Saturday 5 September 2020

Schlickeralm, Telfes im Stubai, Tyrol, Austria (Author: Svickova / commons.wikimedia.org / Public Domain / Photo modified by runinternational.eu)

 

Held every year since 1989 in the Stubaital (Stubai Valley) near the city of Innsbruck in Austria's state of Tirol (Tyrol), the Schlickeralmlauf is a prestigious mountain running event that has attracted many professional athletes and ambitious amateurs from all over the globe.

The race is a very scenic 11.5km run through forests and pastures and through the Schlick 2000 ski area, starting at an elevation of 984m in the village of Telfes im Stubai and finishing at 2,109m on the Kreuzjoch ridge.

If this sounds too strenuous, you may prefer to register for the 7.4km race which starts a bit higher up the mountain and also ends on the Kreuzjoch. The route begins at 1,335m above sea level at the Mittelstation (middle station) of the Kreuzjochbahn, a gondola lift that runs between the valley and the Kreuzjoch.

Both routes, the kurze Strecke (short course) and the lange Strecke (long course), pass the Schlickeralm mountain restaurant (1,643m; pictured above).

In 2020, the Schlickeralmlauf will host the World Masters Mountain Running Championships (WMMRC) for runners aged 35 years and over.

 

Map of the venue:

 

Number of finishers:

  • 2019:
    • short course: 50
    • long course: 154
  • 2018:
    • short course: 80
    • long course: 234

 

32. Internationaler Schlickeralmlauf:

Date:

  • 5 September 2020 (Saturday)

Race distance:

  • 7.4km (+775m):
    • WMMRC: women 35+
    • WMMRC: men 55+
  • 11.5km (+1,157m):
    • WMMRC: men 35-54
    • open race

Event website:

 

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