Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series

2019 races calendar

The 2019 Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series calendar is announced together with the new, single season ranking to determine the best skyrunner in the world.

Fifteen races in eleven countries make up the new calendar which includes five new races. From 2019 all points scored will be counted in a single Sky Race category ranking. A limited number of SuperSky races will award extra bonus points.

A separate event, the Sky Masters, will represent the climax of the season where the top athletes will confront each other in a single race. Entry is open only to qualified athletes – a highlight for runners, fans and media alike. With an eye on the demand from skyrunners for new and shorter races, the 2019 calendar ticks all the boxes and includes the features that distinguish the sport – ridge running, via ferrate, snowfields and scrambling – in some of the most spectacular and iconic locations worldwide.

The season opens on April 20 with a new Series’ race in Japan, for the first time on the calendar, presenting the Mt Awa SkyRace in a dream setting on snow-covered peaks.

In Europe, the birthplace of skyrunning, the SkyRace des Matheysins near Grenoble, France on May 19, offers some exciting ridge running.

Two short, super-steep races include the new specially designed Matterhorn Ultraks “EXTREME” on August 23 part of the popular Swiss venue, and Italy’s ZacUP SkyRace on September 15, with technical stretches on the historic Sentiero delle Grigne SkyMarathon on Lake Como.

Again, preferring the shorter distance, the Sky Pirineu on October 5 has been selected from the renowned Pirineu events in the Spanish Pyrenees. The biennial Royal Ultra Sky Marathon returns on July 21 with 4,000m of demanding vertical climb amid turquoise lakes and towering peaks in the Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy.

Ten more well-loved races make up the 2019 Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series calendar anticipating a new year of world-class events and star-studded competition. Peter Worth, President of SkyMan SA, MRSWS management company, stated, “With five new races, the 2019 Migu Run Skyrunner World Series responds perfectly to the athletes’ expectations. Based on the value of the sport, we have built a circuit that guarantees epic competition at the highest level of skyrunning.” In the coming weeks, the rules and regulations as well as the SuperSky Races and SkyMasters will be announced.

2019 RACE CALENDAR

Date Race Distance Vertical gain Venue
April 21 Mt Awa SkyRace 31 km +2,000m Sanjō, Japan
May 1 Yading Skyrun 29 km +2,354m Yading, China
May 11 Transvulcania Ultramaraton 74 km +4,350m La Palma, Spain
May 19 SkyRace des Matheysins 27 km +1,980m Saint-Honoré, France
June 1 Madeira SkyRace 55 km +4,100m Santana, Portugal
June 15 Livigno SkyMarathon 34 km +2,700m Livigno, Italy
June 29 Olympus Marathon 44 km +3,200m Litochoro, Greece
July 14 Buff Epic Trail 42K 42 km +3,325m Barruera, Spain
July 21 Royal Ultra Sky Marathon 52 km +4,000m Gran Paradiso, Italy
July 28 SkyRace Comapedrosa 21 km +2,280m Arinsal, Andorra
August 3 Tromsø SkyRace 57 km +4,700m Tromsø, Norway
August 23 Matterhorn Ultraks « Extreme » 24 km +2,800m Zermatt, Switzerland
September 15 ZacUp SkyRace® 27 km +2,650m Pasturo, Italy
September 22 Pirin Ultra SkyRace 66 km +4,400m Bansko, Bulgaria
October 5 Sky Pirineu 37 km +2,575m Bagà, Spain
Mid October Sky Masters TBA TBA TBA

*TBA (to be announced)

Calendar subject to change