Run to the sky: Skyrunning UK 2016

Last updated: 02-Mar-16

By Elsa Trujillo

The 2016 calendar for all Skyrunning events is now out and includes the following races:

  • 18 June V3K Skyrunning (Wales) – 55km
  • TBC Lakes Sky Ultra (England) – 54km (+1 shorter distance TBA)
  • 6 August TBC Peak Sky Race (England) – 47km
  • 18 September Glen Coe Skyline (Scotland) – 53km (+VK and 25km distances)
  • 24 September 3×3000 80km Ultra (England) – 80km
  • 22 October Mourne Skyline Mountain Trail Race (N. Ireland) – 35km

2016 events include prize money (1st, 2nd and 3rd), points and a crowned male and female UK Champion at the end of the year. You must finish at least 4 races.

Winners will receive the following: free entry to all Skyrunning UK races in 2017, entry to a 2017 Skyrunner World Series event and sponsor prizes from Raidlight. You can find more detailed information about the prizes and points here.

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