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 2004, skyrunning has grown to become a globally renowned sport governed by the International Skyrunning Federation since 2008. More recently, SkySnow and Masters World Championships have been introduced. The sport is practised in more than 65 nations and counts followers from 126 countries.

ISF Championships

2023 Skyrunning Continental Championships

No less than four continents will host the 2023 Skyrunning Continental Championships stretching across the globe from North & Central America, to South America, Europe and Asia from April to December.

Check the details of each Continental Championship here

2023 Youth Skyrunning World Championships

The annual Youth Skyrunning World Championships were introduced in 2016. The seventh edition will take place in Italy at Gran Sasso on August 4-6, 2023. Four categories, Youth A (15-16), Youth B (17-18), Youth C (19-20) and U23 (21-23) will compete for the 75 medals at stake and individual and combined titles.

2023 Masters Skyrunning World Championships

Introducing the first Masters Skyrunning World Championships, a competition dedicated to athletes over forty. The event will take place in Italy at Royal Ultra SkyMarathon on July 30, 2023. Three categories, Over 40 (40 to 47 years), Over 48 (48 to 55 years), Over 56 (56 or more years) will compete for the 21 medals at stake and individual titles

2023 VK OPEN Championships

The VK OPEN Championships feature 14 races in ten countries stretching across two continents. All the races have two things in common: the ISF Certified Course Label and parameters that fit the VERTICAL discipline: 1,000m vertical climb over five kilometres. The VK OPEN Champion title and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners at the Grand Finale.

Sanctioned circuits

2023 Skyrunner® World Series

The Skyrunner® World Series was launched in 2004 and has grown to represent the peak of outdoor running defined by altitude and technicality. The 2023 Series features twelve races in four Continents culminating with the SkyMasters.

2023 Skyrunner® National Series

The Skyrunner® National Series is a promotional circuit derived from the Skyrunner® World Series organised on a national level. In 2023 the SNS are managed by the ISF through its Members. Benefits linked to the Skyrunner® World Series  are available for SNS winners.