Organisers have unveiled full details of Salomon Skyline Scotland®2020. This year’s schedule offers two days of mountain running that includes races for all ages and abilities, ranging in distance from 5k to 52k, plus trail runs for children. From Kinlochleven, Salomon Skyline Scotland® will give runners the opportunity to race in the heart of the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands on 19 and 20 September.
First out of the blocks on Saturday 19 September will be the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™. Launched in 2016, the race has already established itself as a classic skyrunning event, attracting some of the best mountain runners in the world to Scotland. The 29k route features 2,500m of ascent.
The most demanding race of the weekend starts early on Sunday 20 September. The Salomon Glen Coe Skyline® follows in the finest tradition of the most prestigious skyrunning races, fusing 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.
The Sunday schedule will also include a second 52k race, the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra™. The course includes remote Scottish glens, technical single track, airy ridges, and high mountain passes, with almost 4,000m of climb.
Entries are now open for the skyrunning and trail races at www.skylinescotland.com.