Telfes im Stubai (Austria), Saturday 6 September 2014
Elite athletes and fun runners between 35 and 79 of age are allowed to take part in the Masters World Mountain Running Championships 2014.
Younger athletes (and those who don't want to compete in the championships) can take part in the Open Race.
The event will be held in Telfes im Stubai, a village of 1,500 people in the Stubaital (Stubai Valley), which is located near the city of Innsbruck in Austria's state of Tyrol.
The young lads (aged between 35 and 54) will run 11.5km of a scenic uphill course that begins in the centre of the village. The route includes approximately 1100m of elevation gain.
Men of mature years (aged between 55 and 79) and all women will start higher up the course. They will run 7.2km, with 760m of elevation gain.
Participants will run on trails through forests and through the ‘Schlick 2000’ ski area to the finish line at the Kreuzjoch cableway station, which sits on a mountain ridge at 2100m above sea level.
The route is well known to runners who have participated in the Schlickeralmlauf, a prestigious mountain race that is held every year (but not this year) in the summer.
The route runs along the Schlick Valley, passing the Schlickeralm restaurant (1643m).
Photos and Results: World Masters Mountain Running Championships 2011
Venue (Map): Telfes im Stubai (Innsbruck 18km, Bolzano 121km, Munich 156km)
Date: 6 September 2014 (Saturday)
Race distance (Men M35-M50; Open Race): 11.5km (+1100m)
Race distance (Men M55-M75; Women): 7.2km (+760m)
Start time: 9.30 (open race), 10.00-11.40 (championship races)
Start area (Men M35-M50): Telfes im Stubai (ca. 1000m)
Start area (Men M55-M75; Women): Mittelstation Froneben (ca. 1340m)
Finish area: Kreuzjoch cableway top station (ca. 2100m)
Race centre: Gemeindezentrum in Telfes (5 Sep 2014, 9.00-20.00; on the day from 8.00)
Entries: online; entries close 22 August 2014
Entry fees: € 20 (open race), € 45 (championship races)
You get: finisher medal
Prizes: medals to the first 3 in each category
Award ceremony: 15.30 (open race), 17.30 (championship races)
Event website: www.stubai.at/berglauf
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