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Sea-to-Sky Cyprus -- September 10-11, 2022

Entries open on May 1, 2022


 

This is the second edition of the epic Sea-to-Sky, Cyprus, 130km trail ultra.

The inaugural event on November 20-21, 2021 was held in atrocious weather conditions so the date has been changed to late summer, when the days are longer and the weather warmer.

The ultra will start at midnight (Friday 9/Saturday 10) on the beach at Alaminos and then head across the hills and mountains up to the highest point on the Troodos mountain range, before dropping down to finish at Troodos. Total distance 130.7km, elevation gain 6000m+

 


Run up to the sky

Cut-off time: 30 hours
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Full details on our Sea-to-Sky website:
www.seatosky-cyprus.com

 

We will offer three separate races, each with its own distinctive characteristics:
 

1. Sea-to-Sky Extreme. Runners cover the entire distance within a 30-hour period. We have been awarded 5 ITRA points for this race, which has also been listed as a UTMB World Series 100 miler qualifier.

The route follows pathways and tracks -- and some asphalt when it goes through picturesque mountain traditional villages.  The course is an exciting tour of rural Cyprus, taking in wheat fields, vineyards, orchards, river courses, tracks alongside dams, a pilgrimage site, historical UNESCO buildings, forests, mountain pathways and goat tracks.

It traverses four peaks: Kionia, Papoutsa, Madari and Shionistra (Mt Olympus).

2. Sea-to-Sky 'Hilly' 54km
Starting at Palaichori and following the last 54km section of the ultra, this is a separate race that will take place on the same day as the Extreme race Septmeber 10). Starting time is 7am with an 11-hour cut-off time.  It traverses three peaks: Papoutsa, Madari, and Shionistra (Mt Olympus). We have been awarded 3 ITRA points for this race, and it has been listed as a qualifier for the UTMB World Series 50km challenge.

Elevation gain +2600m

3. Sea-to-Sky 'Fun Run'

This follows the last 25km of the Extreme race, starting at the Adventure Mountain Park in Kyperounda and finishing at the Jubilee hotel after cresting Shionistra (Mt Olympus). 
The elevation gain is 1,122 meters and the race includes the tough 7km climb from Platania picnic area up the E4 to the Troodos area.

Elevation gain: +1290m

 

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