GORE-TEX® TRANSALPINE-RUN: On new paths over the Alps

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From August 31-September 7, 2013 about 500 runners from more than 30 nations will rise to the challenge of the GORE-TEX® TRANSALPINE-RUN for the ninth time and will overcome not only geographical but also personal limits. This time more than 15.000 meters difference in altitude and over 250 exciting trail kilometers must be finished on the almost completely newly designed
west route. The starting signal will be given traditionally in the Bavarian Oberstdorf, from where the trail leads to the two Tirolean Arlberg places Lech and St. Anton in Switzerland. There two other stage goals, Samnaun and Scuol, await the participants before it’s time to finally cross the Italian border and head for St. Valentin at the Reschen Pass and Sulden until the final town Latsch is reached.

“We are always on the lookout for new trails with unique landscape and I’m happy that we’ve found again a very attractive route over the Alps for next year that will certainly impress the participants too” project manager Uta Albrecht said.

8 days, 4 countries – a challenge for every runner Not for nothing the GORE-TEX® TRANSALPINE-RUN has developed to one of the worldwide most popular trailruning events since its debut in 2005. Each year it is booked out earlier and brings twoperson teams from all around the world to personal peak performance. The perfect organization, the family character and spectacular trails over the main Alpine ridge ensure unforgettable experiences for the runners. Next year too some quite special highlights will await the participants again.

“Steep ascents and exciting downhills keep changing, the flat passages are extremely seldom. Especially on the third day strong
legs are required for the altogether 2.975 meters difference in altitude upwards. At the final stage things get serious one more time: not only that more than 3.000 meters difference in altitude in descent await the participants but with the Madritsch Joch (3.123
m) they’ll have the highest pass that has ever been taken at the GORE-TEX® TRANSALPINE-RUN“, reveals the trail manager
Wolfgang Pohl.

Alongside the team partner over the Alps In the next year too the GORE-TEX® TRANSALPINE-RUN demands quite a lot from the participants. At the eight stages there are about 35 kilometers and 2.000 meters difference in altitude that must be covered daily. The two-person teams from all over the world fight for victory shoulder to shoulder in the categories Men, Women, Master Men, Senior Master and Mixed. Only those who are mentally and physically in top shape, will get the popular finisher shirt at the end.

The registration for the GORE®-TEX TRANSALPINE-RUN 2013 has been open for almost a week now! Over 130 teams from more than 20 different nations have already registered. If you want to take part in it, you should register soon, as the quota will be  exhausted quickly with 250 teams. And for all of you who want to get an idea of the toughest Alpine stage run beforehand, we have already the latest event trailer at www.transalpine-run.com


  • Date: 31.08. – 07.09.2013
  • Stages: Oberstdorf, Lech am Arlberg, St. Anton am Arlberg,
  • Samnaun, Scoul, St. Valentin am Reschenpass,
  • Sulden, Latsch
  • 250 Kilometer horizontal distance
  • 15.000 vertical meters ascent (Subject to change!)
  • 6 categories: Women, Men, Master Men (both partners together
  • over 80 years), Senior Master Men (both partners together over
  • 100 years), Mixed
  • Quota: 250 teams
  • Registration & further infos: www.transalpine-run.com