Grossglockner ULTRA-TRAIL® (GGUT 110) mainly follows the trails of the so called "Glocknerrunde" around Austria's highest mountain, the Großglockner (3,798 m). Through the scenic landscape of the National Park Hohe Tauern, the race crosses 3 provinces, 7 valleys, 6 municipalities, runners cross the Alps twice, running along 14 glaciers, surrounded by around 300 mountains higher than 3.000m. Start and Finish is in Kaprun (Maiskogelparkplatz).
After the start at Salzburger Platz in Kaprun running on the road out of the village, further on forest roads passing the Gletscherbahn Kaprun, then into the trails and the ascent to the dam of reservoir Mooserboden. Over the dam on technical trails, finally passing a snowfield, to the Kapruner Törl (2,639 m). From there down downhill to the reservoir Tauernmoos and again immediately up to Rudolfshütte (2,315 m). Then continuing, finally passing a snowfield, to Kalser Tauern (2,515 m), and from there in a long technically difficult downhill into the Dorfertal. Rather flat then from approx. Kalser Tauernhaus and later softly down to Kals am Großglockner.
From Kals into a long climb to the idyllic "Greiwiesen" and then a short downhill to Lucknerhaus with stunning views of the Grossglockner. Then on soft trails through beautiful flower meadows to the roof of the tour and supply station at Glorer Hütte (2,642 m). From there softly downhill and short up to Salmhütte, the Grossglockner always in view.
After passing Salmhütte we continue on fine trails to Stockerscharte (2,465 m) with stunning views of the Pasterze. From the Stockerscharte technically challenging downhill over the dam of the reservoir Margaritze, up passing the Glocknerhaus, at the end over a snowfield to the Untere Pfandlscharte (2.663 m). With a final look back on the Grossglockner over a snowfield (attention) in a long downhill down to the Trauneralm, from there flat to Ferleiten and then slightly falling on trails to Fusch an der Glocknerstraße. From Fusch into the last climb, then downhill to the finish in the center of Kaprun at Salzburger Platz.
GGUT 110 with its 6,500 m of positive altitude climb, 4 passes higher than 2,500 m, an average elevation higher 2,000 for at least half of the track and mainly technically difficult terrain and trails means an extreme challenge for every participant. Longer experience with long-distance trail running preferably in the mountains and a strong physical and psychological condition are a pre-condition for registration. Please check below for the character of the race and Qualification; kindly check as well the requirements for the "Obligatory Equipment".
The overall time limit for GGUT 110 is 30 hours.
EUR 165 until 30.06.2023
EUR 190 until 27.07.2023 (last day of admission)
A subsequent change of the distance is possible until you pick up your bib. A subsequent payment of the entry fee will be made at the rates valid at the time of the re-registration, a (partial) refund of the entry fee will not be made. Changes to the person of the participant are possible until 31.05. For all such changes EUR 15,- will be charged for processing; for all changes on site on the race weekend EUR 25 will be charged.
We recommend to make a cancellation insurance directly at the time of registration. This insurance allows reimbursement of entry fees in case of accident, serious illness (medical certificate confirming inability to compete) or tragic family events. The conditions for reimbursement can be found in the conditions of insurance.
Grossglockner ULTRA-TRAIL® 110 is an extremely challenging and difficult trail running competition, leading mostly through difficult alpine territory mostly higher than 2.000 m, 1 time higher than 2.800 m and 3 times higher than 2.500 m. Expect 2 - 4 larger snowfields to cross, under bad weather conditions even more. For the largest part the track leads over trails (80 %), which are (partwise very) difficult. Bad weather conditions (low temperatures, rainfall, snow) and the night make the race even harder.
Trails are in average very technical. The hardest parts will be the trails up to and down the high mountain passes: Kapruner Törl (2.639 m), Kalser Tauern (2.518 m), Stockerscharte (2.465 m) and Untere Pfandlscharte (2.663 m).
Every participant has to be so physically fit and surefooted that they can manage the chosen trail according to the rules. Experience at long-distance alpine competitions (> 70 km) are highly recommended for the participation at Großglockner ULTRA-TRAIL®.
In order to register for GGUT 110, it is necessary to have completed at least one qualifying race worth 3 ITRA/UTMB points (old or new ITRA-scale) between January 1, 2010 and May 30, 2023 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. The minimum age for participation is 18 years.
GGUT 110 – START: 22.00