ULTRA SKYMARATHON MADEIRA

Ultra SkyMarathon® Madeira, organized by Madeira SkyEvents in partnership with Clube Desportivo Escola Santana and, Federação de Campismo e Montanhismo de Portugal, offers the participants this experience with an event in the heart of the Laurisilva forest and with absolutely breathtaking panoramic landscapes.

RACE INFORMATION

Running towards the sky is a challenging and sensational experience! And if the experience takes place at areas classified by UNESCO as World Biosphere Reserve and Natural World Heritage, everything becomes even more intense!

Ultra SkyMarathon® Madeira, organized by Madeira SkyEvents in partnership with Clube Desportivo Escola Santana and, Federação de Campismo e Montanhismo de Portugal, offers the participants this experience with an event in the heart of the Laurisilva forest and with absolutely breathtaking panoramic landscapes.

Santana’s municipality, located in the north of Madeira Island, hosts this event. The natural landscapes, together with the great biodiversity and geodiversity existing in the routes, make of Santana one of the most spectacular places to practice this mountain sport and turn this race into an incredible vertical race challenge!

Madeira Island and Santana municipality prove their place in the world of Skyrunning being part of a restricted range of five races in the Ultra distance that are part of the world circuit.

Ultra SkyMarathon® Madeira is a Skyrunning event of four races:

Santana Vertical Kilometer® (SVK)

This race has 4,8 Km and 1003 m of positive gradient. The route takes place entirely in the Madeira Natural Park area: the race starts at Vale da Lapa, at an altitude of 780 m and ends at Encumeada Alta, in the Central Mountains of Madeira, at an altitude of 1785 m.

Santana Vertical Kilometer® is part of the Vertical Kilometer® World Circuit for the second time and takes place on the 1st June 2018, starting at 09H00.

Ultra SkyMarathon® Madeira (USM)

This is a mountain run with great positive gradientes of 4121m and high technical grade and includes small climbs in forest and seaside cliffs. This race has 55km and starts and ends near the Santana Town Hall, taking place on the 2nd June 2018 and starting at 06H00.

Ultra SkyMarathon® Madeira reached the top of the world Skyrunning in 2016 being part of the Skyrunner® World Series da ISF (International Skyrunning Federation). The race is  also part of the Iberian calendar Skyrunner® National Series Spain-Andorra-Portugal, being the only being the only race representative of Portugal.

Santana Sky Race (SSR)

This challenge is a moderate race, made of sharp ascents and descents, with 23km and 1672m of positive gradient. The race takes place on the mountains, starting at an altitude of 400m and reaching its highest point at Achada do Teixeira, with an altitude of 1600m. The race takes place on the 2nd June 2018 and starts at 10H00 near the Santana Town Hall.

Quinta do Furão Mini Sky Race (MSR)

The Mini Sky Race is na excellent opportunity to be a part of this amazing event. With 13km and 655m of positive gradient, the race starts at 700m of altitude and goes through the magnificent Forest Park of Queimadas, in the area of ​​Pico das Pedras, at an altitude of 960m. The route also goes through Levada da Silveira and ends next to the Santana City Hall. The race takes place on the 2nd June 2018 and starts at 11H30.

Registration fees vary according to the course and the registration period:

Registration PeriodRaces and Registration Fees
USMSVKSSRMSR
01-11-2017 to 14-02-2018€ 60€ 20€ 22€ 10
15-02-2018 to 06-05-2018€ 70€ 30€ 32€ 15
07-05-2018 to 31-05-2018€ 120€ 40€ 45€ 20

55 KM ROUTE

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23 KM ROUTE

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Santana Sky Race map
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Elevation Map

Santana Sky Race elevation map

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