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2013 SWS - new races new formats

Nine new entries, two brand new races, a US final and the much anticipated new format – that’s what’s in store for the 2013 Skyrunner® World Series celebrating ten years with some of the best and most exciting races across the world.  The new Series is divided into three stand-alone circuits: Sky, Ultra and Vertical, each with their own titles and prizes – clean and simple!

Look out for our first 100-miler, the Ronda dels Cims and other new entries:  Mont-Blanc Marathon and KM Vertical, Ice Trail Tarantaise, Ribagorza Vertical Kilometer®, Xtreme Vertical Kilometer® and Xtreme Skyrunning – the final of both disciplines. Two completely new events: Zermatt’s Matterhorn Ultraks 46K and the Ultra Series grand final: Ultra Race of Champions “UROC”.  Add Transvulcania and Zegama. Speedgoat and Pikes Peak for a momentous 2013 skyrunning calendar.  For the record: nine new entries, two brand new races - 653 kilometres and 43,632m vertical climb!

Click on the Sky and Ultra Series races for a detailed race profile and race link.

1. SPAIN: Maratòn Alpina Zegama-Aizkorri - 42k, Zegama - May 26
2. FRANCE: Mont-Blanc Marathon - 42k, Chamonix - June 30
3. USA:  Pikes Peak Marathon - 42k, Manitou Springs, Colorado - August 18              
4. SWITZERLAND: Matterhorn Ultraks - 46k, Zermatt - August 24
5. ITALY: Limone Extreme SkyRace® - 23k, Limone sul Garda - October 13

1. SPAIN: Transvulcania Ultramarathon - 83k, La Palma - May 11
2. ANDORRA: Ronda dels Cims - 170k, Ordino - June 21
3. FRANCE: Ice Trail Tarentaise - 65k, Val d’Isère - July 14
4. USA: Speedgoat - 50k, Snowbird, Utah - July 27  
5. USA: Ultra Race of Champions “UROC” - 100k, Vail, Colorado - September 28 

1. RUSSIA: Mount Elbrus Vertical Kilometer®, Mount Elbrus - May 7    
2. SPAIN: Cara Amón Vertical Kilometer®, Barruera - May 18
3. FRANCE: KM Vertical, Chamonix - June 28
4. GREECE:  Gerania Vertical Kilometer®, Loutraki - September 8
5. ITALY:  Vertical Grèste de la Mughéra, Limone sul Garda - October 11

Ranking points

The three best results in each Series are scored in ranking.  Ranking points in the final races of all three Series will be increased by 20%. Ranking points breakdown: 100-88-78-72-68-66-64-62-60-58-56-54-52-50 down to 2 points to 40th position for men and 15th position for women.

Total prizes:  US $ 25,000. Titles and prizes will be awarded in each Series as follows:

SKY: $ 3,000 / 1,500 / 750.  ULTRA: $ 3,000 / 1,500 / 750. VERTICAL: $1,000 / 700 / 300.

*Entry is direct with organizers. A number of slots have been reserved in each race for SWS competitors: info@skyrunning.com.  Teams and sponsored athletes download your SWS entry form here.


SKY - races more than 22 km and less than 50 km long with at least 1,300m positive vertical climb (SkyRace® and SkyMarathon®)
ULTRA - races over 50 km long that exceed the SkyMarathon® parameters (Ultra SkyMarathon®)
VERTICAL - races with 1,000m positive vertical climb not exceeding 5 km distance (Vertical Kilometer®)

Skyrunner®, SkyRace®, SkyMarathon®, Vertical Kilometer® are registered trademarks

2013 Skyrunner® World Series Team Partners