All races within the event Grossglockner ULTRA-TRAIL® are competitive events, leading mostly
through difficult alpine territory in Austria's Central Alps "Hohen Tauern", often higher than 2,600 m. There are larger snow fields to cross. Bad weather conditions (low temperatures,
rainfall, snow) and the night make the race even harder. Every participant has to be so
physically fit and surefooted that they can manage the chosen trail according to the rules.
For the requirements for the different competitions, qualification criteria, minimum age and
obligatory equipment, kindly check the descriptions of the different races.
Before participating and choosing your competition, kindly consider the following:
Be aware that of bad weather and weather
overthrow can happen any time. Please note that due to the situation and location of the trails the room for maneuvers of the OC is limited. OC will take decisions seriously
after checking properly the facts, careful consideration of the consequences, but in case of doubt in any case choosing the safer option for participants and GGUT team members.
Do not overestimate your skills and
potential! All competitions are long ones, which require very good and diligent preparation. In particular GGUT 110 sets highest requirements as regards fitness, willpower and
experience in high alpine territory. In case of doubt, kindly chose the shorter race or refrain from a start.
Participants have to have acquired, prior to
the race, a real capacity for self-autonomy in the mountains which enables them to manage problems induced by this type of course, in particular: to know how
to face, without outside help, climatic conditions which can become very difficult due to the altitude (night, wind, cold, fog, rain or snow), to know how to manage, even if one finds oneself
isolated, physical or mental problems arising from high fatigue, digestive problems, muscular or joint pain, minor ailments… Please be aware fully aware, that it is not the role of the
organization to help a participant to overcome these problems and that for such an activity in the mountains security depends upon the capacity of the runner to adapt to the problems
encountered, or envisaged.
Obligatory equipment is minimum
equipment(!) All participants must adapt according to their needs. It is important, in particular, not to choose clothing that is the lightest possible weight in order to gain
a few grams, but to choose items which will give real protection against the cold, windy or snowy mountain weather, therefore giving a good level of security and performance. Do not forgot,
that due to the problems related to the environment and the type of event, one might have to wait for assistance for lonck.
By registering every participant confirms, to know and accept this rules and regulations as well as
the below mentioned ethic principles.
EUR 150 until 30.06.2020
EUR 175 until 21.07.2020 (last day of admission, no registration on site)
OSTTIROL (OTT 80)
EUR 120 until 30.06.2020
EUR 140 until 21.07.2019 (last day of admission, no registration on site)
GROSSGLOCKNER TRAIL (GGT 55)
EUR 90 until 30.06.2020
EUR 110 until 21.07.2020 (last day of admission, no registration on site)
WEISSEE GLETSCHERWELT TRAIL (GWT 35)
EUR 70 until 30.06.2020
EUR 85 until 21.07.2020 (last day of admission, no registration on site)
GGUT 110 I 2
EUR 190 (EUR 95 per
person) until 30.06.2020
EUR 230 (EUR 115 per person) until 21.07.2020 (last day of admission, no registration on site)
Changes between races after registration are possible until the last day of admission, fees
for additional payments are calculated on the basis of the actual fees at the time of changing the race, a (partwise) reimbursement in case of a downgrade ist not foreseen. Changes of the
person of the runner are possible until 30.06. For any such changes a fee of EUR 15,- for the service will be charged.
We recommend to sign a cancellation insurance, which enables you to get full refund in case of
accident, illness (medical report testifying the inability to participate in the competition) or tragic family occurrences. The refund conditions can be found in insurance conditions.
The OC offers bus transport for participants and
family/friends. Alle information is here:
The competitions within Grossglockner ULTRA-TRAIL® 110 are challenging and difficult trail running events (GGUT meaning an extreme challenge), leading mostly through difficult alpine territory,
often higher than 2,600 m. Bad weather conditions (low temperatures, rainfall, snow) and the night make the race even harder.
For the character of each race and the requirements for all participants carefully read the description of the chosen race.
In order to register for GGUT 110 especially (but only for GGUT 110), it is necessary to have completed at least one qualifying race worth 3 points (old and new scale) between January 1, 2017 and
May 30, 2020 or an equivalent competition. You have to enter the name and year of the race during the process of the online-registration. A (non-exhaustive) list of qualifying races can be
found at the ITRA Website.
Classification is according to the age and sex in the following categories:
- M / W: 1980–2001
- M 40 / W 40: 1970–1979
- M 50 / W 50: 1960–1969
- M 60 / W 60: 1959 and earlier
Classification for GGUT 110 I 2 is just according to sex (M / W / mixed). In case that there are less than 15
participants per category, the OC can decide to merge classes.
At the price giving ceremony Saturday evening prices will be awarded to be best 5 runners (M/W) per race.
Classified runners according to age classes receive certificates (download).
The preliminary results are permanently published and updated on the
website. Any protest or objection against the ranking of the ranks 1 - 5 per race (podium) must be made at the latest 30 minutes before the award ceremony at the race director (via the
infopoint). Protests or objections against any other placements or disqualification must be made within 7 days of the end of the race. Delayed protests or objections cannot be
All competitions follow the principle of partial autonomous. The amount and location of the supply
stations are provided in the altitude profiles for the respective races. Food and drinks have to be consumed there. When leaving those places, every participant is responsible for their supply of
food and liquids needed on the way to the next supply station. Therefore, participants must carry the obligatory equipment.
