When fall rolls around, Limone Extreme fever hits skyrunners. For the fourth consecutive time, racing bibs for the Vertical and SkyRace finales of the Skyrunner®World Series held on Lake Garda are going like hotcakes and only a few are left to be assigned. Currently, 32 nations are already represented in the events.
Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, will be two days of sports and spectacle with all the protagonists of the specialties and the athletes of the sky, side by side, competing in the exciting nighttime vertical climb (3 km course with a 1,100 meter climb), the SkyRace (25.4 km course with a 2,426 meter climb), and the 10km event for young athletes and newcomers to this specialty.
After the excellent debut in 2015, the SS Limonese executive committee decided to bring back the shorter but very technical race which is not part of federation events. The 10k is a great opportunity to experience a real skyrunner weekend, even if you're a newcomer to the specialty.
On Saturday morning while the stars of the Skyrunner® World Series will be hunting for precious points, athletes with less preparation, athletes under the age of 18, and anyone who does not feel ready to attempt long distances and daunting climbs will have a chance to put themselves to the test and be a protagonist of this world series finale. The 10k is not a secondary course but a real skyrunning event concentrated in a distance of 10km.
Tough stretches, rough trails, single tracks on counterslopes, technical descents, and the cheering crowds on Lungolago Marconi welcoming each finisher make this third race a very popular event.