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Madeira Skyrace

? Featured image photo credit: Paulo Abreu

The Madeira Ultra SkyMarathon® is a technical mountain race over steep slopes and trails that perfectly embody the skyrunning sea-to sky concept.

The race, 56 km long with 4,100m vertical climb, includes some passages that require technical grade II climbing expertise. Set in mountain scenery on the island of Madeira, Portugal, the distinct natural environment, combined with the diversified biodiversity and geodiversity resources make it one of the most spectacular locations for this kind of sporting event. The race includes a via Ferrata section below the island’s highest point at 1,861m and traverses a Laurel forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

When does it take place?

  • June – please check the race website for this year’s exact dates.

Where does the race start?

  • Santana – Madeira, Portugal

Madeira Skyrace Profile

Maderia Skyrace route map trail and kale Maderia Skyrace race profile trail and kale

  • Distance = 55 km
  • Elevation Gain = 4,100m

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Compulsory Gear for the Madeira Skyrace

The required equipment is part of the safety requirements. In order to participate in the event athletes must have the required technical gear in their possession during the race. The organization reserves the right to ask for verification of the equipment during the race, at refreshment stations or on arrival. Participants must cooperate voluntarily with the organization in the verification process otherwise they can be disqualified.

Please visit the race website to check you have all items on the list of mandatory gear.

Race website

Alastair
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As the founder of Trail & Kale, and seasoned marathoner & ultrarunner, Alastair loves bringing our readers independent running shoe reviews and gear insights to help you run your best. Learn more about Trail & Kale here.

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