THE trail running event in Austria heads into its sixth edition: Exciting improvements await participants from all over the world at the Grossglockner ULTRA-TRAIL (GGUT) July 30 - Aug. 1,
2021. After the 2020 run had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, organizers planned the 2021 GGUT to include comprehensive prevention and safety protocols and numerous changes. Competitors in all
five distances can look forward to a new, diverse course that had already been planned for 2020. This year, the event will also be expanded from two days to three days. Participant numbers will
be limited, and the races therefore also clearly separated. Mountain endurance specialist DYNAFIT has been a part since the inaugural run of the competition. The snow leopard brand will also
support GGUT this round as a proud title sponsor and has already extended the partnership through 2024.
The Grossglockner trail Ultra Trail (GGUT) is entering its fifth round: From July 26-28, 2019, the entire region surrounding the highest peak in Austria will
again be completely focused on trail running. Mountain endurance specialist DYNAFIT has been a part since the first edition and again is supporting the event this year as the
proud lead sponsor. Inside of the shortest time, the Grossglockner Ultra Trail has established itself as a unique running event for both pros and recreational athletes and enjoys
huge popularity in the community. From the dreamy backdrop of the Eastern Alps and in view of the majestic Grossglockner, five events will be put on, each a different distance
with a different course profile.
1.500 Runners At The 4th Grossglockner ULTRA-TRAIL®
Around 1 500 runners from 42 nations participated at the 4th edition of Grossglockner Ultra-Trail® – powered by DYNAFIT, on the most demanding trail in the eastern Alps. 344 Athletes were at the
start of the ULTRA-TRAIL over 110k. 159 runners competed on the new distance over 75k and 770 athletes were at the start of the 50 and 30 k races. With five new records and top performances of
international runners, the competition, which has been supported by its main sponsor DYNAFIT from the very beginning, has already occupied an important place in the trail-running scene.
· Most challenging ultra-trail in the eastern Alps at Austria’s highest mountain
· 500 starters at the premiere in 2015, more than 1500 runners from 42 nations in 2018
· Four distances and 5 competitions, with a new distance over 75 km
· 24 hours live broadcasting from GGUT studio
The 4th GGUT starts on July 27th, at 10 pm in Kaprun. More than 1500 trail-runners are going to set off on the various distances (110, 75, 50 and 30 km) through 3 provinces, 7 valleys, 6
villages, along 14 glaciers and 300 peaks over 3000m. By the way, into the longest total eclipse of the moon in the 21stcentury, which can be observed Friday night between 10 and 11 pm.
- 500 starters at the GGUT premiere in 2015, 1 700 starters expected in 2018
- Most demanding Ultra-Trail in the Eastern Alps, at Austria's highest mountain
- Four races with one new distance of 75k
From July 27 - 29 the region is dedicated to trail running. Grossglockner Ultra-Trail (r) together with DYNAFIT as main sponsor enters the fourth round. Within the shortest time, the race has
occupied a fixed place in the race calendars of professional athletes as well as hobby runners and is becoming more popular every year. Mountain-endurance specialist DYNAFIT has been an integral
part of the race since the beginnings and has already prolonged partnership until 2020. At the 4th edition of GGUT numerous international stars, like Gediminas Grinius, Pau Capell, Scott Haker or
Juliette Blanchet are competing. The organiser is stablishing one more race distance over 75k. Thus offering 5 distances to the athletes - all at the dreamlike setting of the Eastern Alps, facing
the majestic Grossglockner.
From July 27-29, 2018, the region all around Austria's highest peak will again be completely focused on trail running. For the fourth year, DYNAFIT will be the lead sponsor of the
Grossglockner Ultra Trail. In just a short time, this race has secured a solid spot on the race schedule of both pros and recreational athletes and enjoys continued growth in popularity. Mountain
endurance brand DYNAFIT has been a part since the start and already last fall renwed its partnership through 2020. For the 4th edition of the GGUT, numerous trail celebrities will toe the
starting line, and the organizer has established another race of more than 75 kilometers. With that additon, five different races will be offered to athletes - all taking place with the beautiful
backdrop of the eastern Alps and in view of the majestic Grossglockner peak.
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