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Südtirol Ultra Skyrace
Extreme running race along the high mountain trail

The Südtirol Ultra Skyrace is approaching a new record number of participants

The Südtirol Ultra Skyrace is approaching a new record number of participants

Bolzano 14 June 2017 - When the start gun for the 5th edition of the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace sounds in one and a half months, there are likely to be more athletes at the start than ever before. Already, over 450 mountain runners from 26 countries and 4 continents have registered for the sporting spectacle along the Hufeisen tour in the Sarntal Alps - and the numbers are still rising. 

As expected, the largest contingent of extreme athletes comes from Italy, where 249 runners have registered, representing over half of the total number of registrations. The second largest group are the mountain runners from Germany with currently 72 registrations, followed by Austria (22). Switzerland and France each have 11 athletes registered. But not only athletes from Europe participate in the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace. This year, Chair of the Organising Committee Josef Günther Mair can also welcome runners from Australia, North America and Asia. To beat last year’s record of 524 athletes at the start, approximately 70 further registrations are required - almost a whole month before the closing date of 17 July.

“If the trend of the previous years continues, we would end up with around 900 athletes this year. Last year, the number of runners at the start doubled during the last month of registrations. We’re unlikely to record 900 runners, but we should easily reach our target of 600 participants”, confirms Mair, who is particularly thrilled that as many as 170 extreme athletes have already registered for the original distance of the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace (121 kilometres/7554 m altitude differential). “Experience shows that people register relatively late for the Südtirol Skyrace (69 km/3930 m altitude differential) and the Südtirol Sky Marathon (42.2/2863)”, is the Chair of the Organising Committee convinced that there will be a massive surge in the coming weeks.

Registrations for the Südtirol Ultra Skyrace, the Südtirol Skyrace and the Südtirol Sky Marathon are open on the website for the extreme mountain run event at www.suedtirol-ultraskyrace.it. The Südtirol Ultra Skyrace is organised by the Association of the same name, in collaboration with Sportler, La Sportiva and the Cassa Raiffeisen Val Sarentino. The organisers are also supported by numerous medium and small sponsors and benefactors.

Südtirol Ultra Skyrace is officially recognized as a qualifying race
for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®

Qualifying Race, Südtiroler Ultra Skyrace

Südtirol Ultra Skyrace 2016 - 121 KM: 
6 points (new scale) - 4 points (old scale)

Südtirol Skyrace 2016 - 69 KM: 
4 points (new scale) - 2 points (old scale)

Südtirol Sky Marathon 2016 - 42,2 KM: 
3 points (new scale) - 1 point (old scale)

Member ITRA - International Trail Running Association

 

Südtirol Ultra Skyrace is a member of the
"International Trail Running Association".