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Events archive 2021

ISF championships

2020 Skyrunning World Championships (2021)

After the postponement due to Covid19, the 2020 Skyrunning World Championships was held from 9-11 July 2021 at the BUFF® Mountain Festival in the Vall de Boí in the Spanish Pyrenees.

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

2021 Youth Skyrunning World Championships

The annual Youth Skyrunning World Championships were introduced in 2016. The fifth edition in 2020 has been cancelled and rescheduled to 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions and took place again in Italy with the Gran Sasso Vertical Kilometer® on July 30 and the Gran Sasso SkyRace® on August 1, 2021 in Fonte Cerreto, L’Aquila, Italy. Three categories, Youth A (15-17), Youth B (18-20) and U23 (21-23) competed in the Vertical and Sky disciplines for the 54 medals at stake and individual and combined titles.

2021 Skyrunning Continental Championships

The 2021 Skyrunning Continental Championships were held in Europe at Pisão Extreme in Portugal, November 19-20.
The races may be open to both individuals and national teams, depending on the Continent. Individual continental titles and medals are 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.

2021 VK OPEN Championship

The new VK OPEN Championship featured nine races in six countries stretching from the Mediterranean to the Scottish Highlands. The Grand Finale was celebrated on October 29, 2021, at the Grèste de la Mughéra Vertical Kilometer® in Limone sul Garda, Italy.
All the races had two things in common: the ISF Certified Course Label and parameters that fit the VERTICAL discipline: 1,000m vertical climb over five kilometres distance.
As the name suggests, the VK OPEN is open to all athletes. The VK OPEN Champion title was awarded to the male and female winners at the final together with cash prizes.

Sanctioned circuits

2021 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. After the cancellation in 2020 due to Covid19, the 2021 Series featured thirteen races in three Continents.