SKYRUNNER WORLD SERIES 2023: 8 COUNTRIES, 13 RACES
SKYRUNNER WORLD SERIES 2023: 8 COUNTRIES, 13 RACES. Our SKYRUNNING section bring us today the calendar for the SKYRUNNER WORLD SERIES 2023.
World’s best skyrunners, listen up! The official circuit has announced its 2023 race calendar with new events in new countries and an end-of-season prize money pool of 100,000 €, with 20,000 € awarded to the overall winners of the circuit.
SKYRUNNER WORLD SERIES 2023: 8 COUNTRIES, 13 RACES.
13 races in eight countries make up the 2023 circuit. Based on the values of the sport, the Skyrunner® World Series has built a circuit that guarantees epic competition at the highest level. Each race has been carefully selected for what it will bring to the athletes and fans: technicality, a breathtaking location and an incredible atmosphere.
The 2023 season begins on the 29th of April with a new World Series race, Calamorro Skyrace in Spain. From April to June the circuit visits Skyrace des Matheysins in France, Hochkönig Skyrace in Austria, Minotaur Skyrace in Canada and Madeira Skyrace in Portugal – which will have a brand new, shorter course designed for 2023.
July will see two races make their Skyrunner® World series debut: The Cordillera Blanca Skyrace in Peru (part of the UTCB event) – the highest race in the series, ascending to nearly 4,500 meters – and Skyrace du Mercantour in France. After a highly successful 2022, Schlegeis 3000 Skyrace in Austria will return as the last race of July.
The circuit then travels to Switzerland in August for the iconic Matterhorn Ultraks « EXTREME », moving on to Italy in September for Grigne SkyMarathon and then on to the Basque Country, Spain, for the 2022 SkyMasters, Gorbeia Suzien. The circuit finishes up with LouzanSkyrace in Portugal before the final event of the season – the SkyMasters, a race reserved for athletes who have qualified throughout the season. The location and event is yet to be revealed.
SKYRUNNER WORLD SERIES 2023: THREE CATEGORIES OF RACES
In 2023, the calendar has been divided into three categories: Skyrace, Premier Skyrace and the SkyMasters. Premier races offer more points than standard races and the SkyMasters will award the maximum points.
To be eligible for the overall ranking prize money pool, athletes must compete in a minimum of three races plus the SkyMasters. The best three results plus the SkyMasters points will count towards the overall ranking.
As in previous years, the SkyMasters is reserved for athletes who have qualified throughout the season only. Qualification criteria will be published at the time of the event announcement, early next year.
SKYRUNNER WORLD SERIES 2023: ANTI-DOPING CONTROLS.
The Skyrunner® World Series, together with the International Skyrunning Federation, are working on developing a framework to ensure a fair and clean racing circuit through regular and random WADA controls throughout the season. More information on this will follow.
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