International Skyrunning Federation



Introducing the events

Since the first extreme races in 1992, the first World Championship in 1998 and the introduction of the Skyrunner® World Series in 2003, skyrunning has grown to become a globally renowned sport governed by the International Skyrunning Federation. More recently National Series and Continental Championships have been introduced. The sport is practised in more than 65 nations and counts followers from 126 countries.


2020 Skyrunning World Championships

The 2020 Skyrunning World Championships will be held from 10-12 July at the BUFF® Mountain Festival in the Vall de Boí in the Spanish Pyrenees.

Here, athletes will confront each other in the three skyrunning disciplines: VERTICAL, SKY and ULTRA. World titles and 27 medals are at stake which will be awarded to Individuals and Official Teams as well as a Combined title based on the best results of the Vertical and Sky races.

2019 Youth Skyrunning World Championships

The annual Youth Skyrunning World Championships were introduced in 2016. In 2019 they took place again in Italy with the Gran Sasso Vertical Run on August 2 and the Gran Sasso SkyRace® on August 4 in Fonte Cerreto, L’Aquila, Italy. Three categories, Youth A (16-17), Youth B (18-20) and U23 (21-23), plus a combined title awarded a total of 54 medals.

2019 Skyrunning Continental Championships

The 2019 Skyrunning Continental Championships will be held in Europe, OceaniaNorth and South America and Asia.
The races are open to both individuals and national teams. Individual continental titles and medals will be awarded in each discipline. A combined title based on the best results of the Vertical and Sky races is awarded only in Continents where all the disciplines are disputed.


2019 Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series

The Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series was launched in 2004 and has grown to represent the peak of outdoor running defined by altitude and technicality. From 2019  race categories disappear, replaced by a single ranking.  The Series features 15 races, concluding the season with the Sky Masters.

2019 Skyrunner® National Series

The Skyrunner® National Series are based on the same principle as the World Series, awarding titles and prizes at the finals. The Series were introduced in 2014 and represent a platform for athletes to try skyrunning on a national level, before moving on to the international scene. In 2019 12 countries in three continents will feature Skyrunner® National Series. The winners qualify for the Sky Masters.

2019 Vertical World Circuit

From the world’s highest mountains to the world’s tallest buildings, vertical running falls under the auspices of the ISF. Since 2009, annual Vertical World Circuit unites iconic skyscrapers in a circuit awarding world titles and cash prizes. The 2019 ranking is based on five out of eleven races.

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