ISF Rules Extract
SKYRUNNING CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – These competitions are governed by specific regulations. The competitions may be open, depending on the geographic area. Only National Teams are ranked in the Continental Championships. All team members should have the nationality of the country they represent.
GENERAL – Continental Championships may be open. Individual medals and titles will be awarded to the champions in each discipline. Nations will be ranked counting only official team members.
National teams from countries without full ISF membership may participate at the discretion of the ISF Board. A registration fee set by the ISF is payable. The ISF rules and regulations must be strictly adhered to. Only one team will be allowed per nation.
All team members must be of the nationality of the country they represent.
NATIONAL RANKING – The athletes of each country must be declared on the relevant ISF form at the beginning of the Championships and updated only for registering new members at least 12 hours before each race.
After registering with the ISF, entry must be made direct with the individual race organiser in compliance with the rules of that race.
REGISTRATION – Skyrunners with dual nationality must select one nationality to represent at the beginning of each season.
Skyrunners who have previously represented another country in World or Continental championships or in World or National Series recognized by the ISF, may represent his new country provided that at least three years have passed since the athlete last represented his former country. This period may be reduced or cancelled, with the agreement of the ISF and the national federations concerned.
INDIVIDUAL POINTS SYSTEM – Each race will assign points based on the winning men’s/women’s results according to the “Ranking points breakdown: 100-88-78-72-68-66-64-62-60-58-56-54-52-50 down to 2 points and down to the 40th position for men and women”.
SPECIAL CASES – If two competitions forming the Continental Championship are not the same discipline (Vertical Kilometer® + SkyRace® for example), the title of “Continental Vertical Kilometer® Championship” and “Continental SkyRace® Championship” (individual, team, or both), will be awarded. Only venues with more than one discipline may award the “Combined” title.
COMBINED TITLES – The Combined title is based on the results accrued by a runner in both the VERTICAL and SKY disciplines. Each runner’s time is compared to the winner’s time to determine the value of the time difference: ie: winner’s time 1h00’00” = 100%; athlete’s time 1h05’00 = 108.3%. The athlete with the lowest cumulative percentage will be declared the Combined Champion.
NATIONAL OFFICIAL TEAMS POINTS SYSTEM – A team ranking system will be adopted based on the individual points accrued by the top four athletes (at least one per gender) only in the Continents where all disciplines are disputed. In case of a tie, the team with the highest number of finishers will be considered.
TITLES – At the conclusion of the Championships the first male and female competitors with the highest score will be declared “Skyrunning Champion”. The national team with the highest score will be declared “Skyrunning Continental Champion Team”.
AWARDS – At the conclusion of the Continental Championships the first three ranked men and women will receive, in order, gold, silver and bronze medals.