkyCamp towards the end of July this year. More details to follow shortly.  

PRIZE MONEY

Competing for points throughout the year, athletes aim to qualify for the exclusive final race of the season, the SkyMasters. SkyMan – in combination with the races – will distribute its largest prize money pool yet, over €227,000. 

Each race will provide a minimum of €6,000 prize money, distributed to the top 10 men and women. Overall prize money of €93,500 will be awarded to the top 10 overall ranked men and women. An additional €6,500 will be distributed among the top-ranked 3 male and female youth athletes. 

 

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