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U.S. Skyrunning Announces 2017 Schedule, Including First 100-Miler Scrambling through clouds on Bone Crusher Ridge to the summit of Lone Peak during the inaugural Rut 50K in 2013. Photo by Myke Hermsmeyer

U.S. Skyrunning Announces 2017 Schedule, Including First 100-Miler

The series will include the IMTUF 100 in Idaho

Paul Cuno-Booth November 4th, 2016

U.S. Skyrunning released its schedule of races for 2017 today.

Skyrunning, which first arose in Europe, is a particular style of mountain running that emphasizes vertical gain and technicality. Its races fall into one of three categories: “sky,” or races between 22 and 50 kilometers with at least 1,300 meters (4,265 feet) of climbing; “ultra,” or races over 50K; and “vertical,” or races no longer than 5K that have at least 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) of climbing.

For 2017, the U.S. series has added its first 100-miler, the IMTUF 100 in Idaho. It’s a notable inclusion, as the remainder of the “ultra” races hover around the 50K distance.

The 2017 race schedule, as listed in a recent press release, is:

SKY

1. Whiteface Sky Race – 19 miles – Wilmington, New York – July 9 – 9,000 feet elevation gain

2. Kendall Mountain Run – 12 miles – Silverton, Colorado – July 22 – 3,750 feet elevation gain

3. The Rut – 28K – Big Sky, Montana – September 2 – 7,800 feet elevation gain

4. Crystal Mountain Sky Marathon – 26 miles – Crystal Mountain Resort, Washington – September 16 – 8,000 feet elevation gain

5. Flagstaff Sky Race – 39K – Flagstaff, Arizona – October 6 – 8,000 feet elevation gain

ULTRA

1. Tahoe Sky Ultra – 52K – Lake Tahoe, California – June 17 – 10,000+ feet elevation gain

2. Audi Power of 4 – 50K – Aspen Snowmass, Colorado – August 6 – 12,178 feet elevation gain

3. The Rut – 50K – Big Sky, Montana – September 3 – 10,500 feet elevation gain

4. IMTUF – 100 miles – Idaho – September 16 – 20,000+ feet elevation gain

5. Flagstaff Sky Race – 55K – Flagstaff, Arizona – October 7 – 10,000 feet elevation gain

VERTICAL

1. Tahoe VK – Lake Tahoe, California – June 16

2. Whiteface VK – Wilmington, New York – July 8

3. Audi Power of 4 VK – Aspen Snowmass, Colorado – August 5

4. Lone Peak VK – Big Sky, Montana – September 1

5. Flagstaff Sky Race VK – Flagstaff, Arizona – October 7

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