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Mountain and trail runners head to the Highlands for Salomon Skyline Scotland 2022

Press Release / 14.09.2022See All Event Posts Follow Event
Elsey Davies in the Ring of Steall Skyrace race
Elsey Davies in the Ring of Steall Skyrace race / © No Limits Photography

Mountain and trail runners are heading for the Scottish Highlands, where Salomon Skyline Scotland® will go ahead as planned on 17 and 18 September. With a base in Kinlochleven, the event offers two days of skyrunning and trail running for all ages and abilities, ranging in distance from 5k to 80k.

Salomon Skyline Scotland® 2022 is presented by EventScotland™and will be based at anevent village outside the Ice Factor in the centre of Kinlochleven, where all of the races will start and finish. The event village will also be a hub of activity, with food and drink, exhibitors, entertainment, free talks, and prize giving ceremonies.

Governed by the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF), the growing sport of skyrunning is the most extreme form of competitive outdoor running, as defined by altitude, terrain and technicality. The simple logic of the sport is to reach the highest peak in the shortest time from a town or village and participants are likely to encounter technical running terrain, including scrambling sections. The Salomon Skyline Scotland® programme includes three skyrunning events.

In addition, the weekend will feature five trail races, including two new events that are part of the Spartan Trail World Championship. Entries will be open in the lead up to, and on the day, for four of the trail runs, at distances of 5k, 10k, 18k and 27k (more details HERE).

Saturday 17 September

Lochaber 80 Trail Ultra, 7:00am

The Lochaber 80k weaves through the glens into some of Scotland’s most remote and wild terrain. It is a wilderness ultra that makes the best use of the established paths, trails, and tracks, which,combined with the very generous cut-off times, makes it an achievable dream for the majority of participants. The Lochaber 80 will feature in the Spartan Trail Ultra World Championship.

Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™, 9:00am

Launched in 2016, the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™has established itself as a classic skyrunning event, attracting some of the best mountain runners in the world to Scotland. The route of 29k and 2,500m of ascent incorporates two lofty ridges within the Mamores (an east-west series of mountains), including the Devil’s Ridge, with Glen Nevis visible ahead, a yawning drop far below, and Ben Nevis towering beyond and above.

Grey Mare’s Trail Race, 10:30am

Billed as Britain's toughest 5k, the Grey Mare’s Trail Race involves a short but very steep ascent on a memorable zig-zagging rocky trail in beautiful woodland near Kinlochleven.

Sunday 18 September

Salomon Glen Coe Skyline®, 7:30am 

The Salomon Glen Coe Skyline® is the most demanding race of the weekend and starts early on Sunday. In the finest tradition of the most prestigious skyrunning events, the race fuses mountain running and alpinism in a pure test of speed, endurance and skill on an uncompromising, world-class course. The route features long and sustained sections of scrambling (roughly equivalent to ‘Moderate’ standard rock climbing), traversing high and remote mountainous terrain. The event is only suitable for highly experienced competitors, with all entrants strictly vetted for experience. Starting at 7:30am, the race will cover 52k, with 4,750m of ascent.

 

Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™, 7:45am

A second 52k race, the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™ features remote Scottish glens, technical single track, airy ridges, and high mountain passes, on a very challenging course that is designed for the boldest all-round ultra-runners. With almost 4,000m of climbing and great variability in the terrain, the race includes a traverse of one of Scotland’s most famous ridges, the Càrn Mòr Dearg Arête, leading to the summit of Ben Nevis. 

 

Salomon Mamores Stalker Trail Race, 8:45am

Salomon Mamores Stalker Trail Race is pitched as a fast and furious 27K trail race and follows a classic trail race route. It will be a true test, with steep climbs, technical descents, hugely varied terrain, and a course that weaves through the magical ancient woodland surrounding the village of Kinlochleven, framed perfectly by the towering mountains all around. The race is the second event of the weekend that is part of the Spartan Trail World Championship.

Three Mealls Trail Race, 9:30am

The Three Mealls Trail Race is a challenging 18k event that will take participants to stunning locations and breath-taking views.

Loch Eilde Mòr Trail Race, 10:30am

At 10k and sharing some of the same route as the Three Mealls event, the Loch Eilde Mòr Trail Race features beautiful remote terrain near the River Leven, with a climb up to Loch Eilde Mòr.

Event partners for Salomon Skyline Scotland® 2021 include Petzl, Ortlieb, The Ice Factor, Harvey Maps, Girls on Hills,and Supernatural Fuel. The event will be run in association withNational Trust for Scotland, Lochaber: Outdoor Capital of the UK, John Muir Trust, 1% for the Planet, Jahama, the National Outdoor Events Association, Vision 2025, ecolibrium, and Good Business Charter.

Keep an eye on www.skylinescotland.com and follow @skylinescotland on Twitter for the latest news from Salomon Skyline Scotland®.

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