Ultra Skyrunning Madeira

Madeira Sky Race, Santana Vertical Kilometer®, Santana Sky Race, Laurissilva Sky Race

Thursday, May 30th 2019 - Friday, May 31st 2019 - Saturday, June 1st 2019

The Ultra Skyrunning Madeira integrates the 2019 calendar Skyrunner® World Series and the Vertical Kilometer Circuit of ISF – International Federation Skyrunning.

The race places the island of Madeira into the Skyrunning world, as part of a restricted range of races in the Ultra distance which constitute the World Tour of the modality.

Madeira Sky Race, Santana Vertical Kilometer®, Santana Sky Race, Laurissilva Sky Race

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Santana is a northern municipality of Madeira Island, renowned since 2011 as World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It is known by the typical A-thatched houses, symbol of Madeira and Portugal and offers a wide variety of surroundings such as the laurel forest, mountainous areas surrounding Pico Ruivo and São Jorge hills and the outstanding cliffs of the north of the island. The event will promote the potential of the natural areas of Santana for sports practice, particularly for the technical race of high difficulty, including the touristic potential of footpaths, fauna and flora, culture and traditions of the municipality. The modality of technical race of difficulty on the skyrunning front, has been growing exponentially in all countries of the world particularly in Italy and France. This sport activity was created in the early 90’s, establishing new records of ascents and races in Monte Branco and Monte Rosa. In 1993, with the support of the multinational Fila, the skyrunning modality started a circuit that ran through some of the mountains around the world, as Himalayas, Monte Kenya and the Mexican volcanoes.

With the aim of reaching a largest number of participants, the event comprises four races of different distances:

– Madeira Sky Race (MSR 55.6 km 4121 m D+)
– Santana Vertical Kilometer® (SVK 4.8Km 1003 D+)
– Santana Sky Race (SSR 21 km 1672m D+)
– Laurissilva Sky Race (LSR 13km 655m D+)

From 31 May to 01 June 2019, we intend to live the true spirit of skyrunning in Santana, providing a unique sport challenge, going from the sea levels up to the highest mountains of Madeira.

Madera Sky Race

The Madeira Sky Race is a technical mountain race which consists of steep slopes and trails (4121 D+), a highly technical degree competition within the field of Skyrunning sports.

This race is comprised of some passages which required technical climbing expertise of grade 2 set in a mountain scenery, surrounded both by mountainous and sea cliffs landscapes. The distinct natural landscapes, combined with the diversified biodiversity and geodiversity resources that embodies this race are some of the features that makes Santana one of the most spectacular locations for this sort of sporting event.

The race will take place on June 1, 2019, starting at 06:00 am.

Madeira Sky Race, Santana Vertical Kilometer®, Santana Sky Race, Laurissilva Sky Race

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Santana Vertical Kilometer®

The Santana Vertical Kilometer® (SVK), integrated in the Vertical Kilometer World Circuit, starts near the Vale da Lapa at an altitude of about 780m, in the heart of the Laurissilva forest, a Natural World Heritage Site of Mankind.

The entire course takes place within the Madeira Natural Park, inside protected ecosystems areas that are part of the Natura 2000 Network, an ecological network that has the objective to contribute for ensuring biodiversity through the conservation of natural habitats and wild fauna and flora in the European Union.

The final part of the route consists of a very technical and demanding climb that culminates in an emblematic point called Encumeada Alta (1785m), in the central mountain, from where you can enjoy superb panoramic landscapes on the highest peaks of the island.

The course has an extension of 4.8 kilometers with 1003m of positive gradient, where participants can contemplate the splendid and particular views of Madeira Island and feel what nature has of most beautiful.

The race SVK will take place on June 1, 2018, at 9:00 AM.

Madeira Sky Race, Santana Vertical Kilometer®, Santana Sky Race, Laurissilva Sky Race

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Santana Sky Race

The Santana Sky Race is a skyrunning experience that challenges you to climb up the outstanding mountainous sceneries of the village of Santana, in a competition that goes from 400 up to 1600 meters above sea level.

This competition has as main stage a mountainous ground surrounded by magnificent sceneries which will lead you up to the highest summit of this race at Achada do Teixeira, passing through agricultural terraces and forestry parks along the heart of the luscious Laurel forest, nominated world natural heritage by UNESCO, an area located between Pico das Pedras and Queimadas.

This multifaceted technical terrain race is comprised by steep slopes and trails that involve abrupt ascents and descents turning it into an exciting competition that invites you to overcome this intermediate degree race that has as starting and finishing point the Santana Town Hall.

