Sky Games are open for registration

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Wed 18 Jan '12


The 2012 Sky Games, taking place in Ribagorza Romanica, northern Spain, have opened up entries for the Open Categories of the events, which take place between June 29th – July 8th.

After only 3 weeks of elite entries going live over 200 international trail runners have already registered, in what is likely to be one of the biggest international mountain sports’ events taking place this year.

The SkyGames, also known as the “Sky Running World Championships”, which will be held in Spain for the first time, take place just south of the French border, between the provinces of Huesca & Lerida.


The Ribagorza Romanica SkyGames follow on from the last world championships which took place in Canazei (Italy) and expect to attract many of the world’s leading specialists in mountain sports, with the 6 competitions taking place as part of the SkyGames are as follows:

SkyMarathon – an endurance race of 42kms. SkyRace – sky running event, half marathon distance (21kms.).

SkyBike – Mountain Duathlon (14 km MTB + 10km RUN + 10km MTB). Vertical Kilometre – uphill race with 1000 metres of elevation gain.

SkySpeed – race ran in heats over a distance of 200 metres.

SkyRaid – race exclusively for national team athletes.

Registration is admitted to all events, with the exception of the SkyRaid. There’s also a “combined event”, which involves participating in three or four events – points are added from the SkyMarathon result + 2 of the remaining three events where the highest score is obtained.

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Those athletes that register for the SkyGames events before the 31st of March, will be entitled to a race discount. The registration closure date is the 15th June, 2012. Registration is limited to a maximum of 500 participants per race & once this figure is reached no more participants will be admitted.

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  1. Ivan Jan 18, 02:10 PM

    Hi Matt!

    Very good blog!! I’m passionate about mountain racing ;)
    I was reading the terms to participate in the sky games and ot said there are the individuals wanting to participate and the national teams (only 1 is allowed per country). Do you know if someone in the UK is going? Cheers!!

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