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 


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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.

Distance: 21 Kms

Elevation gain: 2.300m+

Start and finish point: Arinsal – 1.550m

Highest point: Cim del Comapedrosa 2.942m

 


Technical Features

  • Track
  • Outline
  • Rules
  • Location

 

The race
The SkyRace Comapedrosa is a 21 km mountain race with 2,280 metres of positive elevation gain. 
Much of the race takes place at high altitude: 50% of the race is over 2,000 metres, reaching a maximum altitude of 2,942 metres.
The Skyrace Comapedrosa is the third point-scoring race of the Sky discipline of the Skyrunner National Series.
The race starts and finishes in Arinsal (La Massana, Andorra).
The SkyRace Comapedrosa is a very physically and technically demanding race and as a result requires good preparation. 
Participants must be over the age of 18.
The entire course will be properly signposted. It is strictly forbidden to leave the signposted route. 
All images generated for the SkyRace Comapedrosa are 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 areas marked for this purpose (refreshment stations).
• Not coming to the assistance of a fellow competitor and not notifying the closest checkpoint. 
• Using any type of prohibited substance considered as doping by the athletics or mountain sports federations. 
• Not following the instructions of the 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 27 July from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 28 July from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Start time: Sunday 28 July at 9:00 a.m. at the Arinsal Ski Resort car park.
 
Maximum time to complete the race: Six 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 cap, 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 2019)
• Junior: from 18 to 20 years old
• Senior male and female: from 21 to 44 years old
• Master male and female: 45 years old and over
 
Trophies
3 first of every category and 5 first of absolute category women and men
 
Points
 
Pos. Men & Women Pos. Men & Women
1 100 11 22
2 80 12 18
3 70 13 16
4 60 14 14
5 54 15 12
6 48 16 10
7 42 17 8
8 36 18 6
9 30 19 4
10 26 20 2

Prize Money

  Men & Women
1 1.000
2 500
3 350
4 250
5 200
6 175
7 150
8 125
9 125
10 125