The Grossglockner Ultra-Trail (GGUT) enters the fifth round: From 26 to 28 July 2019, the region around the highest mountain in Austria will again be dominated by trail running. Endurance specialist DYNAFIT has been with us since the first edition and again supports the event this year as the proud main partner. Within a short time, the Großglockner ULTRA-TRAIL has established itself as a unique running event for professionals and amateur athletes and enjoys great popularity in the scene. In front of the dreamy backdrop of the Eastern Alps and in the face of the majestic Großglockner, a total of five competitions with different distances and height profiles will be held. The organizers expect up to 2,000 participants from over 40 nations.
2019 Grossglockner Ultra-Trail (GGUT)
The supreme discipline of the competition is the Großglockner ULTRA-TRAIL with 110 kilometers and 6,500 vertical meters, The run is one of the most demanding, but also the most scenic ultra trails in the Alps. The route in the Hohe Tauern National Park largely follows the so-called "Glockner Circuit" - the circumnavigation of Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner (3,798 m). The start and finish of the ultras are located in Kaprun / Pinzgau region in the province of Salzburg. Due to the technically very demanding terrain, strong mental and physical resilience is required. The 110 kilometers can be completed both alone and in a two-leg relay with change in Kals.
In order to do justice to the friends of shorter distances, the GGUT offers three more routes and a total of five competitions:
- Grossglockner Ultra Trail GGUT 110: 110 kilometers, 6,500 vertical meters.
- Grossglockner Ultra-Trail GGUT 110 | 2: 110 kilometers, 6,500 vertical meters as a 2-series; Change in Kals.
- Grossglockner Trail GGT 75: 75 kilometers, 4,000 vertical meters.
- Kalser Tauern Trail KTT 50: 50 kilometers, 2,000 vertical meters.
- Weissee Gletscherwelt Trail GWT 30: 30 kilometers, 1,000 meters in altitude.
The starting gun for the GGUT falls on Friday 26 July at 22 o'clock in Kaprun . On Saturday, the three shorter distances are on the plan. It starts at 5 o'clock in the morning the GGT 75.
For the fifth edition of the competition with its five disciplines, the organizers expect up to 2,000 participants from over 40 nations . Everyone is waiting for an attractive starter gift from title sponsor DYNAFIT. The mountain endurance specialist also sends numerous athletes, employees and trailheroes to the start, including well-known names such as Anna Comet (ESP), Malene Blikken Haukoy (NOR), Johanna Erhart (AUT), Gerhard Schneider (CH) and Konrad Lex (GER) , Also announced have other stars of the international trail running scene such as Pau Capell, last year's winner Thomas Farbmacher and Eva Maria Sperger, After five new best times were set last year despite record heat, the organizers and main partner DYNAFIT are all the more excited about the fifth edition of the Großglockner ULTRA-TRAILS.
"The Großglockner ULTRA-TRAIL has secured a firm place in the running calendar of professionals and amateur athletes. The scenery is simply beautiful. We are framed by 300 peaks over 3000 meters. The route is varied and sometimes technically very demanding. With our five different distances, we can meet athletes with different needs and performance levels. Last year, the magic limit of 15 hours at the 110 was clearly undercut. The bar is so high and we can all be curious what the 5th Großglockner ULTRA-TRAIL has to offer. "
DYNAFIT is looking forward to continuing the partnership and a top-class trail running event. The brand for mountain endurance athletes identifies one hundred percent with the competition in the high-alpine terrain, which places high demands not least on the equipment of the participants. On the occasion of its fifth birthday, DYNAFIT has come up with a special gift and dedicates its own collection to the GGUT, which is specially tailored to the high demands of long trail runs. The sophisticated set-up makes the hearts of ultra-runners beat faster thanks to technical sophistication, maximum functionality and clever features. At the same time, it convinces with its extraordinary, sporty look in camouflage optics.