Description

SKYRACE COMAPEDROSA

The SkyRace® Comapedrosa is a 21km race with almost 2300m of positive gain

The SkyRace® Comapedrosa scores for the Skyrunner® World Series 

The first section of the race gets through a paved road that reaches the trail that will take us to Coll de les Cases (1958m), is a very steep trail that runs through a wooded area, from this point the runners will find a high-altitude ridge with scarce vegetation, until reaching the Pic de les Fonts (2748m). At this point they will descend to the Pla de l'Estany where we find a little hut.

This is a lost valley amid the majestic Andorran mountains, from this point begins a beautiful climb, a true vertical wall over 1000m of positive gain in about 2km away without marked trail that will take us to the summit of Comapedrosa (2.942m).

The descent is for the traditional route through the Estany Negre and the Comapedrosa hut, until reaching back Arinsal.

This race scores for the Skyrunner® World Series and the Skyrunner® National Series Spain-Andorra-Portugal.

Distance: 21 Kms

Elevation gain: 2.300m+

Start and finish point: Arinsal – 1.550m

Highest point: Cim del Comapedrosa 2.942m


Technical Features

  • Track
  • Perfil
  • Rules
  • Location

 

The Race

SkyRace Comapedrosa is a 21-km race through the mountains with 2,280 metres of elevation gain.

A large part of the event takes place at a very high altitude: 50% of the race is above 2,000 metres, reaching a maximum height of 2,942 metres.

SkyRace Comapedrosa is the third point-scoring event of the Sky discipline of the Skyrunner National Series. It is also the second event of the Inverse Grand Prix.

The race starts and ends in Arinsal (La Massana, Andorra)

Skyrace Comapedrosa is a very physically and technically demanding event and as a result requires good preparation.

Participants must be over the age of 18 years old.

The whole course will be properly signposted. It is prohibited to leave the signposted route.

All images generated at Skyrace Comapedrosa are the property of the organisation, participants waive the image rights of the photographs or videos taken as part of the event.

 

Refreshment stations

Competitors will find six refreshment stations.

•    Km 3,5 Coll de les Cases
•    Km 7,7 Carena de Burna
•    Km 10,5 Pla de l’estany
•    Km 12,5 Comapedrosa
•    Km 16,2 Refugio Comapedrosa
•    Km 18,6 Borda de les Agunes

 

Grounds for disqualification include:

- Not fully completing the course marked by the organisation.

- Not having respect for the environment. It is forbidden to leave litter outside of the refreshment areas.

- Not coming to the assistance of a fellow competitor and not informing the closest checkpoint.

- Receiving external assistance outside of the authorised refreshment areas. 

- Using any type of prohibited substance considered as doping by the athletics or mountain sports federations. 

- Not following the instructions of members of the organisation during the race.

- Changing distance during the race

 

Voluntary withdrawal. Except in the event of an accident, it is only possible to withdraw from the race at a checkpoint.

 

Schedule

- Numbered bibs pick up: Saturday 28 July 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. and Sunday 29 July from 7 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.

- Start time: Sunday 29 July at 8.30 a.m. in Arinsal (La Massana, Andorra)

 

Maximum time to complete the race: 6 hours

There will be a three hour checkpoint at Pla de l'Estany

 

Compulsory equipment

- Long sleeve, waterproof windbreaker.

 

Recommended equipment

- Solar protection (sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, etc.)

- Your own refreshments

 

Optional equipment

- Poles may be used. The organisation is not responsible for their transfer, they must therefore be carried at all times or be left and collected at the authorised points.

- Categories (according to age as of 31 December 2018)

•    Junior: from 18 to 20 years old

•    Adult men and women: from 21 to 44 years old

•    Master men and women: from 45 years old

 

Prizes

Position Men Women
1000€ 1000€
500€ 500€
350€ 350€
250€ 250€
150€ 150€
     

Trophies for the top three from each category and to the first placed Andorran runners for both men and women and top 5 absoluts classifications.