2015 Skyrunner World Series Schedule Announced

The 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

Sky

Ultra

Skyrunning Continental Championships

Africa

Asia

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

Europe

North America

Oceania

Call for Comments

  • What do you think of the 2015 Skyrunner World Series schedule for 2015?
  • What are your thoughts on the new Continental Championships?
Bryon Powell: is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar.com. Having spent nearly 20 years as an ultrarunner and three decades as a trail runner, he's also written Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and co-wrote Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running. He calls Silverton, Colorado and Moab, Utah home.

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  • Great to see Asia being part of it in 2015.

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  • Why no speedgoat?

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    • Speedgoat was part of the US Skyrunning Series last year, I suspect it will be this year as well, but we won't have the race schedule until Nov 3.

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      • thanks. too many series gets a bit confusing!

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  • The challenge is to develop Skyrunning outside US. A Continental Championship in North America without Canada and Mexico could not be a Continental.

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    • Mexican and Canadian runners can attend the Continental Championship race for their chosen distance, as can runners from any country. For those wanting to compete in the overall Skyrunner World Series it's a lot closer to home for anyone in North America than races outside the continent. But the Continental Championship could be in any of the North American countries over time.

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