Salomon sponsors new Skyline Scotland races
Salomon is to sponsor the two new Skyline Scotland races: The Salomon Mamores VK and the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace. Salomon will be title sponsor for the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline race for a second year.
A spokesperson for Salomon said: “After the success of the 2015 event, we are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the internationally acclaimed Salomon Glen Coe Skyline and to expand our commitment to the two brand new Skyrunner UK Series.”
In 2016, the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline has been added to the prestigious Skyrunner World Series. The event sold out within weeks of entries opening.
The new Salomon Mamores VK is a 5km course rising 1,000m to the summit of Na Gruagaichean. This is the UK’s first Vertical Kilometre (VK) race and the format has taken the Alpine countries by storm in recent years. This race will take place on Friday September 16.
The following day, the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace tackles a 25km course with more than 2,500m of ascent. The race route is a variation of the classic Ring of Steall ridge walking route and is intended to be a less serious alternative to the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline, which takes place on the Sunday.
For more information on the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline.
Shane Ohly, race director, said: “It’s great to be working with the premier brand within Skyrunning as we pioneer Skyrunning races in the UK. There has been massive increase in participation this year and we’re looking forward to delivering another world-class event in September.”
The weekend event is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants from 26 countries, with many thousands of visiting spectators. Spectator opportunities for the three races will be plentiful. The organisers will be offering professionally guided walking groups, led by local mountain guides, to strategic viewpoints on the courses.
The Skyline Scotland supporting programme is growing with the recent announcement of two Speaker and Film Nights, which will be held on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th at Kinlochleven High School. Jasmin Paris, Tom Owens and last year’s winner, Joe Symonds, are to feature, in addition to screenings of the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) winner, The Barkley Marathons, and further Salomon and “best of” ShAFF films.
Each evening there will be a collection for the Lochaber and Glencoe Mountain Rescue Teams, who will be on hand during the weekend. Ourea Events pledges to match the amount collected over the two nights to add to the total raised.
Tickets cost £10 and close on Thursday September 15th, or once full.
The Adventure Show will be filming the 2016 event for BBC Scotland, as well as a second international programme about the Salomon Glen Coe Skyline for distribution via satellite and cable.
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