Personal assistance is only tolerated at certain refreshment points. It is forbidden, to be accompanied or
agree to be accompanied during all or any part of the race by a person not enrolled, outside the tolerance zones indicated close to the supply stations.
The required obligatory
equipment for each race is described at the description of the race ("Qualification and Obligatory Equipment"). Further obligatory material can be prescribed by the OC. No start without
The obligatory equipment must be taken and shown at the bib distribution where it will be checked
individually. Controls are also possible at any time during and after the race. If it cannot be shown when demanded, the person is either not allowed to start or there will be a time penalty or
Bibs have to be picked-up personally at the bib distribution, alternatively a power of attorney has
to be provided. Bibs have to be worn visible during the whole race.
Runners must follow the marked routes, there will be additional arrows when routes are especially
unclear. It is not allowed to leave the marked paths. Please go back when you have not seen markings for more than 500 m.
Public roads are only partially closed for traffic, when running on public roads and gravel roads
the traffic regulations are strictly to be followed. Pasture gates etc are not always open and crossings have to be used. Bad weather conditions can make the route partially unpassable, and also
other changes (due to accidents etc.) are possible at any time. When ending the race before finishing, participants are obliged to say so at the info point.
The OC can change the course at any time due to bad weather conditions or for security reasons.
Also time limits can be adapted. Timing will be continued if possible. Due to security reasons the OC has the right to cancel, stop or end the competition if necessary. In case of changing the
track, amendment of time limits or canceling or termination of the competition there is no refund of the registration fee.
In the case of unfavorable weather conditions (important quantities of rain or snow at altitude,
strong risk of storms….) the start may only be postponed by a maximum several hours, after that time the race is cancelled. In case of cancellation of an event, for whatever reason, decided more
than 10 days before the date of the start of the race, a partial refund of the registration fees will be made. The amount of this refund will be fixed so as to allow the organisation to cover all
irredeemable expenses committed, up to the date of the cancellation. In case of a cancellation decided less than 10 days before the departure or in case of interruption of the race, for whatever
the reason, no refund of the registration fee will be made.
For starting times and time barriers please check the regulations for the different competitions.
Specifically for meeting the time limits, please note the following: Time-limits must be met
when leaving the check-point. Participants who do not meet the limits, will be taken out of the race. There will be no timing and classification anymore.
At all refreshment posts (basic and large) the OC offers free transport for abandons and those
who cannot stay within the time limits. Transport down from Berghotel Rudolfshütte is possible until 20.30 with the cable car, transport from Kapruner Hochgebirgsstauseen and from ground station
cable car Rudolfshütte is provided in appropriate intervals.
Other than in cases of injury or exhaustion, participants are allowed to abandon the race only at a
supply station. If not possible, they have to contact the info point in the finishing area. Participants who do not stick to those rules and who have to be searched for or rescued have to pay for
The protection of environment and ecosystem are extremely important to us: Disposal of rubbish on
the trail is therefore strictly prohibited, garbage can be disposed of at food supply stations. The trail runs without exceptions along marked paths, which must not be left.
The organizer is a member of the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) and thus bound to its values, which are published under www.i-tra.org
Fair behaviour towards other participants, personnel as well as all other people on the trail, e.g.
hikers and audience is a prerequisite. First aid: Every participant has to offer first aid when necessary and inform the next mountain rescue post.
Race operations and race officials may apply the following penalties with immediate effect during or after the race.
Support or food given through a person not
participating in the race (outside authorized zone at the supply stations)
Taking short cuts or leaving the prescribed trail
10 minutes up to disqualifikation
Rejecting the mandatory equipment check (before,
during and after the race)
Absence of (parts of) mandatory
5 minutes up to disqualifikation
Deliberately littering either by the competitor or
Refusal to help other persons in trouble (other
competitors and non-participating persons)
The use of walking poles not right from the
Un-athletic and ruthless behaviour towards others (GGUT crew, specators, other
1 hour up to disqualification
Cheating (by using public transport or exchanging
Failure to pass through a check-point
Failure to follow the instructions authorized by
the event organizer, trail official, head of officials at the check-points, doctors or paramedics
Rejecting a doping control
The athlete will be charged with a positive doping
Any other offense not listed in the regulations will be judged and punished according to the decision of race operations. The entry fee will not be refunded in case a competitor is
At various control posts along the trail there will be mountain rescuers, medical assistants as well as doctors. Every
participant who needs assistance (in case of injury or other health problems):
possibly informs the next post or
calls the organisation’s emergency number (which can be seen on the bib and the plan of the route).
The medical service has the right to stop participants who are in danger due to unsatisfactory equipment or health problems
for a certain time or for the whole race. Costs which arise due to such evacuations (e.g. helicopter) have to be paid by the participant. Medical service points are marked on the route plan,
mountain rescuers are stationed along the whole route at neuralgic places.
Insurance is a matter of each participant. Participants are required to have a personal accident
insurance, which has to include costs for rescue actions (especially with helicopter) as well as healing measures. The organizer has third-party insurance for the duration of the competition,
which covers indemnities of the event and its aides towards third-parties.