A world championship isn’t just about the athletes: It also lives from the partners and family members who travel with them, and from the excited spectators who cheer for them during the event. In this case, there will be several different “hotspots” along the course, where you will be able to fire up your favorites and carry them across the finish line with your enthusiasm. You can also count on lots of exciting action in the transition zone at the Alpenarena in Bad Hofgastein as well.
Want to experience this event race-side, and at the same time enjoy the magical scenery of the Hohe Tauern mountains in SalzburgerLand? If so, go ahead and choose one of our spectator packages so you can soak up the atmosphere of the World Championship shoulder-to-shoulder with other fans of the trail-running scene.
All three of our “Active Packages” begin at 5:15 a.m. with pick-up of e-bikes at Intersport Fleiss. We will then ride the e-bikes to Bad Gastein for a power breakfast at the Kraftwerk Café – while we are there, the lead-off racers will also be passing by. For detailed information, simply click on the box. Beginning at 2 p.m., spectators will then be brought over to the Alpenarena in Bad Hofgastein, where the first trail runners are expected to cross the finish line at around 3:30.
This is for those of you in the mood for a more laid-back experience. Beginning at 4 a.m., you’ll be right there as the athletes get the race started. Whenever you have an appetite, Konditorei Röck will be there to serve you a power breakfast right next door. After enjoying a hike along the Pine Path on the Graukogel, you will continue up to the Stubnerkogel for the Summit Party, where the first racers are likely to show up after 10:45 a.m. By 3:30, you will already be at the Alpenarena in Bad Hofgastein, able to cheer on the eventual World Champion, as well as your own personal favorites as they cross the finish line.
Start: 4 a.m. at the Alpenarena in Bad Hofgastein
Loop 1: past the Annencafé and Rastötzenalm, ca. 5:13 a.m. sunrise on the Gamskarkogel, return to the transition zone at Alpenarena Bad Hofgastein, with 1st-leg athletes expected to arrive from 6:45 on
Loop 2: waterfall and Bad Gastein town center, Kötschachtal, Reedsee, Palfnerscharte, mountain station of the Graukogel lift, down the mountain and via Böckstein to Sportgastein, via Bockhartsee and Miesbichlscharte to the top of the Stubnerkogel, from 11:30 a.m. Summit Party on the Stubnerkogel – right next to the course, then returning to Alpenarena Bad Hofgastein, with 2nd-leg athletes due to arrive in the transition zone from 12:15 p.m.
Loop 3: Fundner Heimalm, Biberalm, along the Jedlkopf ridgeline - Seebachkatzenkopf, Präaualm, Dorfer Himmel, Steindlalm, Dorfgastein town center and return to Bad Hofgastein
Finish: from ca. 3:30 p.m., expected arrival of the adidas INFINITE TRAILS World Champion