2015 Skyrunner World Series Schedule Announced

The 2015 Skyrunner World Series schedule.

By on October 30, 2014 | Comments

Skyrunner World SeriesThe Skyrunner World Series will be back for 2015 and, once again, it will have separate series in the Vertical Kilometer, Skyrace, and Ultra categories. There are lots of familiar races in the 2015 World Series, but also a few changes. Gone are the Speedgoat 50k and Trofeo Kima (only run every other year). In are the Mont Blanc 80k, Tromsø Skyrace, Suunto Lantau 2 Peaks, and Ultra Pirineu.

While 2014 saw the addition of a few Skyrunner national series, 2015 will see the addition of Skyrunning Continental Championships in the Sky and Ultra categories in three regions with the VK also being contested in Europe and North America. No longer in the World Series, the Zegama-Aizkorri Marathon and Ice Trail Tarentaise become European Championships instead.

In effect, the Continental Championships are mandatory for those going for a Skyrunner World Series title as the World Series scoring will now include three SWS races and a continental championship. It is unclear how this will be handled in the VK, where Continental Championships have not been announced for three regions.

2015 Skyrunner World Series

Vertical Kilometer



Skyrunning Continental Championships

Skyrunning Continental ChampionshipsAfrica


  • February 7 — SKY: Sai Kung (26 km) — Hong Kong, China
  • February 7 — ULTRA: Sai Kung (50 km) — Hong Kong, China


North America


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Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.