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Royal Ultra SkyMarathon Gran Paradiso

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New entry in the Sky Extreme category, the biennial Royal Ultra SkyMarathon Gran Paradiso offers a serious challenge to those who like their racing tough.

The 52km course winds through the Gran Paradiso National Park in the royal hunting grounds where runners will compete with ibex and chamois. The severe 4,287m vertical climb reaches 3,000m passes and competitors will cross snowfields, moraines, rocks and streams.

The race starts near a lake just below 2,000m altitude and climbs seven passes, overshadowed by the magnificent 4,061m Gran Paradiso mountain to finish by another lake for a true skyrunning experience.

When does it take place?

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

Where does the race start?

  • Ceresole Reale – Italy

Royal Ultra SkyMarathon Gran Paradiso Profile

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  • Distance = 55 km
  • Elevation Gain = 4,141m

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The organization will communicate any changes to the mandatory clothing depending on the weather conditions.

The competitor who wishes to use the running poles must keep them with him for the duration of the race.

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