The South African Skyrunning Association is pleased to announce the 2014 South African Skyrunner® Series. This will see skyrunners clocking up ranking points at each skyrunning event in which they participate during the course of the year, with the top male and female skyrunner claiming the ultimate prize: the national Skyrunner® champions’ crown, together with the chance to compete in the Skyrunner® World Series finals against some of the best Skyrunners® in the world.
Chairman James Hallett sees the launch of the local Skyrunner® Series as the start of an exciting new chapter in South African trail running:
“Skyrunning brings a whole new dimension to trail running in our country – one that combines the essence of being out there in remote parts of southern Africa doing what we love best, with the guaranteed challenge of a tough course and thin air to boot. Add to this the competitive dimension that comes with racing for points for a national ranking, and you have a winning recipe for an exciting annual trail running challenge.”
2014 Race Schedule*
05/04 – Ingeli SkyMarathon® | National Selection Race
25/10 – Matroosberg SkyMarathon®
29/11 – Lesotho Ultra Trail
The three best results in the national circuit are scored in the overall ranking for each runner.
Ranking points breakdown: 100-88-78-72-68-66-64-62-60-58-56-54-52-50 down to 2 points to 40th position for men and 15th position for women.
Total prizes: TBA in July 2014.
*Entry is direct with organizers.
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