Skyrace Comapedrosa will remain a World Series event, while the Youth World Championships will include both VK and SKY competitions.
The 2019 Skyrace Comapedrosa promises to be a skyrunning festival, as in addition to today's top runners.
Skyrace Comapedrosa, which will remain a World Series event, is scheduled for Sunday 28 July.
The race consists of two long climbs along highly technical high mountain terrain. The first climb tops off at an altitude of 2,942 metres, while the apex of the second is the ceiling of Andorra, Comapedrosa, at a height of 2,972 metres. This will be the ideal setting to experience the essence of skyrunning, with stunning panoramic views of the Comapedrosa Valleys National Park and other spectacular scenery.
The event programme will also include Skyrace Arinsal, which will take anyone looking for an initial experience in the world of skyrunning to high-lying mountain areas.
Skyrace Comapedrosa will once again turn La Massana and Andorra, a country that has become firmly enshrined as an organiser of sporting events with high international impact, into the world capital of mountain sports.
In a lost valley in the majestic Andorran mountains, this extremely demanding race summits the highest point of the Principality, the Comapedrosa at 2,942m. The start and finish is in Arinsal. Once on the trail, the first steep ascent reaches 1,958m at the Coll de les Cases through woodland. From here, the landscape opens up to follow a ridge with scarce vegetation leading to the Pic de les Fonts (2,748m). The descent is via the traditional route through the Estany Negre and the Comapedrosa hut returning to Arinsal. With this tough 21 km loop, the ascent involves a 1,000m vertical wall over just 2 km – a challenge to satisfy the most demanding skyrunner.
Distance: 21 km
Vertical climb: 2,280m*
Highest point: 2,942m*
This race scores for the Skyrunner® World Series 2019 and the Skyrunner® National Series Spain-Andorra.