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This is Skyrunning, as defined by the International Skyrunning Federation.
Sometimes described as a fusion of mountain running and alpinism, the sport of skyrunning was officially founded in 1992 by Marino Giacometti, President of the International Skyrunning Federation. Giacometti laid down this official definition for the new sport: “running in the mountains above 2,000m altitude where the climbing difficulty does not exceed II° grade and the incline is over 30%”.
In Lakes Sky Ultra and Scafell Sky Race, we have created two races that will challenge the most competent of mountain runners whilst also providing an achievable pathway into skyrunning for those new to the sport. Both are part of the UK Skyrunner National Series, alongside Glencoe Skyline, Ring of Steall Skyrace and Mourne Skyline MTR.