Located in the stunning surroundings of Santana, the famous Madeira Skyrace takes place. A very technical mountain race which consists of steep slopes and trails (4121 D+), a highly technical degree competition within the field of Skyrunning sports. This year Madeira Skyrace is also part of the Skyrunner World Series.
With races distances from 10 to 55 km, there is a race to suit your level of fitness and experience in Skyrunning. Join Team Arduua for a weekend immersed in the skyrunning culture of Madeira with like-minded runners.
The 55,6 km race, MSR (4121 D+) is a very demanding and challenging race, and a good option for you that have previous experience in Skyrunning or Ultra-trail.
The 23 km race, SSR (1672 D+) is a good option for you that is new in Skyrunning and have no experience in Ultra-trail. A great first step into this fantastic sport.
The 10 km race, FSR (617 D+) is a good option for you that is a complete beginner (both in Running ans Skyrunning), and it is also possible to do the race in your own pace just hiking with sticks. A great first step into this fantastic sport.
Except for racing we will also take the opportunity to enjoy and explore this amazing and diversified Island. On Friday before the race, we will do a nice trip together, to the highest mountain Pico Ruivo 1861 m above sea, and check out part of the routes, get to know each other and take some photos. We will go by car to a higher point of the mountain, and then walk (this is supposed to be a rest day trip).
On this trip you will also get the chance to meet and spend time together with Team Arduua and also our Coaches and Elite runners and learn from them. Among others Snezana Djuric (Serbian Skyrunning Champion) will be with us all the weekend.
On the evening before the race, we will have a “before race session”, where we will talk about race strategy and nutrition, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions to our Coaches and Elite runners.
An experience of a lifetime!
Accommodation in middle of nature!
It is situated in Santana, 20 minutes from Madeira Airport, and 1.7 km from where the race starts.
A place where nature and tranquility are the highlight.
Santana in Nature Bed & Breakfast is a Guest House located on the top of the mountain next to the Rocha do Navio Nature Reserve in Santana, immersing itself harmoniously in the lush North Coast landscape of Madeira Island. Its exceptional location next to the LAURISSILVA FOREST allows our guests a magnificent panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, from where you can observe the island of Porto Santo and note the maritime, forest and urban diversity of the municipality of Santana.
You take a flight to Madeira Island, Madeira Airport, Funchal (FNC), and we will pick you up at the airport.
Accommodation 3 nights at Santana in Nature, you share room with another runner (double or tripple room).
Meals All meals are included in the packages (breakfast, lunch packs and dinner).
Races & Race tickets Race tickets are included in the packages. For more info check out the official race site https://www.madeiraskyrunning.com/.
Activities A trip to Pico Ruivo on Friday. Before race session at the hotel (strategy, nutrition, questions to Coaches and Elite runners).
Transfer Transfer from and to airport is included
You travel here buy yourself, and flight ticket is NOT included in the package.
1. You need to fill in a health declaration that shows that you are fully healthy to be able to run a Madeira Skyrace.
2. You need to be vaccinated for Covid19 or a fresh (72 hour) negative PCR test. Although the rules can change over time.
3. You would need a valid travel insurance. Although the race itself includes rescue and insurance. Read more in Madeira Skyrace Regulation 2021, article 17:
Race bib (supplied by the organization) to be placed on the chest or abdomen of the athlete and visible during the entire race
Backpack or similar for the transport of equipment
Water reservoir or equivalent with a minimum capacity of 1 liter (for MSR) or 0,5l (for SSR)
Thermal blanket (min. 140 x 200 cm)
Waterproof jacket with hood and long sleeve that fits the athlete (on SSR race windbreaker is accepted)
Operational mobile phone to receive and make calls
Cup of 12cl minimum (the organization will not supply cups at refreshment stations)
1 flashlight / headlight, with extra batteries
Long trousers, that at least cover the knee
Change of clothes
Electrolytes, salt, magnesium
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All race packages includes race tickets, activities, accomodation and meals.
Arduua coaching brings a specific approach to training for Skyrunning and trail running. We build strong runners who rise to meet the physical, technical and mental challenges of skyrunning.
A mountain runner with a passion for sport in natural environments Fernando is a personal trainer specialising in Skyrunning & Trail with a focus on preparing trail runners for all distances, from vertical kilometres to mountain ultras and skyraces.
From a very young age Snezana has been in love with the mountains. She turned her passion into her career and is now a professional mountain runner who has reached the top in her home country.
Katinka takes care of the administrative stuff and makes sure your race trip experience will be something to remember!