The popular sport of trail running: a great way to discover the most beautiful spots in Bad Gastein.
Ultraks is actually a race series for trail runners. This year, it will make its first ever stop in Gastein Valley - in Bad Gastein, to be precise. After the Matterhorn Ultraks and the Engadin St. Moritz Ultraks, it will be time for competitors in the third event on the calendar to line up for the Bad Gastein Ultraks. Trail running has developed into a really popular sport. Athletic competition in the open countryside, surrounded by breathtakingly unique scenery, is Ultraks' simple formula for success. The Ultraks series only takes place in the most beautiful locations - and in that regard, Gastein Valley fits right in!
Are you a pro when it comes to trail running and no distance is ever long enough? Or are you interested in getting your first trail-running experiences and gradually developing a feel for the sport? No problem either way! Thanks to the different courses, Bad Gastein Ultraks has the right option for everyone.
Short: 17.1 kilometers, 1,280 m gain
Middle: 34 kilometers, 2,125 m gain
Long: 47.1 kilometers, 3,307 m gain
Notice: There are no Bad Gastein Ultraks in 2018!
It couldn't be more appropriate, that the final stage of each of the three courses brings you back through the town center of Bad Gastein. After all, that's also where Gastein's healing thermal waters emerge from deep below ground. From 17 different springs, five million liters of thermal water bubble up every single day, with a soothing temperature of 46° C and naturally enriched with radon. After pushing yourself physically, there's nothing better than immersing yourself in this soothing, health-giving water.
Great to know, then, that every participant also gets to enjoy free admission to the Felsentherme in Bad Gastein – a spa resort which also happens to be located close to the starting and finishing line.
Experience sport taken to whole new heights of enjoyment, amid the imposing scenery of the "Monte Carlo of the Alps" – Trail running gives you a completely new perspective on Bad Gastein!