|Skyrunner® Series launches in Spain and Andorra|
After France, USA, South Africa, UK and Italy, Spain and Andorra join forces to present an imposing calendar for the Skyrunner® National Series launched today which count some of the best and most popular races on the international stage. Ultras include the Transvulcania Ultramarathon, the 112 km Mitic in Andorra and the new Ultra Pirineu (formerly Cavalls del Vent). Zegama-Aizkorri in the Sky Series and the Cara Amón Vertical KM feature in an important and exciting fifteen-race calendar.
All the races echo the skyrunning credo where altitude reigns, the courses are steep and demanding and excitement runs high. The Sky Series takes place entirely in “Mountain Parks” a seal of quality for the protection of the environment.
The races in the Spain & Andorra National Series are: Vertical: Cara Amón, Transvulcania Vertical Kilometer, Nit Pirineu and Sitja del Llop; in the Sky: Marató Montserrat, Zegama-Aizkorri Marathon, SkyRace Vallibierna, SkyRace Comapedrosa, Marató Pirineu and Montseny Marathon; and in the Ultra: Transvulcania Ultramarathon, Ultra del Montseny, Mitic Andorra, Ultra Aigüestortes and Ultra Pirineu (formerly Cavalls del Vent). The winners of each National Skyrunner Series in the three disciplines will be awarded travel, free entry and accommodation to the first races on the 2015 Skyrunner® World Series calendar.
The much anticipated Series offers the best of skyrunning in two countries that have a long tradition of high-profile international races and have provided many of the world’s best athletes and champions: Kilian Jornet, Luis Alberto Hernando, Tofol Castanyer, Agusti Roc, Miguel Heras, Iker Karrera from Spain, the Texeido and Casal Mir brothers from Andorra and, among the ladies, Nuria Picas, Oihana Kortazar, Nuria Dominguez, Nerea Martinez, Emma Roca, Uzue Fraile, Laura Orgue… to name but a few.
The National Series is managed by Ocisport, long-time partner of the ISF responsible for the 2006 and 2012 SkyGames® in Andorra and central to the foundation of the Skyrunner® World Series in 2003. The Series is supported by FEDME (Spanish Federation for Mountain and Climbing Sports) and FAM (Andorran Mountaineering Federation), ISF Member nations.