From 10th of September to 12th of September 2020 the Innsbruck Alpine Trailrun Festival will take place for the fifth time in the heart of the Alps and Tyrol – in Innsbruck. This kick-off event into the trail season offers all participants a unique mix of urban landmarks and alpine mountain panorama.
You want to be part of this unique event? If so, you still have the chance to register online and participate in one of the different trail distances, which suit every fitness level.
five DISTANCES AND ONE ADVENTUROUS SCENERY
Every year the Innsbruck Alpine Trailrun Festival offers various distances to give everyone – whether beginner or expert – the opportunity to participate in this unique event sponsored by Adidas Terrex. The different distances all start or end in the heart of the Tyrolean state capital and lead the racers on different routes through the pristine landscape of the Tyrolean Alps.
The participants can choose from different trails:
The K7 – for beginners and night owls
The night before – the K7 Nighttrail is the perfect entry for beginners, for everyone who would like to run at night in a special atmosphere, or for hardworking business runners who want to crank up during the week. It is also ideal as a warm-up event for one of the distances of the trail run series at this trailrun weekend. The route provides a unique backdrop over Innsbruck – starting at dusk and finishing at a starry night. Short, crisp and adventurous: the short distance for ALL runners.
The K15 Rookie Trail – a trail run as beautiful as it can be
The K15 trail starts in the historic old town of Hall and leads via idyllic paths along the Nordkette to the Trailcity in Innsbruck. The gentle climbs, as well as the downhill through the Teufelsklamm – where a little surefootedness is required – make this distance the perfect trail for all beginners and hobby runners. The first step into the world of trail running could not be more beautiful.
The K25 – compact, versatile, unique
The new K25 Trail starts in the old town of Innsbruck and leads over beautiful single trails up to the campsite Natterer See. This adventurous trail is characterized by steady ups and downs. You first pass the Hungerburg and then make your way over the Stangensteig and the Kreuzweg to Götzens. The last section is the challenging Akademikersteig, which ends at the refreshing Natterer lake.
The K42 – a trail marathon as it must be
The K42 starts where the K25 comes to an end – at the beautiful Natterer lake. After a relaxed start, the trail, with its 42 km distance and 1.300 hm, offers an interplay of urban and alpine terrain. After Natters, you first run through the Sillschlucht, from where you get an unforgettable view of the famous ski jumping hill Bergisel. After a steep climb up to Lans and Aldrans you will be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama over Innsbruck and the Nordkette before you climb further up to the Enzianhütte. From there it is “only” one more downhill to the finish line in the heart of Innsbruck.
The K65 – finest panorama and wonderful trails
With a distance of 67,5 km and a difference in altitude of 2,300 m, this run is a very special challenge for all trail experts. It combines the adventurous K25 with the versatile K42 and leaves nothing to be desired. First, you run through the Tyrolean state capital before immersing yourself in the beautiful nature of the surrounding region – Nordkette, Sillschlucht, Aldrans are just a few delicacies that you can look forward to on this route.
The K85 – trails in the heart of the Alps
With a distance of 85,4 km and 3,400 hm, the K85 is the supreme discipline of the Innsbruck Alpine Trailrun Festival. It starts at 4 o’clock in the morning at dawn. Along the Nordkette you run on the narrow Bärenfallsteig and then cross the Inn Valley. But the hardest part is still to come – the uphill to Birgitz, the longest of all routes: 8 km and nearly 900 hm towards the sunrise. At the top all the effort is rewarded – the finest alpine panorama is awaiting you at the reservoir. On the Almenweg it goes back down to Telfes where you then pass the Sillschlucht with its rushing water and steep cliffs. The final is a last uphill to the Enzianhütte from where it is an almost “comfortable” downhill to the finish line in the old town of Innsbruck.
The 110 – the ultimate challenge
Looking for the ultimate challenge to start the trail season? Then the K110 Masters of Innsbruck is just the thing you need. After the start in the morning, the narrow single trails of the Nordkette lead up to the Umbrüggler Alm and then to the Rauschbrunnen. It flows smoothly through the wet valley up to Birgitz. There the first difficult uphill to the Mutterer Alm with 8km 900hm is waiting. As a reward, there is an exclusive sunrise experience at the Mutterer Alm, which is rounded off by a wonderful panoramic view overlooking the unique Kalkkögel and Innsbruck. After a casual trail into the Stubai Valley, the next highlight is already waiting: the Sill Gorge. Technical trails paired with rushing water and steep rock faces point the way towards Innsbruck, over the famous Olympiabrücke and to the fork towards Patscherkofel. The next 25 km are tough. First it runs steeply up to the highest point of the route, the Lanser Alm (1780 m). From there, the finest single trails lead on the famous Almenweg 1600, which connects the most beautiful Innsbruck alpine pastures, to the Rinner Steig, which leads downhill again. The Speckbacher Trails take you directly to the Herzsee supply. From there, the route leads through the more than 700-year-old historic city center of Hall and over the last steep uphill to the Enzianhütte. Then a unique finish awaits you in the heart of Innsbruck.
SPORT CONRAD ON THE SCENE IN TRAIL CITY
As part of the Innsbruck Alpine Trailrun Festival sponsored by Adidas Terrex you can visit the EXPO event area in front of the Innsbruck Theater. There you can find many brands ready to give you product tips and advice. And of course, we are there too! You can visit our Sport Conrad sales tent to get professional consultation about trail running from our experts. And if you need some more trail running equipment, there is a broad variety of products waiting for you!
REGISTER AND RUN
Be part of the trail running season 2020 and get your starting place at the latest by 29th of August for the “late booker” price. Better be fast, the number of starting places is again limited.