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Tromso SkyRace

01-Aug-2019 Tromso, Norway

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Mountains Race Race Terrain
45KM / 28Miles
1 Day - 600 Runners

Alternate Distances: 20KM/12M 2KM/1M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Expert  

Hamperokken SkyRace A technical run to join the 2 summits, with everything Skyrunning has to offer. Will be part of Ultra Skyrunning World series.

45km – 4400m elevation – V technical level

2 summits (Tromsdalstinden 1238m and Hamperokken 1404m)

 

Tromsdalstind SkyRace is an introduction to the essence of skyrunning and the beauty of the mountains of Tromso.

19km – 1600m elevation – II technical level

1 summit (Tromsdalstinden 1238m)

 

Blamann Vertical starting from the sea, climbing directly to the 1044m of the summit of Blamann, the highest summit on Kvaloya island. Just 20 minutes from Tromso, a famous corn with one of the most famous climbing walls northern norway. Will be part of the Skyrunning  Vertical Km World Series.

2.7km – 1044m elevation – II technical level

1 summits (Store Blamann 1044)

Read the Ian Corless review of the 2015 edition HERE.

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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Aude

09:11 02-10-17

I ran the Tromsdalstind SkyRace in 2017, and I did it as a first-timer : Tromsø, Midnightsun, etc. I was first amazed to see how international this race was : you're in Norway, but most of the runners aren't Norwegians.
About the race itself : a fantastic blend of stunning landscapes, technical paths, rolling grasslands, rocky summit, and muddy tracks. The weather turned from ok, to super bad, to great, so it was an explosion of different sensations.
I must say the race was rather super well organized : the trail was well tracked, the difficulty of the terrain met all expectations, the landscapes were breathtaking, and the atmosphere was so friendly ! My biggest surprise came then from the length of the race : I signed up online for a 25k, which appeared to be a 28k on my bib, and finally turned out to be a 32k. 7k of extra pleasure though... I ain't complaining !

(and I will even repeat it next year !)

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colint

07:19 11-10-16

I ran in 2015 and 2016 and I can't rate it highly enough. Great friendly atmosphere and a cracking and very technical course. Tromso / Norway is one amazing special place. Just be prepared for some scrambling , exposure , steep loose descents , tough steep climbs and some hilarious fun running down through the forest!

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Tintjo

01:38 12-08-15

Competed in the Vertical KM, tough course! But the scenery was incredible and Kilian and Emilie's organisation was amazing!

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keithmulvey

02:45 04-08-15

2015: Now labeled as one of the toughest races in the world it lives up to that label. Think everything you've trained for and anticipated. Now triple that! And throw bad weather in on top for good measure. I was happy with my DNF after the 2nd summit which was brutal but beautiful. The thoughts of even going back up the 1st summit again to finish was mind numbing. Over 40% retired, most after the 1st summit when asked to drop off a snow ledge with a rope. Amazing experience but Only for those who are incredibly fit and have a head for heights and holding onto cliff faces with 1000ft drops below! Seriously it's that mad. Some mountaineering experience required. Sky running is way different from mountain, trail or fell running. It travels over terrain you would well avoid in training and goes places where prayers sometimes help too! Glad I did two thirds of the race and got up the two summits but personally at 42, never again! But then again....

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Trailtourist

02:36 04-08-15

Ran this race 2014 when it was staged for the first time, and again 2015. The area is just as incredible beautiful as incredible hard the race is. It's definitely one of the most technical races out there and a great experience if you feel comfortable doing 2nd&3rd degree scrambling sections. Otherwise this race might be a nightmare for you.

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