GROSSGLOCKNER ULTRA-TRAIL BY DYNAFIT: REGISTRATION OPEN
GROSSGLOCKNER ULTRA-TRAIL BY DYNAFIT: REGISTRATION OPEN. Our TRAILRUNNING AUSTRIA bring us today the latest info about Grosslockner Ultra-trail by Dynafit.
GROSSGLOCKNER ULTRA-TRAIL BY DYNAFIT
Austria’s highest mountain, the Hohe Tauern National Park, hot spots like Zell am See-Kaprun, Kals am Großglockner, Uttendorf-Weissee, Heiligenblut and Fusch an der Glocknerstraße form the backdrop of the Grossglockner ULTRA TRAIL (GGUT), which will be held for the ninth time from July 25 to 28, 2024.
“The five competitions are between 16 and 110 km long,” says organization head Hubert Resch. “Thus, we offer trail beginners as well as more experienced runners and elite athletes ideal conditions to challenge themselves in the Hohe Tauern. In addition, there are also Kids-Runs, making the GGUT an adventure-like weekend for the whole family.”
Over the years, the stars of the scene such as David Jung and Andreas Reiterer from Italy, Hannes Namberger, Rosanna Buchauer and Ida-Sophie Hegemann from Germany, Florian Grasel, Gerald Fister, Esther Fellhofer from Austria, but also Kirsten Amundsgaard Hindhammer from Norway and multiple winner Jordi Gamito Baus from Spain have delivered exciting and attractive competitions on the courses of the GGUT. “We are working on having a great field of participants at the start again next year, but the GGUT lives from every single athlete who comes to us“, Resch specifies.
The main sponsor of the event is again DYNAFIT in 2024. “Every year on the last weekend in July, Kaprun transforms itself into a sensational trail running scene for the Grossglockner ULTRA-TRAIL. We are happy to be there as a main partner since the first edition. For DYNAFIT, clear positioning around the mountain theme is important. With the GGUT we support a competition that fits perfectly with the brand, the trails are alpine, steep and fast,” explains Michael Hankl, Marketing Manager DYNAFIT Germany/Austria/Switzerland. “With the GGUT, there is also the fact that the cooperation between us and the organizers has grown for eight years and we feel that we are part of the project and thus part of this unique trail adventure. We are looking forward to the GGUT 2024!”
With the opening of registration few days ago, preparations for GGUT 2024 have officially begun.
“Our main focus is on the participants,” Resch emphasizes. “For them, we want to create an unforgettable experience, and we are honoured that we keep receiving positive feedback. This encourages and motivates us to continue to develop and make the event better and better.”
The organizers of the GGUT are already looking forward to midsummer 2024, and so is the trail running community: those who want to be part of it should register soon – the number of participants is limited.
GROSSGLOCKNER ULTRA-TRAIL® (GGUT 110)
One of the hardest ultra trails. Around Großglockner – the highest peak in Austria.
Distance: 110 km
Climb: 6.500 m
Grossglockner ULTRA-TRAIL® (GGUT 110) mainly follows the trails of the so called “Glocknerrunde” around Austria’s highest mountain, the Großglockner (3,798 m). Through the scenic landscape of the National Park Hohe Tauern, the race crosses 3 provinces, 7 valleys, 6 municipalities, runners cross the Alps twice, running along 14 glaciers, surrounded by around 300 mountains higher than 3.000m. Start and Finish is in Kaprun (Maiskogelparkplatz).
Through the most scenic parts of the Glockner region.
Distance: 84 km
Cimb: 5.000 m
OTT 80 is a very challenging trail run with mostly high alpine trail running. Not only because of the total climb of the race (5,000 m), 3 passes higher than 2,500 m, but also with regard to long very technical trails. The high average altitude in more than 2/3 of the distance means an additional challenge
The classic race along the Grossglockner.
Distance: 57 km
Climb: 3.500 m
GGT 55 is probaly the most runable race at GGUT. However it still means a challenging track with mostly high alpine trail running. The average high elevation in the first half of the track means an additional challenge. With 3,500 positive and 4,000 negative vertical meters and often technically very difficult terrain, the race is a challenge for every trail runner.
Entrance into the world of GGUT.
Distance: 37 km
Climb: 1.500 m
GWT 35 offers a start into high-alpine trail running. However, with 1,500 m climb ascent and often technically very difficult terrain is still no walk. The terrain is difficult and the alpine environment means a challenge for every participant.
KAPRUN SCENIC TRAIL KST 15
To the most scenic views around the Kaprun valley.
Distance: 16 km
KST 15 provides for a good entry introduction to alpine trail running, but should not be underestimated with its 1,000 positive meters in climb and descent. 90% of the KST leads over well-maintained hiking trails and is therefore technically not particularly difficult and quite feasible for runners with some mountain experience.
Distance: 1 km & 3,1 km
Climb: 20 m & 120 m