The SSR race will take place on June 2, 2018, starting at 10:00 AM.

Madeira Sky Race, Santana Vertical Kilometer®, Santana Sky Race, Laurissilva Sky Race

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Laurissilva Sky Race

Discover the natural landscapes of Santana engaging a walking challenge at your own pace. The Laurissilva Sky Race is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a unique event, and to explore places of rare beauty, where nature, and particularly the Laurel forest and the surrounding countryside settings, are some of the highlights of this one of a kind experience.

Starting at 700 mts above sea level passing through the area of Pico das Pedras, located at the heart of the Queimadas Forestry Park area (960mts), and along the Levada da Silveira, this engaging sporting race finishing line is at Santana Town Hall.

The MSR race will start at 11:30 AM on the June 2, 2018.

Madeira Sky Race, Santana Vertical Kilometer®, Santana Sky Race, Laurissilva Sky Race

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Thursday, May 30th 2019

18:00 Briefing for all the participants in the event – Hotel/Restaurant Quinta do Furão

19:00 PASTA PARTY – Hotel/Restaurant Quinta do Furão

Friday, May 31st 2019

07:15 Gathering of the participants at the car parking of Hotel/Restaurant Quinta do Furão

07:45 Start of transport of the athletes from Hotel Quinta do Furão to the start point – Ilha (mandatory for all participants)

09:00 Start of the first participants of Santana Vertical Kilometer®

13:00 Start of transport of the participants from Achada do Teixeira to Hotel/Restaurant Quinta do Furão

14:30 Prize Giving Ceremony – Hotel/Restaurant Quinta do Furão

Saturday, June 1st 2019

05:00 Opening of the Event Center at the Santana Town Hall

06:00 Start of the Madeira Sky Race – MSR 55km

10:00 Start of the Santana Sky Race – SSR 21km

11:40 Arrival of the first athletes

12:45 Start of transport to the start point – Pico do Eixo for those athletes who’ve booked in advanced

14:00 Start of the Laurisssilva Sky Race – 13 km

20:00 Prize Giving Ceremony of the MSR, SSR and LSR races – Center of the Event


Distribution of racing support kit material

May 28th 2019 14:00 – 20:00 Secretariat – Santana Town Hall

May 29th 2019 10:00 – 20:00 Secretariat – Santana Town Hall

May 30th 2019 10:00 – 20:00 Secretariat – Santana Town Hall

May 31st 2019 10:00 – 20:00 Secretariat – Santana Town Hall

There will be no distribution of racing support kit material in the day the race, with the exception of dully authorized situations.

Distribution of the Kit Finisher and Drop Bags

June 01st 2019 16:30-20:30 Secretariat – Santana Town Hall

Results of Santana Vertical Kilometer® 2018

1. Romeu Gouveia in 00:42:30; 2. Ferran Teixidó in 00:42:40; 3. Joan Marceló in 00:43:17

1. Ruth Croft in 00:48:54; 2. Elise Chabbey in 00:49:07; 3. Anna Frost in 00:52:56

Results of Ultra SkyMarathon® Madeira 2018 USM55

1. Jonathan Albon in 05:47:57; 2. André Jonsson in 05:54:43; 3. Dmitry Mityaev in 05:56:20

1. Ragna Debats in 06:45:09; 2. Emelie Forsberg in 06:45:51; 3. Hillary Gerardi in 07:00:04

Results of Ultra SkyMarathon® Madeira 2018 USM23

1. Romeu Gouveia in 02:16:22; 2. Américo Caldeira in 02:19:01; 3. Joan Marceló in 02:20:50

1. Anna Frost in 02:46:49; 2. Alba Xandri in 02:54:32; 3. Vanda Santos in 03:01:57

Results of Ultra SkyMarathon® Madeira 2018 MSR13

1. Emanuel Freitas in 01:06:15; 2. Nelson Afonso in 01:09:44; 3. Flávio Vieira in 01:09:45

1. Romana Mrazkova in 01:25:26; 2. Telma Alves in 01:34:04; 3. Tania Costa in 01:35:18

The Ultra Skyrunning Madeira – USM 2019 is an organization of Madeira SkyEvents in partnership with Clube Desportivo Escola Santana (CDES) and with the Federation of Camping and Mountaineering of Portugal (FCMP). This regulation shall apply to the 4 race competitions included in the event: the Madeira Sky Race – MSR, the SVK – Santana Vertical Kilometer®, the SSR – Santana Sky Race and the LSR – Laurissilva Sky Race.

Website: www.madeiraskyrunning.com