ANZ Skyrunning 2016 Calendar Announced

After a successful first year in 2015, the ANZ Skyrunning calendar expands with the addition of three news races (Northburn 50/100, Bright 4 Peaks and Shotover Moonlight Marathon) and a new naming rights sponsor in Camelbak in 2016.

In a chat with Ultra168, new Skyrunning ANZ president, Dave Byrne said: “The launch of the 2016 Camelbak ANZ Skyrunner Series  is an exciting step forward for the sport in our region. It brings  together some of the biggest, most challenging and arguably best  mountain trail races from Australia and New Zealand and with that we  will see a lot of the top ultra and trail runners from both nations  regularly going head to head to battle it out for the title and also selection in the World Skyrunning Championships team.

The overall Male and Female ANZ Series winners get:

  • 1st – $1,500
  • 2nd – $750
  • 3rd – $500
  • Total: $5,500 prize pool


Dave adds, “Skyrunning in our region is experiencing huge growth and it’s fantastic to have a series of races that encourages the elite runners to compete regularly, but also promotes participation from those that are looking for a new challenge that’s beyond a road marathon or normal ultra. Being a Skyrunner takes people to a new level of achievement and we’re super excited to be part of that journey.”

The new racing season is as follows:

*More events to be announced shortly

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